Icon Revealed: The Mid-Century Legend, Jorge Zalszupin

Wed, January 20
Icon Revealed: The Mid-Century Legend, Jorge Zalszupin
The Mid-Century Legend, Jorge Zalszupin

Jorge Zalszupin was born in Poland in 1922 but after the horror of World War II he moved to Brazil to purse his passion for architecture.

After years of working in design he set up his own wood working shop, L'Atelier.  Pairing stunning Brazilian rosewood with luxurious leather, the workshop became famous of their exquisite use of the finest materials. One of his best known is the Dinamarquesa Chair, a simple yet elegant silhouette. Meaning ‘Danish’ in Portuguese, the chair takes inspiration from mid-century Danish design. Known for his acute eye for detail and vicarious research into materials, Jorge designs were made to not only stand the test of time, but to impress and delight generations to come.

Images show 'JZ' bar cart, 'Dinamarquesa' and 'Veronica' chairs.  

Image credits: Eliseu Cavalcante / ESPASSO