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We pay homage to one of the most ubiquitous tools of humanity

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“We no longer think of chairs as technology; we just think of them as chairs. But there was a time when we hadn't worked out how many legs chairs should have, how tall they should be, and they would often 'crash' when we tried to use them...”

Douglas Adams

English Writer 

From our Library

History of the Chair

From the greek Kathedra, latin Cathedra (seat), the old french chaiere, chaire or chaise, to today's Chair; the concept has become an institution. Here, we present a general glance of its never-ending journey.

A caveman sitting on a rock, representing the beginnings of the concept of the chair

The Healthiest Chairs in the World

A modern look at the healthiest chairs on the planet. From Buoy and Swopper Stools, Ongo and Kneeling Posture Seats, all the way down to Core and Spinalis Chairs. Are comfort and health sworn enemies? Let's find out.

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Best Chair Designers in the World

A list of the best chair designers in the world. Find out who created the many iconic and beautiful chairs we've come to enjoy and love.

Dark Blue version of The Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen in a living room

Interesting and Fun Facts About Chairs

We’ve compiled a number of interesting and fun facts about chairs that most people probably didn’t know about. Read on and enjoy!

A brown dining chair leaning on a green dining chair set on a background of a kitchen and dining area

Really Cool, Weird, Fun, Unusual, Innovative and Awesome Chairs

There are chairs, and then there are chairs. We’re talking about furniture that exists on the bleeding edge of creativity and innovation.

A black leather armchair with an egg-shaped seat and half open backseat set on a wood floor and bookshelf on the back

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