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Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1990s
"Gio" lounge chair with solid Brazilian hardwood frame and upholstered seat and headrest.
43" L x 32" W x 25" H / 109.2cm L x 81.3cm W x 63.5cm H
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Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1958
"Mucki" long bench in jacaranda.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960
"Itamaraty" desk in solid rosewood. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960, for the government ministries in Brasília.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1956
"Oscar Niemeyer" chair in imbuia wood with cane seat and back. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, circa 1956.
Rodrigues was connected to other avant-garde designers and architects of Brazil and was even involved in furnishing some of the buildings of Brasília (founded in 1960). The Oscar chair was designed in honor of the new capital's architect, fellow carioca Oscar Niemeyer. Its lines echo the iconic columns of the Alvorada Palace, the official residence of the President of Brazil.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1961
Sergio Rodrigues came up with the design for the Sheriff Chair after his friend, photographer Otto Stupakoff, asked for a couch where he could rest and feel “like a sultan.” The seat’s sturdiness opposes the toothpick feet that characterized design at that point, while the relaxing posture anticipates the casual attitudes of the 1960s. In 1961, Rodrigues submitted the design with small modifications to the international furniture competition of Cantu, Italy, under the name of Sheriff, and won first prize in the wood category. The jury considered the Sheriff to be “the only model with current characteristics, despite the conventional treatment of the frame, uninfluenced by fads and absolutely representative of its region of origin.” This example was specially handmade circa 1999 for the cover of the monograph “Sergio Rodrigues,” edited by Soraia Cals (2000).
"Poltrona Sheriff" lounge chair with solid wood frame and light brown leather upholstery. This example handmade circa 1999 for Soraia Cals and featured on the cover of the monograph "Sergio Rodrigues," edited by Soraia Cals (2000).
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1962
"Vronka" lounge chair with jacaranda frame and upholstered leather seat and headrest. Designed by Sérgio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1962.
Shortly after starting the architecture program at the University of Brazil (now the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Sergio Rodrigues found a passion for interior design. After graduating, he began designing his own furniture, and by the 1960s, had a thriving business. The Vronka armchair was designed in 1962 for his Meia Pataca line, which Rodrigues created aiming for a broader client base. While admirable, his architecture remains overshadowed by his prolific furniture design career.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1950s
Rosewood frame. Designed and made by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1950s.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1960s
Large rectangular jacaranda mirror with beveled edge. Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1990
"Adolpho" armchair in jacaranda with leather seat.
Designed by Sergio Rodrigues for the offices of Manchete TV and Editora in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.