Where does the name Chiavari come from?
The Chiavarina was created in 1807 by a cabinetmaker from Chiavari on the northwestern Italian coast, Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi,
who at the invitation of the Marquis Stefano Rivarola, reworked some chairs in the French Empire style, simplifying the decorative elements and lightening the structural elements. The chair was a success and soon many factories opened in Chiavari and surrounding towns.
The modern Chiavari chair, or it’s similar counterpart, The camelot, are the mainstay of the event hire industry.
Available in the most popular limewash finish, aslo vintage ‘antique’ gold, white, silver or black.
With the addition of a coloured seat pad, these chairs are perfect for banquets or functions.
The best chairs are still made in Europe using traditional methods.