60 Years of Sergio Rodrigues’ Mole Chair

Espasso celebrates the Brazilian designer's iconic, comfort-first leather furniture

The Rio de Janeiro-born Sergio Rodrigues, who passed away just a few years ago, wasn’t called the father of Brazilian furniture lightly. His penchant for comfort, and beautiful local woods like jacaranda, resulted in designs like his late ’50s Mole chair: an exquisite piece whose leather invites rest, rather than rigidity (“mole” translates to “soft” in Portuguese). Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the designer’s iconic …