b. 1907
- d. 2012
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 233.792
Record Sale
$USD 78.696

Oscar Niemeyer’s career spanned over eight decades, during which he revolutionized architectural design with his innovative approach to form, space, and structure. He gained international recognition for his collaboration with Le Corbusier on the design of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, which showcased his distinct style characterized by curvilinear shapes, daring use of reinforced concrete, and a commitment to creating harmonious spaces that seamlessly integrated with their surroundings. 

Niemeyer’s architectural philosophy transcended mere functionality; his buildings were sculptural works of art that defied conventions and embraced the organic, often resembling abstract compositions that celebrated lightness and grace. His fascination with curves and fluidity led to the creation of iconic structures like the Cathedral of Brasília, a breathtaking concrete masterpiece that rises like a crown of light from the Brazilian capital’s landscape. 

Throughout his prolific career, Niemeyer’s work was marked by a sense of social consciousness, as he believed architecture could play a role in shaping a better society. He was a fervent advocate for modern architecture as a vehicle for progress and a means to enhance the human experience. Oscar Niemeyer’s influence reached far beyond Brazil, shaping the architectural discourse globally. His legacy continues to inspire architects, artists, and thinkers, and his buildings stand as a testament to his unwavering commitment to innovation, creativity, and the pursuit of beauty in built form.


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Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
Chauffeuses mod. Brazilia On1 dites « Alta » (c.1971)


Lot # 7
Rosewood. Tissu. Ed. Tendo Brasileira



Design Brésilien
13 sep 2022
Artcurial (S.V.V.)
Paris, France

70 x 69 x 93.5 cm
Hammer price: $ 59,982
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 78,696
Estimate: $ 19,994 – $ 24,993

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