These 1970s Cubo chairs take cuboid forms and scoop out their core. They were designed by Jorge Zalszupin, a Polish architect who moved to Brazil, having been inspired by the works of Brazilians Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx.
Post World War II Brazil was undergoing rapid change, with many opportunities for young designers and architects. Zalszupin was embraced into an exclusive group of designers who advised and worked with Niemeyer. In 1959 he founded the influential L’Atelier furniture studio, taking advantage of Brazil’s rich natural resources of both material and skilled craftsmen to take forward Brazilian modernism into a new age.
Each chair’s body floats just above the ground on a shallow plinth. They are being reupholstered in an ivory wool boucle from Italy. (The pictures here show our last pair in a very similar fabric from Pierre Frey.)
H65 W87 D87cm each