This movable Italian seat from the late 15th century descents from the roman curule seat. It took the name of sedia Savonarola because of its emergence during the Florentine government of friar Girolamo Savonarola between 1494 and 1498.
The elegance of this seat stands upon the contrast between virtuosity and strength. Virtuous with its curved bars made from a single piece of walnut and strong with nine slats linking the feet with the armrests thanks to small dowels.
The seat of the sedia Savonarola comprises thin bars juxtaposed. The feet, the armrests and the backrest are carved in a single piece of wood. They are opposed to the curves and assure the seat’s steadiness. On the armrests are carved small rosettes
Steady, regal and comfortable, the sedia Savonarola appears to have been the seat of the scholars. Its shape inspired by the Antiquity suits their dignity. If it is true that daily objects express the vitality, the culture and the influence of the city that has produced it the florentine sedia Savonarola manifests the power of one of the most coveted Italian cities.