Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950s

While Joaquim Tenreiro had some furniture lines, most of his work revolved around creating bespoke pieces for private commissions. This bookshelf was one such case, when Tenreiro designed a complete interior environment for a family in Rio de Janeiro. Unlike other mid-century shelves made for the market, this piece highlights the artistic possibilities of creating something unique: from the choice of materials and the exquisite craftsmanship visible in the feet and lateral details, to the perfectly finished backing, no inch of this shelf was made without his careful supervision.

Bookshelf in caviona wood.
Designed for a private commission in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.


82" L x 12" W x 64" H / 208.28cm L x 30.48cm W x 162.56cm H