Jorge Zalszupin 'Ameba' Armchairs for L'Atelier
Jorge Zalszupin for L'Atelier, pair of 'Ameba' armchairs, rosewood, textured fabric upholstery, Brazil, 1960s Pair of 'Ameba' armchairs by Jorge Zalszupin. This exquisite pair, that was created in the Zalszupins company L'Atelier, consists of a rounded frame in rosewood. This sculptural and organic shape holds bulky tufted cushions in an off-white textured upholstery. The upholstery contrasts wonderfully with the warm and expressively grained rosewood. These lounge chairs are comfortable and inviting the seater, and in great condition. Please note that we also have a matching sofa in stock. Jorge Zalszupin (1922-2020), 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. Zalszupin 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. Zalszupin is seen as one of the most important 20th century designers.