Emma Maxwell. Rocking Chair. October 14th , 2017.
Varieties. There can be many varieties of padding or rockers cushioning available in a market. The rocker cushioning may range from expensive silk and leather fabric to cotton and cheaper foam padding. If you are looking for some stylish look, with enhanced comfort and décor then choose pure leather padding. The primary advantage of leather padding is that you need not have to worry about its maintenance first and secondly it is easy to clean, but it's surely an expensive treat to have.
Michael Thonet, a German craftsman, created the first bentwood rocking chair in 1860. This design is distinguished by its graceful shape and its light weight. Thonet used bent steamed wood for these rocking chairs. Because of their affordability and beautiful design, bentwood rocking chairs not only became famous around the world but spawned countless imitators as well. Neoclassical designs also became a trend in the US during the 1890s. These rocking chairs were influenced by Greek and Roman designs as well as Renaissance and colonial era artistry. During the 1920s, however, folding rocking chairs became more popular in the US and in Europe. They were handy for outdoor activities and travel purposes. By the 1950s, rocking chairs built by Sam Maloof, a US craftsman, became famous for their durability and deluxe appearance. Maloof's rocking chairs are distinguished by their ski-shaped rockers.
Outdoor rocking chairs: Outdoor rockers are generally placed outside the house. They may become wonderful pieces of furniture on verandas, patios, gazebos and gardens. Outdoor rocking chairs are mostly made out of plastic and aluminium in order to resist difficult weather conditions and serve longer. Another material of outdoor rocking is hardwood, but unfortunately, it is easily spoilt by weather. However, outdoor rocking chairs offer more conveniences for outdoor relaxation. What can be more comfortable for resting in the sunshine than in a rocking?
Today's rocking chairs are distinguished by their diverse materials and cutting edge, sometimes outrageous, designs. One of the modern era's most unique was created by Ron Arad in 1990. The single volume rocking arm chair is made of steel that also tilts upward when it is not used. Meanwhile, Peter Opsvik of Norway created the \"gravity balance\" in 1999. This ergonomic rocking chair allows the sitter to relax or stretch through its four positions. Another unique one was created in 1999 by Illka Terho and Teppo Asikaine of Sweden. Known as the \"chip lounger,\" this rocking chair is shaped like a surfboard. In 2001, MAC Sports, USA released the \"malibu\" rocking chair, which can be folded up completely into its own carrying case.
The natural angle of this chair reduces the stress level on the back to a great extent. Listening to soothing music while moving in the chair can even make you forget the operation that you had recently. The post-operative rocking was found to be highly beneficial if it can be done at a slow but steady rate for at least 40 minutes regularly. The list goes on with new findings but one thing is sure, we can spend thousands of dollars in treating a number of diseases, or we can turn to this simple approach of rocking which in the end can save us a lot. Today, rocking chairs are not just for the elderly, but for anyone who needs a bit of welcome relaxation from a hectic life and who also wants health benefits as well.
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