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:
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.