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The Common Project Updates the Classic Acapulco Chair With Recycled Materials

Posted By Helen Morgan On October 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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This classic Acapulco Chair – a celebrated 1950’s design – has been re-imagined by The Common Project [1] with a fantastic sustainable twist. The Common Project updated the traditional beach chair from the Mexican town of Acapulco [2] with a seat made of recycled [3] UV-filtered PVC woven cord, ensuring it is versatile enough to be used indoors and out!

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The Acapulco chair was crafted in artisanal workshops in a region frequently visited by Hollywood stars such as Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. After its decades of popularity began to wear thin, LA-based company The Common Project [1] decided it was high time to give the comfortable seat a second chance and bring it back into the 21st century. The recycled chairs are available in a wide range of vibrant colors – check out the designer’s website for more information and photos!

+ The Common Project [1]

Images by Noemi Jariod for The Common Project


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[1] The Common Project: http://www.thecommonproject.net/

[2] Acapulco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acapulco

[3] recycled: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/

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