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OSCAR NIEMEYER (1907-2012)

Chaise longue model “Rio”
Manufactured by Tendo
Brasil/Japan, 1978
Lacquered wood, cane,leather fabric

Measurements
173 cm x 60 cm x 85 cm
68 in x 23 3/4 in x 33 1/2 in

Literature
Mark Emery, Furniture by Architects, New York, 1983, p. 224
Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier du XXe Siècle, Dictionnaire desi Créateurs, Paris, 1994, p. 453
Furniture by Architects, Emery, pg. 224

Provenance
Private collection, Sao Paulo

Details
This chaise was designed in collaboration with Anna Maria Niemeyer

Catalogue Essay
I have a vivid memory of meeting Niemeyer in his studio overlooking the beach at Copacabana. Every time one of us mentioned one of his buildings he took out a thick black pencil, a sheet of kitchen paper, and drew the cross section in one fluid line. I had just been to see the Casa de Canoas. He drew it, his assistant folded it up and handed it to me.

Deyan Sudjic