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Uncovering the South: Modern Brazil (1940-1970) at R & Company

Often overshadowed by the dominance of mid-century American, Italian and Scandinavian linages, Brazil witnessed its own thriving decades of modern furniture design. Factoring in as R & Company’s sixth...
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Often overshadowed by the dominance of mid-century American, Italian and Scandinavian linages, Brazil witnessed its own thriving decades of modern furniture design. Factoring in as R & Company‘s sixth survey on the topic, the New York gallery’s Modern Brazil expo showcases the depth and breadth of its Brazilian collection: furniture, textiles and ephemera by Lina Bo Bardi, Carlo Hauner, Martin Eisler, Roberto Burle Marx, Oscar Niemeyer, Sergio Rodrigues, Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalsupin and Jose Zanine. The exhibition will be coupled with a Monacelli Press-published monograph, released in early 2016.

Modern Brazil: till 9 January: R & Company: 82 Franklin St. New York

Set of four Julia chairs with solid hardwood frame and cane seat and back. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1980.
Set of four Julia chairs with solid hardwood frame and cane seat and back. Designed by Sergio Rodrigues, Brazil, 1980.
Photo_By_Joe_Kram, courtesy of R & Company
Photo_By_Joe_Kram, courtesy of R & Company
Upholstered lounge chair in grey with a sculptural iron frame. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.
Upholstered lounge chair in grey with a sculptural iron frame. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.
Brazil_Modern_2_Photo_By_Joe_Kram
Photo_By_Joe_Kram, courtesy of R & Company
Credenza with four drawers in jacaranda. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.
Credenza with four drawers in jacaranda. Designed by Carlo Hauner for Forma, Brazil, 1960s.
Desk in jacaranda. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950s.
Desk in jacaranda. Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro for a private commission in the Flamengo neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950s.
Curved credenza in pau marfim (ivory wood). Early design by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1940s.
Curved credenza in pau marfim (ivory wood). Early design by Joaquim Tenreiro, Brazil, 1940s.
Photo by Joe Kram, courtesy of R & Company
Photo by Joe Kram, courtesy of R & Company
Root table in aquariquara wood with glass top. Designed by Jose Zanine, Brazil, 1970s. Included in the exhibition 'Zanine, L'Architecte et la Forêt' at the Musée d'Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1989-90.
Root table in aquariquara wood with glass top. Designed by Jose Zanine, Brazil, 1970s. Included in the exhibition 'Zanine, L'Architecte et la Forêt' at the Musée d'Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 1989-90.
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