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 Leiden 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 for his ‘public lectures’ to students in Uppsala.

The antique Original Lecture Chair is today exposed at ‘Linnaeus Hammarby’ and once made by a local carpenter in Uppsala in 1741. It was already in the 1800s popularly known as the ‘Linnaeus Lap Top Desk' (Swedish: Linnés Plugghäst).
See photo below. On the right side photo you can see the updated and modern 'Linnaeus LapTop Desk', with the portable computer on the board. Free build instruction in the menu.

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