The Acapulco chair has recently become in vogue again, and it's not hard to imagine the reason: in fact it's a chair very colourful and summery, perfect for outdoor spaces but also beautiful for an indoor space, an it can fit to many different interior styles.
Its name derives from the well-known city of Mexico; in the 1950s and '60s, Acapulco became a hot destination for the jet set, Liz Taylor got married (again) there, Jackie and John Kennedy honeymooned there, in this glamorous, fun beachy town.
A legend tells that this beautiful chair has been invented by a French tourist visiting Acapulco in the '50s: he was uncomfortably on a solidly-constructed chair in the Mexico sunshine an, inspired by the open string construction of traditional Mayan hammocks nearby, he designed a chair fit for the modern tropics.
This original chair is usually made of vinyl cords on a metal, with an unique pear-shaped frame; it has been produced in many bright and tropical colours and has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating, but recently we've seen it also in many stylish interiors.
Here some samples of use...