Bamtak Chair, Azul Cadenas
TreeHugger readers can help pick the People's Choice in the One Good Chair Competition with a vote on Monday. Yesterday we discussed the criteria; today we note the remarkable and long list of judges, many of whom have graced the pages of TreeHugger before: Susan Szenasy, editor of our Best of Green magazine Metropolis; Charlie Lazor of BluDot and the fabulous Flatpak,, Lance Hosey , Stephen Kieran and many more.
Up today: the BAMTAK Chair from Azul Cadenas of Argentina.
"In Argentina, the countryside has its good share of beautiful houses called "estancias" where "asados" (the tradition of cooking meat grilled outdoors) take place with a "religious" frequency. After the meal, people spend long hours chatting around the table, and then move to outdoor areas to continue talking in more comfortable seats, such as chaise lounges.
Unfortunately not all of us live in "estancias" where spaces are big and can accommodate several indoors and outdoors living areas that serve different needs. For most of us who live in small urban spaces, our living room has to adapt to different occasions. That's why versatility is an important factor.
My idea with this chair is to translate a local custom into an urban model."
This chaise lounge doesn't require a big box to be shipped, since it is an armchair in its original form. This allows it to save in space not only at the time of shipping but on location. It's made of multiply bamboo, a local resource that's found in the proximity of the Delta River, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This fact adds up to its sustainability. More at OneGoodChair