Jorge Zalszupin Pair of 'Senior' Chairs in Black Leatherette
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These chairs stand on slim metal feet in the shape of 'T'. The legs lift up the seat with tufted details and the backrest that goes over into the armrest. Due to the gap between seat and backrest the design gets airy.
Zalszupin designed the 'Senior Armchair' between 1959 and 1969. This version shows the development of his first design which has a wooden frame.
Jorge Zalszupin (1922-), born in Warsaw, emigrated to Brazil as he want to '[...] emigrate far from Europe, impoverished by the constant wars, content in its past and against any sort of progress [...].' Zalszupin worked in a variety of areas such as design, architecture and interior design. He was a true designer of his time and place: using local wood and the most up to date techniques. Zalzupin was very much invested in Brazilian architecture: '[...] the architecture was new. The was none of that clinging to the past like there was in France.' This was also the reason that Zalszupin started l'Atelier: to manufacture the designs that fitted the new architecture and culture of Brazil. He treated the wood with loving care and designed both domestic and office furniture. Zalsupin is seen as one of the most important 20th century designers.
Please note that the leatherette shows some signs of wear and use and therefore we advise re-upholstery before shipping.