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Kilin Lounge Chair

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Sergio Rodrigues, 1973

Product ID: 00512

“Kilin” armchair with leather slingback seat and solid wood structure.

Sergio Rodrigues has been dubbed the father of Brazilian furniture. Indeed, he was responsible for establishing a new paradigm in design, setting himself apart with his very own language in his quest for a clearly recognizable Brazilian identity. He became notorious for his use of robust woods like jacaranda, peroba and imbue to create quintessential icons. His notorious “Mole” armchair was an immediate success, comprised of jacaranda and upholstered cushions supported by leather straps. The piece, informed by Rodrigues’ playfulness and wit, readily became associated with a typically relaxed Brazilian attitude and lifestyle.

Amongst his well-known works are pieces of furniture designed for the Brazilian Embassy in Rome, for the UNB (Brasí­lia University) and the Teatro Nacional (National Theater in Brasí­lia). The designer has worked closely with Oscar Niemeyer, as the latter’s interior designer of choice for his buildings in Brasilia.

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