Sergio Roberto Santos Rodrigues (1927 – 2014) was a Brazilian architect and designer who has been dubbed the father of Brazilian furniture. Indeed, he was responsible for establishing a new paradigm in design, setting himself apart with his very own language in his quest for clearly recognizable Brazilian identity. He is renowned for his use of robust woods like jacaranda, peroba and imbue to create quintessential icons. This “Eleh” Bench was manufactured by Oca in the mid 1960’s as part of the Arcos line of furniture created for the “Palácio dos Arcos” in Brasilia. Sometimes referred to as the "museum bench," this model is used in the Manchete Museum in Rio de Janeiro.