Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin Library, University of São Paulo
Completed in 2013, the Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin library, a project signed by Eduardo de Almeida e Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb located in the campus of the University of São Paulo (USP), houses the collections that bibliophile José Mindlin donated to USP, consisting of over 50,000 volumes. The 235,000 sq. ft. library complex includes a cafeteria and auditorium and takes inspiration on reputable international libraries such as Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and Bibliothèque Saint Geneviève in Paris. The library’s interiors are furnished by an array of Brazilian-designed pieces, from modern to contemporary, illustrating some of the most iconic designs and designers from Brazil. Included are Sergio Rodrigues modern classics Mole armchair and sofa and Vronka armchair, along side his most recent design the Diz armchair from 2002; Jorge Zalszupin‘s iconic Vintage bench, from 1955, and Petalas coffee table, from 1962, and the last piece he designed, the Veronica armchair from 2010 also grace the library’s interiors as do contemporary fixtures such as Carlos Motta‘s Flexa, Guaiúba and Radar armchairs and Vitória dining table, and Claudia Moreira Salles‘ São Conrado sofa and armchairs.