Brazilian Rosewood Easy Chairs by Liceu de Artes e Officios
Liceu de Artes e Oficios, lounge chairs in grey fabric and rosewood, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1960s.
These sculptural Brazilian lounge chairs are made of solid dark stained wooden construction and feature a slatted back. The frame is delicate and robust at the same time. The frame is geometric with refined detailing. This sculptural elegance defines this set together with the used of grained, high quality cocobolo rosewood. Both durable, refined and luxurious this set is unequalled in both Brazilian midcentury design and European design. Having many influences of Scandinavian such as the detailed finish and rounded edges that highlight the high quality manufacturing that went into these chairs. The cushions have bee recently upholstered in a velvet type light grey. This grey matches the rosewood incredibly well and turns this set into a well-balanced whole.
Liceu de Artes e Oficios (1873) is a school, museum, workplace and crafts workshop in one. It was founded in order to promote Brazilian culture and design to the public.