Paulistano Chair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

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Paulistano Chair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Paulistano Chair by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulistano Chair

A “pudding chair” that is comfortable to sit in and is flexible in all directions, including laterally. When designing this chair, the architect had that in mind. He achieved his goal by using spiral steel, which is incredibly thin and flexible and is “dressed” with a leather or canvas cover rather than traditional upholstery. Paulistano got the first Design MCB Award in 1986. The item is part of the MCB Collection and may be seen at the Museu da Casa Brasileira’s long-term display titled “Remains of the Atlantic Forest & MCB Collection.”


Title: Paulistano Chair
Creator: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Date created: 1901/2000
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Location created: São Paulo, Brazil
Physical Dimensions: 71 x 70 cm


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