Rio Chaise Longue | Phillips, de Pury & Company

Phillips, de Pury & Company-Rio Chaise Longue

Estimated value: 10.000-15.000 US$

Reached Price : 25095 US$

Auction:
20-21st Century Design

Sales date: 2003-06-11

Location:
New York

Lot number: 106

Design

Oscar Niemeyer

Architonic id

4102884

In collaboration with Anna Maria Niemeyer, Bentwood, caning and leather
321/4 x 231/2 x 691/4 in.
(81.9 x 59.7 x 175.9 cm)

Literature:
Marc Emery, Furniture by Architects,
New York, 1983, p. 224
Jean Petit, Niemeyer, poète d'architecture, Lugano, 1995, pp. 365 and 383
Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos,
Móvel Moderno no Brasil, São Paolo,
1995, p. 61

David Underwood's central thesis on the architecture of Niemeyer is that it "proclaimed a new Brazilian aesthetic based on the physical geography of Brazil and the suggestion that 'form follows feminine.'" This rare chaise, designed during Niemeyer's one burst of proclivity towards furniture design in the 1970s, epitomizes the architect's love of curves.