Iconic and rare 'Mischievous' chair & ottoman by Sergio Rodrigues was designed in Brazil in 1957. It is the ultimate in Brazilian design. Made of solid rosewood and leather, the straps and rosewood pegs hold the supremely slouchy leather cushion in place. This is over-the-top Brazilian modern luxury. Robust and extremely comfortable. We will be restoring the wood and leaving the leather with its fabulous patina. The ottoman is not yet pictured but is part of the set.
Dimensions: Chair 33:"D x 33W x 29"H
Ottoman: 31L x 18 D x 16 H
About the Designer:
The prolific architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues is often called the "father of modern Brazilian design," but it is the second adjective in that phrase that deserves emphasis: Rodrigues’s great achievement was to create furniture in a style that captured the spirit, character, and personality of his country. “The piece of furniture is not just the shape, not just the material which is made but also something inside it. It's the piece's spirit. It's the Brazilian spirit. It's Brazilian furniture”
Rodrigues would realize the true expression of his talents in — and garner international awards and acclaim with — his mole chair of 1957. The word mole means "soft" in Portuguese, but can be interpreted as "easygoing" or even "listless." Rodrigues's chair features a sturdy, generously proportioned frame of the native South American hardwood jacaranda (Brazilian rosewood), upholstered with overstuffed leather pads that flap like saddlebags across the arms, seat, and backrest. It is a chair that invites sprawling — perfect for the social milieu of the bossa nova and caipirinha cocktails; where a languorous afternoon spent chatting and joking is the apex of enjoyment. Most of the estimated 1,200 chairs, sofas, tables, beds, and dressers Rodrigues designed in his long career are imbued, in one way or another, with this air of robust relaxation. Sergio Rodrigues was a designer true to the temperament of his people.