Before tub chairs, sitting was quite the uncomfortable affair. One of the first tub chairs was introduced at the courts of King Louis XV of France. It’s reported that he would frequently sit in it while his subjects were made to sit in lesser comfortable chairs when he held court, which could last several hours. In the late 18th century, the style was exported to America, where Boston cabinet maker George Bright started reproducing his own version. American designer Charles F. Montgomery took notice, gave them their strange moniker, and the design took off. Tub chairs remain popular today for their comfortable, versitile silhouette and style.