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 De Janeiro, 1984 by Elliott Erwitt
Wall hung storage cabinet in Jacaranda, with lattice front, front view, by Joaquim Tenreiro
Cantu Chairs by Sergio Rodrigues
Dining Table by Jose Zanine
Beach Soccer (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2010, by Josef Hoflehner
Ipanema Armchair by Jorge Zalszupin
Rosewood, Jacaranda and leather combine in these groovy 1960’s chairs by Percival Lafer
A classic 1950’s lounge chair designed by Joaquim Tenreiro
Cabo Frio, 2001, by Massimo Vitali
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, wrought iron and brass, by Geraldo de Barros, 1955
Gio Adjustable Armchair by Sergio Rodrigues
Lucite mirrored cabinet by Fernando and Humberto Campana, 2006. Favela industriousness meets uptown chic.
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.