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The Chairpedia

Each chair tells its own story and here they all fit. Their own and those of others. Even those in which the design is not the essential part. The Chairipedia is a project involving writers and historians of design, architecture and art.  

 

19/06/2017

Domingo the carpenter

In the sixties, Eivissa (Ibiza) was still a paradise barely polluted by modernity, where the rural culture survived, to which Domingo belonged, an old carpenter who along with his young nephew, who he had made his assistant, was still working in the upper part of Dalt Vila. Domingo used the solid wood of the island junipers to which he formed with the saw, the brush, the chisel, and the mortise…the most traditional tools that he handled with dexterity. And in fact, many of the chairs and tables were bought for houses of the members of the large colony of German,...
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