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Linha Upholstered Stool by Filipe Ramos
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Linha collection was designed from the top to bottom. The first piece of this collection is the planter pedestal. One of the other pieces in this collection is this upholstered s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Linha Upholstered Stool in Leather
By Filipe Ramos
Located in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
The Linha collection was designed from the top to bottom. The first piece of this collection is the planter pedestal. One of the other pieces in this collection is this upholstered s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Stools

Materials

Steel, Steel

  • Linha Upholstered Stool in Leather
  • Linha Upholstered Stool in Leather
  • Linha Upholstered Stool in Leather
  • Linha Upholstered Stool in Leather
H 23.63 in. Dm 15.75 in.
Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
By Percival Lafer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Percival Lafer, lounge chair with ottoman model MP-211, wood, leather, Brazil, 1974 Lounge chair by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. This set consists of a solid wood base in whic...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Leather
H 30.71 in. W 39.77 in. D 38.19 in.
Revoar Fringes Ottoman Natural Leather 21st Century Off White
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Produced in natural leather, the Revoar ottoman has fringes and chain handles made with leather threads braided by hand. It is finished with a gold metal, which denotes its alignment...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Brazilian Modern Brutalist Pair of Stools, Brazil, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brazilian modern, Brutalist, brown leather and Caviuna pair of stools in a Brutalist 1960s Bohemien chic. Measures: L 73 cm, D 73 cm, SH 36 cm.       
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Brutalist Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Teak

Jean Gillon, Leather Chair and Ottoman, Brazil, circa 1960s
By Jean Gillon
Located in New York, NY
With its slung arms, reclined seat, and plush, leather upholstery, this chair, created by Jean Gillon in the 1960s, possesses a quintessential Brazilian aesthetic. The piece comes wi...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Brazilian Ottoman in Brown Leather and Rosewood by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Karlstad, SE
Ottoman / stool by Percival Lafer, Brazil, 1960s. This ottoman consist of a rosewood frame upon which the cushion rests. The cushions are upholstered in brown leather with rosewood ...
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20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Wood, Rosewood

Jean Gillon Blue Leather Captain Chair with Ottoman, 1960s
By Jean Gillon
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Stunning midcentury leather armchair with ottoman in a beautiful blue leather upholstery (original). This unique armchair sits very well and is the typical style of Jean Gillon wi...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Brazilian Rosewood and Leather Chair and Ottoman
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Rosewood and leather sling chair and ottoman, circa early 1960s. This example has an exquisitely grained stacked rosewood frame with hand-stitched original caramel leather sling and ...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

Brazilian Midcentury Armchair and Ottoman by Giuseppe Scapinelli
By Giuseppe Scapinelli
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Brazilian armchair and ottoman in leather and caviuna wood by Giuseppe Scapinelli height armchair: 89cm W x 81cm D x 90cm H – ottoman: 52cm W x 30cm D x 36.5cm H.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Wood

Oak Lounge Chair and Ottoman with Green Leather Cushions, Brazilian
Located in Maastricht, NL
A Brazilian lounge chair with a matching ottoman in the manner of Percival Lafer. They are made of oak with green leather cushions. The measurements stated are of the chair. The ott...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Oak Lounge Chairs with Green Leather Cushions
Located in Maastricht, NL
A pair of Brazilian lounge chairs in the manner of Percival Lafer. They are made of oak with green leather cushions.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Brazilian Stool Footrest Ottoman by Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon
Located in New York, NY
Hard to find item by Brazilian designer Jean Gillon. This example is in fair condition, showing cosmetic wear and one tenon has been cracked and re-glued.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Footstools

Materials

Leather, Wood

1950s Cabin Modern Sergio Rodrigues Poltrona Mole Ottoman Bench South American
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Washington, DC
Strong and Sturdy. Poltrona Molé Ottoman, Manufacturer ISA, Designer Sergio Rodrigues. Unmarked. W: 33 x D: 21.5 x H: 16 in.  
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Brutalist Brazilian Armchair in Cognac Leather
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brown Cognac leather and solid teak armchair in a Brutalist and Brazilian style 1960s Bohemien chic Measures: D 75, W 73, H 79, SH 35 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Brutalist Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Teak

