Gonçalo Lisbon chair by Arcalo is an iconic steel chair that you can find in all the restaurants and cafés of Lisbon
Pois likes: this historic new fashion and trendy Gonçalo Lisbon chair by Arcalo, one of the greatest national icons. For the story, back in the late 40’s, Gonçalo dos Santos founded a small weld shop Arcalo in Algés, Lisbon. The leap towards the chairs production came from his tube bending invention. The final model was found and it was then, back in 1953, outside the “Café Lisboa” in the Avenida da Liberdade, that the final cut for the historical and timeless Gonçalo Lisbon chair was made.
Pois testimonial: “We met the charming owner Senhor Manuel Caldas who runs the small Arcalo factory in the beautiful countryside north of Lisbon. This chair exists also as kids chair designed already 20 years ago but never got produced until Pois Selection encouraged its launch on the market. The Arcalo chair set is perfect to celebrate spring and looks fantastic on a terrace. A piece of the original Lisbon chair in your garden!”
Arcalo steel chair (height 42cm)
Also available with the plain plywood or pine slats seat for: 119€ and for the summer the chaise longue version in steel.
Other options: in stainless steel more recommended for professional use, like for retailers, design shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, patios, beer garden, snack bars, Hotels, concept-store,… and catering industry.
Available in various colors based on RAL colour references: 6005 moss green, 6021 pale green, 5010 blue, 1015 creme, 2004 orange, 3003 red, 3005 bordeaux, 8028 brown, 4005 lilas, 7011 grey, black and white.
Name of the chair: Gonçalo chair “cadeira Gonçalo”
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