The chairs juxtapose Mexican and European aesthetic values, incorporating the formal design elements and quirks of both to create a cultural blend. They are frivolous and humorous yet simultaneously encourage reflection and acceptance. Shapes, materials, colors, textures and finishes collide in irreverent and playful harmony; the Prickly pair chairs are a statement against prejudice and preconceptions.
The Nopal cactus symbolizes Mexican heritage and national pride. According to legend, the Gods told the Aztecs to build Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) in the place they saw an eagle standing on a Nopal, devouring a snake. To this day, the image resides on the National Shield.
While Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns may immediately convey "Mexican-ness" to European audiences (even though they were filmed in Spain and Italy), it is the sight of cactus and Nopales that brings meaning to Mexican daily life and form the most beloved symbols of the country’s culture.
For more info about the artist Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers, click here to visit her official website of Valentinagw.com
Prickly Pear Chairs are available on the Seventh Floor of New York's Famous "Bergdorf Goodman" Department store!
Please call Bergdorf Goodman Sales manager Jesse Kopischke 212 872 8872 for more details.
Until next time, Be well and look fabulous!
Alan + Mei-Mei the Pug