LINA BO BARDI (1914-1992)
Pair of armchair model “Tripé”
Manufactured by Nucleo Otto
Iron and leather
78 cm x 68 cm x 77h cm
30,70 in x 26,77 in x 30,31h in.
Lina Bo Bardi, Instituto Lina Bo e Pietro Maria Bardi, Éditions Imprensa Official, Sao Paulo, 2008, page 59.
FVG Projeitos, Movel Moderno Brasileiro, Éditions Aeroplano, Rio de Janeiro, 2012, page 117.
Marceloa Vasconcelos and Zanine de Zanine, Brazilian Furniture chairs, armchairs, benches, stools, Éditions Olhares, Sao Paulo, 2013, page 12.
Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Jorge Zalszupin, Design Moderno no Brasil, Éditions Olhares, Sao Paulo 2014, page 26.
Desenho da Utopia, Brazilian Modern Furnitures, Éditions Olhares, Sao Paulo 2016, page 59; Lina Bo Bardi 100, Andres Lepik and Vera Simone Bader, Munich, 2014
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.