originally published July 6, 2013.
So, Oscar Niemeyer made cool furniture as well as buildings? Of course he did. Seems like most architects are budding furniture designers as well (Frank Lloyd Wright, Ron Thom). Niemeyer passed away in December 2012 - 10 days short of his 105th birthday.
The Rio Chaise Lounge was designed in 1978 in collaboration with his daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer.
Features a bent wood frame, woven cane seat, and leather headrest pillow with weighted straps.
The image shown is a 2001 reissue for sale on 1st Dibs.
1978 original for sale at $28,000 in 2013
1978 original sold at auction $22,000 in 2008
1978 original unsold at auction $5000 in 2003
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