Teo hosts an exhibition of the Brazilian architect and furniture designer Percival Lafer, still alive and active. The exhibition was inaugurated as part of the São Paulo Design Weekend festival in August 9 and will last till August 31. The exhibition consists of 53 original vintage furniture pieces, including armchairs, ottomans, sofas, sofa beds, side and coffee tables, table lamps and the convertible MP-Lafer – a replica of the classic English MG TD – which had 4.300 pieces manufactured since 1974. At last, the curatorship is by the architect Felipe Hess.
Percival Lafer (1936) is a Brazilian architect who took over the family furniture company (Lafer) with his brothers after the death of his father. His work as an industrial designer left a mark in the Brazilian furniture history since 1960’s. His first design was the bold and original MP-1 armchair in 1961 with a structure which mix wood and metal. In fact, his work is relevant by its modern character, quality and by the purpose of create affordable design pieces to everybody – in a period that only the Brazilian elite could afford that, mostly due to industrial limitations and the artisanal process of furniture making in the 1960’s. Also, his furniture was exported and sold in the United States Europe, especially in Germany.
Pictures by Allan Marques