What for? Because this man was a genius, that’s why.
While office chairs on wheels were already being made back then, they weren’t comfortable,
or in any case, as ergonomic as they are now. So Darwin did something radical with his luxurious chair.
This man was a known workaholic, and when he wasn’t collecting his samples,
he would sit and study them and take notes.
He found that in order to move from table to table in his office and laboratory,
he had to travel the entire room. So to maximize his productivity and save valuable research time,
he decided to attach wheels to his luxurious chair.