Brazilian architect-designer Sergio Rodrigues was born in 1927 in Rio de Janeiro to a family of prominent artists and intellectuals. He studied at the National School of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro. After graduating in 1952, Rodrigues began to focus more on furniture design, and, in 1955, he founded Oca, an Ipanema-based brand focused on the development of modern Brazilian furniture. Recognized internationally as one of Brazil’s most influential modern designers, Rodrigues’s work champions the Brazilian identity, often drawing inspiration from traditional forms and utilizing native materials, such as Peroba, Jacaranda, and Imbuia woods.
This Tonico lounge chair was designed by Rodrigues in circa 1960. It is made from solid Jacaranda and masterfully restored in Gotland sheepskin and Loro Piana buffalo leather. Our designers chose to cover the top bolster pillow and seat in our curly, silky soft Gotland sheepskin. The lumbar cushion and bottom of the seat is in the Loro Piana leather. The look creates a beautiful contrast in texture and color between the two materials as well as the beautiful wood.
29 W x 39 D x 39 H x 17.5 SH in
Jacaranda, Gotland sheepskin, Loro Piana Italian buffalo leather
Excellent. Restored in Saint Louis.