Oscar Niemeyer

First Published 30 August 2013

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Photos

1. Alta easy chair (often with a footrest)

2. Cathedral of Brasilia

3. Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, or MAC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4. The designer in his “Rio” chaise lounge (designed in 1977)

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Oscar Niemeyer believed the curve is the natural solution when concurring large spaces (along with concrete!). He even wrote a poem inspired by the curves he observed in his country – in the mountains, rivers and waves and a woman’s body.

Two of our favorite examples of his genius are smaller scale projects – chairs and a chaise lounge! He started designing furniture while living in exile in Paris (due to his openly communist views) in the 1960s. He collaborated with his daughter Anna Maria on these designs – Niemeyer doing the drawings and his daughter developing the projects. According to his daughter her father designed about 12 pieces of furniture most of them have never been seen.

The Rio chaise lounge is a sumptuous example of refined luxury resulting form Nimeyers masterly handling of sensuous curves.

A few of the Rio chaise lounges are still produced each year but they are hard to come by!

We can source work for you by this designer. Please contact us for inquiries.

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