Liceu de Artes e Oficios lounge chair Brazil 1950s





This exceptionally rare lounge chair, crafted by Liceu de Artes e Oficios in Brazil during the 1950s, is a remarkable piece of mid-century design. Its beautifully sculpted structure is made from solid cocobolo rosewood, known for its rich, warm hues and intricate grain patterns. The chair has been reupholstered in an olive green velvet mohair, but this can easily be changed to a fabric of your choice. What truly sets this chair apart is its stunning sculptural shape and the charmingly curved armrests. These slightly bent armrests add a touch of elegance and sophistication. Additionally, the chair features brass-finished feet, which not only reinforce the slender legs but also provide an elegant and luxurious touch.


Beyond its visual appeal, this chair offers comfort and is a rare find. It is connected to the Liceu de Artes e Oficios, a multifaceted institution dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture and design. The design of this chair is influenced by Brazilian modernism, which often draws inspiration from natural forms and the country’s rich natural surroundings. It bears a resemblance to the works of notable designers such as Jorge Zalszupin and Giuseppe Scapinelli.


The organic design of this chair provides both visual and tactile lightness, complemented by its wide open backrest. The cocobolo rosewood features a warm brown hue with lighter veins creating beautiful patterns, enhancing its overall aesthetic. This lounge chair is not just a piece of furniture; it is a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of Brazilian mid-century design.


Just like all our upholstered pieces, these can be newly upholstered to your liking. Consult with our experienced upholstery department for a reasonable quote on customizing the item of your choice. We exclusively utilize premium quality fabrics, foam, and materials for all our products. During the reupholstery process, preserving the originality is our top priority to ensure the piece retains its value and remains ready for years of use ahead.

Designer: Liceu de Artes e Oficios
Type: Lounge chair
Manufacturer: Liceu de Artes e Oficios
Year: 1950s
Country: Brazil
Materials: Rosewood, brass, velvet
Condition: Very good, newly upholstered
Height: 72/35 cm
Width: 64 cm
Depth: 80 cm
Item nr: AF21NO191

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 500
Outside Europe: € 750 - 1250

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