Brazilian Bookends

Brazilian Design

     Commencing in the 1940s and '50s, a group of architects and designers transformed the local cultural landscape, merging the modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States with traditional Brazilian techniques and indigenous materials.

     Key influencers during the mid-20th century include natives Oscar Niemeyer, Sérgio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas as well as such European immigrants as Joaquim Tenreiro, Jean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin. These creators frequently collaborated; for instance, Niemeyer, an internationally acclaimed architect, commissioned many of them to furnish his residential and institutional buildings.

     Hallmarks of Brazilian design from that period include smooth, sculptural forms and the use of native woods like rosewood, jacaranda and pequi. The work of designers today exhibits many of the same qualities, though with a marked interest in exploring new materials (witness the Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chairs) and an emphasis on looking inward rather than to other countries for inspiration.

Pair of Organic Modern Agate Stone and Crystal Bookends in Moss Green
Pair of Organic Modern Agate Stone and Crystal ...
2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Natural Specimens
Agate, Crystal
Stunning pair of chunky organic modern specimens. Hand-cut agate stone with rock quartz crystalline centres. Polished front and sides with natural raw edges. In striped hues of moss ...
Organic Agate and Quartz Crystal Bookends Wrapped in White Gold
Organic Agate and Quartz Crystal Bookends Wrapp...
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Organic Modern Bookends
Gold Plate, Agate, Amethyst
Stunning pair of natural agate stone bookends with fine amethyst crystalline centers. Organic stone with polished fronts with natural rough edges that have been finished in 24-karat ...
Pair of Crystal Geode Bookends with Hues of Turquoise
Pair of Crystal Geode Bookends with Hues of Tur...
Mother Nature
2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Bookends
Agate, Rock Crystal
Exquisite pair of hand-carved semi precious gemstone bookends with white crystalline centers. Hand polished quartz geode with natural streaks in hues of teal and turquoise. Allows fo...
Pair of Stunning Quartz Crystal and Purple Geode Bookends
Pair of Stunning Quartz Crystal and Purple Geod...
Mother Nature
2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Natural Specimens
Agate, Multi-gemstone, Rock Crystal
Pair of organic modern quartz crystal bookends in stunning hues of purple. Bookends feature Fine crystalline centres in varying hues of grey and amber. Features unusual circular patt...
Pair of Large Silver Quartz Crystal Geode Bookends
Pair of Large Silver Quartz Crystal Geode Bookends
Mother Nature
2010s Brazilian Organic Modern Bookends
Agate, Quartz, Rock Crystal
Pair of natural quartz crystal specimens with polished fronts and gorgeous rock crystal centres. The bookends have varying hues of white and silver and feature unusual speckles in gu...
Midcentury Contemporary Pair of Brazilian Polished Quartz Agate Bookends
Midcentury Contemporary Pair of Brazilian Polis...
Unknown
2010s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures
Agate
For your consideration a nice pair of polished quartz agate bookends. Made in Brazil. Unknown Maker. Measures: 4" in H x 5.5" in W x 3.5" in D.
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