Twilight In Italy

The biggest chair in the world stands seven stories tall, weighs almost 23 tons and is found just to the left of the second traffic light in the tiny town of Manzano (population: 7,000) in the north-eastern corner of Italy near the Slovenian border. The red pine monument is not some avant-garde artistic statement. It's an oversized acknowledgement by the local business community of the industry that brought immense prosperity to Manzano and 10 small communities around it over the past half-century. Known as the "chair triangle," this district every year produces up to 40 million chairs of all shapes and...

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