Poland, 1922 – 2020
Architect and designer
A beautiful and sophisticated so called ‘Brasiliana’ lounge chair designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by his own company L’Atelier, Brazil 1959. With its thin frame and large cushions, the Sofá e Poltrona Brasiliana or Brasiliana chair has a very unique look. The striking framework, which is on the outside, is made from folded Jacaranda rosewood plywood and is curling outwards on the corners. Both the sofa and chair have been designed to be made up from the same parts, a sofa could be made when connected in the middle. Joinery is connected with steel plates and brass hardware, that at the same time function as spacers and give a very airy look. Normally it was more common to see chairs that were made to be more formal, with short seats and high backrests. For the time it was created in, in both structural and philosophical sense the Brasiliana model is a true homage towards the progressive mindset of the Brazilian architectural movement, hence the name. The chair has a stunning rosewood veneer with beautiful veins running through the entire structure. The woodwork was restored, and upholstery redone in a beautiful green suede upholstery. Original rosewood buttons were made to finish this sofa to its original condition. The chair has the original L’Atelier label on the bottom and is numbered on the sides as well. One of my personal favourites from Zalszupin’s Oeuvre. The sofa on the last pictures is available in another listing.
Have a look at the 360* video tour from the Jorge Zalszupin exhibition > Video tour
Like all our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our items. With the reupholstery we will keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.
|Condition:||Very good, newly upholstered|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1500|
Reupholstery estimate; 750 Euro