Prickly Pair Chairs by Valentina Glez Wohlers

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Prickly Pair Chairs

Is a furniture project by Valentina Glez Wohlers, born out of the creative experience of a Mexican designer in Europe. Exhibited at the designersblock exhibition during Milan Design Week 09.
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The classical French oval chair originated in the Rococo period during the reign of Louis XV.

The Nopal cactus symbolizes Mexican heritage and national pride. According to legend, the Gods told the Aztecs to build Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) in the place they saw an eagle standing on a Nopal, devouring a snake. To this day, the image resides on the Mexico’s Cote of Arms.

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Valentina used these two themes as a fusion of her two cultures.

Valentina Glez Wohlers is a Mexican born and London based designer. Born in Mexico City in 1977, Valentina studied industrial design and graduated with honours from the Iberoamerican University in 2000. In 2005 she moved to London, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Contemporary Furniture at Central Saint Martins.

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Via Designboom.

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