This piece is currently in the process of being restored.
This iconic mid-century Jean Gillon, 'Jangada' armchair and matching ottoman is composed of Brazilian rosewood, nylon rope and leather. Made in Brazil circa 1968. The originality of this Jangada comes from the concept of the body being captured by the piece of furniture, which is constructed with a nylon mesh that resembles a fishing net. These details, the mesh but also the horizontal elements on top of the armrests result in a machine-like strong object. The legs are all thick and sturdy and tapered towards the end. On various places, the vertical elements are connected with horizontal slats. The leather shows minor wear in a few areas.
Jean Gillon (1919-2007) was born in Romania where he studied at the School of Fine Arts and Architecture. In 1956 he emigrated to Brazil where he established himself as an interior architect, industrial designer, and artist. In 1961 he founded the Cidam Furniture Factory. Here he completed his lines of furniture and decoration objects. From 1964 he became well known in the international market.
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