Scissor Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret   Scissor chairs  October 2014   Auctions   Wright

Scissor Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret

Auctioned by Wright. The Scissor Chairs fetched $3,500.

Walnut Lola Chair

Walnut Lola Side
Walnut Lola Detail
Walnut Lola Back
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Walnut Lola Chair

As I said before: This Walnut Lola Chair by Leslie Webb could be a new interpretation of a Frank lloyd Wright or a Hendrik Petrus Berlage chair.

The Acapulco Chair

Chair Blog is 7,5 years old. This blog might as well be the biggest online chair encyclopedia out there. Is it any surprise that when I need info on a certain chair I first turn to Chair Blog?

Now imagine my surprise when even 7,5 years of blogging about chairs didn’t prove to be enough to return any items on my “Acapulco chair” search. I just had to step in and add this one to the collection!

acapulco1The brief history memo on the Apartment Therapy website shares the following:

Legend has it that a French tourist was visiting Acapulco in the ’50s and was uncomfortably hot atop a solidly-constructed chair in the Mexico sunshine. Inspired by the open string construction of traditional Mayan hammocks nearby, he designed a chair fit for the modern tropics.

So the first Acapulco chair was produced in the ’50s. It’s usually made of vinyl cords on a metal frame and has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating. However, the designers of today have been producing many variations on the classic, changing the shape of the frame and using other materials such as leather and cotton cord. Today the Acapulco chair is successfully used indoors, too.


I love how one can easily customize their Acapulco chair by using their favorite thrown on or a pillow or even by weaving over it. Search for the Acapulco chair on Pinterest, find your preferred version and you might just fall in love!

N.B. Let’s be fair though and mention that Guido happened to unknowingly add a glimpse of the Acapulco chair just recently. This post from October 21st features Claudia Cardinale posing in a… what appears to be an Acapulco chair! Great minds think alike, eh?

P.S. Yes, I’ve effectively stepped down from being a regular contributor to this beloved online publication a few years back due to a new demanding job (and therefore lack of time). I, however, have continued to help out with the Facebook page whenever I stumbled upon a worthy chair related piece of information.

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Franco Albini Wing Chair

Franco Albini Wing Chair side

Franco Albini Wing Chair back

Franco Albini Wing Chair

At a recent Wright auction this Franco Albini Wing Chair or Tre Pezzi lounge chair fetched $5,625.

René Herbst Armchair

201  René Herbst   armchair   Design and Decoration  The Alan Moss Collection  7 October 2014   Auctions   Wright
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René Herbst Armchair

This armchair by René Herbst was on auction as part of The Allan Moss Collection on October 7, 2014 at Wright The estimate was: $5,000–7,000. The outcome is: $10,625 .