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

Sergio Rodrigues 'Tonico' Jacaranda, Leather and Alpaca Armchairs, 1960s Brazil

About the Item

If you are looking for the most unique and coveted rare pair of armchairs for you or your client, look no further, this pair of Sergio Rodrigues 'Tonico' lounge chairs are the best examples you can find, and we will explain why below. First, this pair was produced under supervision by Sergio in his own factory in Brazil - but - exclusively for the US market, distributed for a very short time by Brazilian Interiors in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the gallery of this listing is a photo of the Brazilian Interiors catalogue that displays this model and confirms production was supervised by Sergio in his own factory in Brazil. The unique attribute on this pair of 'Tonico' lounge chairs is the addition of paddle arms whereas normal production of the Tonico design was without armrests. This addition adds greater comfort to these already incredibly comfortable chairs. Secondly, 'Tonico' lounge chairs, loveseats and sofas are already incredibly rare - this pair with paddle arms are even more exceptionally rare and special. Of Sergio's designs, the 'Tonico' line is the most sought after by collectors and art collectors - this pair possesses greater rarity and also have the additional value of provenance which makes them much more valuable and desirable for collectors over the typical Tonico chairs you might find. Third, as you can see in the photos, we restored these in incredible fashion - with luxurious Alpaca Bouclé and the most expensive leather you can buy - custom produced Edelman Cavallini (Hair-On Hide) in 'Dusty Rose' color-way and Edelman All-Grain in matching 'Dusty Rose' color. We used the alpaca bouclé for the seat and seat back with Edelman All-Grain leather for contrasting piping, bolster cushion and frame wrapping. And then the exquisite Edelman Cavallini was used for the arm pads and straps. The results of this are the most unique and special 'Tonico' chairs you will ever find. In addition, the frame was fabricated from solid Brazilian Jacaranda (Rosewood) with incredibly beautiful grain - Rosewood is an endangered species so furniture can no longer be produced with it making it more valuable and special, especially for collectors and investors in art and design. The signature look of the Tonico are the finials which hold the adjustable straps in place, which are also in Jacaranda Rosewood. Brazilian Modern is fantastic alternative to the usual suspects seen in Mid-Century Modern design furniture. The use of clean lines and minimal form of this piece make it appropriate for a number of locations, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant executive offices to hip startups. It would also be great in a hospitality, retail or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, director's office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Fits wonderfully in all styles of spaces, from Post-Modern to Contemporary to Classical. Consider pairing with other Brazilian designs such as Percival Lafer, Giuseppe Scapinelli, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler. Contact us for details on our large collection of Brazilian Modern designs. PROVENANCE: Monterey, CA. Estate of the owner of Brazilian Interiors, partnered with Sergio Rodrigues in the 1960s to distribute his designs through the United States. MEASUREMENTS: H 37.75" x W 39.5" x D 33" Seat Height: 16" Seat Depth: 20.5" Arm Height: 19" CONDITION: The Jacaranda frames are original and unrestored, yet in fantastic vintage condition with light patina. The upholstery was full restored and is in new condition, ready to be used immediately in any high-end luxury interior.
  • Creator:
    Oca (Manufacturer),Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)
  • Design:
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 37.75 in (95.89 cm)Width: 39.5 in (100.33 cm)Depth: 33 in (83.82 cm)Seat Height: 16 in (40.64 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 2
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1960s
  • Condition:
    Reupholstered. Rosewood frames are in excellent vintage / original condition. Upholstery is new. See description for more details.
  • Seller Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1330225266322
More From This SellerView All
  • Sergio Rodrigues Brazilian Jacaranda Rosewood Dining or Center Table, 1960s
    By Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This gorgeous 1960s Jacaranda Rosewood dining table by Sergio Rodrigues, named the 'Alex' table, features one of the most vivid and vibrant Brazilian Rosewood tops that we've ever se...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

