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Jose Zanine Caldas, ‘Namoradeira’ conversation seat (sold)

Jose Zanine Caldas


‘Namoradeira’ conversation seat (sold)
circa 1970

Exceptional piece sculpted from an unique piece of wood. Solid sculpted juerana. Signed «Zanine», twice, at the base, on each side. The back and the seat are in the same block. Those two armchairs are united and reversed, that allows to be facing the interlocutor. This Namoradeira is a « useful sculpture». Become a truly iconic piece of Zanine’s work, this confident reveals all the creative strenght of the architecture who yearn for a total art.

Height 24 ¾ in - Width 42 ½ in - Depth 34 ½ in.

Provenance : Private collection Vera Abrantes, Brazil.

Literature :
- Catalogue de l’exposition «Modernité du design brésilien de 1950 à 1980», du 6 septembre au 31 octobre 2018, Galerie Chastel-Maréchal, Paris, notre fauteuil reproduit pp. 7, 16-17
- Movel Moderno Brasilerio, Marcelo Vasconcellos & al., éd. Olhared, Sao Paulo, 2017, p. 129
- Desenho da utopia - mobiliario moderno brasileiro, Ruy Teixeira & Jayme Vargas, éd. Olhares, Sao Paulo, 2016, p.122
- Modern furniture in Brazil, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, éd. Olhares, Sao Paulo, 2015, p. 153
- Movel brasileiro moderno, Marcelo Vasconcellos & al., éd. Aeroplano, FGV Projetos, Rio de Janeiro, 2011, pp. 172-173
- Zanine – sentir e Fazer, sous la direction de suely Ferreira da silva, éditions Livraria agir editora, Rio de Janeiro, 1988, p. 40