She subsequently established herself as a prominent publisher, curator and architect, responsible for important projects including the São Paulo Museum of Art and the SESC Pompeia cultural center, also in São Paulo.
Luigi and Claudio Feltrin of Arper explained that their intention in relaunching the chair is to highlight Bo Bardi's significant legacy: "In doing this, we wish to give the Bowl Chair and Lina’s way of thinking a future. The limited edition creates a link between the past and the future."
Research suggested that the production techniques specified by Bo Bardi would have relied on artisanal methods. With guidance from the Institute, Arper identified ways to recreate the shape and comfort of the original design using modern manufacturing methods.
Arper attempted to standardize the processes used to manufacture the chair so it can be reproduced accurately in a limited edition, embodying its designer's philosophy of combining industrialized production and individualized objects with improved interaction.
Bo Bardi's sketches show the chair and cushions in different colours and finishes that could be configured in myriad combinations and Arper is developing a broad palette of colours that reflects the influences of Italy and Brazil on Bo Bardi's oeuvre.
An official launch event for the Lina Bo Bardi Bowl Chair will take place in London on 29 January 2014. Since the exhibition in London there has been a resurgence in interest in Bo Bardi's work and British design brand Izé recently announced it had begun producing door handles she designed for her home in São Paulo.