Thursday, October 22, 2009

Marco Jacob: Once Upon a Chair...




Two days ago, Marco answered the door for a special delivery. Here it was, Gestalten's latest publication: Once Upon a Chair, an international up-to-the minute survey of contemporary furniture design. And yes, you guessed it right: Atelier Jacob, Marco Jacob's studio of architecture and design, is part of the selection!!



Chapi Chapo Hoop Chair. Material: Powder-coated steel. Photography: Miguel Jacob. Producer: Atelier Jacob/PD Lab

The story of that hoop chair, Chapi Chapo, started last February at the IDS09 in Toronto. The press was really impressed by Marco's new designs, so much so that Chapi Chapo was selected for this Gestalten's publication and the Warp chair for the cover of Canadian Interiors, May/June issue.

It was another beautiful day that started on the right foot or, shall I say, the right leg. ;)
Hope this chair will have a long line of happy four-legged children...

4 comments:

ZULY said...

Congratulations Marquito!!!
Thank you sooo much Christine for keeping us posted.

Love you tons!!

Christine Rochet-Jacob said...

Zuly, you are so fast on commenting my posts! As fast as lightning! I just finished editing the post a bit more, so just after your visit. It's hard to keep up with your pace. Bises ;)

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Brilliant, clean sophisticated design with functioning lines. I like it. Its not just beautiful it is also sensible.
Thanks for sharing.

Christine Rochet-Jacob said...

Thank you, Simone. The designer and myself are really happy that you liked this hoop chair. The name Chapi-Chapo might sound a bit odd to you but I will share the origin of its name with you. Come closer...Well, when I saw the drawings for the chair I said out loud: "Oh, but it looks just like Chapi-Chapo!" And Marco loved the name. It refers to 2 crazy twins made of plasterine and living in a world of colourful geometric shapes; a short stop-motion series of the 1970s that I used to watch on TV as a child, in France.The show name was a play-on-words with the French word, chapeaux, which means "hats". Both of the main characters wore oversized hats that matched their clothing.Here is the opening theme for your eyes pleasure...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDpQfZqHD

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