Iconic Brazilian Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Jean Gillon, 1960s (SOLD)
Iconic Brazilian Jangada Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Jean Gillon, 1960s. Upholstered in yellow/cognac leather. The chair has a tropic wooden frame, the cushions are hanging in webbed ropes, inspired by a fishnet.
Frequently refered to as the most notorious work by Jean Gillon, the “Jangada” armchair was designed with the foreign market specifically in mind. To its distinctive trapezoidal structure, built in Brazilian hardwood, the designer attached a nylon weave similar to a fishing net, which supports big leather cushions. Consistent with the chair´s concept and name, which refers to the kind of raft used by Northeastern Brazil´s fisherman, the net comfortably enraptures the body of the person sitting on it, inspiring a relaxed posture.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition
Width 105 cm
Depth 91 cm
Height 81 cm