Jorge Zalszupin Oxford sofa l’Atelier Brazil 1970






Jorge Zalszupin

Poland, 1922 – 2020
Architect and designer

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Very nice so called ‘Oxford’ sofa designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by his own company l’Atelier, Brazil 1970. These chairs are made with a chrome-plated tubular structure, leather straps, and comfy padded seats. The frame has a horizontal stem supported by three legs and the seat and back are held by a bent tubular steel piece where the leather straps are attached. They’re upholstered in a brown soft premium leather that sometimes has a bit of a greener tone. The chairs are in great condition with minimal wear from age and use. The sofas even still have tags from their previous locations and buildings attached to the frames. The design is really cool and minimal which never gets old. We have 3 sofas available but kindly note that they are priced individually.


Celebrated for his sleek designs, but yet very intriguing approach to form, Zalszupin’s work captivates a great part of the Modernist movement in Brasil. After graduating in architecture at the École des Beaux Arts in Bucharest, Romania in 1945, he moved to Paris where he didn’t find the opportunities he was hoping for. These series of events in war torn Europe, and led him to look for a new life abroad the European continent. Just as many other immigrants coming to the Americas from all over Europe seeking fortune, the young polish man originally from Warsaw, Poland named Jerzy Zalszupin was no exception.


Arriving in Rio de Janeiro by ship in 1949, and determined to make his mark, he began working with another Polish architect called Luciano Korngold in São Paulo. After opening his Sao Paulo studio, called L’Atelier in 1951, Zalszupin mainly created furniture and a few residential projects. As time went by his label now called ‘Zalszupin’ gained, and later on became closely involved with Oscar Niemeyer’s vision for the new capital of Brasili, in which he had a great part in Niemeyer’s architectural commissions, furniture and interior designs. Read more…

Designer: Jorge Zalszupin
Type: Oxford sofa
Manufacturer: L'Atelier
Year: 1970
Country: Brazil
Materials: Metal, leather
Condition: Very good
Height: 72/41 cm
Width: 125 cm
Depth: 72 cm
Item nr: SPF22JA251

Holland / Belgium: € 50
Europe: € 150 - 750
Outside Europe: € 1000 - 2000

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