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Old Techniques, New Materials: Rocking Chairs from Macedorama

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Old Techniques, New Materials: Rocking Chairs from Macedorama

August 15, 2013

Three young architects from Spanish firm Leon 11 with an interest in sustainability, the handmade, and native construction techniques take lessons from a Colombian artisan named Rogelio. The trio learned to weld twisted hoops into chair frames and the ins and outs of strapping, the traditional technique of creating seats with hand-woven fabric strips.

Photography courtesy of Mecedorama via Platforma Arquitectura

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Above: The rocking chair reinvented with bright colors and plastic strapping repurposed from colorful plastic packing materials.

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Above: The architects select their lacquer colors for the metal frames from standardized RAL charts.

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Above: A detail of the plastic strapping around the metal frame.

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Above: A white frame holds a web of red strapping.

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For other artistic handmade colorful chairs, see A Lounge Chair Inspired by a Cocktail

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