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Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1969
Console table in jacaranda with ochre-colored embossed leather drawers.
Designed for an estate in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
86.5" L x 29.5" W x 39" H / 219.71cm L x 74.93cm W x 99.06cm H
Price available on request
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Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950s
Barstool with seat in two bonded Brazilian hardwoods and frame in metal.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1958
Six-sided table with yellow underpainted glass top, ebonized rosewood frame and black iron legs. (Original glass is white, new glass is yellow).
This unusual table was created by Joaquim Tenreiro for a Rio apartment in 1958. The designer made few of these, and each had a unique geometry. Tenreiro furnished houses designed by Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, Sérgio Bernardes, Francisco Bolonha, and others, which put him in direct dialogue with these modern architects and complemented what MoMA called "some of the finest modern architecture not only in this Hemisphere but in the world."
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1940s
Early curved credenza in pau marfim wood.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950
Designed for a private commission in Copacabana, Brazil.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960
Set of nine dining chairs in rosewood with curved back and caned seats. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960s.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1954
Bookshelf in rosewood with reverse-painted glass doors.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1947
A feat of craftsmanship in wood, this three-legged chair by Joaquim Tenreiro bears the hallmarks of his modernist approach to form, and strict principles of material selection that employed only the highest quality of Brazilian hardwoods. The model was constructed in variants with two, three, four, and five kinds of wood. Tenreiro built the present example with the most difficult technical level by using five different species. This incredible technique required in-depth knowledge of craftsmanship as well as an intimacy with the way different woods behave under varying environmental and technical circumstances.
Cadeira de Três Pés (Three-legged chair) made with five different types of hard wood, bonded laminated frame with solid lathed joints and legs.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1965