Dario produces “Tripolina” chairs using environmentally-friendly vegetable-tanned Italian hides of the highest quality. The frames are made from high-quality teak or ash, with galvanized steel or brass fixings.
Their compactness when folded makes them ideal for sending anywhere in the world — or taking with you on your flight home from Rome.
The original “Tripolina” chair was invented by the Englishman Joseph Beverley Fenby. It was patented in the United Kingdom in 1877 and in the United States in 1881. It was used in military campaigns, where it was ideal because it was designed to fold up compactly — while still being comfortable and stable.
It was manufactured by Fenby’s own company in the UK and shortly after in Wisconsin, USA. Later, it was manufactured by the Italian Viganò company in Tripoli, Libya. They stamped the hides with their distinctive oval company logo.
Used by ordinary people and presidents alike, it’s been an extraordinarily versatile chair for nearly 150 years.
Available in a selection of colours…
Here’s a selection of “Tripolina” chairs created by Dario. Click on any photo to see a slideshow.