The Acapulco Chair is one of the most celebrated chair designs of the 20th Century. It is an anonymous design that emerged in the 1950’s in Hollywood’s favorite beach destination: Acapulco, Mexico.
The chair was born next to the famous “La Quebrada” divers cliff, a place visited by Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and where John and Jacqueline Kennedy headed for their honeymoon.
The design enjoyed continuous success for almost five decades – being a designer’s favorite for its clean lines and comfort. It was manufactured by several artisanal workshops in Mexico, slowly disappearing from the market at the turn of the 21st Century. After several design improvements, the chair is once again available with Electrostatic powder-coated steel frame and recycled UV filtered PVC woven cord shell, which makes it ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
The chair is available at thecommonproject, a design initiative based in Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Mexico City. In addition to this classic design, thecommonproject offers a stunning rocking chair version, as well as a kid’s size in both designs. Subtle and vibrant cord colors are the perfect accessory for any location.
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Marco Sousa Santo, graduate in Product Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon is a multifaceted designer working across various project and design management areas. Currently the Lisbon-based designer uses this city as the inspirational basis for Projeto Branca-Lisboa, developing furniture collections in collaboration with many producers and manufacturers in the north of the country.
‘Sunflower chair’ shaped like the famous flower from the same name has been created by designers He Mu and Zhang Qian. It is an ergonomic chair with bookcase incorporated. You do not need to get up and to take your book, everything is either top, bottom left or right of you.
Gaga & Design has shared share with CubeMe the launching of their latest project, the Punti bench. Designed to be a colorful furniture piece, as color drops from a painter’s pallet, it has an asymmetrical shape & is roomy enough to seat 3 people and one cat.
Culdesac design studio has developed the ‘Ovo High Chair’ for spanish children’s furniture brand Micuna. The chair is made of polypropylene with wooden legs and special touches such as a footrest.
Culdesac Design Studio says:
We generated a complete all in all design capable to coexist in a domestic enviroment, surrounded of designer furniture without the need of been hidden. More than a highchair, we designed a modern chair that evolves as the kid grows up. Chair and user grow together.
HERE you can discover more High Chairs
Design by Philippe Starck for Kartell, this fashionable armchair steps forward with three fabrics signed by Moschino. On the first miss the chair is drawn black and white hearts, on middle one with little more color; flying daisies flowers and on the third, the one that we like the most because it represents the most association between fashion and design; colorful fashion sketches.
Kartell Spoon Chair designed by Antonio Citterio for Kartell is an office chair with lines reminiscent of the Spoon stool. Two different thermoplastics are moulded at the same time, one for the exterior finish and one to provide internal strength and flexibility. The seating on wheels features a cushion and comfortable armrests. It is available in different colors.
This seating called ‘Masters Chair’ was designed by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet for the brand Kartell. The shape of the chair is inspired by Art Nouveau curves but has a modern look due to the polycarbonate material and its color range. ‘Master Chair’ is available in Black, Grey, Mustard, Rust-Orange, Sage or White.
This ‘Chaise En Bois’ Simon Reynaud comes from a research on marriage between technology and the sensitive, woodworking with advanced tools and delicacy of the materials.
The armrests grow, and grow their profiles guide the eye and hands when you sit down. They invite the touch by giving the chair a sensual dimension. Read More…
The ‘X-Federation’ chair by Victor Vetterlein is a combination of materials and layout that provide the necessary structural support for the thin profile design. X-Federation is composed of laminated wood combined with carbon fiber fabric-a material strengthening technique used in boat building and further developed in the skateboard industry.
Art, sculpture, furniture, all three terms are important in the description of the Armadillo and Lodge chairs, part of a series of unique pieces by Salvadorian artist Baltasar Portillo. The architectural form, brings to mind a spanning bridge which enhances the view without blocking it. The chair becomes a part of its environment by allowing the viewer to see through the chair, thus framing the scene in a new way. It is imposing, yet airy and light. The elegant shapes are inspired by organic forms. Read More…
“The idea behind this project was to create a piece of furniture that symbolizes the relationship between a couple. A relationship is only possible when there exists dependence. The elements that come with dependence are “faith” and “risk”. Because of that fact, one chair has only on one side a leg which makes it automatically dependent on the other one. As soon as you become dependent on something we can talk automatically about might!”
Cóm-oda Folding Chairs are designed by Mr. Simon and double as a side table when not in use as chairs.The Spanish term “cóm-oda” mean “comfortable and it also refers to the English term “commode”. In the 1700s commodes were very fashionable and appeared decorated and featured marquetry motifs or carvings. This Cóm-oda set of folding chairs is also very comfortable and the ”.
Thomas Feichtner has presented his ‘M3 chair’ at Vienna Design Week. The M3 is a chair that exhibits an open, wooden cantilever construction that contrasts with the closed body of the Lounge Chair. Read More…
The Anti Stress Chair created by Bashko Trybekmetal is constructed of metal that acts as a framework and create patterns. Through an individual choice of ball colours and patterns, you are given the opportunity to participate and co-create the chair. The user gets emotionally involved, creating a chair of his ‘very own’. Read More…