Key facts

Product:
Rio Chaise Longue
Manufacturer:
Phillips
Architonic ID:
4102884
Country:
United States
Category:
Furnishings

Product description

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.