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     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.

Brazilian Jacaranda 1960s Novo Rumo Lounge Chairs
Brazilian Jacaranda 1960s Novo Rumo Lounge Chairs
Novo Rumo
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Metal
Brazilian jacaranda lounge chairs by Novo Rumo upholstered in beige leather with metal legs.
"Monolito" Minimalist Style Centre Table
"Monolito" Minimalist Style Centre Table
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Center Tables
Stone
The Monolito centre table, has a strong Minimalist design with three finishing options for the top: - Travertine marble - Hijau (green Indonesian volcanic stone) - Hitan (black In...
Open-Centre Agate and Amethyst Mineral Obelisk
Open-Centre Agate and Amethyst Mineral Obelisk
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Organic Modern Natural Specimens
Agate, Amethyst
This mineral obelisk is open from front to back with agate on the outside and amethyst on the inside.
Pair of Novo Rumo Brazilian 1960s Jacaranda Side Tables
Pair of Novo Rumo Brazilian 1960s Jacaranda Sid...
Novo Rumo
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Marble, Jacaranda
Pair of 1960s side tables by Novo Rumo in Brazilian jacaranda with marble tops.
Solid Wood and Metal, Chaise-Long, Modern Design for the Outdoors or Indoors
Solid Wood and Metal, Chaise-Long, Modern Desig...
Adolini+Simonini
2010s Brazilian Modern Chaise Longues
Chaise-long in solid wood and metal, without visible solderings for the ultimate modern visuals, this interesting multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the ...
Geometric Letter Holder
Geometric Letter Holder
Atelier BAM
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist More Desk Accessories
Hardwood, Copper
Bring a warm modern touch to your stationary with this geometric Desktop accessory. Named “Triângulo”, it showcases how small leftover materials can be turned into a new object: mass...
"Monolito" Minimalist Style Dinner Sideboard
"Monolito" Minimalist Style Dinner Sideboard
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Center Tables
Stone
The Monolito dinner sideboard, has a strong Minimalist design with three finishing options for the top: -Travertine marble -Hijau (green Indonesian volcanic stone) -Hitan (black I...
Exposed Core Amethyst and Agate Mineral Obelisk
Exposed Core Amethyst and Agate Mineral Obelisk
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Organic Modern Natural Specimens
Agate, Amethyst
Mineral obelisk with an exposed core of amethyst and an agate exterior.
Monumental Stylized Panel in High Relief Carved Mahogany
Monumental Stylized Panel in High Relief Carved...
Unknown
20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Wall-mounted Sculptures
Mahogany
Impressive 84" tall, high relief, hand-carved panel from solid Honduras mahogany. By Edison Luiz De Castro "Lufaac." Born Jundiai, Brazil, 1952. Striking stylized figu...
Concha Armchair Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner Br...
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Iron
Produced by Forma, in Brazil, this is one of the most iconic pieces designed by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner. The seat is completely reupholstered.
"Descartes" Armchair Modernist Style
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs
Leather, Canvas
Design inspired by the forms of the German Bauhaus school. From a handmade work, the armchair Descartes surprises by the materials used in its manufacture: copper Industrial pipes, ...
Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
Jean Gillon
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Rope, Wood
Jean Gillon, 'Jangada' armchair and ottoman, rosewood, nylon rope, leather, Brazil, 1968. This robust and hefty armchair is designed by Jean Gillon. The originality of this Jangan...
Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or le...
Adolini+Simonini
2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs
The wing chair solid wood collection, flexibility, modern aesthetics, comfort and softness are the keywords for this collection. The concept is inspired by the B-52 plane design, thi...
Joaquim Tenreiro Cane and Rosewood Armchair, ci...
Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Wood
Joaquim Tenreiro, armchair, rosewood and cane, Brazil, 1958 This lounge chair is designed by the Brazilian master designer Joaquim Tenreiro. This chair designed around 1958 has ty...
Meseta Ice, White Rock Crystal, Table Lamp, Dem...
Demian Quincke
2010s Brazilian Table Lamps
Quartz
Meseta “Ice” Hand Assembled Natural white rock crystal points on casted aluminum base, matte finished. • 9V LED, Bi-Volt 127~220V • Measure: 42 x 29 x 25 cm • 16kg Demian Quin...
Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Credenza
Jorge Zalszupin, L'Atelier San Paulo
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
Wood
Jorge Zalszupin for L'Atelier, sideboard, rosewood, by Brazil, 1960s. This wonderful little cabinet is designed by Jorge Zalszupin (1922-) for L'Atelier. Highly detailed inlaid ro...
"Intersection" Minimalist Bench or Side Table M...
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Benches
Wood
Minimalist piece made of freijó wood veneer and lacquered wood. It has multiple functionality: A single piece can be used as a bench, side table or base for glass top. In two piece...
Pair of 1960s Zanine Brazilian Caviuna Armchair...
José Zanine Caldas
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Linen, Wood
Pair of 1960s Brazilian caviuna armchairs by Zanine upholstered in blue linen.
"Ambulante" Bar Trolley Cart in Black Stainless...
F Studio
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Dry Bars
Steel, Wood
The Ambulante bar trolley (2017) was inspired by the itinerant coffee carts from city of Salvador in Bahia. It can be used as a carriage for drinks, a shelf for books and as support ...
Modern Bench in Iron and Solid Wood
F Studio
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Benches
Steel, Wood
Trilho bench (2015) Solid iron and freijo solid wood accent.
"Urbe" Contemporary Stool in Concrete and Steel...
F Studio
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Architectural Elements
Steel, Concrete
The URBE stool is an use adaptation from an imaginary urban element, where the seat creates a relation between its weight and lightness with the structure. The seat is a concrete blo...
"Dots" Floating Shelf Unit in Stainless Steel a...
F Studio
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Shelves and Wall Cabi...
Steel, Wood
The Dots Shelving or floating shelf (2014) consist of rails and shelves that can be departed and easily transported. The shelves made in solid wood have features on its bottom that f...
Mini Urbe Stool Made of Concrete and Steel Braz...
F Studio
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Minimalist Architectural Elements
Steel, Concrete
This stool is based on a contemporary Brazilian design and produced in concrete and steel. It's a use adaptation from an imaginary urban element, where the seat creates a relation be...

