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June 23, 2009

Studio visit with Sergio Rodrigues

While in Rio de Janeiro, I had the honor of visiting the studio of legendary Brazilian architect and designer Sergio Rodrigues. Sergio is probably most well-known outside Brazil for his chair designs, including his Mole (Poltrona, 1957) and Kilin chairs. [Lots of photos on his site, it’s flash so I can’t link to individual pages. And the “album” section only works in the Portuguese version.]

With Sergio and his wife.

Sergio examines the Objectified poster made by Bold for the events here.

I couldn’t leave Rio without snagging one of Sergio’s beautiful 1954 Mocho stools, below. Thanks to Sergio for having me over, and to the Bold guys for facilitating. Obrigado!


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Rogério Rocha says

Jun 23, 2009

Even though I did my best to attend the São Paulo screening, I couldn't make it. My friend went and loved it. I hope to be able to watch Objectified soon, be it on cinemas or home-video.

Bruno Porto says

Jun 24, 2009

Gary, great taste! Sergio rules! Next time, make sure you visit the Museu da Cadeira (The Chair Museu) two blocks from Sergio's studio at Centro Cultural Maurice Valanssi. You will find this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunoportodesign/3356918710/in/set-72157615242448017/

billybacon says

Jun 25, 2009

Right on, Gary! I'm happy we offered you an amazing opportunity to check Brazilian design and architecture.

Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit says

Jun 26, 2009

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