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Brazilian Armchairs

Brazilian Design
Brazilian Design

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

Key mid-century influencers on Brazilian furniture design include natives Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio 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. The popularity of Brazilian mid-century furniture has made household names of these designers and other greats. Their particular brand of modernism is characterized by an émigré point of view (some were Lithuanian, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Italian), a preference for highly figured indigenous Brazilian woods, a reverence for nature as an inspiration and an atelier or small-production mentality.

Hallmarks of Brazilian mid-century design 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.

Find a collection of vintage Brazilian furniture on 1stDibs that includes chairs, sofas, tables and more.

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Place of Origin: Brazilian
ELO Armchair Lounge chair Outdoor / Indoor Use with Wood Armrest by Filipe Ramos
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The ELO chair is designed to provide a different experience for the user's backrest inspired by the shape of stretching and gymnastics equipment. The shape of the seat provides stor...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Joaquim Tenreiro for Laubisch & Hirth, Pair of Armchairs, 1940's
By Langbach & Tenreiro, Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in PARIS, FR
Pair of armchairs realized in Pau Marfim ebenisé and cotton fabric of coral color. The backrest is hexagonal, the armrests curved and the legs tapered cylindrical section. The quali...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Minimalist Brazilian Armchair ´Bia´ by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This imposing Brazilian armchair in steel and leather is featured by geometric lines that contrast with the softness of the seat in natural leather. All the structural elements are i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Super Jardim Contemporary Armchair
By Cultivado em Casa
Located in Belo Horizonte, MG
From a garden hose of 200 meters continuous, with one end of a faucet and the other a splash, the studio reinforces the discussion around the conscious use of water. Molded as a back...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Peg Lev Armchair, Michel Arnoult, 1968, Midcentury Brazilian
Located in Clifton, NJ
Michel Arnoult (1922-2005) defended that good design should be accessible to everyone. To this end, he has always invested in industrial and assembly processes that could lower the c...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Cowhide, Leather, Hardwood

Win Armchair Featuring Metal & Teak Frame with Fabric Seating
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Great name. Win. The Win chair uses mixed materials to create this uniquely styled chair from Uultis. The win for you will be how great it looks in your home and how great it sits. E...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Iron Armchair with Jacaranda by Geraldo de Barros, Brazil, 1955, Unilabor
By Geraldo de Barros, Unilabor
Located in Houston, TX
Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) Iron single armchair Manufactured by Unilabor Brazil, 1955. Iron frame, fabric upholstered. Measurements: 55 cm x 65 cm x 75 h cm 21.6 in x 2...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Upholstered Fabric, Rope Ties, Wood Legs, Arjana Armchair
Located in Miami, FL
Arjana express the strength and generosity of all great women, in addition to the look full of love and kindness, reflected in the comfort and fluid design of the piece. Studiokaz...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rope, Wood

Minimalist Brazilian Armchair "Sandra" by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award winning minimalist armchair in steel, solid wood and leather is designed with a Classic and geometric reasoning. The continuity of the structural lines suggests fluidity...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Mince Armchair Featuring Curved Arms, Spindle Legs & Oatmeal Linen Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Shape, shape and more shape. The Mince armchair is a welcoming addition to any room in your home. The bedroom, living room, home office and more. There are simply no limitations for ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Minimalist Brazilian Armchair "Sandra" by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award winning Minimalist armchair in steel, solid wood and leather is designed with a Classic and geometric reasoning. The continuity of the structural lines suggests fluidity...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Brazilian Jangada Rosewood & Leather Sling Chair with Ottoman by Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon, Percival Lafer, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Chattanooga, TN
This Jean Gillon Jangada armchair and ottoman were completely disassembled and each piece of rosewood was stripped, sanded and refinished in multiple coats of hand-buffed finishing o...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood, Rope

"Kiko" Rosewood Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, 1960
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
Made in Jacarandá rosewood, this Sergio Rodrigues piece has originally upholstered in yellow leather, circular chrome accents, and chrome casters. This chair was created to furnish t...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Osa Upholstered Curve Back Armchair in Walnut Finish and Leather
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Osa has a consistent theme, movement. Whether it's the curved back, sloping arms, spindle front legs, or the graceful soft curves of the back legs and arms, the Osa will compleme...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Leather, Walnut

Win Armchair Featuring Metal & Walnut Frame with Fabric Seating
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Great name. Win. The Win chair uses mixed materials to create this uniquely styled chair from Uultis. The win for you will be how great it looks in your home and how great it sits. E...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

"Kiko" Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, Mid-Century Modern
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The Kiko armchair is a beautiful design by Sérgio Rodrigues. Very comfortable, made of simple lines, the minimalist structure is made of Brazilian hardwood. The piece is not restore...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Jacaranda

Jasmin Swivel Armchair in Natural Wood Cotton Straw and Linen
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Feminine, delicate and practical, the Jasmin armchair has sinuous lines, translating the essence of well-being to the piece. With rotating wooden feet. The details in natural wood ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Straw, Hardwood