BO Leather chair

By Giacomo Tomazzi
BO Leather chair
Giacomo Tomazzi
2010s Brazilian Modern Chairs
Metal
With a strong influence of the furniture designs of Lina Bo Bardi, Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Flávio de Carvalho this chair has a low and relaxed seating. The 90cm diameter circle imp...
Vetro Dark Bronze Side Table
Giacomo Tomazzi
2010s Brazilian Minimalist Side Tables
Glass
Vetro Collection The wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro was the starting point for the design of the Vetro Line, shapes that resemble surfboards, the top floats on the transparent base...

Modernista Lamp

By Giacomo Tomazzi
Modernista Lamp
Giacomo Tomazzi
2010s Brazilian Minimalist Floor Lamps
Brass, Reclaimed Wood
Following the product line of the Modernists collection launched in 2017, the Modernist column lamp comes as a piece of authorial design, composed of a main segment of soft curves th...

Alma Brass Bronzed Mirror

By Giacomo Tomazzi
Alma Brass Bronzed Mirror
Giacomo Tomazzi
2010s Brazilian Minimalist Wall Mirrors
Brass, Mirror
The Mirror Soul reflects the user in a positive, playful and mystical way. The piece can be used in multiple environments such as entrance hall, living rooms, dining room, lounges, b...

Pompéia Nylon Rug

By Giacomo Tomazzi
Pompéia Nylon Rug
Giacomo Tomazzi
2010s Brazilian Organic Modern More Carpets
Nylon
The iconic SESC Pompéia project by Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo, was the great inspiration for this project. the rug is composed of the shapes of the windows and other architectural el...
Contemporary Side Table, High Side Table in Bra...
Ivan Rezende
2010s Brazilian Modern Side Tables
Wood
Small format high side table in Brazilian Ipê Wood and Louro Preto.  
Contemporary Side Table in Brazilian Wood
Ivan Rezende
2010s Brazilian Modern Side Tables
Wood
Small format side table in Brazilian Ipê wood and Louro Preto.  
Wooden Serving Tray in Brazilian Woods
Ivan Rezende
2010s Brazilian Modern Tray Tables
Wood
Wood serving tray, sold as a set. Can even be executed with several woods. Massive wood.
Sideboard in Brazilian Wood, Sideboard for Dini...
Ivan Rezende
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Tables
Wood
Florest sideboard with two drawers; Four types of Brazilian woods (Freijó, Rouxinho, Cumarú e Peroba Mica).  
Pair of Novo Rumo 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Lou...
Novo Rumo
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Leather, Jacaranda
Pair of Novo Rumo 1960s Brazilian jacaranda lounge chairs upholstered in beige leather
Long Brazilian Jacaranda Bar by Scapinelli
Giuseppe Scapinelli
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars
Spectacular long bar by Scapinelli in jacaranda wood with three swivel ceramic cabinets / shelves. The whole back holds more cabinets and a sink.
Novo Rumo 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Sideboard
Novo Rumo
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sideboards
Jacaranda
Brazilian jacaranda sideboard by Novo Rumo from the 1960s with two shelved cabinets and one set of drawers.
Chair in Solid African Mahogany Wood by Juliana...
2010s Brazilian Other Chairs
Wood
Contemporary chair by Juliana Lima Vasconcellos made in solid African mahogany wood panel, with and architectural aesthetic formed by embedded planes that create an image of simplici...
"Bruna" Minimalist Armchair with Ottoman in Pai...
Alessandra Delgado
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Chairs
Steel, Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester, Oak, Walnut
Alessandra Delgado was once thinking about wire. What would emerge if one started to fold lengths of wire randomly? Bruna armchair is the materialization of these thoughts. The armch...
"Ro" Modernist Armchair in Upholstery and Paint...
21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Armchairs
Velvet, Synthetic, Polyester, Oak, Walnut
Alessandra Delgado is passionate about Sergio Rodrigues work. The use of fine soft style and woven design of the armchair adds to its sophistication. The upholstery can be customized...
Mirror Amarelo Luminoso
2010s Brazilian Wall Mirrors
Gold Leaf
The “Amarelo Luminoso” collection, finds its value in the narrative of its materials. Merging gold sheets and resin, the series materializes its concept in the form of ashtrays, c...
Ashtray Amarelo Luminoso
2010s Brazilian Ashtrays
Gold Leaf
The “Amarelo Luminoso” collection, finds its value in the narrative of its materials. Merging gold sheets and resin, the series materializes its concept in the form of ashtrays, c...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Mother wit...
Cícero Rodrigues
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
“Mother with Son” (originally entitled “Mulher com Filho”) is a unique piece by the Brazilian artist Cícero Rodrigues, from Petrolina, Pernambuco. Through the wood-carving, the artis...

