Collection by Allie Weiss

Dwell's Primer on Brazilian Modernism


In light of our coverage of influential architect Lina Bo Bardi in our December/January 2016 issue, we round up our past coverage of great Brazilian modernists.

The living room of La Torraccia, a small guesthouse addition Bo Bardi designed in 1964 for the Cirell House in São...
In 1953, the American magazine Interiors praised Bo Bardi's Bowl chair by comparing it to the work of Eero Saarinen and...
Designed in 1965, Lafer’s MP-041 series presented an innovative, modern aesthetic, with heavy solid hardwood frames and...
We’ll start with the captain: Sergio Rodrigues, who was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1927, sits in his Mole chair,...
This is one of the very few prototypes of Oscar Niemeyer's Rio chaise longue made in imbuia wood.
Roberto Burle Marx was a renowned Brazilian landscape designer, who also produced brightly patterned textiles.

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