Three-legged chair by Joaquin Tenreiro (1954)


“Cadeira de tres pes”, made of imbuia, roxinho, jacaranda, ivorywood and cabreúva. With an unparalleled acuity for form, scale, detailing and craftsmanship Tenreiro helped steer his generation of designers from exquisite copies of traditional European furniture to an aesthetic that embraced Brazilian culture and emerging modern preferences. An example of …

“Cadeira de tres pes”, made of imbuia, roxinho, jacaranda, ivorywood and cabreúva. With an unparalleled acuity for form, scale, detailing and craftsmanship Tenreiro helped steer his generation of designers from exquisite copies of traditional European furniture to an aesthetic that embraced Brazilian culture and emerging modern preferences. An example of his iconic “three-legged chair” sold at auction for over $90,000 USD.

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