Silla Coy is an outdoor chair influenced by Coyoacán, an avant-garde district in Mexico City.


/ silla coy.

furniture (2019)

Inside the chaos of Mexico City exists an area unique by its own, its diversity and uniqueness distinguishes Coyoacán. The intention of this design exercise was to honor the beauty of this area, and with this represent its culture and architecture. Coyoacán is an intellectual and avant-garde district in the Mexican capital where numerous well-known national and foreign characters, such as artists, intellectuals and politicians, had a residence in this quarter. So, in this exercise a chair was designed, to show Coyoacán’s cultural richness.

The main function of this chair is to be a relaxing object for the user, being the polypropylene strips the channel for this function. The curves generated when sitting symbolize the architectural diversity of the area. Its simplicity in form make this chair timeless and versatile, to be used in different spaces. The prototype was manufacture in ½” steel edge rod with red electrostatic painting and 1” polyester strips.

/ inspiration.

pictures taken at Coyoacán, Mexico City.

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/ design: Mijali Posada Polydorides.

/ upholstery: Fernando Arévalo.

/ metalwork: Luis Anthiopé.

/ materials: polypropylene and steel.

/ dimensions: 50 x 60 x 85 cm

/ status: prototype.

/ place of production: Guadalajara, Mexico.

/ photography: Fabián Rodríguez and Mijali Posada.