This pair of Jacaranda wood and cane armchairs was designed by Sergio Rodrigues and produced by his own company OCA in 1956. The design is named as a tribute to the great Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, with whom the designer closely collaborated on the interiors of the buildings erected in Brasília.
The design is referenced in “Brazilian Furniture” published by Éditions Olhares in 2013 (p. 25); “Sergio Rodrigues: Catalogue Raisonné” published by Éditions Icatu in 2000 (p. 123); “Modern Furniture in Brazil” by Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, published by Édtions Olhares in 2015 (p.182); and “Desenho da Utopia: Brazilian Modern Furnitures” published by Éditions Olhares in 2016 (p.126).
Rodrigues (1927-2014) was a prolific and highly acclaimed Brazilian architect-designer. He is often referred to as the father of modern Brazilian design.