(jiří macek) The Chifruda chair, designed by Brazilian design icon Sergio Rodrigues, can be found as a new piece in the Espasso collection, which consists of works by Brazilian designers only. If you want to explore Brazil, this is where your journey should start.
The chair, which Sergio Rodrigues designed exclusively for an exhibition entitled Furniture as a Work of Art in 1969, features everything one admires from the work of this extraordinary designer – the atmosphere of the 1960s in Brazil when design and architecture initiated new ideas and the future of the country, links to the past and nature, and a connection with local art. The re-edition of the Chifruda chair was made for Espasso in Brazil this year. Forty pieces overall can be purchased either in New York or Los Angeles. Apart from this chair, the Espesso catalogue also includes other furniture designed by Rodrigues, such as the famous Molo chair from 1961 and Oscar from 1956. Designs by Cláudio Moreira Salles, Arthur Casas, and Mendes Hirth, which look really great next to pieces by Sergio Rodriguese, Jorge Zalszupin, and Ricardo Fasanell, prove that Brazilian design is not only about the past.