Sergio Rodrigues is a iconic Brazilian architect, interior designer and furniture designer. I started learning about him when I found this delightful hand drawing of his interiors which is below. In this rendering, I am especially attracted to the darker value that is used to render the flooring. This is successful way to provide a base which highlights the lighter valued furniture pieces and objects in the space. It is fun to see the the added human touch with the shoes by the chair, an open book on the chair arm and the glasses on the table. It looks like some just left the room.
I learned more about Rodrigues from a post on The Good Blood, a Brazilian blog. “Recognized for his architecture and interior design, Brazilian modernist Sergio Rodrigues is renown for his furniture, often executed with humor and whimsy: His Mole chair and sofa is exaggeratedly fat with flaps of black leather; the Tonico chair and sofa includes an oversize, belted bolster; and his Aspas (Quotation Marks) chair is sometimes known as the Chifruda chair, which roughly translates to a woman whose husband tends toward cheating.” Here is a picture of Rodrigues in his famous Mole chair.
He was also featured in Dwell magazine which included a wonderful slide show featuring him and his work. Take time to learn about Sergio Rodrigues.