1 of 11 images

Sergio Rodrigues Extension Dining Table


Sergio Rodrigues Brazilian rosewood dining table with one hidden butterfly leaf. Superb quality construction and attention to detail. Perfectly refinished and ready to enjoy. Purchased from a personal friend of the designor in Carmel, California.


  • Condition
  • Dimensions

    H 30 in. x W 71 in. x D 35.5 in.

    H 76.2 cm x W 180.34 cm x D 90.17 cm

  • Seller location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2005
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th Century Specialists
More From This Seller

Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Wall Mirror

Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Wall Mirror
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Wall Mirrors
Sergio Rodrigues design wall mirror. Superb quality construction made from solid Brazilian rosewood in excellent condition.

Sergio Rodrigues Mischievous Chair and Ottoman

$12,800 / set
Sergio Rodrigues Mischievous Chair and Ottoman
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Lounge Chairs
Iconic Mischievous or Mole armchair and matching ottoman by Rodrigues, designed in Brazil 1957. It is made of a solid jacaranda frame, slotted together and secured by rosewood pegs. ...
Sergio Rodrigues Rosewood Chest or Trunk
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Blanket Chests
Sergio Rodrigues design blanket chest or storage chest made from Brazilian rosewood. Excellent original condition, stamped.

Erno Fabry Dining Table

$6,500 Sale Price
33% Off
Erno Fabry Dining Table
Erno Fabry
German Dining Room Tables
Elegant and refined design by Erno Fabry, Germany. Perfectly refinish mahogany with a brass inlay trim on tapering brass capped legs. Two hidden butterfly 19.5" in. leaves suspend ...
You May Also Like
Sergio Rodrigues Dining Table in Brazilian Rose...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
Beautiful rosewood dining table, designed by Sergio Rodrigues in the early 1960s. Feet, legs and stretcher are solid rosewood, top is veneered with solid beveled edges. Fully restore...
Sergio Rodrigues Dining Table "Stella" Manufact...
Sergio Rodrigues, Oca
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
Brass, Iron, Jacaranda
Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) Round dining table model “Stella” Manufactured by Oca Brazil, 1956 Jacaranda wood, brass, iron Measurements 122 cm diameter x 73 height cm 48 ...
Sergio Rodrigues, Dining Table, circa 1962
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
A rosewood dining table from the Redig line, with a rectangular top, expandable with a folding plate, on two T-legs joined by a stretcher. Note: Width can be extended from 140 ...
Brazilian Rosewood Dining Table by Sergio Rodri...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
Beautiful Brazilian rosewood dining table by Sergio Rodrigues, circa late 1950s. This example has large and stunning sap grain on the table top and a solid rosewood base. Tabletop th...
Alex Dining Table in Jacaranda by Sergio Rodrig...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Dining Room Tables
Brazilian, Midcentury Alex dining table in jacaranda by Sergio Rodrigues for Oca, 1960 Rodrigues prefers to use massive wood; -plywood only when absolutely indispensable.- Wherea...
Sergio Rodriguez Very Large Custom-Made Dining ...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Tables
Sergio Rodriguez, large rosewood table, Brazil, 1950s This grand dining table has been custom made for a private client in Rio de Janeiro. The table has been in made on request an...
Sergio Rodrigues Marble-Top Coffee Table
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble, Wood
A Brazilian modern coffee table, produced, circa 1960s by Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues, marble top on wood base, with stretcher poles and tapered legs. Excellent...
Jacarandá Side Table, Sergio Rodrigues, Brazili...
Sergio Rodrigues
Brazilian Side Tables
The design of Sergio Rodrigues, sometimes called "The Father of Brazilian Design", is the embodiment of the country's identity and creativity. This side table is a simple and still ...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries