Lounge Chair and ottoman designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Mobilier International during the late 1970s.
Oscar Niemeyer (Brazil, 1907) was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he finished his training as an architect engineer, and started his career in architecture, designing several government projects, including Brasilia, the modernist landmark capital and governmental center of Brazil.
His activist nature and support of socialist governments, (Niemeyer was a Stalinist, and a personal friend of Fidél Castro) forced him eventually to move away from Brazil during the military dictatorship. During his extended career as an architect, he has finished over 600 individual projects, either in Brazil or in exile abroad:
This includes our ON1 lounge chair and ottoman, designed during his period in France and produced by Mobilier International.
The curved lines in the design are typical for Niemeyer’s work, who was “not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man”, rather he was “attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves.”
Materials: Stainless steel base, fabric, Bakelite handles.
Condition: Excellent, recently renewed black leather upholstery. Minimal signs of wear.
Origination: France, late 1970s. Labelled on both ottoman and lounge chair.
Height: 76 cm
Depth: 77 cm
Width: 115 cm
Height: 41 cm
Depth: 77 cm
Width: 77 cm