Shawn Patel. Rocking Chair. April 26th , 2018.
How Are Padded Rocking Chairs Comfortable? Rocking chairs are comfortable and popular because of their simple design and smooth rockers. Rockers are available in various hues and patterns ranging from wooden, leather and plastic. The fabric and materials used in making a rocker chair clearly defines its comfort and flexibility to a person. The choice of rocking chairs may vary from person to person, but it's a commonly accepted notion that a rocking chair is good in terms of comfort and utility when the surface is soft to sit. If it's not soft and smooth in appearance and sitting, then you need to add a pamper yourself with a luxury of padded rocking chairs.
Basically the rocking chair has two curved bands of wood or rockers fixed to the bottom of the chair. It contacts the chair with the floor only on two points that allows the occupant of the seat to rock back and forth with the minimum of effort. It is a comfortable chair to sit on even without the push factor - it automatically adjusts with the centre of gravity of the sitter for ergonomic advantage. It relieves stress. Built up on this basic structure are many types of rocking chairs having springs and gliders. Greek and Roman chairs influenced the neo-classical designs. One of the latest Norwegian models can take on four positions.
Michael Thonet a German craftsman made the first 'Bentwood' rocking chair in 1860. This design was unlike others of it's time, it was lightweight and graceful. He used steamed wood which made them very affordable as well as beautiful and had great success with them in Europe. During the 1920's a new style came on the market which made them even more useful, the 'Folding' version, which when used in the garden could be folded up and taken indoors in bad weather. With the arrival of the automobile it was useful for picnics and other outdoor activities. After this, this type of chair virtually 'stood still' until the 1950's when Sam Maloof began making deluxe rocking chairs, which are different again, as their rockers are ski-shaped.
Some baby rocking chairs can be easily folded and are made of red oak. Oil is rubbed in by hand to give it the finished look of hardwood. The sling seats are for easy rocking but perfectly balanced so that there is no fear of tipping over. As an added bonus a blanket for baby's soft skin comes free with the chair. Children think these baby rocking chairs to be the best piece of furniture in the house. The design is easy for children to get in and out of it. The name of the child can be customized by special order. A matching ottoman or pouf will make the baby rocking chair set more adorable. There are other types of unique rocking chairs that are not upholstered but come in various shapes and designs. The very names speak of the look of the chair - Teddy Bear, Zoo X, Animal Cracker and Sassy Pink for girls. A detachable cradle comes with some chairs so that the little girl thrills in becoming a mum as she rocks on the chair with a doll beside her in the cradle.
The upholstered baby rocking chairs in the market are made from as many as 60 different kinds of material. Some of the fabrics used are denim, plaid, vinyl etc. Others have a leather finish. If required the customer can choose the fabric. The foam padding can be easily cleaned. The colours are soft pastel, chocolate brown, soft lime and pink. There is another design of chocolate polka dot on suede fabric. Also on suede pink chocolate polka dot is available. Some of the baby rocking chairs are so meticulously crafted by hand that they can be kept as family heirlooms. The frame is of maple wood and the plush feel gives it the extra touch of comfort and class.
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