  • Brutalist Brazilian Armchair in Cognac Leather
  • Brutalist Brazilian Armchair in Cognac Leather
  • Brutalist Brazilian Armchair in Cognac Leather
  • Brutalist Brazilian Armchair in Cognac Leather
H 31.11 in. W 28.75 in. D 28.75 in.
Brazilian Leather MP-81 Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Voorburg, NL
A beautiful 1970s Brazilian ottoman, model MP-81 designed by Percival Lafer. This amazing comfortable ottoman has a solid wooden frame and a soft Brazilian chocolate brown leather cu...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Wood

  • Brazilian Leather MP-81 Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Brazilian Leather MP-81 Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Brazilian Leather MP-81 Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Brazilian Leather MP-81 Ottoman by Percival Lafer
H 15.75 in. W 31.5 in. L 15.75 in.
Pair of Percival Lafer Rosewood and Tufted Leather Upholstered Ottomans
By Percival Lafer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of black tufted leather Percival Lafer solid rosewood and upholstered ottomans. Circa early 1970's. These examples have been newly upholstered Price listed is for the pair.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Stools

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Brutalist Pair of Ottoman, Brazil, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brown leather and solid teak pair of stools in a Brutalist and Brazilian style 1960s Bohemien chic. Measures: L 73 cm, D 73 cm, SH 36 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Brutalist Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Teak

Rosewood and Suede Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rosewood and Suede lounge chair and ottoman by Percival Lafer. Labeled made in Brazil, April 6, 1974. Ottoman Dimensions 20.5"D x 30"W x 14" H
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood, Suede

Pair of Novo Rumo, 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Lounge Chairs and Ottomans
By Novo Rumo
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of Novo Rumo, 1960s Brazilian jacaranda lounge chairs and ottomans upholstered in beige leather. Ottoman measures: 20.5" x 27.5" x 17" high.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Jacaranda

Zalszupin 1960s Brazilian Jacaranda Paulistana Chair and Ottoman
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Brazilian jacaranda Paulistana chair and ottoman by Jorge Zalszupin with black leather upholstery Ottoman dimensions: 29in wide, 21.5in deep, 12.75in high.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Cognac Leather Chair and Ottoman, Brazil, 1960s
By Jean Gillon, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Almelo, NL
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s a group of young Brazilian designers produced some of the most extraordinary antique furniture of the period a series of unique forms which merged trad...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Hardwood

Brutalist Brazilian Pair of 1960s Ottomans
Located in Antwerp, BE
Brown leather and solid teak pair of stools in a Brutalist and Brazilian style 1960s Bohemien chic Measures: L 73 cm, D 73 cm, SH 36 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Brutalist Ottomans and Poufs

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Teak, Leather

  • Brutalist Brazilian Pair of 1960s Ottomans
  • Brutalist Brazilian Pair of 1960s Ottomans
  • Brutalist Brazilian Pair of 1960s Ottomans
  • Brutalist Brazilian Pair of 1960s Ottomans
H 14.97 in. W 28.75 in. D 28.75 in.
Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottomans
By Percival Lafer
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Percival Lafer rosewood and leather ottomans or stools. Beautiful patina to the original leather.
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20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

  • Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottomans
  • Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottomans
  • Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottomans
  • Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottomans
H 16.5 in. W 31.75 in. D 22.75 in.
Percival Lafer Leather and Jacaranda Ottoman
By Lafer, Percival Lafer
Located in San Francisco, CA
An inviting leather and Jacaranda ottoman by Percival Lafer for Lafer S.A. Ind. Com. Comfortable over-stuffed top is upholstered in muted dijon tufted leather. Signature tapered c...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Jacaranda, Leather

Vintage Brazilian White Armchair and Ottoman, Jangada, 1968, Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon
Located in Leuven , BE
This fabulous easy chair was designed by Jean Gillon for Wood Art, Brazil in 1962. This amazing chair is made of organic shaped Jacaranda wood and has a rope seat that resembles a fi...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Armchairs

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Leather, Wood

Black Mid-Century Leather ottoman or foot stool, Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues
By Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Berlin, DE
Black Mid-Century Leather ottoman or foot stool, Attributed to Sergio Rodrigues This ottoman or foot stool was designed and produced in the 1960s in Brazil. It is attributed to Ser...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Leather

