Sergio Rodrigues Tonico Chair by Oca for Meia Pataca, circa 1963Automaton Vintage Furnishings
Newly imported from a private collector in Brazil, this example of the "Tonico" chair features the rarely seen high arms as opposed to the lower ones more commonly available. This lounge chair was procured from the original home in Brazil which Rodrigues had worked on as the architect and completely furnished as the interior designer. This chair has been recently reupholstered in new old stock which was obtained from Señor Manuel, the Rodrigues' original upholsterer who collaborated with him on his projects. The frame is fabricated from solid jacaranda (rosewood), which displays a beautiful grain with much movement and contrast. The seat cushion and the suspended back cushion are both upholstered in a heavy weight cream/ivory linen and the back seat cushion is upholstered in a lighter linen of a fresh green hue. The original leather straps hold up the suspended upper cushion and can be adjusted according to height preference by removing the chunky jacaranda finials to tighten or release the straps.
Brazilian Modern is fantastic alternative to the usual suspects seen in Mid-Century Modern design furniture. The use of clean lines and minimal form of this piece make it appropriate for a number of locations, from classic and contemporary homes to elegant executive offices to hip startups. It would also be great in a hospitality, retail or corporate location, such as a boutique hotel lobby, cocktail bar, members club, workspace studio, director's office or in a luxe clothing emporium. Consider pairing with our Percival Lafer sofa and coffee tables or our Carlo Hauner for Forma Brazil Rosewood credenza, contact us for details and current inventory.
Measurements: 39" H x 40" W x 37" D
Seat height 18"
Seat depth 22"
Frames are in excellent original condition. Upholstery is new.