Product ID: 00950
The "Paulistano" armchair is comprised of a single bent piece of steel with a canvas or leather sling cover, outstanding in its comfort as well as in its visual lightness. Originally designed in 1957 by Pritzker prize laureate Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the "Paulistano" armchairs were once part of the living room of the Athletic Club, in São Paulo, later being included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, in New York.
About Paulo Mendes da Rocha
In 2006 Paulo Mendes da Rocha was awarded, The Pritzker, the most prestigious international architecture prize with many of his other works winning public competitions. Mendes da Rocha is a fore-runner in the Brutalist movement, characterized by his use of prefabricated concrete slabs and steel. He has strong themes running through his work; territory, technique and the city. One of the strengths of his work lies in his strive for resources of technical perfection for the consolidation of the spaces he creates. Mendes da Rocha's architecture meets social and aesthetic human needs and his furniture reflects this attitude as well. His furniture is known for its outstanding comfort and visual lightness.
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Phosphated Carbon Steel
Polished Stainless Steel