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Silla Chamela

autor /
author

Po Shun Leong

lugar de diseño /
design place

México

año de diseño /
design year

ca. 1975

material /
material

wood and leather

dimensiones /
dimensions

30.1 x 21 x 25.8 in

cantidad /
quantity

1

color /
color

brown

descripción /
description

Descendant of a Chinese family, born in Northampton, England, in 1941 and trained as an architect in the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Po Shun Leong joined the American Friends Service Committee in 1964 and was sent to Mexico. After a brief Spanish course in the country’s capital, he moved to work in the building of a rural town called Cuauhtenco, in the outskirts of Apizaco, Tlaxcala. In Cuauhtenco, the majority of the population spoke náhuatl and one of their main activities was knitting. This was the first contact that the architect had with Mexican applied arts and handcraft activities. The seat hereby presented is originated from said dialogue, which refers to a rustic chair made of wooden sticks, with a modern language.

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form of annexation

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