Jorge Zalszupin Executive Desk in Rosewood 1960s
Jorge Zalszupin for L'Atelier, executive desk, Jacaranda rosewood, Brazil, 1960s.
Large freestanding executive desk made of Jacaranda rosewood. This desk shows the excellent skills by Brazilian designer Jorge Zalszupin. The design is simplistic and shows nice construction details, which gives this writing table a more sturdy expression. Warm grains in different colors form this wonderful piece of design.
Please note the stunning details, such as the superb leather details in the handles, chrome details and wood carvings. A truly stunning piece of Brazilian design.
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.