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Sergio Rodrigues 'Sheriff' Sofa in Black Uphosltery and Imbuia Wood

Sale price$9,700.00

Sergio Rodrigues, 'Sheriff' sofa, faux leather, imbuia wood, Brazil, 1960s

Comfortable and large sofa by Brazilian designer Sergio Rodriques. This sofa breaths the characteristics of Brazilian modern furniture design. Made of traditional materials like the lesser known imbiua wood. The leatherette seat and armrests are opulently furnished in square shaped panels and buttons across the whole upholstery. By its straps and buckles this sofa has a sturdy character, a trademark of Rodrigues. The construction and wood-joints of this sofa are nicely visible. The wide cushions are highly comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.

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.

Kindly take note that the leather is in fair condition with signs of age and use, including tears, holes, and stains. Reupholstery is possible before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Sergio Rodrigues (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 31.89 in. Width 82.68 in. Depth 35.04 in. Seat Height 13.78 in.
  • dimensions Height 81 cm Width 210 cm Depth 89 cm Seat Height 35 cm
  • material Faux Leather Imbuia
  • origin Brazil
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45010530