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.
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.
The Campanino 2000
The Classic Impero
The Tigullina Gold
The Campanino Antica
The S Quattro
The Linea Parigina
The Classic Campanino Baby
The Classic Campanino
The Tre Archi
The Linea Chiavarina Supercolor
The Classic Campanino Tall
The Campanino 900
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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