The Chair District is a production area located in the heart of Friuli Venezia Giulia.Initially, this industrial district was made up of the so-called “Chair Triangle”, i.e. the municipalities of Corno di Rosazzo, Manzano and San Giovanni al Natisone; the area has subsequently expanded to include 11 municipalities in the province of Udine.
But how did the District come about?
To find its origins, we have to go back to the 18th century. Towards the end of the century a nucleus of workshops producing straw-bottomed chairs had developed, thanks to the work of craftsmen who had come from the area of Gorizia and Cormons and to the authorisation of Maria Theresa of Habsburg to cut down the Ternova forest (a Karst plateau now in Slovenia).With the passage of Friuli Venezia Giulia to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866 and the consequent increase in duties, many craftsmen moved again and occupied the first nucleus of the District, the Triangle of the Chair.
Here (Comunità del distretto) you can find an interesting article about the new project the District Municipalities are working on: the establishment of a Chair District Community.
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