oscar hagerman - design miami 2018
The selection of chairs for Design Miami 2018 by architect and designer Oscar Hagerman, highlights the importance of his contributions to design meant for everyday, commonplace use. Each chair represents a combination of his own creative reflection and his collaboration with various artisans throughout Mexico. The resulting product is a culmination of Hagerman’s creative process, exemplifi ed through the humble form of a chair.
The ergonomics that were used in these designs correspond to more than fi fty years of studies by Hagerman and other designers. Hagerman continues his work in artisan workshops in several rural regions of Mexico. Through his work with isolated communities he has learned local construction techniques that respond and react to the climatic and cultural needs of each population. Hagerman participates actively with these communities to conserve their ancestral design knowledge.