Geraldo de Barros Iron Lounge Chair with Yellow Upholstery
Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, armchair, fabric, metal and Brazilian hardwood, Brazil, 1955.
This lounge chair is by designed by the Brazilian modernist designer Geraldo de Barros. The chair features the profound used materials by Unilabor; an iron frame in combination with rosewood for the armrests. The geometric iron frame forms the base of this chair and supports the bulky seat. This esign is a wonderful example of de Barros' designs that bear constructive references related to Concrete Art.
Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) was a painter, photographer and graphic and product designer. He was experimenting with new forms and aesthetics during the forties. In 1952 he founded the Ruptura Group where excessive formalism was the core of their ideals. Barros believed that it was his task to educate the taste of the masses.In 1954 Geraldo de Barros, together with a Dominican Priest, found the Unilabor community. He design and project furniture based on his constructive references related to Concrete Art. From 1954 to 1961 Unilabor is one of the stand mark in furniture design in São Paulo. It’s social characteristic is well renowned.In his company Hobjeto Barros combined his two ideals by standardizing the production processes of home and office furniture. His furniture introduced innovative techniques such as the injection of rigid structured polyurthane and cut and lacquered chipboard.