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Contemporary Yvy Chair in Suede and Peroba Do Campo Wood by Nicolò Friedman
By Aucap
Located in Firenze, IT
Yvy is a chair like no other. With a modern and fabulous design, this chair is ready to become a unique piece in your home. It features a shape that allows you to consider it more th...
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2010s Brazilian Other Chairs

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Steel

Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Armchair and Ottoman by Percival Lafer in Chocolate
By Percival Lafer
Located in Belmont, MA
Brazilian Mid-Century Modern armchair and ottoman by Percival Lafer in chocolate brown suede and rosewood. Ottoman measures: 23" W x 25" D x 16.5" H.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Suede, Rosewood

Paubra Midcentury brazilian Chair in Metal and Suede, 1950s
By Móveis Pau Brasil
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Paubra Midcentury brazilian Chair in Metal and Suede, 1950s This set of chairs was produced in the same factory of the furniture of Lina, that lasted about 3 years, between the end ...
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Metal

Cadeira Anjo Inox Estofada/ Angel Chair Inox Overstuffed by Alê Jordão
By Alê Jordão
Located in Hollywood, CA
A one of a kind chair by Brazilian designer Alê Jordão. The frame is made of polished stainless steel and the cushion is upholstered in a cream suede. Many pieces are stored in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Chairs

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Stainless Steel, Steel

"Presidencial" Lounge Chair by Jorge Zalszupin, for L' Atelier, Brazil, 1970
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Hamburg, PA
A rare "Presidencial" lounge chair by Jorge Zalszupin for L' Atelier Brazil, 1970. Rosewood, original suede upholstery with rosewood buttons, chrome-plated and enameled steel. Addit...
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Rosewood, Suede

Pair of Rib Chairs in Brazilian Imbuia & Suede, Attributed to Martin Eisler
By Martin Eisler
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of rib chairs, produced circa 1950s and attributed to designer Martin Eisler, in Brazilian Imbuia wood frames, with seat and back upholstered in tufted mustard-yellow ...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Suede, Wood

Jorge Zalszupin - 8 Rosewood dining chairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of 8 dining chairs designed by Jorge Zalszupin for L'Atelier. Made in Brazil ca 1960's. Rosewood shells with original turquoise suede cushion.
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Dining Room Chairs

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Wood, Suede

Pair of Brazilian Lounge Chairs Attributed to Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Brazil: pair of lounge chairs attributed to Jorge Zalszupin, c. 1970
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Vintage 1970s Brazilian Club Chairs

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Aluminum, Brass

Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs Midcentury
By Percival Lafer
Located in Cookeville, TN
Rosewood frames with leather straps are topped with brown suede leather cushion to make up this set of two Lafer lounge chairs. They are by Brazilian Percival Lafer in the Mid-Centur...
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Mid-20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Leather, Suede, Rosewood

  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs Midcentury
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs Midcentury
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs Midcentury
  • Percival Lafer Lounge Chairs Midcentury
H 27 in. W 35 in. D 31.75 in.
Rare Jangada Chair and Ottoman by Jean Gillon
By Jean Gillon
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Excellent example of Brazilian Modernism. This Jean Gillon “Jangada” chair and ottoman is in wonderful condition. Chair features a Jacaranda wood frame, woven sling support net, and ...
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Jacaranda, Rosewood, Suede

South American Suede Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of south american suede chairs available on 1stDibs. South american suede chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. South american suede chairs bearing Mid-Century Modern or Hollywood Regency hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small south american suede chairs measuring 11 inches across. South american suede chairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Percival Lafer, Alê Jordão and Aucap are consistently popular.

How Much are South American Suede Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,648, while they’re typically $3,100 on the low end and $12,000 highest priced.

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 Chairs for You

Chairs are an indispensable component of your home and office. Can you imagine your life without the vintage, new or antique chairs you love?

With the exception of rocking chairs, the majority of the seating in our homes today — antique and vintage Windsor chairs, chaise longues, wingback chairs — originated in either England or France. Art Nouveau chairs, the style of which also originated in those regions, embraced the inherent magnificence of the natural world with decorative flourishes and refined designs that blended both curved and geometric contour lines. While craftsmanship and styles have evolved in the past century, chairs have had a singular significance in our lives, no matter what your favorite chair looks like.

“The chair is the piece of furniture that is closest to human beings,” said Hans Wegner. The revered Danish cabinetmaker and furniture designer was prolific, having designed nearly 500 chairs over the course of his lifetime. His beloved designs include the Wishbone chair, the wingback Papa Bear chair and many more.

Other designers of Scandinavian modernist chairs introduced new dynamics to this staple with sculptural flowing lines, curvaceous shapes and efficient functionality. The Paimio armchair, Swan chair and Panton chair are vintage works of Finnish and Danish seating that left an indelible mark on the history of good furniture design.

“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts,” said Ray Eames. 

Visionary polymaths Ray and Charles Eames experimented with bent plywood and fiberglass with the goal of producing affordable furniture for a mass market. Like other celebrated mid-century modern furniture designers of elegant low-profile furnishings — among them Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Finn Juhl — the Eameses considered ergonomic support, durability and cost, all of which should be top of mind when shopping for the perfect chair. The Eameses introduced numerous icons for manufacturer Herman Miller, such as the Eames lounge chair and ottoman, molded plywood dining chairs the DCM and DCW (which can be artfully mismatched around your dining table) and a wealth of other treasured pieces for the home and office.

A good chair anchors us to a place and can become an object of timeless appeal. Take a seat and browse the rich variety of vintage, new and antique chairs on 1stDibs today.