Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950s

Bar in painted wood with formica top and two barstools with upholstered cushions and wrought iron frames. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, early 1950s.

In addition to his mastery of hardwoods, Tenreiro also experimented with other materials, as in this bar with a Formica top (which began to be produced in Brazil in 1950), that he paired with wrought iron stools. These pieces were one-offs made for private commissions for the carioca population, as the people from Rio are called.