Lorrie Dunn. Rocking Chair. February 06th , 2018.
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.
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.
The modern version of the rocking chair is called a contemporary rocking chair. Unlike the other types of rocking chairs, a contemporary rocking chair doesn't necessarily present a woody appearance. The said type of rocking chair is available in a wide array of bold colors like red and yellow. The shapes and sizes of contemporary rocking chairs are very different from the conventional types too. Makers of contemporary types of rocking chair are more aggressive when it comes to backrest shapes, rocker forms, leg sizes, and seat materials. Some models of contemporary rocking chair are odd-looking and very geometrical. Despite its unique appearance, the contemporary types of rocking chair still gives the same comfort and relaxation provided by other rocking chair types.
If you are looking to purchase a nursery rocking chair you will no doubt have already found that there are many different makes and models to choose from. Ultimately, picking the right one for you will be based on your own tastes, needs, and requirements. To work out what you need, the main thing to be aware of is the different features between the many models of nursery rocking chairs available and the different benefits that each of these features brings.
Although the rocking chair provides benefits like comfort and relaxation, it may also cause some trouble. It may be unsafe for children because the chair is at contact with floor by only two points. If children stay too close to the chair, there is a possibility that their feet may be squeezed by the rocker. However, this problem is already given a solution. Many rocking chairs are created with springs or platforms that will prevent any form of feet squashing in the future.
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