18 Apr

What is the History of Tiffany Chairs ?

  • April 18, 2018
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One may ask, what is a Tiffany chair and why is it related to weddings? The history of Tiffany chairs goes back to one Italian named Guiseppe Gaetano Descalzi, who at a particular invitation of the President of Economic Society in 1807 refurbished some chairs in the French Empire style. The rework simplified the decorative elements of the chairs and also the structural aesthetics.

After Gaetano Descalzi died in 1855, the chair grew to become a success story as over 600 workers were involved in making these Tiffany chairs that were also known as Chiavarina as Gaetano was a cabinet maker from Chiavari.

Tiffany chairs became a success to weddings because of its 19th-century style and appearance, it is of lightweight and can be easily stacked with an appealing aesthetics, which makes it good for formal events such as weddings.

The Tiffany chairs declined, however, following the introduction and popularity of the Austrian chair that was designed by Michael Thonet, theses were in mass produce ad less expensive which consisted of few elements that could be easily assembled, so in the second half of the 20th century after competitions grew in the industry for production. Architect and designer Gio Ponti grew inspired by the structural system for Superleggera chairs.

However, in 2016 the Gaetano Descalzi Tiffany chair due to popular demand became a popular choice for weddings, engagement parties, and corporate events but mostly weddings. The reason is that of the elegance of the chair as it appeals in appearance with its ancient design in place. Arranging the Tiffany Chairs during events is not tedious as it could be carried in large number due to the weight of these chairs.

As regarding any occasion you are planning especially weddings, we have one of the best Tiffany chairs to hire for weddings be it the style, appearance or aesthetics; we provide it in different forms. Celebrate entertainment offers a wide range of services which involves the legendary Tiffany Chairs.

The elegance of the Tiffany Chairs is not only restricted to weddings, as it is known that during the inauguration of the President Barak Obama, the Silver version of the Tiffany chairs was used during the event for guests to seat. This is one of the many events these chairs have been used for. It has also been used in the State Dining Room and the Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington Dc.

The style the chair presents during a wedding ceremony cannot be described as it is the reason why it is used for weddings. It is a timeless piece of art that will forever be elegant in history and stand the test of time. So are you still in doubt to hire the Tiffany Chair?

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