Acapulco Chair Made in Mexico — The Careful Extension of a Classic Design

Most real furniture design classics have gone with the times by adopting contemporary materials or colours. The Acapulco chair produced in Mexico by Acapulco Design comes in such evolutionary forms but taking a different approach by revisiting the past –and by extending the purpose of the chair.

Acapulco Chair at Makers Bible

Most real furniture design classics have gone with the times by adopting contemporary materials or colors. The Acapulco chair produced in Mexico by Acapulco Design comes in such evolutionary forms but taking a different approach by revisiting the past –and by extending the purpose of the chair.

One ‘new’ variant replaces the plastic thread by palm leafs. The result is a model in the classic shell form that really looks like the ancestor of all the colorful classics seen on verandas and poolsides since the 1950ies. The palm leafs are un-treated and therefore the most natural Acapulco chair there is.

Acapulco Chair at Makers Bible

Founded in 2015, Acapulco Design started offering the “Acapulco Chair” in its original form bringing the popular, handcrafted chair from Mexico to Europe. Constant updates in colors based on the original form were the doings of the first five years. There was already a free swinger model or even a rocking chair. Now, coinciding with the fifths birthday of the revitalized brand they now extend the range by yet evolutionary designs and forms.

Acapulco Chair at Makers Bible
Acapulco Chair at Makers Bible

Acapulco Design takes authenticity, quality and sustainable production seriously. That’s why managing director Benjamin Caja is involved in all stages of production in Mexico City (and by the way guaranteeing fair wages to the crafters). New design developments come from Europe though. While many furniture lovers have the classic chair in mind, it is worth looking at the free swinging models since they are rather made for dining. Dining will be the theme of the years to come: Right now in development is a dining table suited for the over-all look and feel of the Acapulco design range.

All actual models can be viewed and ordered here: www.acapulcodesign.eu

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