Percival Lafer

PERCIVAL LAFER is a Brazilian furniture designer who is best known for his mid-century modern furniture designs, which were produced from the 1950s through the 1970s. Lafer's designs were known for their sleek lines, use of natural materials, and functional yet elegant design.

One of Lafer's most famous designs is the MP-81 armchair, which was introduced in 1961. The chair was made from Brazilian rosewood and leather, and featured a unique folding design that allowed it to be easily transported and stored. The MP-81 chair became an iconic example of mid-century modern design, and is still highly sought after by collectors today.

Lafer's designs also included a variety of other furniture pieces, including sofas, tables, and chairs. His work was heavily influenced by the modernist design movement, which emphasized the use of new materials and technologies to create functional yet beautiful designs.

Today, Lafer's furniture designs are highly collectible, and are considered important examples of Brazilian modernism. His work has been featured in a number of design exhibitions and museums, and continues to inspire contemporary furniture designers around the world.

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