LINA BO BARDI (1914-1992)
Pair of chairs model “Bola”
Manufactured by Nucleo Otto
Brasil, 1980 (designed in Brasil, 1951)
Painted tubular metal structure, hand-stitched leather, brass, and string
71 cm x 84 cm 79h cm.
28 in x 33 in x 31h in.
Olivia Fernandes de Oliveira, 2G: Lina Bo Bardi: Obra construida: Built work, Barcelona, 2002, pp. 36–37 and 227; Olivia de Oliveira, Subtle Substances: The Architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo, 2006, pp. 59–60; Ruy Teixeira e Jayme Vargas, mobiliario moderno Brasileiro, Desenho da utopia. Sao Paulo, 2016, page no number;
Aric Chen, Brazil Modern: The rediscorvery of the twentieth-century brazilian furniture. The monacelli Press, Page no number; Andres Lepik and Vera Simone Bader, Lina Bo Bardi 100, Brazil’s alternative path to modernism. Page 199;
Brazilian private collector
Lina Bo Bardi was born in 1924, and was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century of Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil where they co-founded the influential art magazine Habitat which referenced Bardi’s conceptualization of the ideal interior as a “habitat” designed to maximize human potential.