ARCHITECTS + FOOD | Oscar Niemeyer’s Luxe Chocolate Bar

Well, I thought that starchitect jewelry had its place, but now starchitect chocolate?

Well, yes, apparently.

Check out the links if you like Niemeyer and you like chocolate (and live near or travelling to Rio!).

The price, you ask? Well, as they say, if you have to ask … (mind you, it does come in a unique package):

The chocolate “bar” (too humble a word for this confection) does seem Niemeyer-esque, though at 102, I think Oscar is channelling his earliest mentor, Le Corbusier.

The “bar” does seem to have a strong resemblance to the LC4 Chaise Longue that the master designed in 1928 in association with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret and the marvelous Charlotte Perriand (the real inventor of this ubiquitous machine for lounging).

For the price of the box of chocolates, I’d prefer to invest in the Chaise. If you buy it today, you’ll still have it tomorrow, unlike the chocolates.

Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret

Cool Hunting | A sumptuous Brazilian chocolate bar designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer

Moon Travel Guides | Rio’s New Wave in Chocolate

LA Times : From Rus with Love | Weekly World News

globo.com | Oscar Niemeyer signs Brazilian gourmet chocolate boutique

designboom | Charlotte Perriand

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