    Materials

    Rosewood

  • Sergio Rodrigues Brazilian Rosewood Convertible Bar Cart, c 1960s Brazil
    By Sergio Rodrigues, OCA Brazil
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This innovative bar cart by Sergio Rodrigues was crafted in circa 1960 from Brazilian Rosewood with contrasting white formica interior, made in Brazil and recently imported to the states. Fully restored and ready to be used and cherished immediately. A highly sought-after collectors piece, this dry bar / trolley features a flip-top which becomes a usable platform...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Carts and Bar Carts

    Materials

    Formica, Rosewood

  • Sergio Rodrigues for Oca Jacaranda & Leather Cantu Chairs, c 1959 Brazil, Signed
    By Sergio Rodrigues, OCA Brazil
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    An important set of six (6) Jacaranda Rosewood 'Cantu' dining chairs by Sergio Rodrigues for Oca Arquitetura e Interiores in original leather, signed with labels and Brazilian tax st...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs

    Materials

    Granite

  • Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner 'Concha' Lounge Chairs for Forma, Brazil, c 1960
    By Carlo Hauner, Forma Brazil, Martin Eisler
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Beautifully reupholstered with soft nubby white bouclé, this pair of 'Concha' chairs by Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, encapsulates the quality and innovation of t...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Iron

  • Pair of Brazilian Modern Fiberglass Lounge Chairs, circa 1960s
    By Percival Lafer
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    This incredible pair of fiberglass lounge chairs were sourced in Rio, Brazil and recently imported and then restored here in Los Angeles. We are unsure the designer of these chairs, they were acquired along with a set of Percival Lafer fiberglass...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fiberglass

  • Very Rare Model 175-C Sculptured Lounge Armchair by Vladimir Kagan, c 1950s
    By Vladimir Kagan
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    An incredibly rare and highly sought-after Vladimir Kagan Model 175C 'Sculptured Walnut Arm Chair' designed in 1950 (see catalogue photo), this early product...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Fabric, Walnut

You May Also Like
  • Sergio Rodrigues Tonico Lounge Chairs with Ottomans, 1960s Brazil
    By Oca, Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in Los Angeles, CA
    Stunning pair of Tonico lounge chairs designed by Sergio Rodrigues with matching ottomans. Made by Oca for Meia Pataca in Brazil, these chairs and ottomans are made of solid Jacarand...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

    Materials

    Wool, Wood, Leather

  • Mid-Century Modern 'Vronka' Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s
    By Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in Deerfield Beach, FL
    Mid-Century Modern 'Vronka' Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s This pair of classic Vronka Armchairs by the acclaimed designer Sergio Rodrigues has wood and curved plywoo...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather, Wood, Plywood

  • Lia Armchair Design by Sergio Rodrigues, Rosewood, Mid-Century Modern, Oca 1960s
    By Oca, Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in Clifton, NJ
    Original Condition.
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Glass, Wood, Imbuia

  • Vintage Sergio Rodrigues "Tonico Two" Sofa, Jacaranda/ Leather, Brazil 1960s
    By Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in New York, NY
    A natural derivative of the homonymous armchair, Tonico couch brings the same comfort solution with a rather large roll to support the head. In the couch, it comes attached and it ha...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Sofas

    Materials

    Brass

  • Vintage Sergio Rodrigues "Tonico Three" Sofa, Jacaranda/ Leather, Brazil 1960s
    By Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in New York, NY
    A natural derivative of the homonymous armchair, Tonico couch brings the same comfort solution with a rather large roll to support the head. In the couch, it comes attached and it ha...
    Category

    Vintage 1960s Brazilian Sofas

    Materials

    Brass

  • "Kilin" Brazilian Midcentury Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues, 1973
    By Sergio Rodrigues
    Located in Clifton, NJ
    Designed by Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) in 1973 and produced by Oca, the Kilin armchair is composed of two sides and two crosspieces, with the back and seat made from a unique piece...
    Category

    Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

    Materials

    Leather, Wood

Recently Viewed

View All