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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
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.