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Folding Chairs

- Nov 03, 2017-

For many centuries, folding chairs have been regarded as one of the most important furniture and a symbol of social status. In ancient civilizations, folding chairs were used not only for seating, but also for various formal occasions and ceremonies.

In Ancient Egyptian furniture, folding chairs were listed as one of the most important furniture. The folding chair began in about 2000-1500 BC, and the first folding chair was a special seat for military commanders on the battlefield and a symbol of power and prestige. Although time continues, folding chairs always symbolize power.

Egyptian folding chairs, along with the subsequent Greek and Etruscan (ancient Italian Midwest) folding chairs, became the archetype of later Roman folding chairs, and in the Roman Republic, Sellacurulis chairs began to be widely used in civilian courts.

From the Roman "Sellacurulis" chair, to the Lombardy "Sellaplicatilis", to the Carolingian dynasty "Faldistorium", we can find a morphological change.

The legs of the chair, which cross the sides of the chair, turn to the front of the chair and cross. This is to emphasize the intersection of the "X" structure, showing the symbol of power. The best example is the seat of Thefranconians King Dagobert.

Before the Renaissance, there was a typology of folding chairs. We found that the 16th century Sediadellaforbice Chair (scissors Chair) inherited the features of Faldistorium. But by two main differences:

The ' Chairofpetrarca ' and the ' Sediaatenaglia ' inherited the ' Savonarola ' and the ' Dantesca ', and their chairs and legs crossed back to the sides of the chair.

In the Baroque period, chairs with cross chair legs could not be folded, especially during the period of Louis 14 to Louis 16, where the ' X ' structure was a symbol of exclusivity. Napoleon's battlefield seat "Fauteuil" from the etymology of ancient French "Faldestoel", and the word roots in Latin "faldistorium".

Because folding chairs themselves become popular seats, there is a variety of forms and manufacturing processes. Also because folding chairs do not contain too many symbols of power and nobility, it also leads to the development of new functions and new designs. At the end of 19th century, folding chairs had been the designer of utilitarianism, with various forms of seating for various purposes. Folding chairs have a long history of military use. It needs to have a straightforward compact look, and to get to know the durability of the features. When it begins to show aesthetics, people have a memory of it. But it has never been beautifully designed. Napoleon chair Fauteuil's name comes from the ancient French "Faldestoel", the word roots in the Latin "Faldistorium", the past folding chair of the name with dignity and nobility of the implication, and this Napoleon chair "Fauteuil" has been as the name of the officer seat and exist.

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