Let’s talk about you first! Before I give you some background info, I would like to ask you to comment to this page with your own background information. Please feel free to promote yourself here and even to rant about what I write or wrote. I’m always curious who is reading what I’m curating here.
Nice to meet you! I’m Guido J. van den Elshout AKA GJE AKA Happy Hotelier and blogging from The Hague, The Netherlands and meet the other two authors below.
The blog started on April 30 2007.
Why a Blog solely devoted to Chairs?
We are amateur chair lovers. We have no other commercial intentions with this Blog than try and make it self supporting. We added Google adsense – and later removed it – and might add other ads to cover some of the expenses that come with blogging. These costs are getting higher and higher the more the blog grows. Currently (2014/2014) we have on average 14,000 plus unique visitors and 30.000 plus page views per month.
Please note we do not manufacture seating furniture, we do not sell seating furniture and we do not buy seating furniture!
A little bit of background of Chair Blog:
Chairs are important, as the population of the western world spends at least 1/3 of its life time in a chair. Chair Blog will be mainly a Photo blog. It started with my fascination for the Thonet story. Round 1900 they had a real multinational empire of chair factories and sales outlets. I have owned a couple of Thonet chairs myself.
Until the end of 2013, together with my wife, I owned and operated a small but very luxury design hotel in The Hague, The Netherlands (Haagsche Suites), hence my focus on architecture, design, interior design and, in addition, yacht design. A couple of years ago I was researching chairs on the Internet because we needed to buy some new chairs for the hotel. I found out there was no easy way finding information.
Thereupon I created a couple of Dutch Language link pages about chairs, chair design, chair designers and chair manufacturers: Some disappeared and one is still alive: Stoelen Startpagina, “stoel” is Dutch for chair.
A Photoblog is a nice addition to mere text links pages.
More about the author:
You can find a lot more about me at my “Significant Other Blog”: Happy Hotelier.
Do meet our second author as of April 2010: Polley Wong
And don’t forget to read all of Polley’s posts
Do meet our third author as of January 12, 2011: Julia Osovskaya
And don’t forget to read all of Julia’s posts.
More about my fumbling with Tumbling
More about Chair Blog
About the development of the blog over the years you can read more in the category @About Chair Blog and More.
Please use the contact page if you want to contact us.
Now I am heading off to show you some more chairs, sofas, benches, stools, ottomans, pouffs, in short everything that can seat you!