Huarache Inspired Chair DesignPosted: June 16, 2012
Weaving is a is traditional Mexican cross-craft construction technique with limitless applications, from textile, to basketry, to footwear.
There also exist many original Mexican chair designs, from the pre-Hispanic Equipal (“icpalli” means “place to sit” in Nahuatl), to the more recent Acapulco Chair design.
But the new ‘Rombo’ Huarache inspired chair called ‘Huarache Silla’ by Ignacio Ruiz has been able to seamlessly combine leather weaving of old with the Mexican chair design of new.
A good example of how a traditional craft can inspire a contemporary design, the ‘Rombo’ is a progressive design perspective promoting traditional design elements and incorporating them into a new design expression.