Santos chair by Joel Escalona

The Santos chair by Mexican designer Joel Escalona is based on the form of a champagne glass.

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The fibreglass chair is for manufacturers Grupo HeWi.

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Here's some more information from the designer:

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Santos
Inspired by the shape of a Champagne Glass, Santos is a drinking chair made of glass fiber.

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This chair was designed by Joel Escalona for the Mexican company Grupo HeWi, and it was all supervised by the designer himself.

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This design did not need any pencil sketch, because all the design process was made with digital rendering and fine-tuned in the prototyping process.

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"I love to make pencil and paper sketches, I really do, but sometimes I like to model forms until I get a realistic image of my idea; so the Santos Chair was all design by digital techniques."

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"I think digital rendering is a very useful technique, because by making a picture of one design I can get people´s likes and dislikes so quickly, so before prototyping I can get a closer look to high-quality form and technical design, instead spending money and time on many prototypes. Of course, there are a lot of exceptions."

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Prototyping can take time, but in this step of design I can get a closer look of what I want, and change so many things of my designs until I get the final one.

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This chair is ready now in several colors; distribution is worldwide.

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