Have you ever wondered exactly where Heads of State plant their rumps? The chair used by Barack Obama for his family and guests at the Inauguration actually has its roots in Northern Italy. The Chiavarina, used in the State Dining Room and Family Dining Room in the White House in Washington D.C., was created in 1807 by cabinetmaker Giuseppe Descalzi as a simplification of decorative elements and structural lightening of French Empire style chairs. The rulers of 19th century Savoy and France, including Napoleon III, were big fans of the design, and praised it publically.
Made of gorgeous wild cherry and maple, added to beech and ash, with a seat of hand-woven thin strips of purple willow, Chiavari chairs continue to be made in Italy and around the world for use at special events and parties. Its elegant appearance, lightness, and convenient stackability make it perfect for bar or restaurant furniture. If all those features sound like they fit your needs, this Bamboo Chiavari Bar Stool is manufactured specifically for commercial furniture use; however, it is also available to rent. Being stackable, durable and elegant makes this a very convenient choice for caterers or event planners on any budget. Come check out this and all our other restaurant chairs at FashionSeating.com!