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Brazilian Sofas

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
Minimalist Brazilian Handcrafted Chaise Sofa "Caraíva" by Dimitrih Correa
By Dimitrih Correa
Located in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
It’s part of the Bahia, de Todos os Santos’ Collection. Inspired in the beautiful destinations in the Northeast, each piece of the collection receives the name of a different beach ...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Brass

Flag Couch and Chaise Longue in Green Velvet and Wood Feet -Small Size
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

"Nie" Sofa Minimalist Style in Gray Fabric
By Alessandra Delgado
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The name Nie emerges as an affectionate nickname for Oscar Niemeyer, whose work Alessandra was inspired by his creation. The design of the piece refers to the femininity of the maste...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Flag Couch Chaise Longue in Dark Brown Linen and Wood Feet, Small Size
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when closed, it works as a comfortable living sofa, and when opened it becomes a chaise long...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Brazilian Lounge Sofa in Teak, Cognac Leather, 1970s
By Sergio Rodrigues, Jean Gillon
Located in Halle, DE
Beautiful lounge sofa Brazilian style from the late 1960s-early 1970s. Cognac colored leather with a beautiful patina. Very elegant and comfortable sofa in good vintage condition. Bu...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Teak, Leather

Fine Three-Seat Sofa in Oatmeal Fabric and Teak Arms
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The 76" fine sofa provides the perfect touch of elegance and refinement needed to create sophisticated and modern environments. The fine is also available as a chair.
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Offwhite Fabric and Black Metal, Home Sectional Sofa
Located in Miami, FL
Products made with artisanal processes and with a strict quality standard, which ensures care in every detail. The sectional sofa in the photo and video is composed as follows: 1 - ...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Metal

Minimalist Sofa for Outdoor, Contemporary Brazilian Design
By SIMONINI
Located in Vila Cordeiro, São Paulo
This minimalist outdoor sofa is made in hardwood, metal and fabrics, two places sofa with arms, the multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to cr...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Metal

Flag Couch Chaise Longue in Gray Linen and Wood Feet
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Flag Couch Chaise Longue With Two Arms in Linen and Wood Feet
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Brazilian Minimalist PK2 Sofa in Yellow Canvas Upholstery by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
Project awarded by German Design Award: Special Mention - Excellent Product Design. The inspiration comes from concrete structural elements found in architecture. Designed with s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Canvas

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Jatoba and Beige Mohair Sofa
By Jean Gillon
Located in Weesp, NL
Comfortable and stylish Brazilian large Mid-Century Modern Jatoba three-seat couch in the style of Jean Gillon. Measurements: W 210 x D 84 x H 95 cm. Couch will be shipped insured ...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood

Allegro Sectional Sofa with Wood Side Table
Located in Miami, FL
The Allegro's sofa is a composition of 5 modules, designed to enhance the elegance of your room bringing comfort and softness to you and your guests with a convenient wood side table...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Flag Couch Chaise Longue in Natural Linen and Wood Feet, Small Size
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Flag Couch Chaise Longue in Gray Linen and Wood Feet, Small Size
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Cantilevered Sofas PK1+PK2 in Black Canvas Upholstery by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
Project awarded by German Design Award: Special Mention - Excellent Product Design. The inspiration comes from concrete structural elements found in architecture. Designed with s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Canvas

Flag Couch Chaise Longue in Natural Linen and Wood Feet
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Percival Lafer MP-211 Brazilian Rosewood and Leather Loveseat, 1970s
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic design by prolific Brazilian designer pioneer of the Modernist movement, Percival Lafer. Showcasing his trademark use of gorgeous, solid hardwoods, leather upholstery and me...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Handmade Pink PK7 Sofa, Carbon Steel structure & Metal Mesh by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
The main inspiration for PK7 sofa comes from standard metal structures used for secondary architectural projects. This project transforms industrial profiles and wired mesh, usually...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Industrial Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Steel

Minimalist Sofa in Hardwood, Metal and Fabric, Usable Outdoors
By SIMONINI
Located in Vila Cordeiro, São Paulo
This sofa is made of of hardwood, metal and fabrics. The multi-finish structure is combined with outdoor fabrics such as the Batyline to create an interesting outdoor solution. Bello...
Category

2010s Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Metal

Curved Sofa, Color Dark Sand, Stone
Located in Miami, FL
One of the biggest trends, the curved sofa is versatile and can complement both a retro atmosphere and a sophisticated environment. DOES NOT COME WITH DECORATIVE CUSHIONS  
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Pietra Organic Couch Upholstered in Bouclé Fabric
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
From Italian: Stone The designer Marta Manente is of Italian descent, her great-grandparents migrated from Italy over 100 years ago and lived in the region of Bento Gonçalves – Brazi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Bouclé

High One-Arm Sofa and Chaise in a Gray Fabric w/ Teak Solid Wood Frame
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The High Sectional features a stunning teak solid wood frame combined with a gorgeous Gray Fabric. Large is in overall size, this sectional is built by combining modular chaise and o...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

