Pair of armchairs
Manufactured by Lafer S.A. Ind. Com.
Jacaranda, iron, fabric upholstery
77 cm x 66 cm x 74 cm height
30,31 in x 25,98 in x 29,13 in height
Movel Moderno Brasileiro, Olhares ed. 2017, model reproduced p.470
Underside of each with designer's paper label
Percival Lafer is a brazilian designer pioneer of the Modernist 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.