Designer Valentina Glez Wohlers Cactus French Chairs

Designer Valentina Glez Wohlers reinterpreted the classic Louis XV French style chair to incorporate her Mexican heritage. The London based designer debuted her Cactus prickly chairs at the designers block exhibition during Milan design in 09, and they were a hit. Valentina Glez Wohlers remarks on her redesigned chairs, “Prickly Pair Chairs respects the original 18th century chair, but concludes that its new, hybrid form synthesizes the ‘best of both worlds’; it evokes nostalgia for what was left behind and helps facilitate a sense of belonging in a new environment by fusing two powerful cultural symbols”. The classic french oval chair originated during the in the Rococo period of Louis XV and has since been a staple in many upscale homes through out the world.

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