J.D. Moveis e Decoracoes Sofa, Brazilian Rosewood and Leather, circa 1960s
By J.D. Moveis e Decoracoes
Located in Houston, TX
Eight foot long sofa in beautifully figured Jacaranda wood with a series of skeletal fins along the back connected with an aluminum rod, and cognac leather cushions. A visually impre...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Belt Sofa in Oatmeal Fabric and Teak Legs
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
The contemporary belt sofa brings together beautiful European styled arms with a sophisticated modern frame style. Available in an oatmeal fabric and teak legs, the belt sofa will he...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Sancho Couch Outdoor Natural Teak Wood Aluminum and Naval Rope by Hand
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Classic and sophisticated design, by the mix of the materials. The Sancho Couch can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas. Its structure is produced in natural naval teak wood (br...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Cantilevered Sofas PK1+PK2 in Grey Canvas Upholstery by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
Project awarded by German Design Award: Special Mention - Excellent Product Design. The inspiration comes from concrete structural elements found in architecture. Designed with s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Canvas

Fine Chair in Oatmeal Fabric with Teak Arms
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Whether combined with the fine sofa or placed in room with other Uultis pcs, the fine chair adds elegance and sophistication to your room's environment. Endless possibilities.....
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Vintage Brutalist Sofa Set, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Striking brutalist sofa set with solid oak frames and thick brown leather cushions. Also thick strong braided cords are integrated in the frame, very much in the style of Jean Gil...
Category

1960s Brutalist Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Oscar Niemeyer Exceptional Sofa in Rosewood and Leather, Hotel SESC, Brazil 1990
By Oscar Niemeyer
Located in New York, NY
Oscar Niemeyer (1907 - 2012) A rare three-seat sofa by Oscar Niemeyer for the SESC Hotel Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro; in Brazilian rosewood with black leather cushions. A model of ...
Category

1990s Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Brazilian Rosewood Sofa by Celina Decorações, Midcentury Brazilian Design, 1960s
By Celina Decoracoes
Located in Clifton, NJ
This sofa was produced by the Brazilian company Celina Decorações in the 1960s. The sofa is made of solid Rosewood, with seats and backs upholstered with a gorgeous fabric 100% Organ...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Silk, Rosewood

Wooden Slat Sofa Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, 60's Brazilian Midcentury
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This is an outstanding sofa designed by Joaquim Tenreiro is definitely an eye-catcher. The design of the beautiful solid Brazilian hardwood structure combines beautifully with the mi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood

Mid-Century Modern "Cubo" Sofa by Brazilian Designer Jorge Zalszupin
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Clifton, NJ
Recently upholstery Cubo (Cube) sofa designed by Jorge Zalszupin at the end of 1970. The sofa’s part of a collection composed of coffee table and armchairs. The elegance, a featur...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Jean Gillon Sofa Produced by Wood Art in Brazil
By Jean Gillon
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare sofa designed by Jean Gillon. Produced by Wood Art in Brazil.    
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Brass

Brazilian Rosewood Sofa by Liceu de Arte e Officios
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Brazilian hardwood sofa. Attractive slatted back, cyclindrical legs and curved arms. Includes loose cushions covered in a white fabric. We have matching side chairs, coffee and ...
Category

1950s Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Jacaranda, Rosewood, Wool

Percival Lafer Sofa Produced by Lafer MP in Brazil
By Percival Lafer
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare 3-seat sofa designed by Percival Lafer. Produced by Lafer MP in Brazil.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Minimalist Brazilian Sofa ´Sonia´ by Samuel Lamas
By Samuel Lamas
Located in Brasilia, DF
This award winning contemporary Brazilian sofa in steel and leather is designed with geometric and architectonic reasoning. Lightness is guaranteed by the delicate iron structure tha...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Steel

Zanine Caldas Midcentury Brazilian Sofa with Ivory Wood, 1958
By Mòveis Artisticos Z
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Zanine Caldas midcentury Brazilian sofa with ivory wood, 1958 Expetacular and rare sofa produced in Móveis Artísticos Z in the 1950s. Its structure is in ivory wood and its seat c...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood

Cantilevered Sofa PK1 in Black Canvas Upholstery by Paulo Kobylka
By Paulo Kobylka
Located in Londrina, Paraná
Project awarded by German Design Award: Special Mention - Excellent Product Design. The inspiration comes from concrete structural elements found in architecture. Designed with s...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Canvas

Vintage 'Mole' Solid Rosewood Sofa by Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s, Brazil
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
The iconic Mole sofa is Sergio Rodrigues' signature piece designed between 1956 and 1957, giving rise to the famous and award-winning Mole armchair. In Portuguese, "Mole" means "Soft...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Wood and Beige Leather Sofa Attributed to Novo Rumo
By Novo Rumo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s sofa attributed to Novo Rumo in Brazilian jacaranda wood and upholstered in beige leather.
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Jacaranda

