Poland, 1922 – 2020
Architect and designer
Mesmerizing ‘Cubo’ lounge sofa designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by his own company L’Atelier, Brazil 1959. Cubo chairs and sofas, made in the 1970’s show how the design language responded and created new trends, but still manage to hold their distinctive character. Boldness and hard lines were the basic principle in the design of the Cubo chair, which literally translates into ‘cube’. The seat with its round curves appears to be scooped out of the cube. The bottom seems to be floating, with a black ebonized plywood base that falls back under the seat itself and creates shadow. Besides the chairs, sofas, tables, and poofs were also made. However, it is not clear how many of them were made, since they are hard to come across in his rosewood finished version. These specific examples come from a bank building in Brasilia, it is the only known set on the market which is made in rosewood. The fabric finished examples are more common and less interesting. The rosewood of this sofa has an amazing colour, and grain. Which make the chairs more interesting to look at. As the drawing of the rosewood is like a work of art on its own. The sofa is fully original and has its original upholstery which is in okay condition. To make it perfect, reupholstery is advised, we would estimate the upholstery is 85% good. The sofa is marked with an inventory tag on the front side, this is the inventory nr of the bank where they come from. On the last picture you will see 2 matching armchairs which come from the same building. An amazing and unique set.
Provenance; BRB Banco Regional de Brasilia (1965) original heritage plates on the lower front of the structure.
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, original|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 250 - 750|
|Outside Europe:||€ 1000 - 2000|
Reupholstery estimate; 750 Euro