“Zeca” Armchair by José Zanine Caldas, Brazil 1960s
José Zanine Caldas
This characteristic “Zeca” armchair was designed by the pioneering Brazilian designer, Jose Zanine Caldas. Made of solid wood, this armchair was named after the childhood nickname of the designer.
Zanine Caldas is often referred to as the “Master of Wood” for the promotion and integration of traditional Brazilian crafts and modernism in a unique way, which is very visible in this lounge chair. Designed in the early 1960s for Móveis Artísticas Z, a factory he founded in São José dos Campos in 1948, the “Zeca” chair brings some of the unmistakable marks of the work of the master of wood.
The beautiful plywood frame (Móveis Artísticas Z specialised in the material) has an organic shape, characterised by the distinctive curve of the armrests that extend into the legs. The sinuous structural curves and apparent screws provide lightness to this piece. The design is complemented by the light upholstery in a premium bouclé fabric.
In good vintage condition. The legs and armrests have minor scratches and marks.
62.5 cm W x 87 cm D x 81 cm H; Seat Height 42 cm