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Pair of "Oscar" Armchairs by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazilian Midcentury Design, 1956

About the Item

Created by Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) in 1956, the Oscar armchair was an homage to Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), one of the most important Brazilian architects in modern architecture development. Oscar armchair is one of the projects that evolved from the Hauner Sofa (1954), Rodrigues' first furniture creation, presenting the same seating solution based on independent volumes. The cane backrests and seats rest over a wooden structure with light elements, such as the tapered feet and the seat support cutouts. The armrests are sculpted with anatomical design. The chair was ordered by the Brazilian Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro and refused by the client because it was "too modern." This kind of declaration shows how pioneering these productions were before they even fell into the public's taste.
  • Creator:
    Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 31.89 in (81 cm)Width: 27.56 in (70 cm)Depth: 24.02 in (61 cm)Seat Height: 15.36 in (39 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1956
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: BO.SRO.005-0021stDibs: LU3979138918522
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