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PASSINGS: Sergio Rodrigues, David Anderle
PASSINGS: Sergio Rodrigues, David Anderle

 Sergio Rodrigues Brazilian designer of the 'Mole' armchair Sergio Rodrigues, 86, a celebrated Brazilian designer whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of mid-century design, died of liver failure Monday at his home in Rio de Janeiro, according to his secretary, Carla Claro. A Rio native, Rodrigues studied architecture before turning to furniture design. According to his official biography, he designed more than 1,200 pieces of furniture, though none would prove as enduring a hit as his Mole armchair, named for the Portuguese word for "soft." Created in 1957, the award-winning chair has a squat wooden frame topped by interlocking...

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