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PERCIVAL LAFER

Pair of armchairs
Manufactured by Lafer S.A. Ind. Com.
Brazil, 1960
Leather and jacaranda

Measurements
73 cm x 73 cm x 100h cm (38 cm seat height)
28,75 in x 28,75 in x 39,5h in (15 in seat height)

Provenance
Private collection, Sao Paulo

Detail
Modular series, in leather and rosewood, by Percival Lafer. The set can be either used separately as two lounge chairs but can be combined as well to use a sectional sofa combination

Biography
Percival Lafer is a brazilian designer pioneer of theModernist movement. He is most famous for his chair and sofa designs, which combine low-profile hardwood structures with plush leather upholstery. “I’ve always been drawn to the motion features of furniture,” he’s said. “The engineering and design work that goes into its mechanisms is fascinating and fulfilling.” Born on April 12, 1936 in Brazil, he studied at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University College of Architecture in São Paulo. After graduating, his father passed away and he and his brothers took over LAFER, his father’s furniture company. The designer currently lives and works in Campos do Jordão, Brazil.

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