Jean Gillon Brazilian Jacarandá Rosewood Ottoman Stool Brown Leather by Wood Art
By Jean Gillon
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare Jacarandá rosewood ottoman by Jean Gillon. Made in Brazil by Wood Art, circa 1960s. A beautiful piece in perfect restored condition.  
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20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Rosewood

Percival Lafer Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Percival Lafer
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice Perceval Lafer rosewood and leather lounge chair and ottoman. It is in it's original condition with wear to the leather and wood although it is pretty good considering it's ag...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

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Rosewood, Leather

  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 34.5 in. W 33 in. D 36 in.
Jean Gillon Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Jean Gillon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jangarda Lounge chair and ottoman. Designed by Jean Gillon for Woodart/Brezil circa 1970. Exotic hardwood, leather and fishnet.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

  • Jean Gillon Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Lounge Chair and Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Lounge Chair and Ottoman
H 33 in. W 34 in. D 37 in.
Pair of Percival Lafer Rosewood and Tufted Leather Upholstered Ottomans
By Percival Lafer, Lafer
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of white tufted leather Percival Lafer solid rosewood and upholstered ottomans, circa early 1970s. These examples have been newly upholstered Price listed is for the pair.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather, Rosewood

Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Denver, CO
A wonderful rosewood and chocolate Brazilian leather lounge chair and ottoman by Percival Lafer. From the estate of its single owner, who purchased it in Panama in the 1970s. Some ...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood

  • Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
  • Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
H 33.5 in. W 33.5 in. L 33.5 in.
Percival Lafer Dark Brown Chrome Leather "Earth" Chair with Ottoman
By Percival Lafer
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of leather armchairs with matching ottomans by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. Elegantly aged, the patina highlights a rich dark leather, elevated on chromed metal legs. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Brazilian Leather Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Designer: Percival Lafer. Manufacturer: Percival M.P. Period/Style: Brazilian Modern. Country: Brazil. Date: 1970s. Dimensions: 33.5″ H x 29″ W x 35″ D. Seat Height 15″. Ott...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Chrome

Rosewood & Leather Ottomans
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of rosewood and leather ottomans by Percival Lafer circa early 1970's. Beautiful x detail to the top stitching juxtaposed with the solid rosewood bases makes these ottomans trul...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Footstools

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Leather, Rosewood

  • Rosewood & Leather Ottomans
  • Rosewood & Leather Ottomans
  • Rosewood & Leather Ottomans
  • Rosewood & Leather Ottomans
H 18 in. W 24 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Paul MCCobb caramel leather ottomans or square stools
Located in Hollywood, CA
A pair of tufted, deep caramel leather ottomans or square stools with black steel bases by Paul McCobb. The cushion measures 4 inches in height. Many pieces are stored in our wareho...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Steel

Solid Caviuna ottoman with tufted cushion
Located in Hollywood, CA
Solid Caviuna ottoman with beautiful grain and tufted caramel leather cushion. The cushion rests on leather straps as seen in the last photos. Leather straps are original. Many pie...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather

Pair of Black Leather and Rosewood Lounge Chairs with Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of lounge chairs and ottoman from Brazil, designed by Percival Lafer. A fiberglass frame with black leather and rosewood legs. Ottoman is 27w x 21d x 16h.
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rosewood, Fiberglass

Percival Lafer Dark Brown Chrome Leather Earth Chair with Ottoman, a Pair
By Percival Lafer
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of leather armchairs with matching ottomans by Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. Elegantly aged, the patina highlights a rich dark leather, elevated on chromed metal legs. Th...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Brazilian Lounge chair with Ottoman with Beige Leather
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Lounge chair with ottoman, leather and Brazilian hardwood, Brazil, 1970s A bulky lounge chair with ottoman that contains the characteristics of Brazilian modern furniture design. ...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Sergio Rodrigues, 'Sheriff' Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Original Cognac Leather
By I.S.A. Italy, Sergio Rodrigues
Located in Waalwijk, NL
'Sheriff' lounge chair and ottoman, in Brazilian wood and leather, by Sergio Rodrigues for I.S.A. Italy, Italy, 1961. Comfortable and wide lounge chair by Brazilian designer Serg...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman in Cognac Leather
By Jean Gillon
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jean Gillon, 'Jangada' armchair and ottoman, rosewood, nylon rope, cognac leather, Brazil, 1968. This robust and hefty armchair is designed by Jean Gillon. The originality of this...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rope, Wood

