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Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1958
Rosewood dining table with round, glass top.
30" H X 52" D / 80cm L X 76.2cm H X 132.1cm D
Price available on request
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Three-legged "Milking Stool" in ebonized wood. Brazil 1960's.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950s
Barstool with seat in two bonded Brazilian hardwoods and frame in metal.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1954
Two-seat "Tree Trunk Bench" in peroba. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, ca. 1954.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960
Set of nine dining chairs in rosewood with curved back and caned seats. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960s.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950
Upholstered lounge chair with carved wooden legs. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in Copacabana, Brazil, circa 1950. Reupholstered by Jouffre with bespoke "Alexandria" fabric designed by Chapas Textiles.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1947
Cadeira de Três Pés (Three-legged chair) made with Rosewood, Imbuia, Ivorywood, Roxigno, and Amendoim, bonded laminated frame with solid lathed joints and legs. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1947.
A feat of craftsmanship, Joaquim Tenreiro's three-legged chair bears the hallmarks of his modernist approach to form and strict material principles. The model was constructed in variants with two, three, four, and five different kinds of wood, which required a deep knowledge of craftsmanship and intimacy with the way different species behave
under varying environmental and technical circumstances. What differentiates Tenreiro from many of his contemporaries is that he was both a designer and a master craftsman. Because he was a designer, Tenreiro understood the history of the field. The shape of this chair references an art deco slipper chair, while the vertical lines going upward evoke such movement that one even thinks of streamlining. At the same time, the carving of the chair creates perfect ergonomics while also pushing materials to their limits, something only a true maker could achieve.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil
"Poltrona Baixas" lounge chair in ebonized wood with turned legs, slatted back rest, and leather cushions.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1942
Set of nine "First Chairs" in rosewood with cane seat.