Percival Lafer Mp-5 lounge chairs pair Brazil 1961

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Rare pair of MP-5  lounge chairs designed by Percival Lafer and manufactured by Lafer MP, Brazil 1961. Steel structures covered with Caviuna. Reupholstered in a grey mixed fabric to their original upholstery pattern. The steel legs cased with wood give it a lighter appearance. According to Percival “there is just a slim piece of wood supporting the piece because of the steel soul.” These armchairs have a minimalistic appearance to them due to the cubic frame where also the wooden armrests are attached to. He used the same seat as for the MP-1 lounge chair. The Mp-1 series was Percival Lafer’s first design, and the first piece of furniture with the Lafer brand. This demonstrates that the principles of rationalization of production and optimization of resources were already present in Percival’s first design. Also it shows the brands DNA which was versatility and modularity.  Kindly note that the listed price is for the pair of chairs.

 

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-5 lounge chairs
Manufacturer: Lafer MP
Year: 1961
Country: Brazil
Materials: Caviuna, metal, upholstery
Condition: Very good
Height: 68/40 cm
Width: 74 cm
Depth: 78 cm
Item nr: SF22JUN23

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 500
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1850

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