thecommonproject Monday 01 Oct 2012

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 favourite 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 favourite 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 colours are the perfect accessory for any location.