When furniture maker Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi designed a chair in 1807, he never could have imagined the design would still grace some of the most important buildings in the world, including the White House.

Descalzi’s design became so iconic that it was named the “Chiavarina” after the city where it was invented. Today, the Chiavari chair, as it had become known, continues to be one of the most popular banquet and event chairs on the market.

A decade ago, the Chiavari Chair Company built its company around the classic design for the wholesale market. While it eventually expanded to offer a full line of banquet and event furniture and accessories, the Chiavari chair is at the heart of the company’s success.

Back to Roots

The Chiavari Chair: A Proven Design

Chiavari is a small, seaside town in northwest Italy. Just before the turn of the 19th century, the Descalzi Brothers furniture and cabinet making shop opened. At the behest of a local ruler, Descalzi was asked to design a chair off a French design.

He came up with the simple, yet elegant Chiavari chair. The chair became a favorite of European royalty and led to a boom of chair-making factories in the city.

Two Hundred Years of Success

The chair’s design, which also was much less heavy and bulky than chairs of the 1800s, made it a favorite at large events. Easily stackable and transportable, the chairs offer convenience and elegance in one package. The design also makes for a sturdy chair which will last for years.

Among its most famous users, the Chiavari Chair is used in both the family and state dining rooms of the White House.

The Chiavari Chair Company’s version of the chair has been used by thousands of companies across the globe, including many of the world’s top firms. To find out more about the benefits of the chair, contact the Chiavari Chair Company today.


Eventually, all things will be new again. Right now, the “new” are clear chairs which were first the rage in the 60s and 70s.

Originally made out of Lucite – a type of plastic invented by DuPont in the 1930s – the chairs gave off a futuristic vibe. The chairs took a break during World War II when the raw materials were used for the war effort.

But the minimalist approach to seating, where the sitter becomes the focus rather than the chair, enthralled some who were seeking to find themselves during the “peace and love” era.

Clear Success

Recognizing the industry trend, the Chiavari Chair Company began producing the clear chairs for their wholesale customers.

The chairs have been a success. Billed as the hottest chair in the industry, the clear Chiavari is a favorite at weddings and has become fashionable for home decor as well, especially in small spaces. The chair’s clear design doesn’t clutter the room and gives the impression of open space.

Another popular clear style is the ghost chair which is inspired by a Louis XIV chair design. The ghost chairs are available with or without arms.

Clear Chairs Hot Again

Form and Function

While clear chairs have the cool quotient, from a design standpoint they are highly versatile.

Because of their non-intrusive look, the design of the event location will stand out. Clear chairs also open up your color palette, allowing for the use of colors which might not work with traditional chairs.

These chairs require no special care and clean up with warm soapy water. They are also stackable for easy storage and transportation.

The Chiavari Chair Company was founded 10 years ago and has grown from a small, family company to one with three large showrooms, including in Miami, the Los Angeles area and Northern New Jersey. The company serves thousands of clients from event planners to multi-national companies.

We would be happy to help you with your investment in event furniture. For information contact the Chiavari Chair Company today.

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