Design for Urban Living

Brazilian Design


Posted on July 18th, by David Bjorngaard in Elements, Here/There, The Moment. No Comments

You didn’t get enough of Brazil and the World Cup? Check out the design coming out of Brazil, where a modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States merged with traditional Brazilian techniques and indigenous materials. The work shown below emphasizes smooth, sculptural forms using native woods like rosewood, Jacaranda and Pequi. The sensuality of this beautiful country really comes through in the work. I am in love!

Rio Chaise Lounge, designed in 1978 by Oscar Niemeyer

Rio Chaise Lounge, designed in 1978 by Oscar Niemeyer

Rio Chaise Lounge, designed in 1978 by Oscar Niemeyer, detail view

Rio De Janeiro, 1984 by Elliott Erwitt

Rio De Janeiro, 1984 by Elliott Erwitt

 

 

 

Wall hung storage cabinet in jacaranda, with lattice front, front view, by Joaquim Tenreiro

Wall hung storage cabinet in Jacaranda, with lattice front, front view, by Joaquim Tenreiro

Wall hung storage cabinet in jacaranda, with lattice front, by Joaquim Tenreiro

Cantu Chairs by Sergio Rodrigues

Cantu Chairs by Sergio Rodrigues

Cantu Chairs by Sergio Rodrigues, detail

Dining Table by Jose Zanine

Dining Table by Jose Zanine

Beach Soccer (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2010, by Josef Hoflehner

Beach Soccer (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2010, by Josef Hoflehner

Ipanema Archair by Jorge Zalszupin

Ipanema Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin

 

Rosewood, Jacaranda and leather combine in these groovy 1960's chairs by Percival Lafer

Rosewood, Jacaranda and leather combine in these groovy 1960’s chairs by Percival Lafer

1950's designed lounge chair by Joaquim Tenreiro

A classic 1950’s lounge chair designed by Joaquim Tenreiro

Cabo Frio, 2001, by Massimo Vitali

Cabo Frio, 2001, by Massimo Vitali

Leather Teddy Bear Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2013.  Looks like the beach vendors cart, or Folsom Street.

Leather Teddy Bear Sofa by Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2013. Looks like the beach vendors hat cart, or the start of Folsom Street.

MF-710 Storage Unit in Jacaranda veneer, white formica, wrough iron and brass, by Geraldo de Barros, 1955

MF-710 Storage Unit in Jacaranda veneer, white formica, wrought iron and brass, by Geraldo de Barros, 1955

Gio Adjustable Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues

Gio Adjustable Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues

Lucite mirrored cabinet by Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2006. Favela industriousness meets uptown chic.

Lucite mirrored cabinet by Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2006. Favela industriousness meets uptown chic.

Chaise Lounge Rocking Chair by Joaquim Tenreiro

Chaise Lounge Rocking Chair by Joaquim Tenreiro

David Bjørngaard, July 2014

Elements is a showcase for unforgettable pieces. Check out my Pinterest page, Bjørn Studio, for more inspiration.





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