Joaquim Tenreiro 'Curved' (curva) Chairs, Brazil 1960s

Joaquim Tenreiro 'Curved' (curva) Chairs, Brazil 1960s


4 beautiful 'curved' chairs by Joaquim Tenreiro. The chairs have a wooden frame with a D-shaped cane seat and a curved back with sixteen thin spindles. They are slender, light and the craftsmanship is almost flawless.

Living in a society where perfect execution is not everybody's primary concern, you can feel the amount of love, perfectionism and quality control that went into these chairs.


52 cm W x 50 cm D x 81 cm H, seat height: 40,50 cm


Brazil, ca 1960. In excellent condition.


Tenreiro, Soraia Cals, Bolsa de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1998, p. 127 and 212 (ill.)

Móvel moderno no Brasil, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Olhares, 2015, p. 87 and 121.

Móvel moderno Brasileiro, Marcelo Vasconcellos, Aeroplano, P. 92

Brazil Modern, Aric Chen, Monacelli Press, New York 2016, p. 76 and 77

Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furnitures,  Éditions Olhares, São Paulo 2016, p 115



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