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10 Easy Pieces: The Acapulco Chair

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10 Easy Pieces: The Acapulco Chair

August 31, 2017

Having a moment: the Acapulco chair. The symbol of laid-back, midcentury resort style looks as comfortable today as in the 1950s when (legend has it) a French traveler borrowed from the design of a woven Mayan rope hammock to make an open-air lounger to capture the Acapulco breezes.

The iconic style harkens to an earlier era of celebrity chic–when Liz Taylor married Mike Todd in Acapulco, Rock Hudson caught a monster fish while honeymooning, and Orson Welles stepped ashore from a private yacht.

The chair’s simple, geometric lines make it an easy fit with other outdoor furniture styles. Available these days with choice of a classic bowl seat, an updated barrel back, or an elongated egg shape, the Acapulco chair is on our list of summer must-haves.

Here are 10 of our favorite Acapulco chairs:

An Acapulco Black Egg Outdoor Chair has a black powder coated steel tube frame and woven black PVC cord; it is $279 from CB2.
Above: An Acapulco Black Egg Outdoor Chair has a black powder coated steel tube frame and woven black PVC cord; it is $279 from CB2.
An orange Replica Acapulco Chair is $119 from Replica Furniture.
Above: An orange Replica Acapulco Chair is $119 from Replica Furniture.
Inspired by the woven designs of Mayan hammocks, an Acapulco Chair is made of “flexible yet durable vinyl cord” and has a metal frame. It measures a comfortable 35 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 33 inches deep, dimensions likely to provoke “an instant siesta.” Available in a rainbow of colors and with a choice of black or white metal frame, it is $430 from Innit Designs.
Above: Inspired by the woven designs of Mayan hammocks, an Acapulco Chair is made of “flexible yet durable vinyl cord” and has a metal frame. It measures a comfortable 35 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 33 inches deep, dimensions likely to provoke “an instant siesta.” Available in a rainbow of colors and with a choice of black or white metal frame, it is $430 from Innit Designs.
An Acapulco Side Chair is $202.99 from Wayfair.
Above: An Acapulco Side Chair is $202.99 from Wayfair.
An Acapulco Wire Basket Papasan Chair resembles a hammock. Expected back in stock on October 1, it is $249.99 from All Modern.
Above: An Acapulco Wire Basket Papasan Chair resembles a hammock. Expected back in stock on October 1, it is $249.99 from All Modern.
A Copacabana Chair made of braided resin and metal is available in several colors and as a rocking chair. It’s €69.99 from Maisons Du Monde.
Above: A Copacabana Chair made of braided resin and metal is available in several colors and as a rocking chair. It’s €69.99 from Maisons Du Monde.
Above: Made in Mexico, exported to Australia, an “624058”]Acapulco Chair made of UV-filtered PVC cording with a galvanized metal frame is $495 AU from Acapulco Chair, which describes itself as “the only place to buy real Mexican Acapulco chairs in Australia.”
Above: Above: Made in Mexico, exported to Australia, an “624058”]Acapulco Chair[/product] made of UV-filtered PVC cording with a galvanized metal frame is $495 AU from Acapulco Chair, which describes itself as “the only place to buy real Mexican Acapulco chairs in Australia.”
Above: Danish label OK Design imports Mexican-made Acapulco Chairs with triangular powder coated steel frames for sale in Europe; available in four colors including (as shown, L to R): Petrol, Yellow, and Light Blue. A chair is €399.
Above: Above: Danish label OK Design imports Mexican-made Acapulco Chairs with triangular powder coated steel frames for sale in Europe; available in four colors including (as shown, L to R): Petrol, Yellow, and Light Blue. A chair is €399.
From Roost, an Ellipse Acapulco Chair “updates a vintage classic: with cotton cord and a dark iron base. It is available in three colors (Shown L to R: Indigo, Chocolate, and Natural) and is $300 from Modish.
Above: From Roost, an Ellipse Acapulco Chair “updates a vintage classic: with cotton cord and a dark iron base. It is available in three colors (Shown L to R: Indigo, Chocolate, and Natural) and is $300 from Modish.
 

Above: Garden designer Julie Kameon’s modern Hoop Chair from her Plain Air collection updates the idea of the Acapulco chair. It is $395 from Potted.

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Product summary  

Lounge Seating

Hoop Chair

$325.00 USD from Potted
Outdoor & Patio Furniture

Hoop Chair

$395.00 USD from Potted

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