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SERGIO RODRIGUES (1927-2014)

Bed
Manufactured by Oca
Brasil, 1956
Jacaranda wood, leather, steel and iron

Measurements
140 cm x 190 cm x 72h h cm (21 cm seat height)
55,11 in x 74,80 in x 28,34 h in (8,26 in seat height)

Provenance
Private collection, Sao Paulo

Details
Manufacturer´s stamps

Biography
Sergio Rodrigues was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927. After graduating in 1952 from the Faculdade Nacional de Arquitetura, he assisted in opening Moveis Artesanal Paranaense, the first modern art and furniture store in Curitiba in Brazil. In 1955, Rodrigues founded Oca, one of the most influential modern furniture companies in Brazil. Amongst his well­known works are pieces of furniture designed for the Brazilian Embassy in Rome, for the UNB (Brasília University) and the Teatro Nacional (National Theater in Brasília). The designer has worked closely with Oscar Niemeyer, as the latter’s interior designer of choice for his buildings in Brasilia.