Vitra’s “chair” that fits in your pocket.

20/04/2010

A idéia veio ao se observar os indios Ayoreo que habitam a região do Grande Chaco entre a Bolivia e o Paraguai.. Parte da renda arrecadada pela venda dessa “cadeira” é destinada a Foundation for Paraguayan Indian Communities.

Isso ia ser uma boa aqui para as nossas filas.

Technology meets elegance in Chairless. Aravena was inspired by a similar sitting strap commonly used by the Ayoreo Indians. The nomadic tribe living in the Gran Chaco region (border region between Paraguay and Bolivia) has employed such textile straps as a sitting aid for centuries. As a sign of gratitude to the original inventors, a portion of the proceeds from Chairless will go to the non-profit Foundation for Paraguayan Indian Communities, which directly supports the Ayoreo Indians.

While the first run of Chairless has already sold out, you can sign up for email alerts for when Vitra releases it again in June at the online store. The website also invites users to submit photos of the product in situ and become members of the Chairless community.

@Coolhunting

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