Liceu de Artes e Oficios, Pair of armchairs

Liceu de Artes e Oficios (créé en 1873)

Pair of armchairs
circa 1960

Solid wood, leather straps, cushions upholstered with a clear fabric.

Height 74 cm (29 1/4 in) - Width 82 cm (32 1/4 in) - Depth 84 cm (33 in)

Founded in 1873, first to teach industry construction, then according to the model of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, Lyceum de Artes e Oficios advocate manual work and crafts. Very active circa 1900, the Lyceum is the first producer of Art Nouveau pieces of furniture. Famous works have been executed by the Lyceum, as the Saint-Paul cathedral (1913-1954) and the metal framings of the Sao Paulo museum of Arts (1947). The style evolves through the years and in the 50’s the production shifts towards modern pieces, adapted to the high demand of this time. The school still exists today and continues to make pieces of furniture, while also opening up to new technologies such as multimedia or production of cultural events. It is considered as the best technical school in Brazil.

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