Chair (director’s)

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Gold Medal chair (1892)

Founded in 1892, the Gold Medal Camp Furniture company designed the original director’s chair: a lightweight wooden chair, with canvas seat and backrest, that folds side-to-side with a scissors action. The chair was presented at the World’s Fair Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 where it won an award for excellence in casual furniture design.

Distinctive features of the Gold Medal chair are the contoured leg design and the shaped arm pads, so it’s easy to spot a knock-off. Gold Medal Directors Chairs are now manufactured by The Lord’s Table, Inc.

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