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A Selection of Classic Chairs Timeless Style and Comfort in Harmony

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The classic metal chair is not just a piece of furniture, but a story carrying history and culture. Their designs are unique and their materials are sturdy and durable. They not only provide us with comfort when sitting and lying down, but they are also masterpieces of art and craftsmanship.

In this article, we’ll explore the origins, evolution, and influence of classic metal chairs across different cultures and eras. We’ll take a deep dive into some iconic metal chair styles and learn the stories behind their design philosophies and histories. Whether you’re a home design enthusiast, a history buff, or an art enthusiast, this article will take you on a fascinating journey into the world of classic metal chairs.

1.windsor chair.1724

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Windsor chair history

Among the many “copied” chairs, the Windsor chair is considered a quite classic one. The Windsor chair originated at the end of the 17th century. It is the earliest chair. Its name comes from a local town called “Windsor”. With its unique stick-type chair back design and practical features, it has become the most representative chair in Nordic style furniture. .

Around 1730, the Windsor chair began to be introduced to the United States almost in its original form. To sum up, American Windsor chairs can be roughly divided into low-back Windsor chairs, comb-back Windsor chairs, fan-back Windsor chairs, bag-back Windsor chairs, circle-back Windsor chairs, There are nine basic forms: bow-back Windsor chair, rod-back Windsor chair, Windsor writing chair and Windsor bench.

2.Thonet chair No14.1859

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Thonet chair history

The Thonet chair was designed by French designer Michael Thonet in 1859. The Thonet  chair has the characteristics of handicrafts, its shape is elegant and smooth, but the overall body is very strong, and it is very comfortable to sit on. And it can achieve mass production, which is very rare in furniture design.

3.TOLIX chair.1934

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Metal chair history

TOLIX metal chair is designed by the famous French designer Xavier Pauchard. In the early days, metal chairs were used as outdoor furniture, trying to show French elegance and lazy life attitude. Later, with their low-key and fashionable shape, they became a “versatile item” in the furniture industry, whether outdoors or indoors. No matter what style it is, it can blend into it with the right temperament.

4.Butterfly chair.1938

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Butterfly chair history

The butterfly chair was designed in 1938 by three Argentinian designers, Antonio Bonet, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy and Juan Kurchan. In order to pay tribute to the three of them, some people also call Hardoy BKF. In fact, when the three of them were responsible for designing the Edificio Charca, an apartment in Bueno Aires, Argentina, they conceived this Hardoy Chair to match the apartment. Unexpectedly, this chair became very popular.

5.伊姆斯椅 Eames Chair.1950

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The Eames chair was designed by Mr. and Mrs. Eames, one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. It was inspired by the Eiffel Tower in France. Whether it is used as a dining chair or a leisure chair, its beautiful appearance and practical functions are very popular. welcome.

Due to its simple shape and relaxed design, the Eames chair is very suitable for any style or space. The reason why I recommend this Eames chair is because of its appearance and craftsmanship. They are all closest to the originals, and the prices are easy to accept.

6.Three-Legged Shell Chair.1963

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The Shell Chair was also designed by chair master Hans Wagner. It was first designed in 1963, but was forced to stop production due to high production costs. It was not produced again until 1997, when new technologies could control costs.

Many modern elements can be seen in the shell chair. During the design, Hans Wagner almost maximized the use of materials, and the curved surface molding process of the shell chair was rare at the time. In the later development of the shell chair, there were no major changes. Almost all of them were based on the original version with some minor changes.

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