b. 1927
- d. 2014
  • Brazil
Turnover 2023
$USD 189.991
Record Sale
$USD 54.377

Sergio Rodrigues graduated from the National Faculty of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro in 1951. In 1949, he began his career as an assistant professor under the guidance of David Xavier de Azambuja, who later invited him to participate in the design of the Civic Center in Curitiba in 1951. This endeavor introduced him to prominent architects like Olavo Redig de Campos and Flávio Regis do Nascimento, through whom he crossed paths with Lucio Costa.

Sergio Rodrigues relocated to Curitiba, where he established Móveis Artesanal Paranaense, in collaboration with the Hauner Brothers. In 1954, he was appointed to lead the interior design department at Forma S.A. in São Paulo, gaining exposure to the work of various European designers and establishing connections with notable figures like Gregori Warchavchik and Lina Bo Bardi.

In 1955, he returned to Rio de Janeiro and inaugurated his furniture store, OCA, which over the years showcased an impressive collection of more than a thousand furniture creations. Sergio Rodrigues participated in numerous exhibitions and received accolades for his innovative designs. This period marked the creation of iconic pieces such as the “Mole,” “Lúcio Costa,” and “Oscar Niemeyer” armchairs. An adaptation of the “Poltrona Mole” earned him the “Concorso Internazionale Del Móbile First Prize” in 1961 in Cantú, Italy. 

In 1963, he founded the Meia-Pataca company and, in 1968, sold OCA to establish a design studio in Rio de Janeiro. His portfolio included interior design projects for residences, offices, and hotels. Notably, he designed the Central Bank in Brasília and the headquarters of Editora Bloch in Rio de Janeiro. Sergio Rodrigues also participated in exhibitions like “Brazilian Furniture – Premises and Reality” at MASP in São Paulo and was awarded the “Lapiz de Plata Award” at the Buenos Aires Architecture Biennial in 1987 for his exceptional body of work.

In 2006, he received the top award in the furniture category at the 20th edition of the “Design Award” held at the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo, thanks to his remarkable “Diz” armchair.


Record Sale

Sergio RODRIGUES (1927-2014)
Chaises Lucio (c.1960)

Wood (Jacaranda), cannage
80 x 47 x 49 cm

Brussels, Belgium
Design scandinave vs américain vs brésilien
26 jun 2018


Lot # 175
Hammer price: $ 41,866
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 54,377
Estimate: $ 23,324 – $ 34,986

Other works

No results found.


No results found.

Latest News

No results found.

Buy & Sell

Art Market Insights