Joaquim Tenreiro created this wood and cane chair in 1960. It was acquired from the private collection of the artist W.H. in San Paolo. Examples are provided with the provenance certificate. This design is referenced in Tenreiro published by Icatu in 1998 (pg. 120); Modern Furniture in Brazil published by Olhares in 2015 (pg. 126); and Brazilian Furniture published by Olhares in 2013 (pg. 45). The price is per chair and excludes taxes, shipping, and crating.
Tenreiro (1906-1992) was born in Portugal into a family of woodworkers and emigrated to Rio de Janeiro in the 1920s. He played a key role in disseminating modernist design ideas within Brazil as well as defining Brazilian design to the rest of the world. Oscar Niemeyer was one of his most high-profile champions and clients.
Solid Jacaranda wood, Vienna straw
46 x 63 x h 77.5 cm