The Standard Rocking Chair is the first of many more chairs designed under The Chair that Rocks, a cultural initiative that seeks to link contemporary design with craftsmen from Tlacotalpan, México.
It was designed by José de la O, in collaboration with two local cabinet makers from Tlacotalpan, Oscar Prieto and Oscar Montalvo. The starting point of this project is a standard rocking chair, the most popular chair found in the region.
As one of de la O’s goals is to bring this rocking chair to it’s pure essence, all ornamental elements were removed, focusing entirely on comfort and material efficiency.
The result of this collaboration is a “modernist” version of a traditional – 100-year-old or more original design. The chair was designed to be easily packed and assembled.
For the first time ever, a batch of 10 The Standard Rocking Chair is now available, each of them hand made by one of the most traditional workshops in Tlacotalpan: Muebles Villin Montalvo.