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Liceu de Artes e Oficios

Liceu De Artes & Oficios was established in 1873 by a group of elite coffee aristocrats that pretended to train skilled labor for possible future industrialization of Brazil.

Seven years after, the institution changed completely the proposal, really becoming a school of craftsmanship, occupying a building design by Ramos de Azevedo and been directly also by him. The teaching models become to follow the European Arts & Crafts Schools and the institution focused on design, casting, lock-smithing, carpentry, and other fields.

During these golden years of production many sofas, armchairs, credenzas by many Brazilian young designers were manufactured and commercialized by Liceu de Artes e Oficios. Liceu De Artes & Oficios was established in 1873 by a group of elite coffee aristocrats that pretended to train skilled labor for possible future industrialization of Brazil.

Seven years after, the institution changed completely the proposal, really becoming a school of craftsmanship, occupying a building design by Ramos de Azevedo and been directly also by him. The teaching models become to follow the European Arts & Crafts Schools and the institution focused on design, casting, lock-smithing, carpentry, and other fields.

During these golden years of production many sofas, armchairs, credenzas by many Brazilian young designers were manufactured and commercialized by Liceu de Artes e Oficios. Due to the high level of craftsmanship in modern drawn, it's common to see Liceu pieces being (wrongly) tributed to Joaquim Tenreiro.


rosewood sofa | seating

lounge chair | seating