History

Carl Linnaeus made his private ‘Lecture Chair’ already in 1741, after he was inspired by library chairs from foreign monasteries and university libraries in Holland. That was where the books, often heavy and cumbersome, were found.

Carl Linnaeus created one chair, unusually full of characterful and comfortable ‘Lecture Chair’, which he used often for ‘public lectures’ to students in Uppsala.


The antique Original Lecture Chair is today exhibited at ‘Linnaeus Hammarby’ and made by a local carpenter from Uppsala. It was already in the 1800s popularly known as the ‘Linnaeus Reading Chair’ (Swedish:Linnés Plugghäst). Photo below. On the right side you can see the updated Linnaeus LapTop Desk with the portable computer. We give away free building instruction if You contact me.

The Original from his private home at  Linnés Hammarby made in 1741
The Original from his private home at Linnés Hammarby made in 1741