These 1970s Cubo chairs take cuboid forms and scoop out their core. They were designed by Jorge Zalszupin. He was Polish but moved to Brazil, having been inspired by the works of Brazilians Oscar Niemeyer and Roberto Burle Marx.
Post World War II Brazil was undergoing rapid change, with many opportunities for young designers and architects. Zalszupin was embraced into an exclusive group of designers who advised and worked with Niemeyer. In 1959 he founded the influential L’Atelier furniture studio, taking advantage of Brazil’s rich natural resources of both material and skilled craftsmen to take forward Brazilian modernism into a new age.