Joaquim Tenreiro, ‘Abstrata’ table
Joaquim Tenreiro (1906 - 1992)
Original noir painted glass top, wood frame, four metal feet. A «Tenreiro Moveis e Decoraçoes» label stuck under the top. This free-shaped table shows perfectly the essence of Joaquim Tenreiro’s style. The metal V-shaped base is composed by two tubular metal stems for one side and three stems for the other side. This sensation of controled disequilibrium is very interesting. The proportions, more than 2 meters, are also interesting. Joaquim Tenreiro collaborated with the most important modernist architects by designing for them very refined interior set-up. When Oscar Niemeyer designed the building for Bloch Editores S.A., he asked Joaquim Tenreiro to design the interior. This latter puts his most iconic pieces, as this table.
Height 72 cm (28 1⁄2 in) - Length 233 cm (91 3⁄4 in) - Width 108 cm (42 1⁄2 in)
- This table comes from the building of Bloch Editores S.A. which has been built by Oscar Niemeyer in 1966, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and entirely furnished by Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues.
- "Tenreiro", André Seffrin & al., éditions Bolsa de arte, Rio de Janeiro, 1998, p. 129