Jan 11, 2013

São Paulo School of Arts and Crafts

available at Espasso

available at Modern Furniture

available at R 20th Century

available at Adesso

available at noho modern

Liceu de Artes e Ofícios is a technical college located in São Paulo, Brazil. The school was founded in 1873 with the mandate of meeting São Paulo's need for skilled labour. Their objective - 'to train artisans and workers for workshops, trade and agriculture'. 

'The College also produced furnishings and wood paneling. Some of these works can be found in places like the Rio Sheraton, Meridien Hotel, Sydney Hilton, Hotel Tropical Manaus Hotel Transamerica - Sao Paulo and in airports. There is also a room with furniture in the Lyceum Ipiranga Museum and also the Immigrant Memorial.' more here.

Furniture produced at the school during the 1950s-1970s is now highly collectible.

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