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Geraldo de Barros Lounge Chair in Iron with Yellow Upholstery



Geraldo de Barros for Unilabor, armchair, fabric, iron, wood, Brazil, 1955 This lounge chair is by designed by the Brazilian modernist designer Geraldo de Barros. The chair features the profound used materials by Unilabor, an iron frame in combination with wood for the armrests. The geometric iron frame forms the base of this chair and supports the bulky seat in yellow upholstery. This design is a wonderful example of de Barros' designs that bear constructive references related to Concrete Art. Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) was a painter, photographer, graphic and product designer. He was experimenting with new forms and aesthetics during the 1940s. In 1952 he founded the Ruptura Group where excessive formalism was the core of their ideals. Barros believed that it was his task to educate the taste of the masses. In 1954 Geraldo de Barros, together with a Dominican Priest, found the Unilabor Community. He designs and project furniture based on his constructive references related to Concrete Art. From 1954-1961 Unilabor was one of the Stand marks in furniture design in São Paulo. Its social characteristic is well renowned. In his company Hobjeto Barros combined his two ideals by standardizing the production processes of home and office furniture. His furniture introduced innovative techniques such as the injection of rigid structured polyurethane and cut and lacquered chipboard.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 24.41 in. (62 cm)Depth: 29.53 in. (75 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very highquality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450095091stDibs: LU933125286962

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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