José Zanine Caldas, Sofa

By José Zanine Caldas
José Zanine Caldas, Sofa
José Zanine Caldas
Vintage 1970s Brazilian Sofas
Hide, Wood
Wood and hide bench made in Brazil, side branded with "Zanine".
Pair of Joaquim Tenreiro "Sleepwalker's" Armchair
Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Ivory, Linen, Upholstery, Wood
"Sleepwalker's armchair" in ivory wood with loose upholstered cushions. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950.
Joaquim Tenreiro Coffee Table
Joaquim Tenreiro
Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble, Jacaranda
Joaquim Tenreiro coffee table, Tenreiro Moveis E Decoracoes, Brazil, solid jacaranda, marble. Signed with partial decal manufacturer' s label to underside: [Tenreiro Moveis E Decor...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Ballerina
Cícero Rodrigues
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Unique piece by the Brazilian artist Cícero Rodrigues, from Petrolina, Pernambuco. This is one of the many wooden ballerinas from his collection. His ballerinas represent the female ...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Ballerina
Cícero Rodrigues
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Unique piece by Brazilian artist Cícero Rodrigues, from Petrolina, Pernambuco. This is one of the many wooden ballerinas from his collection. His ballerinas represent the female body...
Brazilian Hand-carved Wood Sculpture Men
Caboeta
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Caboeta's hand-carved wood sculpture “Men” (originally entitled "Homens") is a great example of a bridge between cultural tradition and contemporary art. The Brazilian artist likes ...
Brazilian Hand-Crafted Ceramic Sculpture Woman ...
Tribo Kadiweu
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Ceramic
This is a rare sculpture from the Kadiweu Tribe in Brazil’s Midwest. It’s very difficult to enter this tribe, only with the right companions, because the indigenous often lock themse...
Brazilian Wax and Wood Sculpture Bugres Collection
Mariano Neto
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This is a collection from Mariano Neto, originally entitled “Coleção de Bugres”. The artist is the grandson of Conceição dos Bugres, whose style he incorporated in his own art pieces...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Arrocha Boy
Cícero Rodrigues
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Originally entitled “Menino do Arrocha”, this is another piece by the artist Cícero Rodrigues, from Petrolina, Pernambuco (Brazil). The hand-carved wooden sculpture represents a youn...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Head
Aberaldo Santos
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
The hand-carved wood head is a symbol of a typical Brazilian man by Aberaldo Santos, an artist from Pernambuco. He unites the classical themes such as the man from the backwoods with...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Head
Aberaldo Santos
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
The hand-carved wood head is a symbol of a typical Brazilian man by Aberaldo Santos, an artist from Pernambuco. He unites the classical themes such as the man from the backwoods with...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Today We H...
Cícero Rodrigues
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
In this unique piece, the Brazilian artist Cícero Rodrigues represents the arrival of the itinerant circus in town, like a metaphor to Brazil’s political situation. Hand-carved by th...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Labigó
Unknown
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This is a hand-carved and hand-painted wooden sculpture, representing a reptile found in Brazil. The artist, Iris, from the Association Mestre Noza, becomes from Juazeiro do Norte, C...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Little Clown
Márcio Lira
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Originally entitled “Palhacinho”, the light hand-carved wood sculpture by Márcio Lira becomes from Igarassu, Pernambuco (Brazil). The artist likes figurative figures and often repres...
Brazilian Hand-Carved Wood Sculpture Little Clown
Márcio Lira
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Originally entitled “Palhacinho”, the light hand-carved wood sculpture by Márcio Lira becomes from Igarassu, Pernambuco (Brazil). The artist likes figurative figures and often repres...
Brazilian Hand-Crafted Ceramic Sculpture Alligator
Tribo Kadiweu
2010s Brazilian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Ceramic
This is a rare sculpture from the Kadiweu Tribe in Brazil’s Midwest. It’s very difficult to enter this tribe, only with the right companions, because the indigenous often lock themse...
Huge Sofa in Brazilian Hardwood by Jose Zanine ...
José Zanine Caldas
Vintage 1970s Brazilian Post-Modern Sofas
Leather, Glass, Wood
Huge sofa made of Brazilian Hardwood by Jose Zanine Caldas, 1973 Provenance: from a Zanines' house project in Joatinga neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro Zanine is one of the few designer...
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