Tertulia Chairs by Efrain E. Velez

Tertulia Chairs by Efrain E. Velez

Maxwell Ryan
Sep 10, 2010

Design: Tertulia Chairs
Materials: wood (Tertulia Giardino), Stainless steel (Tertulia Milan)
Designer: Efrain E. Velez

"Tertulia' is the Spanish word for gathering, a conversational get together in which people simply sit and exchange their ideas freely. Tertulias can happen in a moments notice. They can happen anytime or anyplace. A folding chair was simply the most natural departing point typology for this project."


"'Tertulia is a multi-purpose /flexi-use folding chair originally derived from the metal curved rods inside a climbing pack. Their design features a unique patent pending geometry that does not rely on either an "X" or "A" Frame configuration, and yet allows for infinite material and pattern design configurations. Four working prototypes have been completed. Two prototypes in wood and stainless steel were debuted at the Salone del Mobile, (Milan, Italy) in 2008. A fifth, new, lighter aluminum prototype is currently being on the works, and is scheduled to be done by the end of November 2010."

Designer: Efrain E. Velez
Link: studioefra.com
Location: Austin, TX



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