Campanino Chiavari Chairs c1860’s - an early pair of
chairs, probably made from Beech painted with an original scumbled
finish imitating Rosewood, the original woven willow seats have
suffered over time and would need replacing if intended for use but
the frames and paintwork have survived in good condition.
The Chiavari chair was originally designed in 1804 by Giuseppe
Descalzi and became a great success, eventually the introduction of
the mass produced bentwood chairs from Thonet impacted on the sales
of the Chiavari chair which was more expensive to produce and more
complicated to assemble. Extremely lightweight but strong the
Campanino Chiavari chair was the inspiration behind Gio Ponti’s
Supperleggera chair of 1955.
- 84cm high
- No labels
- Good original condition, wear