Published at Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - 16:45:43 PM. Slipper-Chair. By Flore Girault.
In this article we're going to discuss what some people may consider the stereotypes of the kind of chairs that people choose to sit in. We've all seen the pictures, all through time. The mother sitting in a rocking chair holding her little baby rocking it to sleep. Or the grandfather sitting in his rocker, pipe in one hand and newspaper in the other rocking away the final days of his life in blissful peace. Perhaps you've seen the pictures of the little baby in a high chair eating his breakfast.
Chairs were developed rich carvings and polychromatic surface treatments for the important members of society, but by the mid 1650's chairs became common and were often upholstered. By the mid 1750's most carpenters and chair designers had got the message that the chair should not only look good, but should be actually be nice to sit on too, hence chairs that hugged the contours of the human body were produced. These chairs had bow shaped backs and curved legs, the arm rests were padded (and in many cases richly embroidered too). It was incidentally, during this period that the 'chaise lounge', the precursor of the sofa was developed, this being a chair on which a lady could recline.
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