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Brazilian Chairs

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
Solid Wood Arms Chair with Wooden Slats, for the Outside, Outdoor Resistant
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
*Premium Solid woods available : Teak, Feijo and Jequitiba. Been Solid woods, a natural material the veins vary from object to object. Shild Stain  This stain option fells lik...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Textile, Wood, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood Upholstered Textile Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

Kiko Chair in Rosewood and Leather by Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
We work with artisans who masterfully restore typical pieces from each period of our history, valuing their different preservation techniques. Teamwork has built this pioneering comp...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Carbon Steel Foot, Leather Seat and Backrest, Dining Chair Albatroz
Located in Miami, FL
Our dining chairs have a range of unique finishes that will evenly mix flare and warmth.
Category

2010s Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Steel

"Arupemba" Swing in Wine
By Sergio Matos
Located in Campina Grande, Paraiba
The design of this outdoor lounge chair swing, perfect for the outdoors, crosses timelines and calls back to ancestry, clippings of history, and emotional ties to home. From the indi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern Lucio Costa Hardwood Chair by the Designer Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant Mid-Century Modern Lucio Costa Chair designed by the acclaimed Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues in solid hardwood and cane in 1950's
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Minimalist Chair in Hardwood Solid Black
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

"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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Jacaranda

Gravatá Chair in Black by Wentz, Brazilian Contemporary Design
By Guilherme Wentz
Located in Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul
The Gravatá series summarizes our vision regarding the functional and visual simplicity of furniture. Through its soft and contemporary shapes, the chair uses the transparency of the...
Category

2010s Minimalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Cane, Wood

Modern Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Solid Black Finish, Leather Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered, Natural Wood Back, Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Belize Outdoor Chair in Aluminum and Naval Rope Handmade
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Belize outdoor chair/ armchair is inspired by the lush nature of Belize's coral reefs. Its curvilinear features in aluminum materialize the soul of the project in every minute d...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Kolo Sofa and Two Chairs in a Light Grayish Blue Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Relax. The Kolo sofa and two chair set is here for you and your family. As relaxing as it looks, the actual sit is even better. Complete with padded arms, this sofa and chairs is the...
Category

2010s Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Minimalist Style, Stool in Black Ebonized Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms in a modern interpretation of wood archetypes, combining a rational defined outcome with the warmth of or...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Textile, Upholstery, Hardwood

"Julia" Chair with Wooden Arms in Ebony
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia chair with wooden arms, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Wood

Minimalist Chair "Joao" by Samuel Lamas in Paprika wool fabric
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This contemporary armchair is inspired by modern Brazilian design. With a square DNA, the aim is to create a geometric and essential chair. All structural elements constitutes its fu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Steel

Modern Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Minimalist Outdoor Armchair in Metal and solid wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
The iconic design collection, Branch is characterized by the essentiality of a robust metal structure, enriched in a flexible and expressive way by a textile coating, that creates a ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chair in Walnut, Caldas, Niemayer Insp, 1970
By José Zanine Caldas
Located in Antwerp, BE
Mid-Century Modern; Walnut lounge chair; Zanine Caldas, Zalszupin, Tenreiro, Carlo Hauner, Niemayer; Estudio Campana, Brazillian design; Modern, Minimalist, Contemporary; Walnut; 197...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Minimal Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

"Julia" Chair in Ebony Finish Solid Wood and Customized Handwoven
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
When she created Julia chair, Alessandra Delgado wanted a piece with delicate features, exploring the curves of the wood with a design inspired by the master designer Joaquim Tenreir...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Wood, Leather, Canvas, Velvet, Polyester

Contemporary Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered in Leather or Textiles
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Minimalist Brazilian Chair "Joao" by Samuel Lamas in Leather Ch88
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This contemporary armchair is inspired by modern Brazilian design. With a square DNA, the aim is to create a geometric and essential chair. All structural elements constitutes its fu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimalist Outdoor Chair in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This minimalist chair is made for use outdoors with solid wood, metal and fabrics. The chair's multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to create ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Chair in Solid Wood, Upholstered in Leather or Textiles with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Minimal style, solid wood chair, textiles or leather seatings
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes.  All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Solid Black Finish, Leather Seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Kolo Sofa Sofa and Chair Set in a Light Grayish Blue Fabric
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Relax. The Kolo sofa and chair set is here for you. As relaxing as they look, their actual sit is even better. Complete with padded arms, the sofa and chair set is the perfect comple...
Category

