Skilled artisans of the Aztec Empire designed handcrafted equipales, Mexican furniture over 500 years ago. And, this design concept that has been passed down through generations. Artisans use organic and regional materials to craft furniture that provides both comfort and aesthetic pleasure. Today, authentic equipal furniture is handmade in Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco, a small town south of Guadalajara.
Clay Imports’ Story
Photography of beach resorts in Mexico during the 20th contributed to equipales’ popularity. However, as demand for and production of equipales increased, their quality began to suffer. Clay Import’s New School Equipal collection restores high quality while focusing on sustainability. We use 100% natural and biodegradable products. Furthermore, we offer our furniture in select water-based colors, vegan options, and custom sizes.
Equipales Mexican Furniture is trending – a feature by The Spruce:
In the world of furniture, every few years we see a new trend crop up. This is especially true when it comes to chairs. There was the mid-century modern trend, then about a decade ago, anything lucite was all the rage. That was followed by the rise of the Acapulco chair. And now, this year, something new is on the scene—the Equipale.
This barrel chair with roots in Mexico is making appearances everywhere from the rooftop of LA’s popular Ace Hotel to chic dining rooms in homes around the country. Crafted from tanned pigskin and Mexican cedar strips, Equipale furniture is made by hand with all natural materials. The seating blends rustic details with an organic shape, making it cozy seating for just about any space in the home.
Traditional Mexican seating is making a big splash in contemporary design with these Equipale chairs.