Collection by Allie Weiss

A Glimpse Into the Height of the Brazilian Modernist Movement


Two Brazilian modernists, Lina Bo Bardi and Roberto Burle Marx, are the feature of a new exhibition at New York's R & Company, opening March 24, 2015.

Lina Bo Bardi, a female designer who made a mark on the Brazilian modernist movement, produced minimal wood furniture, as well as public spaces—including the SESC-Pompéia Center in São Paulo. Meanwhile, Roberto Burle Marx was a renowned Brazilian landscape designer, who also produced brightly patterned textiles. These artworks, as well as Bo Bardi's rich furnishings, are paired together in a new exhibition, on view through April 30.

Included here are the Bola armchair designed by Lina Bo Bardi (1951), a pine chair designed by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo...
The Bola armchair features a black iron frame and a leather seat with lace-up detailing.
This pine dining set was designed by Lina Bo Bardi, Marcelo Ferraz, and Marcelo Suzuki in the 1980s.
This multicolored textile by Roberto Burle Marx contains his signature in the corner.
A circular textile by Roberto Burle Marx.