Producer: Innit, New York, USA
Tubular straps as seating support had been pioneered by René Herbst in the late 1920s with his iconic Sandow chairs – constructed of elasticized cotton cords that were affixed and tensioned within the frame itself.
With Origami, Canadian designer Paul Yacht availed himself of smaller diameter tubular PVC that he looped around the frame rather than tensioning the straps within it. He was able to create the same “see thru” effect of the Sandow chair yet, coupled with the increased number of straps and a smaller distance between each, he also enabled a mesmerizing moiré effect in the vertical and horizontal planes of the chair.
The Acapulco Rocking Chair features a chromed tubular steel frame with a choice of clear or mass-coloured PVC tubular straps. Its weave perfectly cradles the body within its clean lines without suffocating and offers a character of casual sophistication to every home or institution. In addition to chromed steel, the chair frame is also available in a number of baked enamel finishes. The tubular PVC seating straps are also available in several different colours.
Technical info: Mass-coloured PVC cable
Picture credits: Paul Yacht