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SERGIO RODRIGUES (1927-2014)

Pair of table lamps
Manufactured by Oca
Brasil, 1965
Chrome-plated steel, jacaranda, linen

Measurements
18,5 in diameter x 46 in height
47,1 cm diameter x 117 cm height

Literature
Sergio Rodrigues, Soraia Cals, Icatu publishers, page 190

Provenance
Private collection, Sao Paulo

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.