Portraits of a social history: the furniture of Rio de Janeiro
The State of Rio de Janeiro is nationally known for the huge
experience of its furniture makers in working with exclusive
products with valuet services, and notoriously respected for its
potential in launching trends and inspiring new products. The
furniture industry of Rio feeds on old resources brought by our
colonizers, built important knowledge in furniture production,
and has been perfecting its processes over time.
The recording of this little-known story is fundamental for its
actors to know each other better and to increase the planning of
future actions. The knowledge is the essential vehicle to provide
qualified and accurate information, contributing to the formation
of the industrial workforce and others sector actors.
For this reason, the FIRJAN, through Firjan SENAI, has produced
this unpublished publication which, built through extensive
historiographical research, documents the history of the furniture
industry in our state, its roots, paths and choices over
time, collaborating with the memory and improvement of this
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