This month we pay homage to Canadian designer Jacques Guillon‘s Cord Chair. Jacques is apparently regarded as the father of industrial design in Canada.
The Cord Chair was originally designed in 1953 and was constructed out of solid maple frames and eight strand braided cord. The chair can hold an amazing 3,800lbs which belies its simple and delicate appearance, it’s all in the tension. As Canada was still recovering financially from an economical downfall, Jacques Guillon used post war salvaged materials such as parachute cording and airplane wings.
Don’t you just love the combination of transparency and minimalism?
The Cord Chair had been out of production for over 40 years until Avenue Road from Toronto put it back into production. The new chair is available in Walnut Veneer or Black Lacquer.
What do you think of it?