Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960

Single chair in jacaranda with cane seat and curved spindle back. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1960.

Portuguese-born Joaquim Tenreiro knew how to work woods to their limits, creating extremely light pieces with excellent structures. The impeccable finishes derived from his carpentry background and his knowledge of traditional furniture styles: the use of cane invokes Brazilian colonial furniture, while the spindle back dates back to Windsor chairs.