1960's Brazilian Modern Percival Lafer Coffee Table
45ʺW × 27.75ʺD × 13.5ʺH
A mid-century cocktail or coffee table by famed Brazilian designer Percival Lafer. A large format table is crafted in a layered, sculptural relief of four exotic tropical hardwoods. Jacaranda, teak, mahogany, and rosewood are fitted with a clear glass top. The waterfall legs of the table may be folded inwards to facilitate shipping or storage. In very good condition, with some age-appropriate wear; the finish is original. A collector's piece.
Percival Lafer is a contemporary Brazilian furniture designer and a pioneer of the Brazilian Modernist movement. He was born in 1936 and studied architecture at the prestigious Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo. When his father unexpectedly died not long after Lafer graduated in 1960, he and his three brothers inherited the family furniture business. They transformed the operation into a world-class manufacturer of high-quality furniture, with Lafer assuming charge of design and product development.
I’ve always been drawn to the motion features of furniture. The engineering and design work that goes into its mechanisms is fascinating and fulfilling. – PERCIVAL LAFER
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