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‘Rio’ chair by Carlos Motta

Thirty years after Carlos Motta designed the São Paulo chair, a ubiquitous find in interiors all over Brazil, Motta introduces his newest design, the Rio chair.  Inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s “sweetness, beauty, salty air, colonial buildings and its inhabitant’s exuberant joy,” the Rio chair’s playful, unpretentious, and functional design continues Motta’s commitment to cultural and environmental responsibility.  The Rio is available in FSC-certified Eucalyptus or Teak woods with an option of colored laminates made of recycled plastic bottles.  Introduced at Casa Cor Rio de Janeiro (Brazil’s premier architecture and interior design fair) in November of 2011, the Rio chair is now available exclusively by ESPASSO in the US.

Image credits: 3. Courtesy of Casa Cor

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