folding chairs history: folding chairs / beach chairs .............................................................................................................................................................

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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FOLDING CHAIRS
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modern history
folding chairs / beach chairs
(pivot over seat-level)
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classic hammock style
'chaise transatlantique',
beach or deck folding chair
europe 1850


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folding chair sleigh


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beach chair with wooden armrests


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triangle shape beach chair.
with armrests in canvas
by vico magistretti
italy, 1950


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'cricket' folding chair by henry glass
usa, 1963

(exception of the beach chair typology: pivot under seat-level)


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bay-watch folding armchair,
unknown origin
usa, ca. 1940


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camping folding armchair,
unknown origin
usa, ca. 1950


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folding armchair by marcel breuer
for thonet, germany, 1922 - 24


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deck folding armchair by kaare klint
denmark 1933


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folding chair, aluminium and canvas,
usa. ca. 1980




THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FOLDING CHAIRS
© designboom
(compiled by birgit lohmann - a thesis publication, july 1988, revised in june 2003)

this history timeline is provided for educational purposes only,
no reproduction, re-use or transcription for any commercial purpose or use of the content or images is permitted.
a print-publication will soon be available, for inquieries : [email protected]

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