5.29.2014

JOAQUIM TENREIRO FURNITURE


Joaquim Tenreiro "Cadeira de três pés" (three legged chair), Brazil, 1947. Frame of five different types of hard wood (rosewood, roxinho, ivory, imbuya and mahogany) and solid hardwood feet.

Joaquim Tenreiro chair in jacaranda wood, Brazil, 1947.

Joaquim Tenreiro sofa in peroba wood, Brazil, 1954.


Joaquim Tenreiro rocking chaise longue in cabreúva wood, Brazil, 1947.

Joaquim Tenreiro daybed in jacaranda wood, Brazil, 1960s.

Joaquim Tenreiro dining table with frame in jacaranda and black underpainted glass top, Brazil, 1949.

The "father" of Brazilian modernism, the Portuguese-born furniture designer Joaquim Tenreiro (1906 - 1992) brought together Brazilian traditional values, historical craft and modern aesthetics. His elegant, light and functional designs were highly recognised in the 1950s and Oscar Niemeyer much collaborated with the furniture-maker. Despite his success, Joaquim Tenreiro decided to close his studio in 1967 and devote himself to fine arts.
via The Red List

1 & 2 via Passado Composto
4 & 5 via PHILLIPS 3, 6 & 7
via R & COMPANY 

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