Brazilian furniture pioneer Joaquim Tenreiro

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Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992) is the pioneer of Modernist Brazilian furniture making. Born in Portugal to a family with a great tradition in furniture making, he moved to Brazil in 1928 at the age of 22.  The Cadeira Chair displayed here is one of his most popular designs.

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This iconic coffee table is made of jacaranda veneer and dark green tainted glass.


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Rocking chair is also made of jacaranda wood with cane seat and back.

joaquim-tenreiro-mid-century-designHow fun is this coffee table with a magazine holder? The type of wood which is pau marfim is perfect for this design.joaquim-tenreiro-mid-century-designA Rosewood side table by Brazilian designer Joaquim Tenreiro in the same style as his larger classic desks, built for the Bloch, Editores headquarters, a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer and with interiors furnished by Sergio Rodrigues and Joaquim Tenreiro.

 mid-century-modern-joaquim-tenreiroGet transported to the “Mad Men” era with this Four Seat Sofa.  Expansive and modern even for today’s interiors.