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Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, Unknown.
Dining table in rosewood. Designed and made by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil.
118" L x 39" W x 30" H / 299.7cm L x 99.1cm W x 76.2cm H
Price available on request
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Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950s
Low Bedroom Chair in caviona with woven cane seat and back (pair available).
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1954
Coffee table in jacaranda with glass top and shelf underneath.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1950
Daybed with wood frame, painted metal legs, and upholstered cushions. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in Copacabana, Brazil, circa 1950. Reupholstered by Jouffre with bespoke "Artemis" fabric designed by Chapas Textiles.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, Unknown
Pair of lounge chairs with navy upholstery, iron frames, and wood armrests
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1958
Set of six chairs with black upholstered seats and backs and black wrought iron legs.
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, 1960s
Three seat sofa in pau marfim and upholstery. Designed and made by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, circa 1960s.
Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1948
Joaquim Tenreiro started creating modern furniture in 1942 and founded his own business in the following year. Initially, both modern and revival-style furniture were offered, the latter by his partner’s demand. Unsurprisingly, all modern pieces were sold before the traditional furniture, and so the company started only exhibiting Tenreiro’s new designs. This chair nonetheless sheds light upon the designer’s knowledge of traditional works, as it creates a direct dialogue with the Windsor chair, whose early examples date as far back as the sixteenth century. In this regard, the chair is an inflection point between Tenreiro’s past and future production.
Side chair in pau marfim (ivory wood) with undulating armrests. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1948.