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Folding Chair


Tripolina was designed in 1855 by Joseph B. Fenby, initially taking the name Fenby Folding Chair. The seat and mechanism were not patented until 1877.

Design , 1855

We had to wait until the beginning of the new cen­tury to see its launch at the St. Louis Exhibition in 1904. Used in several British military campaigns, in the 1930s it started to be produced in Tripoli, taking on the ltalian name "Sedia Tripolina." lt inspired many designers including Albini and Magistretti. lt had a three-dimensional folding frame to which the canvas seat was anchored by pockets. Citterio included it in its catalogue from the 1960s.

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