Seagulls and 1970s beach style

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

“The Rack” – the coincidental title of both Valentina Mery and Trinidad Gómez’s dissertations while at the same university, and their own design company founded on the exploration of craft and style. Today, The Rack create beautiful furniture that is affordable and 100% made in Chile.

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Valentina and Trinidad share a passion for geometric, Nordic design and its simplicity, practicality and modernity. They create their products with functionality at their core, but apply attention-grabbing craftsmanship to produce something that stands out.

For the design of their “Seagull” table, Valentina and Trinidad gathered inspiration from 1970s Miami, using vivid colours like yellow, rose, green and blue. The colours evoke an inescapable beach vibe, referencing the qualities of birds native to the landscape in the design like the pink of flamingos or the V-shaped flight of seagulls.

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

“It is a response to contemporary design with an air of retro, like our grandparent’s terrace furniture, with a very plastic feel in both its form and its colour, inspired by the style of films like Wes Anderson’s or Edward Scissorhands.”

For Valentina and Trinidad design is everything and this inherent quality in their products speaks for itself.

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro

Photo Credit: Elisa Garcia-Huidobro