As a former Portuguese colony, Brazil’s colonization was marked by an invention of identity from an intense Jesuit presence and religiosity. Brazil, in many ways, is a product of the counter-reformation and its strictures of discipline, rigor and a cloistered life. These created what we might call a Christian ministry, a Government of colonized souls, paving the way for the Pudica (modest) chair. With its minimalist , economic lines, it exudes a silent religiosity.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Pudica Chair is an artefact that seeks syncretism between the rationalist style of the early twentieth century and the Brazilian colonial experience, embodied in the severity and economy of its forms and in the rise of a possible transcendence. Containment of an excess that poses as a brand, the piece takes up “Brazilian” inheritances in the form of a contemporary displacement. Apart from motivation, due to its characteristic design, Pudica Chair can be stacked.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The materials employed are drawn steel and sheet steel. Pudica is produced in shaped drawn steel that passes through welding processes. The seat is produced in sheet steel.
There is the possibility of a brass version.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
330 mm X 500 mm X 430 mm H (seat) / 85 mm (back)
Chair, Brass, Brazil, Stackable, Steel, Brazilian, Rationalist
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Pedro Paulo Venzon.
Pedro Paulo Venzon | Studio