folding chairs history: walking sticks and stick stools .........................................................................................................................................................

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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FOLDING CHAIRS
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modern history
folding stools / walking sticks and stick stools

walking sticks offer a seat for rest.
three legged and four-legged stick folding stools impart a turning motion to the legs round a central pivot.
a locking action is provided by the canvas, cane or leather seat.
the predecessors are made in wood or bamboo, today aluminium, plastics and carbon fibres are used.
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mexican stick folding stool,
leather seat,
anonimous, 1870 ca.


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japanese stick (comprises 4 parts) folding stool,
canvas seat,
anonimous, 1880 ca.


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american sticks folding stool,
open seat,
anonimous, 1880 ca.


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hunting sticks folding stool,
europe, 1900


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austrian folding walking stick,
cane /wood seat
thonet, 1885


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folding walking stick,
leather / wood / leather seat
thonet, ca.1900


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folding walking stick / golf stool,
plastic seat,
anonimous, 1979


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low tripod folding stool,
nylon seat,
anonimous, 1980


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4 sticks folding stool,
anonimous, ca.1990


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'umbrella' by gaetano pesce,
1992-1995 for zerodisegno


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telescope folding stick stool,
mesh seat,
anonimous, 1993


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tripode stick stool,
with backrest, nylon seat,
anonimous, 1999




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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