Summer is almost over. Yet we enjoyed some very sunny and warm days in Munich earlier this week. It was a great moment to celebrate and salute summer with good friends, a yummy BBQ dinner, and the best garden companions: colourful Acapulco chairs. Honestly, these chairs have been a constant crush for me – the timeless design and the colors! Not to mention that I love Mexico and these chairs feel like a Mexican design icon to me! So pairing friends, BBQ and a few beautiful Acapulco chairs in my friend’s garden seemed like a great set up to salute summer in 2018!
Late summer evenings are the best – it is still warm but not hot, the light is magic and the transition to a new season is in flux. Even though I could feel a bit of autumn in the air, it still felt a lot like summer – partly because of the sunshine, partly because of the Acapulco chairs in petrol and the stool in yellow. The combination looked like a dash of summer coming directly from Mexico. Luckily nowadays you don’t have to travel all the way to Mexico to get your Acapulco chair. Yet it is tricky – as a design icon you will find lots of similar chairs online that are replicas. So I recommend you stick to a trustworthy design shop. In my case that is connox.de.
Acapulco Design produces its chairs and stools under fair conditions directly in Mexico City. Connox.de offers those colourful gems in their design webshop and brings a breeze of Mexico right to your garden, balcony or room. If I had a bigger balcony, guess what chairs I would put there? Yes, you are right! Now that you have comfy and stylish design chairs, what else is missing? Yes, good drinks and food! In our case we had grilled shrimps as grilled veggies as a starter, followed by a scrumptious and juicy burger. Grilled Pimientos de Padrón brought a bit of Spain/Mexico to the table too. A glass of chilled white wine and an ice cold Tartufo as a dessert made the dinner perfect. Not to mentions the laughs, jokes, and fun with my friends. Good design is essential, but make sure you share it with good people too. Then it really becomes a perfect combination!
And last but not least my favorite pic of my friend – these are the giggles and laughs I mentioned before!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic