1 x piece is in the ‘Art of Chair’ Lawsons Auctioneers online auction 24/11/23 – 03/12/23
“The piece of furniture is not just the shape, not just the material which is made but also something inside it. It’s the piece’s spirit. It’s the Brazilian spirit. It’s the Brazilian furniture” Sergio Rodrigues (September 22, 1927 – September 1, 2014) was a Brazilian architect and designer. Along with Joaquim Tenreiro and José Zanine Caldas, Rodrigues was the pioneer to transform the Brazilian design in industrial design and make it known worldwide. He began his work in the field of architecture in the project of the civic center along with architects David Azambuja, Flávio Régis do Nascimento e Olavo redig de Campos.
He had the peak of his career in the 50s and 60s. Working with furniture design in the modernism era, bringing the Brazilian identity to his projects, both in the design and traditional materials – leather, wood and rattan – exalting the Brazilian and native culture.
The Tonico chair was designed circa 1963, and named after Sergio’s brother in law who loved the chair design. We have a pair available, ready for reupholstery. Price is per chair. Matching Sofa also available.