Sergio Rodrigues’s Paraty Armchair Gets the Pantone Treatment
Sergio Rodrigues conceived the Paraty armchair for the lobby of Brasilia’s Itamaraty Palace—which houses the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs—in 1963. Today, the forward-thinking but eminently laid-back design looks fresher than ever, thanks to an update in the Pantone Spring 2018 palette. The five original colors have been swapped for 12 modern shades, including Lime Punch, Meadowlark, Arcadia, Spring Crocus, Little Boy Blue, and Cherry Tomato. Manufactured by LinBrasil, the solid beech structure—measuring 28 3⁄4 inches high, 29 1⁄2 wide, and 31 1⁄2 deep—is slightly inclined to provide a more comfortable sit, and has an extended base that appears to invisibly support the back. Pull up the coordinating footstool and kick up your feet. Through Espasso.