Pair of steel armchairs.
At the beginning, this type of seats were created to fill the military troops need for logistic effectiveness early in the 19th century, starting with Napoleon himself, extremely protective of his campaign furniture. He wrote in 1812 :
"My tent needs to fit in a single truck. This reflects the art of the Garde-Meuble (furniture storage). Spend twice as much if necessary but build a practical, strong and light furniture" . To fulfill the expectations of the Emperor, the administration of the Garde Meuble impérial commissioned tents, beds, armchairs, chairs, tools and tables to be easily folded, put away and moved. Since function preceded form, the latter was reduced to its single most expression, as featured in our armchair.