Set of Six "Cantu" High-back Chairs, ca. 1959
manufactured by Oca as part of the Tacape line; rosewood and leather (6)
391/8 in. (99.4 cm) high
Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, Sergio Rodrigues, Rio de Janeiro, 2000, p. 126
Mario Dal Fabbro, Upholstered Furniture, New York, 1969, p. 44
The name of the Tacape line of furniture is based on the shape of the legs, which is reminiscent of an indigenous war club. The "Cantu" chairs won third place in the 1961 IV Concorso Internationale de Mobile in Cantu, Italy.