A Lounge Chair by Mini Boga for Taaru

At the Instagram account of l’authentique I came across an image of a few very rare lounge chairs, I personally had not seen before as far as I remember. Designed by Mini Boga in the 1960s and manufactured by Taaru, India. The boxy frames of these lounge chairs are made from solid teak wood, and the joints and details show a real quality of craftsmanship.

The chairs are sold by Studio Cadmium, A company in the south of the Netherlands, specialized in luxury 20th century design furniture, lighting and other objects from France, Italy and Brazil. They kindly provided me with some more images and more information about the chairs.


Lounge chairs by Mini Boga for Taaru

Studio Cadmium: “The seat and back are made from thick bound rope which gives these chairs a very natural appearance. Extra comfort is provided with a seat and back cushion, which is held counterbalanced by a metal rod to the rear. The cushions are reupholstered in a beautiful light linen fabric. Each chair has a branded signature.

Mini Boga established her furniture brand Taaru in New Delhi at a time when there was little modern design in India. Her simple forms are solid and have a softness and grace similar to contemporaneous Brazilian design. Inspired by craft traditions, her designs take on a functionalist and minimalist approach. She was the only one to offer her designers royalty for their design when all others simply copied foreign models from Bauhaus and international magazines.”