2010s Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Fabric

Cobra Coral Chair
By Sergio Matos
Located in Campina Grande, Paraiba
Exoticism ripples in the contours and colors of this handmade chair's contemporary design. It is the hallmark of the Cobra Coral chair that takes its seat in the daring and provocati...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Minimalist Modern Chair in Natural Solid Wood
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood

Modern Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass

Minimalist Modern Armchair in solid wood, Brazilian Design
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This Minimalist Armchair is part of the Hug collection, concept is based in the act of hugging, represented in solid wood, and a fluid form factor that flows along the design in the ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Upholstery, Laminate

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 Chairs

Materials

Steel

Revoar Hanging Swing Chair Natural Leather Indoor 21st Century Black
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The project starts from leather threads, valuing the manual work of various craft techniques, such as braids, cords, chains and fringes. The chains were represented in three-dimensi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

Guiseppe Scapinelli Brazilan Rosewood Dining Chairs Sao Paulo, Brazil 1950s
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Guiseppe Scapinelli Brazilan Rosewood dining chairs Brazil 1950s Sublime set of six Guiseppe Scapinelli Brazilan Rosewood dining chairs Sao Paulo, Brazil 1950s, the chairs restore...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Chair in Metal, Nautical Rope and Textiles for the Outdoors or Indoors
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
FENCE COLLECTION CONCEPT The “Fence” collection concept is inspired by the countryside elements that are part of the daily life, to create this premium outdoor collection the mai...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Stool, Bar or Counter Hight, Caning and Leather
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Textile, Cane, Wood, Hardwood

Contemporary Chair in Natural Solid Wood, Upholstered Leather, with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Dry chair collection. The Dry chair concept is to work in a mixture of distinct references resulting in a modern classic in a dance between the retro and the modern. A heavy and i...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Laminate, Hardwood

Minimalist Modern Chair in Solid Wood Black Finish with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Minimalist Brazilian Chair "Joao" by Samuel Lamas in leather ch88
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This contemporary armchair is inspired by modern Brazilian design. With a square DNA, the aim is to create a geometric and essential chair. All structural elements constitutes its fu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Steel

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Upholstered Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Minimalist modern Chair in natural solid wood upholstered textile seating
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
Evo Chair collection. Our Evo collection is based in the harmonic fusion between geometrical forms and the modern interpretation of wood archetypes. All elements that compose ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood, Textile

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather Seating, Solid Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Hardwood

Brazilian Midcentury Design, Caviuna and Cane Dining Chairs, 1950s
Located in Clifton, NJ
Two of the pioneer companies to produce modern design in Brazil were Tenreiro Moveis e Decoraçoes (by Joaquim Tenreiro) and Forma S.A. Móveis e Objetos de Arte (by Carlo Hauner and M...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Cane

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Textile Seating, Caning Backboard, with Arms
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Cane, Upholstery, Textile, Wood, Hardwood

Minimal Organic Chair 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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Upholstery, Fiberglass, Hardwood

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 Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Walnut

Contemporary Chair in Cast Brass
By Estúdio Orth
Located in Sao Paulo, BR
Produced in São Paulo, Brazil. This contemporary chair was meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. It is therefore quite difficult, if not impossible to make...
Category

2010s Brutalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Brass

Pearl Hanging Swing Chair Aluminium Naval Rope 21st Century Blue
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Pearl swing can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas. Its structure is produced in aluminum, a seat in naval rope braided by hand in macrame and fringes. Nautical ropes rece...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Aluminum

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Special Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood, Hardwood, Cane

Minimalist Modern Outdoor Chair, Metal Structure with Nautical Rope Pattern
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
This outdoor chair is part of the Flap 2.0 Outdoor collection design, which is based on the flaps part of aircrafts, this element is possible to be seen in the arms curvature and the...
Category

2010s Minimalist Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Metal

Minimal Style, Solid Wood Chair, Leather or Textile Seating, Caning Backboard
By SIMONINI
Located in Sao Paolo, SP
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...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Chairs

Materials

Leather, Textile, Cane, Hardwood

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