For some practitioners of architecture, the insatiable desire to draw everything, from the largest to the smallest to take full control of the project, echoes the famous phrase uttered by Mies Van Der Rohe: "God is in the details." Similarly, designing furniture provides another creative outlet for in-depth exploration of human-scale works of architecture.
Throughout the history of the Brazilian Architecture, and especially since the modernist movement, architects not only became known for their building designs, but also for their detailed chairs and tables. Several of these pieces of furniture were initially designed for a specific project and then went into mass production due to their popularity.
In this impressive list of works, chairs and armchairs stand out for their incorporation of structural and technical-constructive qualities, materiality, ergonomics, and aesthetic lightness. Other pieces featured show the re-tooling and re-thinking of bars, carts, sideboards, tables, and other objects.
Here are some of the most well-known and esteemed design objects created by Brazilian architects.
FGMF + Estúdio Paulo Alves
Carrinho bar Totó
Carrinho de chá JZ
Lina Bo Bardi
Cadeira Beira de estrada
Cadeira Isa d’aprés siza
Oscar Niemeyer + Anna Maria Niemeyer
Chaise Longue Rio
Cadeira Oswaldo Bratke
Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Mobiliário Sesc 24 de Maio - Paulo Mendes da Rocha + MMBB
Mesa de centro Zu
Coleção Próteses e Enxertos
Cadeira Zanine N