Baltasar Portillo is a furniture designer born in El Salvador, he has recently designed the Armadillo and Lodge Chair.
Art, sculpture, furniture, all three terms are important in the description of the Armadillo and Lodge chairs, part of a series of unique pieces by Salvadorian artist Baltasar Portillo.
The architectural form, brings to mind a spanning bridge which enhances the view without blocking it.
The chair becomes a part of its environment by allowing the viewer to see through the chair, thus framing the scene in a new way. It is imposing, yet airy and light.
The elegant shapes are inspired by organic forms. Though a native of San Salvador, Baltasar is currently working and living in Europe. Armadillo and Lodge are suitable indoors or out.
Museum Expos & Collections
Museo de Arte de El Salvador (Marte) “Artist of the month”, August 2010
Museo de Antropologia de El Salvador (MUNA) “ESEMUVI”, January 2010
Museo de La Paz, Santa Tecla El Salvador “Festival de Escultura 2010 Museo de Arte Moderno
de Santo Domingo, Art of Uncertanty Dominican Republic 2008
Ciudad de Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Public Sculpture, Paseo El Carmen
Casa de La Cultura, Suchitoto, El Salvador, Permanent Collection
Furniture Society of North America Selection ICFF 2010
INGENIO, National Registry Center of El Salvador, 2007
INGENIO National Registry Center of El Salvador, 2003
Talent of the Year, Dominican Republic Embassy, 2000
Sites That Link to this Post
- Armadillo and Lodge Chair by Baltasar Portillo — Chair Blog | January 18, 2012