Joaquim Tenreiro

September 9 - October 28, 2022

64 White Street

On September 9, R & Company will open a major exhibition of furniture by pioneering Brazilian designer Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992), the gallery’s first solo show of his work in nearly a decade. Tenreiro was a forerunner in the use of raw, repurposed materials and is responsible for shaping a new visual vocabulary that has come to define Brazilian modern aesthetics. Featuring more than forty original pieces—including an array of one-of-a-kind objects commissioned from Tenreiro by Brazilian patrons—the presentation is supported by archival material from the gallery’s extensive holdings that shows the development of his designs and photographs of pieces in their original homes. With the exhibition, R & Company captures the visionary quality and incredible craftsmanship of Tenreiro’s work, illuminating his distinct place in the history of design well beyond his home country.