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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Bright Brazilian Chair in a Minimal Escape

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Remodelista Reconnaissance: A Bright Brazilian Chair in a Minimal Escape

July 1, 2022

This week we took a tour of Casa Três: A Former Merchant’s Quarters in Portugal’s Algarve, now a guesthouse. “Beautiful,” one reader commented. “Would love to know where the white-metal frame chair with red fabric in the bedroom is from.”

As is custom in this column, you asked, we answer. Here’s the scoop:

The Sighting

the chair in question, a jolt of color in an otherwise muted, minimalist bedroo 9
Above: The chair in question, a jolt of color in an otherwise muted, minimalist bedroom. Photograph via The Addresses.
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Above: A closeup. Photograph via The Addresses.

The Source

the verdict? the chair is the iconic paulistano chair, it&#8\2\17;s a brazi 11
Above: The verdict? The chair is the iconic Paulistano chair, it’s a Brazilian riff on Bauhaus style, designed in 1957 by Paulo Mendes da Rocha for Objekto. For a similar bright color palette, opt for the Paulistano Canvas Chair in Paprika and a carbon steel frame powder-coated in white (it’s shown here in chrome); £1,062 from Twentytwentyone.

Like all originals, Paulistano chairs can be pricey; see how one Remodelista contributor DIY’ed the design back in the day for a high/low take.

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