The Three-legged Chair is one of the most recognizable designs by Joaquim Tenreiro and the symbol of the high quality of his craftsmanship. Tenreiro’s great knowledge of the nature of wood and its technical possibilities allowed him to select the highest quality of five Brazilian hardwoods that he combined in this chair to create a truly dynamic effect.
The frame made of different blades of wood strips (rosewood, "roxinho", ivory, imbuya and mahogany), which creates a refined chromatic game; with turned hardwood feet fixed on the seat using the technique of fitting.
Tenreiro was particularly attentive to the dimensions and proportions of his designs to ensure a great comfort. Abandoning the rigid profiles and sharp edges of European modernism, he used organic forms and curved lines that can adapt to the human body.
Joaquin Tenreiro is renowned as one of the greatest furniture designers in Brazil. Leader of the Modernist movement, his work shows a perfect balance between modernism and traditional values.