Joaquim Tenreiro | Brazilian furniture pioneer


Joaquim Tenreiro (1906-1992) is the pioneer of Modernist Brazilian furniture making. Born in Portugal to a family with a great tradition in furniture making, he moved to Brazil in 1928 at the age of 22.  The Cadeira Chair displayed here is one of his most popular designs.


This iconic coffee table is made of jacaranda veneer and dark green tainted glass.


Rocking chair is also made of jacaranda wood with cane seat and back.

joaquim-tenreiro-mid-century-designHow fun is this coffee table with a magazine holder? The type of wood which is pau marfim is perfect for this design.joaquim-tenreiro-mid-century-designA Rosewood side table by Brazilian designer Joaquim Tenreiro in the same style as his larger classic desks, built for the Bloch, Editores headquarters, a building designed by Oscar Niemeyer and with interiors furnished by Sergio Rodrigues and Joaquim Tenreiro.

 mid-century-modern-joaquim-tenreiroGet transported to the “Mad Men” era with this Four Seat Sofa.  Expansive and modern even for today’s interiors.