Well, we're approximately one month shy of the solstice and yet the desire for a good sit in the shady summer breeze has already taken hold. Lucky for me there's no shortage of commodious accommodations for just such an endeavor. If I had my pick of lovely lounges for the lazy days to come, I'd start with Innit's Acapulco Chair. This comfy clam shell of an indoor/outdoor number is acquiring the attentions of many a perambulating posterior at this week's ICFF.
Acapulco Chair. Designed by Innit.
Small wonder, that the latest piece by the Mexican manufacturer has already made the rounds of both beachy environs and urban hotspots: "The Acapulco Chair is a hit from rural and sleepy beach towns throughout the nation to the most modern and trendy streets in the big cities, including La Condesa & Polanco, Mexico City's most exclusive and fashionable neighborhoods." Could be that the Acapulco's reputation has preceded its arrival in NYC. But a more likely supposition is that its light and airy construction, its vibrant voluminous vibe, its fabulous fan of flaired fabric draws one in, so to speak, ever so thankful for its cradling embrace.
Acapulco has a pronounced organic quality, to be sure. The silhouette of a shell is unmistakable here, but the piece also evokes palm fronds and other over-sized vegetation one might encounter in tropical locales, the ideal settings, incidentally, for the practiced relaxation that both the chair and its municipal namesake would seem to promote. Such regionalized identification is appropriate since Acapulco has links to Old Mexico. The strung vinyl cord that gives the chair its structure, as well as its distinctive look, is based on an ancient Mayan weaving technique. The concept may make Acapulco a locally-inspired piece, but don't let that fool you: its aspirations are clearly international, and the world is already sitting up (and down) to take notice.