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Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1985
Set of four "Cuiabá" dining chairs in caviona wood with armrests.
19.69" L x 19.69" W x 31.5" H / 50.01cm L x 50.01cm W x 80.01cm H
Price available on request
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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, circa 1960
"Alex" round dining table with formica top and rosewood base, modeled after the "Alex" side table. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, circa 1960.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1970s
Set of six chairs in jacaranda with upholstered seat and back.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1965
Wall-mounted variation on the "Marquesa" dresser with eight drawers and lathed handles.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1950s
Rosewood frame. Designed and made by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1950s.
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, 1990
"Chico" chair with leather seat and back.
Designed by Sergio Rodrigues for the offices of Manchete TV and Editora in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1978
The Mesa Parker dining suite commission was designed in 1978 by Sergio Rodrigues for the Parker family in Rio de Janeiro. The meticulous construction in woodworking is demonstrated to a substantial degree in the complex interlocking elements that comprise the underside support of the table. Rodrigues’s thoughtful attention to detail in the design additionally shows how the beauty of the object can be seen not only in the construction, material, and finish but also in its effect as a compelling focal point of everyday life. Tellingly, the Mesa Parker commission remained one of Rodrigues’s favorite designs throughout his prolific career.
"Mesa Parker" dining table in solid pine with brasss detailing, and set of ten chairs in solid pine and cane. Custom commission for a home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.