The iconic Acapulco Chair that was made popular in the 1950s was recently given an update by The Common Project. In keeping with tradition the chairs are hand crafted by Mexican artisans, but the vinyl cords have been replaced with recycled UV filtered PVC cords to create the woven shell.According to their website:
The Common Project was established as an open platform to promote simple, high-concept and practical furniture and product design. At the core of the project stands the philosophy to achieve intelligent and authentic products with a high aesthetic life expectancy and functionality and to collaborate with anonymous and up-and-coming designers, celebrating the processes and stories behind their products. The Common Project is a design group led by architects and designers based on Los Angeles, Barcelona, and Mexico City.
You can read more about The Common Project and their Acapulco Chair here. There are several styles (classic, rocker, child–size) and colors to choose from and prices start at $200.
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(Images: The Common Project)