Brazil, 1927 – 2014
Architect and designer
Extraordinary set of low Oscar lounge chairs by Sergio Rodrigues manufactured by by his own company OCA in Brazil 1956. These chairs pay tribute to the renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer. Born from the Hauner Sofa, Sergio Rodrigues’ first furniture creation in 1954, the Oscar armchair represents the evolution of his artistic vision. Made with strong craftsmanship, these chairs show the beauty of grained hardwood. The rich, natural brown and red hues of the wood add warmth to any space.
The fully restored hardwood seamlessly extends from the legs to the armrests. The armrests have a slight curve and makes them pleasant to lean on. They gently bend outward providing extra space and making the sitting experience enjoyable. The backrest is tilted offering the perfect angle for relaxing. The cane seats were renewed, exactly as it was originally. Kindly note that the chairs are priced and sold in a set of 2.
Literature: Sergio Rodrigues Icatu 2000, page 123.
Rodrigues was a highly influential Brazilian designer during the mid-century era. He had a remarkable talent for using tropical woods in unique and creative ways. Alongside Joaquim Tenreiro and Jorge Zalszupin, Rodrigues played a key role in popularising Brazilian design on a global scale. Rodrigues not only excelled as an architect and designer but also pioneered the integration of Brazilian design into industrial practices, gaining international acclaim. His furniture pieces went beyond their physical form and materials – they embodied the spirit of Brazil, reflecting the essence of Brazilian furniture.
|Oscar lounge chairs
|Very good, restored
|Holland / Belgium:
|€ 150 - 750
|€ 900 - 1850