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January 8, 2016
In light of our coverage of influential architect Lina Bo Bardi in our December/January 2016 issue, we round up our past coverage of great Brazilian modernists.
A small guesthouse designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1964 for the Cirell House in São Paulo.

Author, architect, and professor Zeuler Lima has dedicated the better part of his career to studying the work of 20th-century architect Lina Bo Bardi. In our December/January issue, we speak to Lima about why Bo Bardi is "among the most important architects of the 20th century." Pictured is the living room of La Torraccia, a small guesthouse addition Bo Bardi designed in 1964 for the Cirell House in São Paulo.

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Originally appeared in Why Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi Is "Among the Most Important Architects of the 20th Century"
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Lina Bo Bardi Bowl chair.

Bo Bardi, also celebrated in an exhibition at the Graham Foundation in 2015, designed the Bowl Chair in 1951. It is now produced in a limited edition by Arper.

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Arper
Originally appeared in Brazilian Modernist Lina Bo Bardi Gets Her Due in a New Exhibition
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MP-041 series designed by Percival Lafer in 1965

Despite a rise to prominence in the 1970s, pioneering designer Percival Lafer has remained a best-kept secret for collectors of midcentury Brazilian furniture. Designed in 1965, Lafer’s MP-041 series presented an innovative, modern aesthetic, with heavy solid hardwood frames and hand-tufted, pre-formed cushions. 

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Percival Lafer
Originally appeared in This Brazilian Modernist You Should Know About Designed Countless Classic Chairs
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Sergio Rodrigues

Sergio Rodrigues, known as the father of Brazilian modernism, was especially prolific during the midcentury modern period, founding his design firm, Oca Industries in 1955, moving on in 1968 to concentrate on hotel and residential designs, including prefab housing. His Mole chair, designed in 1961, is identifiable by its generous arm padding.

Originally appeared in Sergio Rodrigues
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Rio chaise longue by Oscar Niemeyer

Legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer designed only a few prototypes of this Rio chaise longue made in imbuia wood. 

Originally appeared in Brazilian Design 101
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Roberto Burle Marx was a renowned Brazilian landscape designer, who also produced brightly patterned textiles. 

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A small guesthouse designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1964 for the Cirell House in São Paulo.

Author, architect, and professor Zeuler Lima has dedicated the better part of his career to studying the work of 20th-century architect Lina Bo Bardi. In our December/January issue, we speak to Lima about why Bo Bardi is "among the most important architects of the 20th century." Pictured is the living room of La Torraccia, a small guesthouse addition Bo Bardi designed in 1964 for the Cirell House in São Paulo.

Photo by Zeuler R. Lima.

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