semangat. Rocking Chair. October 04th , 2017.
On cold summer nights, there is nothing like spending time at the porch sitting on a wicker rocking chair with a hot Choco to warm you up. Indeed, it is one of those moments in your life when you just want to hear the rain while feeling cosy with a book in your hand. If these are your way of relaxing, then you may be one of those people who might need to purchase their own wicker chair.
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.
A rocking chair is one of those things that has become a timeless piece of artwork that just outshines most other kinds of chairs. You don't see people fighting over which chair they get to sit in, unless of course the chair in question is a rocking chair. They are just so comfortable that everyone wants to be able to sit in one if it's available.
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