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Item No. 100090297

Paulistano Armchair

$1,995.00
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Item No. 100090297

Paulistano Armchair

$1,995.00

1 Frame
Black
Stainless Steel
Matte Black
Natural
Terra Cotta
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  • Exceptionally comfortable, deceptively simple chair.
  • Fluid frame composed of a continuous 17-foot-long piece of steel.
  • Wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather.
  • 32.67" H 27.16" W 27.16" D
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Designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha for Objekto
Paulistano Armchair
$1,995.00
Flexing its muscles — To create his Paulistano Armchair, Paulo Mendes da Rocha transformed a single piece of solid steel into a fluid form that supports a full-grain leather sling seat. The final result is a sturdy, exceptionally comfortable chair that flexes slightly with the sitter.
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Originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil, the Paulistano Armchair’s frame is a continuous 17-foot-long piece of solid steel that’s welded in a single spot and hand-machine polished. This deceptively simple structure is then wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather that develops a patina over time. Exceptionally comfortable, the Paulistano flexes slightly, and the sling can be adjusted up or down the frame for upright or relaxed sitting. Made in France.
  • Exceptionally comfortable, deceptively simple chair.
  • Fluid frame composed of a continuous 17-foot-long piece of steel.
  • Wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather.
  • Frame exhibits markings consistent with hand craftsmanship.
  • Leather will gain beautiful depth and luster over time.
Brand Objekto
General Dimensions
  • 32.67" H 27.16" W 27.16" D
Assembly Requires Assembly
Warranty
DWR honors a one (1) year warranty on all products. Brand-specific warranties may extend to longer periods.

Paulistano Armchair

  • Height (in): 32.67
  • Width (in): 27.16
  • Depth (in): 27.16
  • Polished stainless steel or black powder-coated carbon steel frame
  • Vegetable-tanned, full-grain semi-aniline double-sided leather

Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Born in Brazil in 1928, Paulo Mendes da Rocha began his career in Sao Paulo as a member of the “Paulist brutalist” avant-garde. He opened his office in 1955 and created an early masterpiece, the Athletic Club of Sao Paulo (1957). Civic landmarks, museums, schools, hotels, and apartment buildings followed, and Mendes da Rocha took his place in the pantheon of Brazilian architects.

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Fabulous, Functional
I’ve owned my pair of Paulistano chairs for ELEVEN years now! I bought them in the rust hue. They show zero signs of wear despite frequent use. I have been careful not to place them in direct sunlight and the leather has not faded one bit. I am considering ordering two new leather slings in the sand color because I’m going to be changing my decor. I am convinced these chairs will outlive me (I am 55). They were an enormous investment for me at the time I purchased them but they are an exquisitely timeless design with a small footprint that brings dramatic, modern style to my living room. They could easily be used as an occasional chair in a den, bedroom or any other room in the house. I highly recommend this piece of functional art wholeheartedly!
June 10, 2020