The timeless design and optimal functionality are combined in this iconic piece of furniture: the Acapulco chair. The curved, ergonomic shape of the seat with its flexibility as well as the laces that are covered with rays create this seating furniture in an unbeatable way. You can find out when and where the Acapulco chair was invented and how you can skillfully direct it at home. Take a look at the elegant furniture ideas from our image collection and get inspired by them.
Acapulco chair – a real must-have
A Frenchman is said to have invented the legendary chair in the 1950s in Acapulco, Mexico. At the time, the exotic seaside resort was very popular with many international tourists and celebrities. Unfortunately, the name of the inventor is not known. However, he is said to have been inspired by the Mayan hammock and designed it as a seat.
The Mexican heat was too much for him and he was looking for a chair that didn’t have a tight seat. So he has made a solid metal frame covered with elastic cords and voilà! The Acapulco chair was born. Thanks to its perfect ergonomics and elegant design, the chair soon reached the US and Europe. It is now known almost everywhere in the world and can be found in a wide variety of designs.