The chair is one of the western world’s oldest cultural assets. To this day, the chair is also a place holder for the role and importance of the owner – the broader the seat and the higher the backrest, the more important. In the 19th century, seating became an instrument for discipline and control. Just like teachers in schools, office managers were able to easily glance over at their employees. Last but not least, chairs became a crucial working tool for all professions that require fine manual labour: from tailors and watch-makers to jewellers and those working with computers.

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