Sergio Rodrigues 'Sheriff' Pair of Lounge Chairs in Black Leather
Sergio Rodrigues, 'Sheriff' lounge chairs, black leather and Brazilian hardwood, Brazil, 1960s
Comfortable and extravagant lounge chairs by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues. These chairs breath the characteristics of Brazilian modern furniture design; low profiles, strong lines and richly colored and grained tropical woods. The leatherette seat and armrests are placed in the frame, resting on the straps in such a way it creates a waterfall effect. By its straps and rounded/conical wooden slats the pieces have a sturdy character, a trademark of Rodrigues.
The chairs hold black leather upholstery. The wide cushions are highly comfortable and a nice patina is visible on the leather. Some traces of age and use are visible. If you are interested to reupholster this pieces, our in-house atelier would gladly reupholster following your own wishes. The professional and experienced craftsmen in our in-house atelier are specialists in the reupholstery of design furniture. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value.
Sergio Rodrigues (1927-2014) started working in the 1950s, when the foundations of modern Brazilian architecture where already laid out, yet furniture was still expressing styles of the past and not the clean lines that modernist architecture and life demanded. Rodrigues set himself to this task: to design furniture that was both truly Brazilian and modernist at the same time. Over his working life, Rodrigues designed more than 1200 different models of furniture. Rodrigues has also worked closely with Oscar Niemeyer, as the latter's interior designer of choice for his buildings in Brasilia. The result of Rodrigues's relentless search for contemporary Brazilian design has lead to a very peculiar design language. That of a robust, personal and pure language. Yet what is important is that Rodrigues never really let go of the tradition of Brazilian design either, using local wood as jacaranda. His design is therefore seen as the true expression of Brazilian spirit: warm, happy, sturdy and robust.