SER ESTAR - SERGIO RODRIGUES. ITAÚ CULTURAL (2018)
SER ESTAR - SERGIO RODRIGUES
ITAÚ CULTURAL INSTITUTE
JUN 09 2018 - NOV 05 2018
Curated by Daniela Thomas, Mari Stockler, Felipe Tassara, and Fernando Mendes, the exhibition evoked the essence of Rodrigues’ work. The designer’s professional trajectory was shown by Sergio’s desire to create objects and spaces ensuring the maintenance of comfort and warmth
Furniture, drawings, and plans explore the six-decade career of Rodrigues were displayed over three floors of the institute. The show is presented through the voice of Rodrigues himself, speeches and interviews were pasted across the walls. The curators indented for the audience to embrace the relaxed tone of the designer as he demonstrated his care and appreciation for architecture and for genuine Brazilian raw materials and furniture.
The exhibition was organized according to phases of his career. The ground floor presented stories and studies about some of his famous pieces of furniture and displayed the pieces themselves such as, the Mocho stool, the Mole, Chifruda, and Benjamin armchairs. The latter being the last piece ever designed by Sergio.
The first floor proposed an in examination of his extensive work as an architect, presenting the SR2, his system of pre-fabricated houses, as well as stories, and plans for some of the work he completed with the SR2 method, such as the Iate Clube in Brasília, his residence, and office in Rio.
Lastly, his personal history and family life was presented through a series of photos, paintings, letters and other objects revealing his architectural and interior influences.