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Jean Gillon, Jangada Armchair in leather, 1968 Sold


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The most notorious work by Jean Gillon, “Jangada.” armchair.
The unique trapezoidal structure, built-in Brazilian jacaranda hardwood, the designer attached a nylon weave similar to a
fishing net, which supports big brown leather cushions.
Consistent with the chair´s concept and name, which refers to the kind of raft used by Northeastern Brazil´s fisherman, this piece was designed for relaxing.


Height 81.28 cm x Width 106.68 cm x Depth 81.28 cm


The Scandinavians, with their penchant for stressing the surface and silhouette of furniture, were the first in the twentieth century to realise that a simple slab of rosewood could provide all the ornamentation that a lot of people would wish for,” states a 1964 New York Times article on then-contemporary furniture trends.

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