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Chiavarina (Dining chair)

The Chiavarina was created in 1807 by a carpenter from Chiavari, Italy. Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi reformulated some of the French Empire style chairs by simplifying the decorative elements and by emphasizing the structural features. The chair was such a success that soon after many factories opened in Chiavari and neighbouring towns. The Chiavarina became a world icon and it is still used today in noble and important events. Bessa has redesigned this piece, adding back the French decorative elements in a hand-carved handle. The chair gains a new, more contemporary look, while preserving its roots.


Materials: Polished brass + varnish, velvet.

Dimensions: W 53cm (20,9'') H 93cm (36,6'') D 53cm (20,9'')


This piece was showcased in our latest show in Paris, Sept 2019. Find out more - CLICK HERE