Chaise Lounge Rocking Chair by Joaquim Tenreiro (1947)


Chaise Lounge Rocking Chair produced by Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações, Brazil. One of Tenreiro’s main clients was Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, for whose houses a number of pieces were originally commissioned. Taking advantage of indigenous Brazilian hardwoods and designing with the Brazilian climate in mind (by keeping pieces light, and …

Chaise Lounge Rocking Chair produced by Tenreiro Móveis e Decorações, Brazil. One of Tenreiro’s main clients was Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, for whose houses a number of pieces were originally commissioned. Taking advantage of indigenous Brazilian hardwoods and designing with the Brazilian climate in mind (by keeping pieces light, and often using wicker or cane), Tenreiro evolved a distinctive style suited to local conditions. His 1947 “Cadeira de Embalo” (Rocking Chair) is still in production.

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