folding chairs history: folding armchairs / frontal-X / tripolina (pivot under seat-level) ........................................................................................................


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THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF FOLDING CHAIRS
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modern history
folding armchairs / frontal-X / tripolina
(pivot under seat-level)
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the tripolina campaign folding chair was used by british officers.
the inspiration was the tripolina chair designed by joseph beverly fenby
of england ca. 1855, so named in italy, where it was manufactured
during 1930s. fenby patented the tripolina in 1877.

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canvas tripolina,
italy, ca. 1890


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tripolina leather folding chair,
italy, ca. 1930


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'penta' folding chair by jean-paul barry and kim moltzer
for wilhelm bofinger, germany, 1969


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'kenia' folding armchair,
by vico magistretti for campeggi,
italy, 1995


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folding easy chair,
unknown designer,
usa, ca.1995


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folding chair,
unknown designer,
usa, 2000


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the rocking arm chair
unknown designer,
usa, 2001


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backpack folding chair,
unknown designer,
usa, 2003




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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