Light Linen, Black Foot, Caribe Sofa
Located in Miami, FL
The lightness of the straight lines and differentiated stitching make the Caribe sofa a unique piece. The sofa is made of ecologically correct wood - Eucalyptus processed and immuniz...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric

Percival Lafer 'S-1' Rosewood and Leather Living Room Set, Brazil, 1976, Signed
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gorgeous restored 'S-1' living room set comprised of a pair of cognac leather lounge chairs and a three-seat sofa by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer for Lafer MP. This set wa...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Vintage 'Mole' Sofa by Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s, Midcentury Brazilian
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Clifton, NJ
The iconic Mole sofa is Sergio Rodrigues' signature piece designed between 1956 and 1957, giving rise to the famous and award-winning Mole armchair. In Portuguese, "Mole" means "Soft...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Brazilian Rosewood Sofa by Celina Decorações, Midcentury Brazilian Design, 1960s
By Celina Decoracoes
Located in Clifton, NJ
Brazilian company Celina Decorações manufactured this sofa in the 1960s. The piece is composed of a solid Rosewood structure, with cushions upholstered with leather. This three-s...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Jorge Zalzupin Cubo Three-Seater Sofa, L’Atelier Brazil, Brazil, 1970
By Jorge Zalszupin, L’Atelier
Located in London, GB
This 1970s Cubo sofa takes a cuboid form and scoops out its core. It was designed by Jorge Zalszupin, a Polish architect who moved to Brazil, having been inspired by the works of Bra...
Category

1970s Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Cotton, Linen

Mid-Century Modern "Cubo" Sofa by Brazilian Designer Jorge Zalszupin
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Clifton, NJ
This recently upholstered cubo (Cube) sofa was designed by Jorge Zalszupin (1922-2020) in the 1970s. The elegance, a feature of Zalszupin designs, on this piece does not come from ...
Category

1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Caçuá Couch, 2-Seat
By Sergio Matos
Located in Campina Grande, Paraiba
2-seat sofa for external and internal area. Piece inspired in wicker or liana basket that serves to carry groceries and is transported by pack animals at the countryside of the B...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Off-White sofa with White Porcelain Tile Sidetable, Copaiba Sofa
Located in Miami, FL
Designed with an elegant aesthetic, the model offers comfort and the functionality of being a sofa that incorporates a corner table. It is an exuberant and, at the same time, gracefu...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Metal

Vintage Brazilian Brutalist Sofa Set, 1960s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Unique brazilian brutalist sofa set. Very 'brut' designed solid wood frames supporting thick leather seats. The way the leather is attached to the frames resembles the style of...
Category

1960s Brutalist Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Sofa in Jacaranda and Fabric, Brazil, 1960s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This sofa has straight accented lines in both wood and fabric. It features a remarkable contrast between the white re-upholstery and darkly grained high-quality Jacaranda wood. These...
Category

1960s Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Jacaranda

Gondole Four-Seat Contemporary Sofa in Fabric/Leather Combination
By Uultis Design
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary-styled straight-line sofa in fabric, contrasted in leather on the outside arms and sides. The inside arms are enhanced with a pillow-top design that provides even more c...
Category

2010s Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Sofa in Jacaranda and White Leather by J.D. Moveis e Decoracoes
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in New York, NY
Eight foot long sofa in beautifully figured Jacaranda wood with a series of skeletal fins along the back connected with an aluminum rod, and original white leather cushions. A visual...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Flag Couch and Chaise Longue in Grey Velvet and Wood Feet, Small Size
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
The Flag Couch is a smart and multifunctional piece. The couch has a cushion built into the seat that makes the piece with dual functionality: when is closed, it works as a comfortab...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Brazilian Rosewood Sofa by Liceu De Artes e Officios, Midcentury
By Liceu de Artes e Ofícios
Located in Clifton, NJ
Two-seat sofa designed by Liceu de Artes e Oficios in solid rosewood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1960s. The piece has been recently refinished and newly upholstered in natural leather. L...
Category

1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Two Large Brazilian Armchairs in the Manner of Sergio Rodrigues, 1960s
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Armchairs, rosewood, Brazilian design, European execution, 1960s. The sofa set is still in the original upholstery fabric. Altogether a very good condition. This settee is execute...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Brazilian Oak and Olive Green Leather 3-Seat Sofa, Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon
Located in Voorburg, NL
A wonderful original matching 1970s Brazilian sofa attributed to Jean Gillon. This amazing comfortable 3-seater has a unique washed dark-grey oak frame and soft Brazilian leather cus...
Category

Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Oak

Tonico Sofa in Pau Ferro
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Our collection aims to reunite Brazilian design production. Comprised of mid-century designers such as Joaquim Tenreiro, Lina Bo Bardi, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Jorge Zalszupin, ...
Category

1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Sofas

Materials

Wood

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