Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hey Porter...Hey Porter





Although it appears to have descended from royal thrones, the "porter" chair has humble origins.




Originating in medieval Europe, the porter chair was placed at the front door of a home for use by the gatekeeper servant. Designed to shield from the damp and cold that often seeped in, the servant would stay warm during long hours of duty at these large estates where the sound of a door knocker might not be heard.





Modern interpretations...





Cozy tea for two...perfect for keeping conversations private...




Comfortable and distraction free...Now get to work!










   A quiet place for reading...




We'll agree that this style of chair is not for everyone, but it's come a long way from it's working class origins. 



                                                                          
                                                                             -k-

3 comments:

  1. K,

    i love the story behind the 'porter chair'. who knew??
    you are the bomb...i learn something everyday.
    xxx

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  2. so they were at least allowed to sit down on the job….that's fascinating and I didn't know that was the reason behind the name, although have always loved the shape of the chair…such a cocoon of snugliness..

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  3. i ... love ... these chairs. all of them. you educate me so very much each time i read your posts (which is far too infrequent these days!). wishing you all the best for a great 2014 my friend!

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