These “Cubo” chairs from the 1970s take the shape of a cuboid and exploit its core. They were designed by Jorge Zalszupin, a Polish architect who moved to Brazil after being inspired by the works of Brazilians Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx.
After World War II, Brazil was undergoing rapid changes that offered many opportunities to young designers and architects. Zalszupin was included in an exclusive group of designers who advised and collaborated with Niemeyer. In 1959, he founded the influential L’Atelier furniture studio, using Brazil’s rich natural resources of materials and skilled craftsmen to lead Brazilian modernism into a new age.
The body of each chair floats on a flat base just above the floor. They are reupholstered in a pearlized cotton-linen blend by Pierre Frey.
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