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Gago rocking chair by Dam

Dezeen Showroom: to celebrate 10 years since its establishment, Portuguese design brand Dam has released a cork-clad rocking chair informed by the appearance of seaplanes.

The shape of the Gago rocking chair recalls the rounded form of an aviator's helmet, acknowledging the first successful crossing of the south Atlantic ocean in 1922 as completed by a Portuguese pilot and navigator.

The back of each chair carries a label that reads '1922, 8383 km', recording the milestone journey between Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro.

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The chairs are made from three distinctive materials

The exterior shell of the chair's body is made from natural cork, chosen for its appearance, softness and antibacterial properties. The interior of the seat is upholstered in Burel fabric, which is made from wool.

"Both fabrics are 100 per cent Portuguese materials, 100 per cent natural, environmentally friendly and durable," said Dam.

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The seats are lined in cork

The base of the chair features two rockers and can be specified in ash, oak or walnut finished with a clear varnish.

The Burel fabric comes in five colourways – Serene Beige, Sleepy Green, Deep Blue, Fond Orange and Luxury Red.

Product: Gago rocking chair
Designers: Hugo Silva and Joana Santos
Brand: Dam
Contact: [email protected]

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Detail of rocking chair showing cork elements
Detail of rocking chair showing cork elements