Oscar Niemeyer - Time for Design London Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Co., New York, 'Design', 24 May, 2007, lot 202
    Acquried from the above

  • Literature

    Mark Emery, Furniture by Architects, New York, 1983, p. 224
    Pierre Kjellberg, Le Mobilier du XXe Siècle, Dictionnaire desi Créateurs, Paris, 1994, p. 453

  • Catalogue Essay

    I have a vivid memory of meeting Niemeyer in his studio overlooking the beach at Copacabana. Every time one of us mentioned one of his buildings he took out a thick black pencil, a sheet of kitchen paper, and drew the cross section in one fluid line. I had just been to see the Casa de Canoas. He drew it, his assistant folded it up and handed it to me.

    Deyan Sudjic

Donated by Rolf Sachs


'Rio' rocking chaise longue

circa 1978
Painted bent plywood, leather, rubber, brass, metal.
85 x 57.5 x 170 cm (33 1/2 x 22 5/8 x 66 7/8 in.)
Manufactured by Tendo Mokko, Tokyo, Japan.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £20,000

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta e Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019

Time for Design

London Auction 28 April 2016