“The sarape chair resulted from blending a children’s tale in my memory and the typical sarapes from Saltillo. One day, I was playing with the shapes of sarapes and I thought of Aladdin’s flying carpets. I assumed the sarape could be folded out to create a simple shape that would afterwards be stiffened to serve as a seat. In such a way, I could take this utterly Mexican element and use it as a chair.”-JOAQUÍN HOMS
The “saltito” textile technique was transferred to the piece’s fabric, following the handloom’s horizontal and switching between contrast shades on a white base. In such a way, alternating sequences of continuous lines were created.
The structure: a bottom-up straight line to serve as a backrest. When such line reaches the bottom, it turns to create a triangle without touching the starting point. Such structure builds the seat, which is assembled to the stainless steel plate’s frame that passes through the triangle. This is what provides stability and maintains visual lightness.
The design was manufactured by Point, with a lacquered aluminum and stainless steel structure and woven white+grey, fawn, and black+white Shintotex® outdoor fibers. www.point1920.com
Photography was provided by Arteamas, inspired in Velázquez series Las Meninas www.arteamas.com
Sales orders are addressed by Esencial www.esencial.com.mx and Maharam de México www.maharamex.com