This bench is from the Bloch Editores SA Building in Rio de Janeiro.
2220mm L x 515mm D x 415mm H
$48,950.00 inc GST
Rare Brazilian Rosewood Bench by Sergio Rodrigues for the Bloch Editores Building SA in Rio de Janeiro.
Grupo Bloch, also known as Empresas Bloch, is a Brazilian media company, founded by Ukrainian businessman Adolpho Bloch’s family after their arrival in Rio de Janeiro in 1922. The company, which published pamphlets and other printed material, also started to print magazines. In 1953, the company launched Manchete magazine, with its launch a success, the publishing division of Bloch Editores was established.
The group owned various Brazilian communication companies. At the end of the 1970s, the company funded the Rádio Manchete, an AM radio station as well as Manchete FM radio network. With the success of the radio stations at the beginning of the 1980s, the group entered the Brazilian government’s competition to be one of the dealers of two television networks Grupo Bloch was one of the bid winners.
After accumulating millions of dollars in debt, Bloch Editores filed for bankruptcy in 1999 and was closed in 2000.
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