in an effort to contribute to the strengthening of the mexican design industry through local collaborative projects, industrial designer christian vivanco joint forces with family-owned furniture company los patrones to create the félix armchairthe design is conceived, produced, marketed and consumed in mexico, fostering a circular exercise that nourishes and fosters the development of the latin community. felix is presented as an armchair with a pergola composed of two interconnected arches, which helps divide the outer space of the interior without sacrificing visibility.



christian vivanco was influenced by the architectural languages used in mexico during the 50’s, where paraboloid structures and the arches defined the country’s identity in a strong way. this link to the past brings to felix a classic but contemporary identity, in which the forms respond to factors that are not only ornamental but functional in practical and symbolic terms. the design is defined to inhabit interior and exterior spaces in contexts as diverse as a home terrace, the lobby of a hotel, the public spaces of any office or even the pool area of a sports club.




project info:


description: armchair with pergola
designer: christian vivanco
design: 2017
materials: tubular steel 1.5 “and 3/8” – polyurethane foam – polyester
dimensions: 90 x 78 x 162 cm



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edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

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