Brazil Modern-The Rediscovery of Twentieth Century Brazilian Furniture
"Brazil is perhaps one of the last — if not the last — great discoveries of 20th-century furniture", Meyers says in the introduction. As Chen goes on to explain, the fact that the country’s midcentury designers aren’t as well-known as Eames or Breuer, say, is the result in part of its isolation during the dictatorship, the relatively small production scale, and the difficulties in exporting tropical woods that could warp in drier climates and which eventually grew scarce. (An international trade agreement restricts the sale and transport of products made from endangered woods.) We love the look!