José Zanine Caldas ‘Banco Pilão' Carved Chair, Brazil circa 1979
José Zanine Caldas ‘Banco Pilão' Carved Chair, Brazil circa 1979 (2)
Stunningly beautiful mid century José Zanine Caldas ‘Banco Pilão' Carved Chair, Brazil circa 1979 beautifully hand-sculpted chair carved from stained Brazilian Jatoba Cherrywood, made in the workshops José Zanine Caldas in 1979, a truly worthy addition to any serious chair collection, reserve now.
Jose Zanine Caldas (1918 – 2001) was born on the southern coast of Bahia. He was a self taught artist, designer and architect, In the late 1930s (aged 20), Caldas started an architectural scale model workshop. During this phase of his career he worked with some of the major modernist architects active in Brazil at the time (such as Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa). A few years later Zanine started the “Z Artistic Furniture” line (Moveis Artisticos Z). He moved to Sao Paulo and expanded his resumé working as a scale modeler, furniture producer, and teacher at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Sao Paulo. In the 1970s Zanine traveled back to his home province of Bahia. Faced with the destruction of the Atlantic Forest, he started creating 'Protest Furniture' with wood reclaimed form the burnt forest. He started chiseling furniture directly from the huge logs of fallen trees and honed his signature style as a designer by creating organic, yet sculpturally brutalist pieces.
Provenance: Private collection Brazil
Please note: This item comes with an official certificate of authenticity
José Zanine Caldas
Jatoba Cherry wood
Practical & Beautiful
Condition: Offered in wonderful original condition with no restorations or damage, age related wear as to be expected, extremely heavy.
Width: 24” / 60cm
Depth: 24” / 60cm
Height: 33.5” / 85cm
Seat height: 18” /46cm
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