Brazilian Modernism: Furniture Design in Brazil #8211; Part #2

continues from Part # 1 Considered one of the founding fathers of Brazilian design, Sergio Rodrigues, is still producing some of his best known designs. The roots of Rodrigues#8217; work lies in his use of traditional raw materials such as jacaranda, eucalyptus, peroba and imbuia woods to create icons of hellip;

Descanso Line – “Descanso” Coffee Table and Lamp Tables

When going through the literature on American furniture designers from the Mid-Century I found interesting similarities between the lives of Don S. Shoemaker and Wharton Esherick, known as the #8220;Dean of American Craftsmen#8221;. Both started their artistic careers as painters, both were designer-craftsmen pursuing their own unique visions striving towards hellip;

Don S. Shoemaker Design Lines #8211; The #8220;Descanso#8221; Lounge set

Thanks to the support of Dick Shoemaker I was able to get a vintage SEÑAL, S.A. catalogue from him including Don´s most recognized design lines. I am presenting today the catalogue page on Don´s famous #8220;Descanso#8221; set. The #8220;Descanso#8221; design dates back to the 1960#8217;s, it was produced in zebra hellip;