Hmm, what do we have here? If you have an extraordinary memory, you might just remember a tiny note I made regarding the price of an Acapulco-ish Egg Chair back in 2009. Often these chairs are priced around the $400 – $500 mark, which didn’t make much sense to me as I’ve seen them on porches of very humble abodes in Mexico and Costa Rica. Enter in MoMA Store, who now carries the Acapulco Chair for a mere $195. Hmm. The investigation continues below.
In the interest of comparing like to like, I’m noting prices on the black frame with black cord, but there are tons of color options on some of these sites, usually for the same listed price.
Acapulco Chair prices:
$195.00 ($175.50 members) from MoMA Store (also main image of post)
$495.00 AU + shipping from acapulcochair.com.au
$399.00 from GREENPOINTWORKS
$399.00 from Insolito Home
$475.00 from Innit Designs
So, am I missing something? Quality differences? Because it sure seems like MoMA Store has the best price for the same product. I’m sure there are more retailers, but you get the idea. Images below.
Acapulco Chair, $195.00 ($175.50 members) from MoMA Store (also main image of post)
Acapulco chair, $495.00 AU + shipping from acapulcochair.com.au
Acapulco chair, $399.00 from GREENPOINTWORKS (this image seems skewed a bit, doesn’t it?)
Innit Acapulco chair, $475.00 from Innit Designs