The Chiavari Chair

The Chiavari Chair

Every chair in this catalog is the living, breathing representation of more than two centuries of research and refinement.

We combine our modern ideas with the traditional classics – the real evergreens, all under the wings of uncompromising lightness and strength.

EXTREME LIGHTNESS

How far can you push the delicate balance between lightness and strength?

This is the question that our artisans have been obsessing over throughout the generations.

Our goal is to offer you a chair you can easily lift with your pinky, but one that you can still use every day without concern.

OUR DESIGNS

The Linea Parigina
A model of grand prestige, this chair is found in...
Chair CH1
Handmade chair, inspired by the typical Chiavari chair originally designed...
The Classic Campanino Baby
The “Campanino” on a smaller scale but created with the...
The Classic Campanino
It is the symbolic design of the Chiavari chair, known...
The Tre Archi
Together with the “Campanino” and “Parigina” designs, this light, elegant,...
The Linea Chiavarina Supercolor
A new stylistic approach to the classic Chiavari, where the...
The Classic Campanino Tall
The same symbolic chair of the Chiavari tradition, only with...
The Campanino 900
One of the most versatile designs, suitable for any furniture...
The Campanino 2000
A new stylistic approach to the “Campanino 900”, with a...
The Classic Impero
Highly elegant, this chair is one of the historic designs...
The Tigullina Gold
This exclusive model is dominated by clean and classy lines,...
The Suarez
Winner of the 1st European Design Contest of Chiavari Chairs,...
The Gobbetta
Comfort and sturdiness are the two main particularities of this...
The Campanino Antica
A simplified version of the most classic Chiavari design. Ideal...
The S Quattro
A sturdy and versatile chair with special attention given to...
The Pratika
Pratika is the first folding chair built according to the...

THE HISTORY

The Chiavari chair is an exceptional invention that we owe to the great genius Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi, a very skilled cabinetmaker from Chiavari. In 1807, Descalzi brought his famous creation to life only to become soon after an important part of minor arts history.

The story goes that, in order to put the quality of his creation to the test, Descalzi wanted to throw the chair out of his window. It seems that the chair, weighing less than one kilogram, bounced off the road below without breaking, proving the integrity of its extraordinary properties.

As such, thanks to its unique qualities, the Chiavari chair became popular very quickly in all the most important royal courts of Europe, being praised by important historic figures, from Napoleon III to Francis I of the Two Sicilies and, more recently, to its famous appearance at the White House attending the historic meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev.

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