In a world where the boundaries between fields of work are becoming increasingly porous, Brazilian design has not been forgotten by the Museum either. In addition to some reference works, such as the Modelo 1001 chair, manufactured in the 1950s by furniture Cimo; the Folio armchair, by Emerson Borges; or even the Beijo armchair, by Maurício Klabin, the MON collection includes works that go far beyond the utilitarianism to juxtapose sculpture, as is the case with the works of João Batista Vilanova Artigas (1915-1985), who, although born in Curitiba, is one of the main names in the history of architecture in São Paulo, or Ricardo Afiune, pioneer in the theme of sustainability in furniture with his Tric bench, created with the Collaço e Monteiro architecture office.

Vilanova Artigas

Untitled, 1945 | Design | Wood, leather and iron | 82 x 66 x 85 cm

Carlos Motta

São Paulo Chair, 1982 | Design | Wood | 85 x 42 x 48 cm


CIMO 1001 Chair, undated | Design | Wood structure | 82 x 37.5 x 38 cm

Maurício Klabin

Beijo Armchair, undated | Design | Leather, foam, iron and rubber | 95 x 98.5 x 111 cm

Emerson Borges

Fólio Armchair, undated | Design | Upholstery and metal legs | 85 x 83 x 68 cm

Célio T. dos Santos and Heitor Éckeli

Joker Armchair, undated | Design | Medium density polyethylene | 70 x 70 x 65 cm