Percival Lafer Mp-1 sofa Lafer MP Brazil 1961





Rare sofa designed by Percival Lafer and manufactured by Lafer MP, Brazil 1961. The steel structure is covered with beautiful warm brown grained hardwood. The seat is reupholstered in an off-white bouclé which looks a lot like faux sheep fur. The Mp-1 series was Percival Lafer’s first design and the first piece of furniture with the Lafer brand. The steel legs covered with wood give it a lighter appearance, especially with the wooden arms that point up. The sofa has a steel rail frame underneath the seat where the structure of the arms is attached to. According to Percival “there is just a slim piece of wood supporting the piece because of the steel soul.” This design is mostly seen as a lounge chair, unique in this version. Stunning piece of Brazilian design.


Literature; Percival Lafer Design, Industry and Marketplace 2018, page 92-93


When it comes to mid-century furniture, the innovative work of the Brazilian modernists has often been overlooked, including the designs of prolific maker Percival Lafer. Lafer studied architecture at São Paulo’s Universidade Mackenzie. After he graduated, his father passed away suddenly, leaving a furniture business that Lafer took over with his brothers. Taking up the mantle, Lafer made the jump from architecture to furniture design in 1961, putting a focus on thoughtfully designed pieces


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 always keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.

Designer: Percival Lafer
Type: MP-1 sofa
Manufacturer: Lafer MP
Year: 1961
Country: Brazil
Materials: Teak, metal, upholstry
Condition: Very good
Height: 75/40 cm
Width: 184 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Item nr: AF22FE20

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

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