The Luz de Noche chair is born as a design exercise where Studio José de la O takes a vernacular chair from Tlacotalpan, México and re-interprets it in a highly functional design.
The chair was discovered at “Luz de Noche, Spanish for “Light of Night” in the city of Tlacotalpan, a hostel and cultural forum where every December becomes the headquarters of the cultural initiative The Chair that Rocks, a series of residences created and organized by Studio José de la O where designers And artists from all over the world work with local artisans.
The design process of this chair was quite simple and empirical. The essential elements of the chair were taken and the ones that did not work were removed. Through computer assisted design and the generation of prototypes and scale models, the balance between the ergonomics and the proportions of the chair was improved, resulting in a better product.
Part of the values of Studio José de la O are the generation of functional products that can coexist in a global context and at the same time, have a narrative of where it comes from.
Designed by José de la O
Product Design Assistant: Alejandro Espejel.
Images: Mónica Arriaga & Alejandro Espejel.
If you wish to purchase one or are you interested on re-selling this beautiful chair in your area, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a quote.
For more information about this project, please visit www.thechairthatrocks.com