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.