Items Similar to Sergio Rodrigues "Taj" Solid Vinhatico Wood Slatted Chair, Brazil View More
Sergio Rodrigues "Taj" Solid Vinhatico Wood Slatted Chair, Brazil For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

Sergio Rodrigues "Taj" Solid Vinhatico Wood Slatted Chair, Brazil


Beautifully crafted Brazilian midcentury accent chair, circa 1960s model "Taj", outdoor chair designed by Sergio Rodrigues in solid vinhatico wood.


  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 27.5 in. x W 25.5 in. x D 23.5 in.H 69.85 cm x W 64.77 cm x D 59.69 cm
  • Seat Height
    21 in. (53.34 cm)
  • Seller Location
    North Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)

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 chairs, sofas, tables, beds and dressers 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Platinum Seller
1stdibs seller since 2012
Located in North Hollywood, CA
More From This Seller
Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues Leather "Cris Sofa"
Brazilian Sergio Rodrigues Leather "Cris Sofa"
Sergio Rodrigues
Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Sofas
Leather, Hardwood
"Cris Sofa" designed by Sergio Rodrigues in 1978 in Brazilian Cerejeira hardwood, it features case style arms with circular cut-out and new leather upholstery. This sofa is longer th...
Pair of Solid Solid Bronze and Freijo Wood Side Chairs Pedro Useche, Brazil
Pair of Solid Solid Bronze and Freijo Wood Side...
Pedro Useche
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Bronze, Gold
Pair of rare solid solid bronze and Freijo wood side chairs, made in Brazil by designer Pedro Useche. Very unique chairs with solid wood dual circles for the back support and a large...
Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Three-Door Credenza
Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Three-Door Credenza
Sergio Rodrigues
Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Credenzas
A beautiful three-door rosewood credenza with brass hardware, designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s.
Swedish, 1950s Beech and Teak Side Chairs
Swedish, 1950s Beech and Teak Side Chairs
Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Side Chairs
Pair of beautifully architectural side chairs made from solid beech frames + teak arms newly refinished in lacquer with fabric seat and back cushions newly upholstered in a Belgian w...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries