|My parents lived in Bombay in the early 70's (had me there) and probably bought their chair from departing expats. The chair moved with our family (to Turkey, back to the States), and I developed a thing for it Ė amongst my familyís more traditional and oriental furnishings, it was a little shot of modernism. In the late 80ís, during a shift no one can recall, the chair vanished our lives as mysteriously as it had come. Iíve sought it since.
I found it again - a faithful copy down to the last buckle and strap.
The original - shown below inhabited by tiger hunter/author Jim Corbett - was an Edwardian invention, cooked up by the roaming British of the late 19th century who demanded that the style and comfort of their domestic furnishings be translated into a collapsible, imminently pack-able, field versions. It's named it for their Head Quarters for the Army Corp of Engineers in north India.