Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 21

'Rio' Rocking Chaise Lounge by Oscar Niemeyer for Fasem International, Signed

About the Item

This 'Rio' sculptural rocking chaise lounge by Oscar Niemeyer for Fasem International was originally designed in 1978 and produced through this day by the same Italian maker. Featuring a sculptural frame crafted from open pore black varnished ash assembled with three rippled sections connected with large brass hardware and covered in leather upholstered padded cushion with an adjustable counterbalanced headrest. Signed with Fasem repeat fabric under the leather cushions. We have five (5) in stock, which are brand new and in its original box, available for immediate shipping, priced individually. Additional units can be ordered with 8 to 12 weeks lead time plus shipping from Italy. Custom colors can be requested. This sculptural 'Rio' rocker by Oscar Neimeyer for Fasem would work great in a Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian Modern or Danish Modern home or penthouse apartment but could also look fantastic in a Contemporary or Post-Modern room. Also consider mixing it up in a Traditional, Transitional, Classical or Art Deco room with a splash of juxtaposition. Would also be an apt choice in a commercial project such as a hotel lobby lounge or members club, creative design studio or high-rise executive office. We also have a full collection of other Brazilian Modern pieces from designers such as Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin, Joaquim Tenreiro, Giuseppe Scapinelli, Novo Rumo, Martin Eisler, Carlo Hauner, Percival Lafer, José Zanine Caldas and more. Contact us for our current inventory selection or see our other listings on 1stDibs by clicking the 'View All From Seller' button below. MEASUREMENTS: H 33.5" x W 69" x D 23.75" CONDITION: New condition. Ready for immediate use.
  • Creator:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 33.5 in (85.09 cm)Width: 69 in (175.26 cm)Depth: 23.75 in (60.33 cm)Seat Height: 23.5 in (59.69 cm)
  • Style:
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
  • Production Type:
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Estimated Production Time:
    Available Now
  • Condition:
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1330227399272
More From This SellerView All
  • 'Chariot' Leather Chaise Lounge by Paul Tuttle for Strassle International c 1972
    By Strässle International, Paul Tuttle
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    A unique 'Chariot' chaise lounge by Paul Tuttle for Strassle International, circa 1972 Switzerland. Constructed from chrome plated tubular steel...

    Vintage 1970s Swiss Modern Chaise Longues


    Steel, Chrome

  • Bronze 'S Chaise' by Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan, c 1970s, Signed
    By Walter Lamb, Brown Jordan
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Sculptural 'S'-Chaise longue by Walter Lamb for Brown Jordan, circa late 1960s to mid 1970s and is signed with an early Brown Jordan label. This curvy collectors piece features a tubular bronze frame light verdigris patinated finish...

    Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Patio and Garden Furniture



  • Barcelona Daybed by Mies Van Der Rohe for Knoll International, 1960s, Signed
    By Knoll, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This iconic and authentic (both the leather cushion and the Mahogany frame is signed with Knoll International labels) daybed is the 'Barcelona Daybed' also referred to as the 'Barcelona Couch' by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International and is considered an 'early original production collectors example' as it is from Knoll's earlier years of producing this design in the 1960s and 1970s before they changed to different manufacturing processes during the 1980s. This example is signed with a Knoll International label that has the 320 Park Ave address and is dated on the back of the label July 9, 1975. To determine the estimated production year we note that the date most likely corresponds to the retailer or possibly the Knoll sold/ ship date. The address of 320 Park Ave changed to Fifth Ave in 1970 and Knoll Associates did not become Knoll International until 1968. Therefore we would pinpoint the production year to be between 1968 and 1970. It is possible that it was slightly after 1970 that this example was produced as it is believed that Knoll continued to use labels with the older 320 Park Ave for several months to a couple years after changing addresses, however generally speaking 1970s examples will be labelled with their Fifth Ave address. All construction details also indicate a 1st-Generation 'original' production by Knoll as their production did not change throughout the Knoll Associates years and through the first half of the Knoll International years. This rare original 1st-Generation 'Barcelona Daybed' features its original brown leather upholstery with subtle patina and wear throughout. These traces of age and use bring more vibrancy to the leather, giving this piece an on-trend lightly distressed look. The original bolster pillow in matching brown leather is secured to the cushion and platform via straps and lock snaps. The platform is crafted from stained Mahogany and supported by polished tubular stainless steel legs and the original leather straps are all in-tact. Both the cushion is labelled and the platform frame as well with a partial Knoll International sticker label as can be seen in the photo gallery. Considered to be the epitome of modern design, Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich originally designed the Barcelona chair in 1929 to serve as seating for the king and queen of Spain in the German Pavilion. This was Germany's entry for the International Exhibition, hosted by Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Designed in 1930 the Barcelona daybed (also referred to as the Barcelona Couch) emanates this seminal design, paralleling the same simplicity and elegance of the iconic Barcelona chair. This Barcelona couch by Mies van der Rohe for Knoll International is ideal for a living room, family room, study, den or lounge. It would also be an Apt choice in a corporate, retail or hospitality location such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, executive office or in a retail boutique...