ELO Armchair and Footstool Set for Indoor and Outdoor Use by Filipe Ramos
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
ELO armchair paired with stool to create a chaise for outdoor terrace or poolside. The ELO chair is designed to provide a different experience for the user's back rest inspired by...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Contemporary Bella Armchair Featuring Metal Frame and Texas Brown Leather
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Bella is a contemporary-styled, mix material armchair that, like all Uultis chairs, looks great in any room in your home. Let your imagination run wild with the possibilities!
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Sole Scandinavian-Styled Armchair in Walnut and Black Leather
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Scandinavian-styled Sole armchair features a beautifully shaped frame with a Leather seat and Leatherback. This inviting chair is an essential piece for any contemporary-styled r...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Pair of Blue Brazilian Paulistana Wood Armchairs in the Style of Scapinelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Brazilian Paulistana armchairs in the style of Giuseppe Scapinelli with unique wood armrests upholstered in turquoise blue twill.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Wood

ELO Footstool in Metal and Rope for Indoor and Outdoor Use by Filipe Ramos
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The ELO stool can be use individually or to complement to the ELO armchair. The shape of the seat provides storage space underneath that can be used to keep books, boxes, and sungla...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

José Zanine Caldas, Lounge Chair Imbuia Plywood Leather Mòveis Artísticos Z 1949
By José Zanine Caldas, Mòveis Artisticos Z
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A lounge chair designed by José Zanine Caldas for Mòveis Artísticos Z, Brazil, in 1949. It features Imbuia plywood, brass, and black-dyed leather webbing.  
Category

1940s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Imbuia

Brasiliana Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin, 1965
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Melides, PT
Brasiliana armchair By Jorge Zalszupin 1965 Jorge Zalszupin designed the "Brasiliana" armchair in 1965 as an homage to Brasilia as an homage to Brasilia the recently founded Braz...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

Soho Curved Cane-Back Chair in Walnut with Gray Leather Chair Seat
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Soho features a slightly declined seat and incorporates great shaping in the cane back and spindle legs. Please do not overlook the belt buckle supports in the back of this beaut...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Walnut, Leather

Presidential Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin, 1960
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Melides, PT
Presidential armchair By Jorge Zalszupin 1960 “Presidencial” Armchairs designed by Jorge Zalszupin in 1960's. The piece features unique profile views from all angles. Structure m...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Celina Armchair by Celina Zilberberg Rosewood and Leather Jacaranda
By Celina Moveis
Located in Houston, TX
This Celina armchair shows a charming wooden structure that exposes unique wood veins, and all in solid Brazilian Jacaranda(Rosewood). Recently reupholstered in leather, it is such a...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Jacaranda, Rosewood

Sole Scandinavian-Styled Armchair in Teak.
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Scandinavian-styled Sole armchair features a beautiful shaped frame with a fabric seat and fabric inside back. This inviting chair is an essential piece for any contemporary-styl...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Pair of Brazilian Rosewood Armchair by Liceu De Artes e Officios, Midcentury
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Clifton, NJ
Pair of armchairs designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios in solid rosewood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1960s. The piece has been recently refinished and newly upholstered in natural leather. ...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Punto Armchair Wooden Multilaminate Brown Linen And Golden Feet
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Multilaminate wooden backrest coated with cinnamon wood blade. Seat upholstered in brown/ceramic linen. Carbon steel feet with golden plating. Timeless, elegant and versatile design....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Modern Organic Style Armchair and Foot Stool in Solid Wood, Upholstered Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Modern Organic style armchair in Solid Wood, Upholstered Flexible Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Collana chairs and armchairs collection. A collection developed to create items that explore the union between aesthetics, ergonomics and comfort, balancing this three fields to ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Armchair "Helena" by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award winning minimalist armchair 'Helena' designed by Samuel Lamas has an architectonic and geometric reasoning. The aim is to create a simple chair, with pure geometric shapes...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Percival Lafer "MP-85" Midcentury Brazilian Armchair in Jatobá, 1971
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Percival Lafer "MP-85" Midcentury Brazilian Armchair in Jatobá, 1971 Another attractive piece of furniture from Percival Lafer, with its striped jatobá wood base. The highlight is t...
Category

Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood, Fabric

Pair of 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Wood Armchairs in Grey Linen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1960s Brazilian armchairs in jacaranda wood with grey linen upholstery.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Jacaranda

Gold Plated Rings, Leather, Upholstered, Solid Wood, Nalu Armchair
Located in Miami, FL
The armchair Nalu plays with the geometric forms bringing flow to its design.
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Jorge Zalszupin "Oxford" Midcentury Brazilian Armchair, 1960s
By L'Atelier San Paulo, Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Jorge Zalszupin "Oxford" Midcentury Brazilian Armchair, 1960s Produced by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by L'atelier in the 1960s with chrome structure. The seat is firmly attach...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Outdoor Lounge Chair in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This outdoor Lounge chair is made to order in hardwood, metal and fabrics. Also classified as an armchair, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Bat...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Leather Cushion, Carbon Steel, Upholstered, Solid Wood Details, Tommy Armchair
Located in Miami, FL
Accent chair allows you to enjoy all that your room has to offer, whether it is your living room, office, home office, or study. Structure in painted carbon steel according to the o...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

