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Tue 27.5.

‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso (US)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.05.2014 - Tagged as: , ,

'Rio Rocking Chaise' by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Detail of ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Originally designed in the 1970’s with daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer, celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s seminal work ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ is being re-edited for the US market by Espasso.

 

 

'Rio Rocking Chaise' by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Launched on May 14, 2014 during New York Design Week at Espasso’s Compasso exhibition, the event marks the first time the re-editions will be made available in the USA. “Oscar is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most influential architects, whose visionary work continues to have a profound impact on modern architecture worldwide.” says Espasso.

 

Detail of 'Rio Rocking Chaise' by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Detail of ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Espasso is also showing 20 furniture re-editions designed in the 1960s by acclaimed Brazilian architect Jorge Zalszupin. Etel Interiores in São Paulo is producing both lines of furniture crafting each piece with high-quality finishes and materials.

 

The Compasso exhibition is on at Espasso in New York until June 3, 2014.

 

to the Espasso website

 

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