For many centuries, folding chairs have been considered one of the most important pieces of furniture and a symbol of social status. In ancient civilizations, folding chairs were not only used for seating, but also used in various formal occasions and ceremonies.
Among the furniture of ancient Egypt, folding chairs are listed as one of the most important furniture. The development of folding chairs began with
From 2000 to 1500 BC, the original folding chair was a special seat for the army commander on the battlefield, and it was also a symbol of power and prestige. Although the time is constantly changing, the folding chair always carries the symbol of power.
The folding chair of Egypt, along with the folding chairs of Greece and Etruscan (the ancient Midwest of Italy), became the prototype of the later folding chair of Rome. During the Roman Republic, the Sellacurulis chair began to be widely used in civilian courts.
From the "Sellacurulis" chair in Rome, to the "Sellaplicatilis" of the Lombards, to the "Faldistorium" of the Carolingian dynasty, we can see a change in form.
By the legs of the chairs that cross on both sides of the chair, turn to the front of the chair to cross. This is to emphasize the "X" structure of the intersection, showing the symbol of power. The best example is the seat of theFranconians King Dagobert I.
Before the Renaissance, the typology of folding chairs appeared. We found the 16th century Sediadellaforbice chair (scissors chair) inherited the characteristics of the Faldistorium.