Lina Bo Bardi Scissors Chairs Brazil 1948
By Lina Bo Bardi
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Super rare and beautiful, fully original 'scissors' lounge chairs designed by Lina Bo Bardi and manufactured by Studio D'Arte Palma, Brazil 1948. These chairs have stunning solid tea...
Category

1940s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Teak

Sole Scandinavian-Styled Armchair in Walnut and Brown Leather
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Scandinavian-styled Sole armchair features a beautiful shaped frame with a fabric seat and fabric inside back. This inviting chair is an essential piece for any contemporary-styl...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Mid-Century Modern "Beg" Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil 1960s 'Set of 6'
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Miami, FL
Set of six Mid-Century Modern "Beg" armchairs by Brazilian Designer Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s Designed by the acclaimed Mid-Century Modern Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Ro...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Abra Armchair in Black Leather and Walnut Finish
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
As with all of our Uultis armchairs, the Abra armchair in our walnut finish and black leather helps set the design tone for any room it inhabits. In stock!!!
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Upholstered Fabric, Swivel, Straw Details, Tory Armchair
Located in Miami, FL
The Tory Swivel Armchair has a design that refers to modern Brazilian furniture. With a hollow solid wood structure that is filled with the traditional and charming straw, it has an ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Fabric, Upholstery, Straw

1960s Pair of Armchairs in Iron and Reed, Brazilian Mid Century Modern
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Perfect for the summer, these chairs are super lightweight, and extra comfortable for those long days in the balcony or the garden. Original reed still in great conditions, iron h...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Trend Armchair, Metal Frame with Checkered Color Fabric and Side in Leather
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The trend armchair is designed to meet all the needs of your home and more. Residential. Commercial. The trend will always be on trend for your design needs.
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Metal

Brazilian Lounge Chair by Juliana Lima Vasconcellos and Matheus Barreto
By Juliana Vasconcellos and Matheus Barreto
Located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
The Espaldar lounge chair was inspired by the feminine and futuristic but elegant curves of the 1960s, with upholstered fabric body and wooden base. Measurements: 87cm x 84cm x 69cm...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Velo Armchair with Shaped Seat and Shaped Back in Black
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Geometric shapes. Straight lines. Curved seating. Both soft and strong cornering. All of these design elements are brought together in the Velo chair and brought to life with the bea...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

Pair of Conchas by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, Brazilian Midcentury Design
By Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Clifton, NJ
Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler, armchair, iron, brass, velvet, Brazil, 1955. The Shell or "Concha" lounge chair is establishing itself as an icon of the latter, designed by Carlo ...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Donna Cane-Back Armchair in Teak Finish with Oatmeal Fabric Seat
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The donna armchair has a solid wood frame that supports a perfectly shaped cane-back. The seat cushion is covered in a beautiful oatmeal fabric.....In stock!!!
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Killin Lounge Chair by Sergio Rodrigues, 1973
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Melides, PT
Killin lounge chair By Sergio Rodrigues 1973 The design of the 'Kilin' armchair, evident of Sergio Rodrigues’ signature forms and materials, consists of a wood frame and leather ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather

Armchair Lounge chair in Metal and Rope Indoor/Outdoor use "ELO" by Filipe Ramos
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The ELO chair is designed to provide a different experience for the user's back rest inspired by the shape of stretching and gymnastics equipment. The shape of the seat provides sto...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Aluminum

Minimalist Outdoor Chair in Stainless Steel "Yuu" by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This timeless outdoor seating in stainless steel and colored nautical ropes is designed with in architectonic and geometric reasoning. Framed in a square mesh, the shape and continui...
Category

2010s Post-Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

"MP-29" Sofa, by Percival Lafer, Brazilian Mid-Century Modern
By Percival Lafer
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The "mp-29" set was designed by Percival Lafer in the 1960s, initially consisting of a three-seater sofa, armchair, stool, and coffee tables. All parts have the same structural desig...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Iron

Osa Upholstered Armchair in Walnut Frame and Golden Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The Osa armchair features and outstanding combination of fabric, wood and finish. These materials combined with the overall frame design allows the Osa to reside in any room in your ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Abra Armchair in White Leather and Walnut Finish
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
As with all of our Uultis armchairs, the Abra armchair in our walnut finish and white Leather helps set the design tone for any room it inhabits......In stock!!!
Category

2010s Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Minimalist Brazilian Armchair ´Bia´ by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This imposing Brazilian armchair in steel and leather is featured by geometric lines that contrast with the softness of the seat in natural leather. All the structural elements are i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Armchairs

Materials

Steel

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