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Brazilian Dressers

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
Dresser in Brazilian Imbuia Wood by Móveis Cimo, Mid-Century Design, 1960s
By Moveis Cimo
Located in Clifton, NJ
This dresser with three drawers made of solid Imbuia with details in yellow leather is an example of the ludic furniture produced by Móveis Cimo in the 1950s. Initially thought of as...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Hardwood, Leather

Lacquered Wood, Faux Leather, Glass Top, Dresser with Drawers Puglia
Located in Miami, FL
Puglia dresser with 6 drawers is a versatile piece for your room. Made in lacquered wood with details in faux leather and glass top. Lacquered wood color: matte linen Faux leather: C...
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2010s Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Leather, Glass, Wood

Leather, Glass, Bordeaux Dresser
Located in Miami, FL
Striking in its simplicity, our Bordeaux Dresser's clean-lined shape is enhanced by a glossy lacquer finish (face drawers), side and top coated in faux leather with croco pattern.  
Category

2010s Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Leather, Wood

Rococó Dresser in Cedro Rosa carved wood - With artisans from Brazil
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This chest of drawers is made in solid pink cedar wood carved by the craftsman Rondinelly Santos (Tiradentes, MG) specialized in sacred art. The flowing design of the acanthus scrol...
Category

2010s Baroque Revival Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Wood, Cedar

Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler Vanity for Forma Móveis e Objetos de Arte
By Forma, Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler
Located in Denver, CO
1950s vanity with bench by Carlo Hauner and Martin Eisler for Móveis e Objetos de Arte of Brazil in two beautifully contrasting and complementary exotic woods. A mirror light is en...
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1950s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Rosewood

Wall Mounted Variation on the "Marquesa" Dresser by Sergio Rodrigues, 1965
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in New York, NY
Wall-mounted variation on the "Marquesa" dresser with eight drawers and lathed handles. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1965.
Category

1960s Vintage Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Wood

Contemporary "Caixa De Fosforo" coffe table by Mameluca Studio, Brazil - 4/5
Located in Miami, FL
Contemporary "Caixa De Fosforo" versatile piece by Mameluca Studio, Brazil - Limited Edition 4/5. Inspired by the two-dimensional geometrical artwork of Brazilian neo-concretists . ...
Category

2010s Post-Modern Brazilian Dressers

Materials

Plywood

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Classic Mid Century Walnut Dresser by Merton Gershun / American of Martinsville
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Sergio Rodrigues Pair of bookcases Manufactured by Oca Brasil, 1960
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Located in Bresso, Lombardy
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Mahogany and Brazilian Rosewood Triple Dresser by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
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Martin Eisler Rosewood Chest for Forma, Brazil, circa 1955
By Martin Eisler, Forma
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Martin Eisler Rosewood Pair of Chest for Forma, Brazil, circa 1955. This pair has been expertly restored.
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Materials

Rosewood

Cimo 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Wood Sideboard or Dresser
By Moveis Cimo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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Rococo Dresser in Cedar Wood
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
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Located in New York, NY
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By Joaquim Tenreiro
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