Side Gallery

Side Gallery

OSCAR NIEMEYER (1907-2012)

Low easy chair
Manufactured by Tendo Brasileira
Underside with manufacturer’s label TENDO BRASILEIRA/INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO DE MOVEIS LTD
Brasil 1978
Black lacquered plywood, black leather

Measurements
70 cm x 114 cm x 46 cm
27¾ in x 45 in x 18 in

Provenance
Renata & Arturo Profili, Sao Paulo.
Acquired from the above by the gallery.

Literature
Jean Petit, Niemeyer: Poète d’Architecture, Lugano, 1995, pg. 362 for a drawing, pg. 367 and pg. 383
Alan Hess, Oscar Niemeyer Houses, New York, 2006, ppg. 222-23
Roberto Civita, Pedro Ariel Santana, Design Brasil: 101 anos de história, exh. cat., Museu da Casa Brasileira, São Paulo, 2010, p. 59 for a drawing
Marc Emery: Furniture By Architects: International Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Design. New York, October 1998, ppg. 220, 224

Quotes
“It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love.”

“My work is not about ‘form follows function,’ but ‘form follows beauty’ or, even better, ‘form follows feminine.’