Chimpestle Stool

$480.00 CAD
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Made of sustainable tule fibre, the design of this unique seat dates back to Pre-Hispanic Mexico.

Story

Perfect for contemporary settings and low table situations, these Chimpestle (Chim-PEST-lay) seats/stools are made from 100% natural tule fibre - a large rush that grows in the wetlands and marsh areas of central Mexico. Today, only a few artisans still create these seats and the technique was in danger of disappearing.

The Chimpestle seat is crafted by weavers and apprentices under the mastery of artisan partner and maestro Don Nacho Morales in the State of Mexico.

Txt.ure, a cooperative based in Mexico City, strives to bring Mexican classics to the attention of contemporary design space, and for users around the world to appreciate the craftsmanship and history. These Chimpestle seats are a clear example of how they succeed with that goal.

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 18" x 13.75" x 13.75"
  • MATERIALS: Tule
  • ORIGIN: Mexico
Product Care
Occasionally clean with a damp cloth. Let dry naturally.

Meet the Artisan

Mexico City

txt.ure

Txt.ure, a cooperative based in Mexico City, revives lost fragments and narratives of Mexican design history. And they do this with an emphasis on craftsmanship and preservation of historical techniques. Their goal is to bring these almost-forgotten Mexican classics to the attention of the contemporary design space, and for customers around the world to appreciate Mexican craftsmanship and history. 

Txt.ure is passionate about empowering local communities and craftsmen through contemporary design methods. These are our kind of people - preserving heritage and history while supporting indigenous crafts by opening up markets and training new apprentices. Thorough their efforts, they ensure that ancestral knowledge and historical craftsmanship in Mexico lives on through modern design.

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