Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil, 2007
Oscar Niemeyer designed this chaise alongside his daughter, Anna Maria Niemeyer, in 1978. The piece references the curves he often created to structure his architectural designs as well as the natural landscape of his hometown, Rio de Janeiro. The chaise also pays homage to colonial chaises known as “marquesas” (marchionesses), which used cane seating and featured arched ends. This design was produced in Brazil from December 2007 to December 2008 only, in honor of Oscar Niemeyer’s 100th birthday.
"Marquesa" bench in red with cane seat and bent wood detailing at each end.
Designed in 1978.