Nice seat: iconic Canadian outdoor furniture
If these disc chairs look familiar, it’s probably because they sat outside many a Canadian motel room throughout the ’70s and ’80s. First designed in 1972 by Montreal designers Michelange Panzini and Fabio Fabiano, the plastic Solair has become an iconic symbol of Canadian summers. The city’s design community and retailers have latched on (we hear Bruce Mau has a pair)—the $125 price tag and colour options probably helped—and sales are booming again. InAbstracto stocks eight shades (lime green, yellow, orange, blue, white, tan, black and grey) and has had shipping requests from Paris, England and Germany.
InAbstracto, 1160 Queen St. W., 416-533-6362, inabstracto.com.