The Mexican “Hans J. Wegner” Folding Chair

Today I will share with you a charming old story about how a rustic version of Wegner’s famous folding chair, the JH512, made its way to Mexico. As you may recall, the “JH512 Folding Chair” designed by Hans J. Wegner and made by Johannes Hansen was presented along with “The …

The Clara Porset – Michael van Beuren Team

Furniture drawings at the CIDI (Centro de Investigaciones de Diseño Industrial –Industrial Design Research Center) at the UNAM (Universidad Autónoma de México) clearly present the evidence of Clara Porset´s involvement and cooperation with Michael van Beuren on multiple projects. Clara designed complete furniture lines for Van Beuren y Cía, though, …

Mexican Modernism – Furniture Design in Mexico – Part # 5

Cuban-born furniture and interior designer Clara Porset is best known for her modern designs inspired by the local traditions of Mexico, her adopted homeland. Her many design interpretations on the “butaque”, a low, graceful type of chair, part of Mexico´s popular culture, was her trademark. In a similar vein, an …