The Chair that Rocks, Studio José de la O

Published on April 27, 2013


The Chair that Rocks is an ongoing project by Studio José de la O that aims to link Contemporary Design with the local craftsmen of  Tlacotalpan, México.

Designers and Artists are invited to spend some days in Tlacotalpan, where they are encouraged to design and build a product using local resources and traditional crafts from the region.

About the Video: A self replicating Design Research.

“When I started doing research about Tlacotalpan for this proyect, there where plenty about the small town, but there is almost no information about the woodcraft culture of the region. This meant, if I ever needed to get enough information about the woodcraft culture, it needed to be extracted directly from the source.”

“As I was looking for the best way to do design research in a format capable of self-replicating in the web, I came up with the idea to do a Micro-Documentary. In October 2012, together with my good friend and cinematographer Rafael Arcos and the guidance of Mario Cruz Terán from Foro Cultural Luz de Noche, we went down to Tlacotalpan for 3 days to interview different carpenters and craftsmen and film what you see in this video. ”

The first object will be launched  early summer, 2013.

Studio José de la O


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