Rare lounge chairs designed by Percival Lafer and manufactured by Lafer MP, Brazil 1961. Steel structures covered with rosewood. Reupholstered in a green velvet mohair. The Mp-1 series was Percival Lafer’s first design, and the first piece of furniture with the Lafer brand. 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.” By removing the arms, which are fitted under the armchairs body, several individual pieces can be attached to each other to create a sofa. This demonstrates that the principles of rationalization of production and optimization of resources were already present in Percival’s first design. Priced and sold in a set of 2.
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.
|Materials:||Rosewood, metal, velvet mohair|
|Condition:||Very good, reupholstered|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ Free|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 750|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1850|