The Chiavari Chair – What would a wedding be without it?

The modern day Chiavari chair is without doubt one of the most popular banqueting chairs currently on the market and it’s easy to see why. It’s an extremely stylish looking seat and because of this can grace a whole range of venues hosting special occasions.

The origins of this chair style go back more than two hundred years and to the town of Chiavari in the Genoa region of Northern Italy and although the style has evolved over the years that have passed, if you compare the early chairs with the most up to date versions, there is a distinct likeness. It is a tribute to the early designers that the Chiavari chair manages to be both classic and current all at the same time.

There’s quite an illustrious history associated with the style too. Back in 1892, Chiavari chairs were gifted to the Pope when the town was recognised as a diocese. In more recent times, it is believed that a silver version of the chair was used during the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

If you are going to a wedding this summer, there is a very good chance you will see the Chiavari on display somewhere, as it remains one of the most popular choices for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

At Ningbo, we stock a trio of Chiavari styles including the Napoleon and the very cool ice chair but the current favourite seems to be the lime wash model which is simple yet stylish and elegant. Made from solid beech wood they are extremely sturdy but still light enough to be moved easily when you need to store or transport them. The chairs are stackable and can be stacked as many as 8-10 high when not in use, which is particularly useful if you need to clean the venue or do a quick change over for a different event.

If you are trying to colour coordinate an event, the seat pads available in a variety of colours will certainly help with that. The seat pads themselves are attached with Velcro, so if you want to mix and match colours, that’s easy to do too.

The benefits keep on coming though as no assembly is required. Once delivered, simply unpack them and set them in your preferred arrangement with no need to worry about lengthy assembly times. The chairs are also BS 7176:2007 resistant to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating.

So, whether you are planning a wedding or just looking for new chairs for your restaurant or hotel, why not go Chiavari? You’ll be mightily impressed!