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Christian Vivanco : El Tianguis Stool



Pour créer ce tabouret, le designer mexicain Christian Vivanco s'est inspiré des "Tianguis", ces marchés de plein air de Mexico. Composé d'un plateau et de pieds en pin fixés sur une pièce de jonction métallique de couleur vive, le tabouret "El Tianguis" se monte et de démonte avec facilité, comme les structures légères des  camelots. Le tabouret "El Tianguis" est adapté à un usage intérieur ou extérieur.

Dimensions (L x l x h): 350 x 350 x 480 mm



















Sur "El Tianguis stool", Christian Vivanco précise:

"A Tianguis is an open air market or bazaar that is traditionally held on certain market days in a town or city neighbourhood in Mexico. The word Tianguis comes from "tianquiztli", which means market in Nahuatl (the language of the Aztec Empire). Its inheritance is a mixture of commercial traditions of prehistoric cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Aztec and the Middle East's bazaars brought to America by Spain. In rural areas, many traditional types of merchandise are still sold, such as agriculture supplies and products as well as modern, mass-produced goods. In the cities, mass-produced goods are mostly sold, but the organization of Tianguis events is mostly the same. It is very different from street vendors, it is of great tradition and is performed on a specific day, besides the supply of goods is higher and there are available mainly articles of great need. For all this the Tianguis are a vivid example of both the traditional and contemporary Mexican culture.

This is why i decided to study the archetypes in our collective memory, the ones that give the identity to our Tianguis. From the colourful environments to the diversity of sensations that can be experienced in there. A common element is the construction method used to build the retail spaces, traditionally composed by squared metal tubes, which are assembled together in a very simple way. This structure facilitates a fast assembly and disassembly, perfect for their constant mobility. Inspired by this system, we developed El Tianguis stool, composed by a metal structure and a wooden seat. Its nature as its inspiration, is simple and practical, highly functional without sacrificing its cultural connotation. El Tianguis stool is useful for outdoor or indoors spaces, can be disassembled easily and occupies a minimal space for further storage."

Pour en savoir plus, visitez le site de Christian Vivanco.

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