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Armchair model "Ouro Preto"
Manufactured by Mobilia Contemporanea
Brazil, 1960
Upholstery, Imbuia wood, Nylon

Measurements
68 cm x 76 cm x 75h cm
26.7 in x 29.9 in x 12.2h in

Biography
Michel Arnoult was born in Paris and adopted Brazilian. He was recognized as one of the fathers of the Ready-To-Assemble furniture (RTA) and the flat-packaging. Arriving in Brazil early in the 50s, Arnoult made friends with the modern architect Oscar Niemeyer and the painter Cândido Portinari. Michel Arnoult always ardently defended the democratization of design at the expense of any creative vanity. In this regard, he said "That’s true, I make the same thing for 30 years, with this same passion for wood and well-made work. This trend for innovation does not interest me. Besides, furniture did not changed. Since Toutankhamon the chair as "a project" is the same".

Details
The Ouro Preto armchair is an important example of his genius as a designer, a piece with simple and elegant lines that contributes to any environment. Made of Imbuia wood, the minimalistic structure is combined with the beautiful nylon detail threads that support the backrest. The pieces were restored by one of our best craftsmanship.



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