Jose Zanine Caldas, Important and rare low table

Jose Zanine Caldas

Important and rare low table
circa 1965

Pau rosa wood sculpted. This low table made up of solid pau rosa wood is typical of Jose Zanine Caldas work. He concentrates his research on wood, vernacular living material. His first concern is not the one of a designer ; he creates as an activist working on the protection of the forest. Salvaged wood or wood coming from a respectful trade, is at the heart of his reflexion. The forms given to this piece by Caldas result from the constraints linked to this material. Caldas, leader of the ‘after-concrete’ era, loves pau rosa. This tree with berries from Amazonia resists the weather and the insects. Even if it has a strong density, it is quite easily to sculpt.

Height 15 ½ in - Width 44 ¾ in - Depth 42 in.

Provenance : This seat belonged to the Zanine Caldas’ private collection.We can see this piece in an interview with the architect, in his Joatinga house, Rio de Janeiro.


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