Joaquim Tenreiro Custom-Made Bookshelf

Joaquim Tenreiro Custom-Made Bookshelf

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Maxwell Ryan
Feb 4, 2011

This is aspirational and, yes, it does look like an Eames design (but it isn't). Although R 20th doesn't publicly list the price on this piece, I know it's not cheap. Still, it's so distinct I had to write it up. It's a one-of-a-kind custom piece by Brazilian designer Joaquim Tenreiro. He made it around 1954 (four years after the Eameses designed their famous storage unit), and the sliding panels are reverse-painted glass.

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