MP-129 armchair by Percival Lafer for Lafer S.A. 1960s

MP-129 armchair by Percival Lafer for Lafer S.A. 1960s

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MP-129 armchair by Percival Lafer for Lafer S.A. 1960s


About the item 

Percival Lafer is a contemporary Brazilian furniture maker and pioneer of the Brazilian Modernist movement. He is most famous for his chair and sofa designs, which combine low-profile hardwood structures with plush leather upholstery. The Lafer designs are distinct in the design world due to their exotism and certainly distinctive from European and American designs in this regard. It’s very noticeable that Lafer tried to create a vibrant and warm atmosphere with his designs that matched the Brazilian climate. Along with this, the eye for detail in Lafer furniture is simply stunning and certain construction details are very cleverly designed. Born on April 12, 1936 in Brazil, he studied at the Mackenzie Presbyterian University College of Architecture in São Paulo.

After graduating, his father passed away and he and his brothers took over Lafer S.A., his father’s furniture company founded in 1927, and expanded the business further. The most iconic designs by Lafer S.A. were certainly created in the 60s and 70s and are certainly the most pristine and sought after in the design world.

This specific MP-129 armchair comes from a more rare series from Lafer. The 129 series consist of a sofa and armchair. Specific for the 129 series is the geometrical construction of the wood frame that consists of a Pau Ferro Wood. The connection is provided through beautiful bolts that stick out on the sides. The seat is supported with white elastic bands and metal bars that are connected with each other. The grey-brown leather upholstery is very thick padded with foam and consists of multiple separate pillows that are connected through leather straps. The armchair carries the original Lafer markings, confirming its authenticity.

About its condition 

The armchair is in good condition with some minor traces of use on the leather near the armrests. The leather is in good structural condition and has only limited discolouration. The foam is in excellent condition and all parts are present and without damage. The wood frame has some slight wear with the backside of the right feet having some scratches and imperfections.

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 94 × 105 × 65 cm

Lafer MP

Country of manufacture



Percival Lafer

Era of manufacture



elastics, leather, metal, Pau Ferro wood


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