Crafting the Resilient Chiavarina

vintage chiavari chairsThe Wall Street Journal posted a great article recently about Chiavari, Italy and the long history behind the unique chairs they create. The Chiavari chairs are hand-crafted and the skill has been passed down through the generations making Chiavari hairs such a valued and historic part of luxury tradition.


“Few [people], however, are aware of [Chiavari’s] strong artisan tradition, and fewer still are familiar with the Chiavarina, a handmade wooden chair that in the 19th century was the pride of Chiavari and the focus of a local industry that employed hundreds of craftsmen, but today remains produced by only two small, family-owned companies.

At once beautiful, resistant and extraordinarily lightweight, it is built entirely by hand, using nothing but seasoned wood, glue and wicker reed for the seats. A Chiavarina chair usually weighs between 1.5 and 2 kilograms—less than an average portable computer—and, if taken care of correctly, will last for generations.”


At Vision Furniture we continue the tradition of hand-crafted, high-quality Chiavari chairs and strive to bring them to the market in a more affordable way. We build thousands of chairs per month and have worked tirelessly to provide a high-quality, resilient chair that looks classically beautiful at an affordable price.


Click here to view the original article on the Wall Street Journal website.




Published by Vision Furniture

This entry was posted in News, Fun and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.