Jorge Zalszupin 'Ameba' Sofa for L'Atelier
Jorge Zalszupin for L'Atelier, 'Ameba' sofa, rosewood, textured fabric upholstery, Brazil, 1960s Large 'Ameba' sofa by Jorge Zalszupin. This exquisite sofa, 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. This exceptional sofa is comfortable and inviting the seater, and in great condition. Jorge Zalszupin (1922-2020) was born in Warsaw and later emigrated to Brazil where he worked in a variety of branches 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. There 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 wood with loving care and designed both domestic and office furniture.