Stacking chairs are a piece of furniture that is; been developed since the dawn of industrial design. The main peculiarity is; of these sessions lies in the fact that it is; You can overlap them, creating tall towers of chairs, which you can then hide from view, or store in a storage area. They were born in the 20s of the 20th century; even if one of the most notes & egrave; the Ant model by Fritz Hansen, available today in different types of wood, with the original stainless steel tubular legs, produced starting from the middle; 1950.
The motivation that led the Danish company to design this type of chairs it was simply one: a contract by a company that needed a large number of chairs, to be placed in the canteen for employees. The first stackable chairs have seen the light then for practicality: where a lot of sessions are available, need to be compact, so you can move them whenever necessary. p>
The Ant chair is still produced by the company that came to life thanks to Fritz Hansem who still bears his name. & Egrave; available in different models, which differ essentially for the shape of the seat, produced in multilayer wood, shaped thanks to the use of steam, with an ancient technique that is used; It was then copied, over the decades, by many companies operating in the furniture world. & nbsp;
The motivation that led to this type of seating derives mainly from the necessity & agrave; to be able to compact the chairs, overlapping them; these are chairs used in public places, such as one of the first examples, the Luxembourg chair designed by Fr & egrave; ric Sofia, for the homonymous gardens in Paris. These chairs are now proposed by Fermob, using for & ograve; innovative materials compared to those used for the series' progenitor. p>
The Luxembourg chair is inspired by the classic reclosable seats, and it is; produced in metal. In the gardens the chairs were used by any patrons, so they had to be light, to be easily transported in the shade of a tree or near a cafe. When cleaning the park for & ograve; it had to be able to gather in a small space, so that they did not bully too much. Hence the need arises; to make them stackable: pi & ugrave; overlapping chairs occupy the same footprint of a single seat, found revolutionary on the ground.
The version of the Luxembourg chairs proposed today by Fermob & egrave; in painted aluminum: these are very light and practically eternal seats, which can not be affected by rust and can remain outdoors at any time of the year, without fear of the elements. They are available in many colors and, over the years, have been copied by many companies in the production of metal seats. & Nbsp;
The classic version has seat and back in aluminum strips, but also versions with armrests are available , in many different colors. The Bellevie model, also proposed by Fermob, has a flat seat and back, also in aluminum, to obtain maximum versatility. of use. While the Ant chair is; designed for use at home, the two proposals by Fermob are expressly designed for outdoor use, on the terrace or in the garden. p>
The comfort of stacking chairs in this sense & egrave; priceless. Although Fermob offers furnishing accessories that are perfectly resistant to the stress caused by the weather that may occur during the year, many people tend to keep the furniture in the garden only during the summer. Moreover, in many parts of Europe, the green space is not experienced during the winter.
For this reason the possibility is; stacking the chairs allows you to store them in the basement, or in the garage, without having to occupy excessive space unnecessarily. Compared to the reclosable chairs, the stackable ones guarantee greater durability over time; in fact, the parts that are subject to greater wear are often the closing mechanisms, which also require regular maintenance, in order not to risk locking or becoming difficult to maneuver. This inconvenience does not occur with the stackable garden chairs, which generally only need to be cleaned with a damp cloth, and nothing more