'Viva o Brasil’ and the Nation’s Modernist Furniture midcentury
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'Viva o Brasil’ and the Nation’s Modernist Furniture Midcentury

Sérgio Rodrigues, Mole chair in jacaranda with leather cushions, 1957.
Photography courtesy of R & Company

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Photo courtesy of R&Co.Sérgio Rodrigues’ Mole chair, 1957In the introduction to Chen’s book, Zesty Meyers, co-founder of the R&Co. design gallery in New York, discusses what gives Brazilian furniture its special qualities. One of the major influences, he says, was immigration, and the resulting commingling of European furniture-making with indigenous, African and other influences. You know you love midcentury modern when…

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original Mole chair, with its plump calfskin cushions, adjustable leather straps and lustrous jacaranda frame.