Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Papasan Chair
The original CEO of Pier 1 Imports was a Vietnam War veteran. While on an all day hump, he came upon a village where the elders were sitting on some very unique chairs. He purchased one of these chairs and immediately shipped it home, out of Pier 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. It would be the first product sold at Pier 1, the Papasan chair, named for the village elder.