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Geraldo de Barros

Double day bed

$37,000.00
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Description/

This double daybed sourced from a private collection in Brazil and certified by Fabiana de Barros daughter of Geraldo de Barros was manufactured in 1955 in the early years of Geraldo de Barros’ most important venture as a furniture designer. In 1954 de Barros founded Unilabor a co-operative furniture manufacturer that became a mechanism of modernization from below.

Unilabor was unity in work and a unity through work. A self-managed factory was run by the workers, it was a system of production that aimed to unify not only form and function, but also a living community and production processes. The discreet beauty of Unilabor furniture pieces is certainly informed by this balance of forces. In its context, Unilabor became a social model. It was a working environment perceived as healthy. It was created to be less a company, more a community.

Literature Unilabor, by Mauro Claro. Brasil, 2004. Senac SP; Arquitetura e Urbanismo edition (2004) Pg 147; Brazilian Modern Design, Alberto Vicente, Mar- celo Vasconcellos, Olhares Edicioes, 2017. Page 281.

Exhibitions Side Gallery, Barcelona, Unilabor: A terceira Via, Apr 19 2018 – Jul 12 2018 Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Frankfurt, Unilabor, Möbel und Fotografien, Sep 25 2019 – Jan 12 2020


Geraldo de Barros

Designer


  • Date/

    1955

  • Material/

    fabric upholstery, Jacaranda

  • Dimension/

    189.0 x 34.0 x 182.0 cm (74.4 x 13.4 x 71.7 in)

  • Style/

    Historic

  • Heritage/

    Brazil

  • Ships from/

    Barcelona

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