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Daybeds


    Stainless Steel

  • Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. Cocobolo Rosewood 'Swinger' Rocking Chair, Signed
    By Don S. Shoemaker, Senal
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Named the 'Swinger Chair' for its pivoting mechanism that allows you to swing in your seat, this incredible cocobolo rosewood and black leather 'Swinger' rocking armchair by leading 1960s modernist designer Don Shoemaker for Senal S.A. (Mexico) is highly sought after by interior designers and avid collectors alike. The thick black leather hides used for the sling are complemented with leather buttons connecting the sling to the frame of the chair. Matching black leather removable seat cushion has beautiful patina as can be seen in the photos. Artistically sculpted exotic cocobolo rosewood put together in an eye catching and interesting biomorphic form with shoemaker's signature rosewood insert accents for the feet and upper back of the chair. Exceptional craftsmanship utilizing innovative links and joints. Metal brackets connecting the seat to the frame allow the chair to gently rock - consider this as a nursing chair for the design-centric home. Senal S.A. label on lower bar of chair. Mexican modern is a style that fits incredibly well with Mid-Century Modern, Scandanavian or Danish Modern, Brazilian Modern, and Hollywood Regency. It is also a great addition for interior designers to turn an otherwise simple contemporary space and add a splash of wild and interesting. Whether you are designing a Mid-Century Modern home, contemporary, post-modern or french neoclassical apartment, this Don Shoemaker Swinger...

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs


    Leather, Rosewood

  • Vladimir Kagan 'Rock Star' Pair of Leather Rocking Chairs, c. 1997, Signed
    By American Leather, Vladimir Kagan
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This pair of black leather rocking armchairs are by Vladimir Kagan for the Kagan Collection, by American Leather (previously LeatherTech). Designed in circa 1997 and called the 'Rock Star' lounge chair due to its rocking chair abilities cleverly disguised underneath with hidden wooden runners and signature rounded form, the curved arms and integrated seat cushion gives the look of a molded chair. What's a huge upside about these examples are that they have LeatherTech labels underneath instead of the common and newer American Leather labels. In the 1990s the company was originally founded as LeatherTech and brought huge innovations into the furniture and design industry. Later, in the early 2000's they changed their name to American Leather. Earlier examples made prior to the name change such as this pair are sought-after by collectors and generally carry greater worth. With Postmodern soaring in popularity, this club chair is just as relevant today as it was when it was first introduced. An excellent choice for designers and collectors alike, the chair and ottoman are signed underneath with The Kagan collection labels and leather swatch...

    1990s American Modern Rocking Chairs



  • 'Charming' Aluminum and Leather Dining Chairs by Fasem Italy, New
    By Fasem International
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This stylish chair by Italian maker Fasem International is named 'Charming' and is crafted in light weight die-cast aluminum with tufted leather seats. This set of four was completed...

    2010s Italian Modern Dining Room Chairs



You May Also Like
  • Oscar Niemeyer Chaise Lounge Model Rio Prod. Fasem, Italy
    By Oscar Niemeyer, Fasem International
    Located in Milan, Italy
    A sculptural rocking Rio chaise lounge, designed in 1978, contemporary edition. Base composed of three elements including supple ribbons of molded da...

    2010s Italian Modern Chaise Longues


    Leather, Ash

  • 1940s Rocking Chaise Lounge by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
    By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
    Located in Sagaponack, NY
    An adjustable rocking chaise with caned seat and back with bent ash frame and a cushion upholstered in grey savak with natural leather welting.  

    Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Rocking Chairs


    Wool, Cane, Ash

  • Original Vintage Rio Mid-Century Modern Chaise by Oscar Niemeyer, 1978
    By Oscar Niemeyer, Anna Maria Niemeyer
    Located in Clifton, NJ
    Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian architect considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. That’s "Rio" Chaise Lounge created in 1978 by Oscar Niemeyer and his daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer. "Rio" is exemplary of Niemeyer’s exquisite curves and sinuous forms made famous by his seminal modern architecture. That's a rare vintage piece Manufactured by Moveis Tepperman in Brazil, 1995. Literature Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furniture...

    Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues


    Leather, Cane, Wood

  • Gebruder Thonet Bentwood Rocking Chaise Lounge Chair
    By Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH
    Located in Chicago, IL
    Gebruder Thonet bentwood rocking chaise lounge chair Scarcely seen model no. 7500. Designed 1880-1883. This model appears to be stamped JJ...

    20th Century Art Nouveau Chaise Longues



  • Sculptural Walnut Rocking Chaise Lounge in Soft Butterscotch Shearling c. 1980
    Located in Saint Louis, MO
    The type of piece you set in an nook with a great view or in a glass walled bedroom overlooking a bustling city, you'll wind down like a celebrity in this 1980s walnut rocking chaise lounge professionally restored and newly upholstered in soft and luxurious hand sewn butterscotch cream shearling. California Modern. Organic Modern. This piece is meant to belong to a forward thinking creative or entrepreneur who values the wisdom in reflection. Just looking at the chaise lounge from afar gives an air of high art, high design and high fashion. A pedestal of sorts. Original stain highlights the rich walnut grain. Cushioned seat upholstered in sections of only the best hand sewn butterscotch cream shearling. Triple tuft head cushion invites you to settle in and comfortably recline. Photos with model are of a prior chaise sold and are included for purposes of demonstrating scale. Model is 5' 8". Ready to ship...

    Mid-20th Century American Organic Modern Chaise Longues


    Hide, Sheepskin, Walnut

  • Franco Albini, Early Rocking "PS16" Chaise Lounge, Sycamore, 1960s, Poggi, Italy
    By Poggi, Franco Albini
    Located in High Point, NC
    A rare and early "PS16", cotton, cord and sycamore rocking chaise lounge designed by Franco Albini and produced by Poggi, Italy, 1950s-1960s.

    Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues


    Cotton, Cord, Sycamore

Recently Viewed

View All