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chair (2022)
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La Taquera is a chair collection that pays tribute to a mystic urban character: the female taco maker.

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Through the representation of a mystic character in an object “La Taquera” (the female taco maker) was born, to tribute all those women around Mexico that perform this occupation, considered art by some, or at least their palates. Urban characters are not given the place they deserve, as their practice is associated with a popular lifestyle, suffering from stigmas.

 

The chair takes inspiration from the physical form of the character, mimicking the “delivery of a plate” position, mirroring the humbleness of the taco maker, always ready to help her clients. The chair seeks to reflect the exterior delicacy, but interior hardness, such as the character: brave and bold to face long working hours. 

 

La Taquera is handmade in lacquered red oak by Carpintería Rosales in Irapuato, Mexico.

La Taquera has been showcased at:

/ 2022. Isola Design Gallery - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.

/ 2022. Five Years of Espacio de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño, Mexico City.

/ client: Personal.

/ design: Mijali Posada Polydorides

/ awards and exhibitions: Five Years of Espacio de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño - México, Mexico City / Isola Design Gallery - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven.

/ woodworking: Juan Rosales - Carpintería Rosales

/ materials and techniques: Lacquered Red Oak.

/ dimensions: dining chair (55 x 45 x 85 H cm), lounge chair (66 x 58 x 77 H cm)

/ status: Production upon request

/ place of production: Irapuato, México.

/ photography: Mijali Posada Polydorides

/ pictures taken at Mercado San Juan de Dios in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

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