Esfera Armchair

Created in the 1970s by Brazilian designer Ricardo Fasanello, who was famous for working with innovative materials, the ESFERA armchair evokes the space age in both material and form. A spherical fiberglass structure supports a generously upholstered seat, and the whole armchair revolves. This sculptural and dynamic piece brings a sense of form and reason to any refined interior space.

Ricardo Fasanello

$19,390 CAD

Fibreglass Fabric or Leather
111cm W x 111cm D x 111cm H
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Ricardo Fasanello

Ricardo Fasanello

Ricardo Fasanello began demonstrating his talent at a young age, designing and building a sailboat at 14, and by the age of 18 he was building lofts of his own design. Leading a group of craft artists, he opened his own studio in Rio de Janeiro, in the inspiring and bohemian district of Santa Teresa, thus starting his career as a furniture designer.

His long and difficult experience contributed to his pioneering abilities, making his furniture shop a true design laboratory. Fardos was his first international success, comprising three huge rolls covered in suede and bound by canvas bands. This piece was featured at the Equipment Exposition that was held first in Paris and then in Berlin, in 1971.

The reward for his avant-garde and courageous work came in 1975, when Ricardo was invited to carry out the decoration of the new building for O Estado de São Paulo (Estadão), one of the largest newspapers in Brazil. His growing career as a designer was marked by uninterrupted and frenetic production, seeking perfection of form while exploring the potential of a range of materials that included steel, fiberglass, leather and especially resin, with design and technical solutions far ahead of his time.

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