The Acapulco Chair

The Acapulco chair was first produced in the 50’s and quickly became popular in Mexico. Legend has it a French tourist was visiting Acapulco and found the solid chairs on the beach too hot to sit in. Inspired by the traditional Mayan hammocks in the area, he designed a chair that reflected the tropical, laid-back style. Comfy, colorful, and architecturally striking . . . don’t you want to incorporate a bit of Acapulco into your casa?

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(images via InnitReal LivingLittle Nudge, CB2Cush & Nooks, Eclectic Grandeur, Remodelista& Knstrct)

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29 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    These chairs look pretty cute. I wouldn’t mind to have one or two 😀

    xx

    glamdevils

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  2. Laura wrote:

    Love this chair !
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    Love from Paris

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  3. Yess, I want this chair for my house!

    kiss

    L.

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  4. I’m in love with Acapulco chair!

    xx
    Elisa – My Fantabulous World

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  5. STEL STYLE wrote:

    I love this design chair style!!!

    DIY ON http://www.thestelstyle.com

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  6. Rachelle wrote:

    I love these chairs.

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  7. Monica wrote:

    I love all of the different colors they come in! They look great in any room.

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  8. Love the chairs! the´re so great both outdoor and indoor! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  9. Iren wrote:

    Oh I wish I could have this chair in my house!!!

    xoxo Iren
    http://www.liakw.com

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  10. Ahh! I have one and I love it!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  11. The Fashion Fraction wrote:
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  12. I love these chairs!! They are so cute. I’ve been admiring them on the internet for awhile…

    I would love a couple for my studio in some fun colours! I had no idea they were called Acapulco chairs – thanks for sharing.

    Alex from http://www.polkadottedpixels.com

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  13. I almost bought some of these when I was furnishing my new place, but I was worried they were a bit too trendy. They look soooo cool in these shoots though.

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  14. TulumChica wrote:

    I do like the chairs and they are very popular here in Mexico. As for the origin, the French tourist in Acapulco may have been inspired by hammocks, but there are no Mayas in the Acapulco area. Acapulco is on the Pacific coast. The Mayan territory is the Yucatan Peninsula and south, through the state of Chiapas and into Guatemala and Belize.

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  15. Andy wrote:
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  16. i.s. wrote:
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  17. Erin wrote:

    Totally a fan of these chairs. The colored ones are fun, but I’m loving the white, obviously!

    xx Erin

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  18. Love these chairs!

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  19. marta wrote:

    Like this chair very much.. and it seems comfortable, too..

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  20. garet wrote:

    hey really good article with great pircture I add it to my favorite. As the the Acapulco chair is a product I love in my place.

    7.21.13
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  21. Derina doorley wrote:

    I love the black ad white poster on the wall. Does anyone know who it may be?

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  22. I love acapulco chairs so much. Check out this store – they have them in every color and frame style – as well as the whole family of acapulco-style other chairs, rockers, stools, etc.

    Thanks for the great blog. Love the photography.

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  23. TIM wrote:

    I liked the chair.
    I’m thinking about buying to my home 🙂

    12.28.14
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