The chair has been one of the pieces of furniture that has been most thought of in the modern era of design, which has led to multiple analysis. Questions like: "What purpose does a chairserve? "," Why does a chair look like this? "," Is aesthetics or functionality more important? "," Why use these materials? ", have been answered and then restated at different times in history. In our Western culture, the chair is not only distinguished as a piece of design or an extension of our body, but as a cultural artifact capable of revealing the different ways of operating in a society.
The chair has been more than a utilitarian piece within the Mexican culture. This book shows through a chronological line the history of the most purposeful and symbolic objects of furniture in Mexico. Its importance in everyday life has transformed some into the most iconic models of Mexican design. From pieces of popular art, through New Spain and European manufacturers, to creations of contemporary architects and designers that have become collector's pieces.