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Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood "Luxor" Daybed

$18,000

About

Designed by Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) in 1962, Luxor Daybed was formerly part of Hotel Luxor's bedroom in São Paulo, which had its interior design signed by the designer. The furniture gained countless variations of use by the hands of Sergio Rodrigues himself. Sophisticated and versatile, the Luxor Daybed can be used as a single bed or as a charming compact sofa. This piece is made of solid Jacaranda and is in the original condition. Manufactured by Oca. Materials: Solid Jacaranda Provenance Private collection, Rio de Janeiro Literature Sergio Rodrigues, Soraia Cals, Icatu, Rio de Janeiro 2000 Aric Chen, Brazil Modern: The rediscovery of twentieth-century Brazilian Furniture. Monacelli Press, Unnited States, 2016.

Details

  • Creator
    Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Width: 74.81 in. (190 cm)Depth: 36.03 in. (91.5 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Leather,Wood,Woodwork
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1965
  • Condition
    Reupholstered. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4912225114102

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Sugar Land, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Sergio Rodrigues

The prolific architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues is often called the "father of modern Brazilian design," but it is the second adjective in that phrase that deserves emphasis: Rodrigues’s great achievement was to create furniture in a style that captured the spirit, character and personality of his country.

Modernity came slowly to 20th-century Brazil, politically and culturally. The nation finally realized genuine constitutional democracy in 1945, ushering in a new, progressive era in the arts. Until that time, heavy furniture based on historical European models had been the norm. In the late 1940s, designer Joaquim Tenreiro introduced sleek, minimalist chairs and cabinets; José Zanine Caldas, now best known for his later artisanal work, created plywood furnishings for mass-production; the Italian architect Lina Bo Bardi, a former editor for the Gio Ponti-founded magazine Domus, set up shop in São Paulo, designing elegant, flexible chairs set on slim metal frames.

This was the heady scene into which Rodrigues, the son of an artistically prominent Rio de Janeiro family, arrived after graduating in 1952 from the national university. He established Oca Industries in 1955, a company that would become the preeminent maker of modernist furniture in Brazil. When architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer were tasked in 1956 with the whirlwind project to plan, design and build the new capital, Brasília, in five years, they used Rodrigues’s early chairs, with their softly-contoured lines and caned seats and backrests, to furnish many of the buildings.

Rodrigues would realize the true expression of his talents in — and garner international awards and acclaim with — his Mole chair of 1957. The word mole means "soft" in Portuguese, but can be interpreted as "easygoing" or even "listless." Rodrigues's chair features a sturdy, generously proportioned frame of the native South American hardwood jacaranda, upholstered with overstuffed leather pads that flap like saddlebags across the arms, seat, and backrest. It is a chair that invites sprawling — perfect for the social milieu of the bossa nova and caipirinha cocktails; where a languorous afternoon spent chatting and joking is the apex of enjoyment.

Most of the estimated 1,200 armchairs, sofas, tables, storage cabinets and dining tables Rodrigues designed in his long career are imbued, in one way or another, with this air of robust relaxation. Sergio Rodrigues was a designer true to the temperament of his people.

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