Large Leather Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer
By Lafer, Percival Lafer
Located in South Charleston, WV
Exceptionally comfortable and large, this armchair by Percival Lafer of Brazil was designed to provide true comfort with plush tufted leather and solid jacaranda frame giving the sle...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda, Leather

Percival Lafer Patchwork Leather Chair or Ottoman
By Percival Lafer
Located in Miami, FL
Patchwork leather chair with removable back rest also can be used as an ottoman designed by Percival Lafer, for Brazil Industries.
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery

Pair of Lounge Chairs with Ottoman in Black Leather by Percival Lafer
By Percival Lafer
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Percival Lafer, set of 2 lounge chairs with ottoman, leather and Brazilian hardwood, Brazil, late 1960s. Bulky and grand lounge chairs with one stool by Brazilian designer Perciva...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Hardwood

Exotic Rosewood and Leather Brazilian Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exotic rosewood or jacaranda and leather Brazilian lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Jean Gillon for Italma Wood Art, Brazil, circa 1960s. It retains it's original leather uphols...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By Jean Gillon
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jean Gillon, 'Jangada' armchair and ottoman, rosewood, nylon rope, leather, Brazil, 1968. This robust and hefty armchair is designed by Jean Gillon. The originality of this Jangan...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Leather, Rope, Wood

  • Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
  • Jean Gillon Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman
H 32.29 in. W 35.44 in. D 39.38 in.
Percival Lafer Ottoman
By Percival Lafer
Located in Porto, PT
Wood and brown leather ottoman. Producer: Lafer.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Wood

  • Percival Lafer Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Ottoman
  • Percival Lafer Ottoman
H 16.54 in. W 25.99 in. D 20.87 in.
Percival Lafer Rosewood and Leather Ottoman
By Lafer, Percival Lafer
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Percival Lafer. Manufacturer: Lafer MP. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Rosewood, glass.  Condition: This Percival Lafer rosewood and leather ottom...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

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Leather, Rosewood

Pair of Brazilian Leather Ottomans
By De Sede, Percival Lafer
Located in Oaks, PA
Pair of Brazilian leather ottomans of saddle leather with patchwork stitched. Would make an excellent coffee table or ottoman as they are very sturdy.
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Brazilian Leather Ottomans
  • Pair of Brazilian Leather Ottomans
  • Pair of Brazilian Leather Ottomans
  • Pair of Brazilian Leather Ottomans
H 15 in. W 28 in. D 28 in.

Brazilian Animal Skin Ottomans and Poufs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs is available at 1stDibs. Find 47 antique and vintage brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 3 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. There are all kinds of brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern and Modern brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs are of considerable interest. If space is limited, there are small brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs measuring 12.21 inches across. Brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Percival Lafer, Jean Gillon and Lafer are consistently popular.

How Much are Brazilian Animal Skin Ottomans and Poufs?

Prices for brazilian animal skin ottomans and poufs start at $798 and top out at $44,800 with the average selling for $3,550.

On the Origins of Brazilian

     Commencing in the 1940s and '50s, a group of architects and designers transformed the local cultural landscape, merging the modernist vernacular popular in Europe and the United States with traditional Brazilian techniques and indigenous materials.

     Key influencers during the mid-20th century include natives Oscar Niemeyer, Sérgio Rodrigues and José Zanine Caldas as well as such European immigrants as Joaquim Tenreiro, Jean Gillon and Jorge Zalszupin. These creators frequently collaborated; for instance, Niemeyer, an internationally acclaimed architect, commissioned many of them to furnish his residential and institutional buildings.

     Hallmarks of Brazilian design from that period include smooth, sculptural forms and the use of native woods like rosewood, jacaranda and pequi. The work of designers today exhibits many of the same qualities, though with a marked interest in exploring new materials (witness the Campana Brothers stuffed-animal chairs) and an emphasis on looking inward rather than to other countries for inspiration.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.