The furniture industry is currently working hard to become more sustainable. Materials are being recycled, and researchers are developing new sustainable materials. While all of these initiatives are excellent, sustainability can also be achieved by learning from our past.
Unlike a lot of modern furniture being manufactured right now, old furniture was made to last and withstand wear and tear, and so is my chair. The main structure of the chair is based on strong, robust traditional wooden joints, which will last for generations.
Contrary to most modern padding, the padding of my chair can be easily replaced, as it is fastened in place by only a few screws. The padding on a lot of modern chairs is glued to the structure making it almost impossible to replace.