History of the Reclining Lounge Chair

Jul 12th

While most of the written history of reclining lounge chair starts at the start of Twentieth Century, the recliner chairs go back much further. The lounge chair actually appeared at the end of the eighteenth century and is functionally similar to a recliner today. The goal always lets the user sit upright or lie back with legs and feet off the floor. What has been dubb by many designers as motion furniture. The recliner has been in one form or another for more than two hundred years? Modeled after chaise lounges, the long history of recliner has seen this popular furniture switch from simple to fully motorized. Thought to be an American invention, the recliner was root away from Napoleon.

In the period of about eighteen fifty, the French introduced a reclining bed which one reported belonged to Napoleon III. Reclining lounge chair is quite functional for a while for various purposes. Thought to be a model after the daybed room. The camp hut server as chairs, beds and lounge chairs. Well coat for times, the bed is laid out portable and features a padded armrest and a steel frame. While Napoleon’s camp lodge lacks complex mechanisms, it is no less functional than the design of today’s recliner chairs. Users can sit upright, lying on elevator legs or couches can be fold to sleep.

At the end of the eighteen hundreds, a number of designs appear for reclining lounge chair motion. Usually made of wood, with padded and rear seats, these small chairs may be more conversational than basic furnitures such as chairs or couches. Designs from France and America often feature so-called documents or bookkeepers. Two American cousins, Knobs and Shoemaker, are credited for getting patents on a wooden chair. The difference between this and other recliners is patents. Published in the nineteen twenty-eighth year, the patent led to the founding of LayZBoy. It will not be until nineteen thirty-one that a cousin will patent a layered model with mechanical movement.

Not until nineteen forty-seven, a competing company would add a built foot rest. The addition of the footrest will be part of the design standard reclining lounge chair. Although cousins are not the first to develop backward motion furniture, they are the first to create branding strategies for their products. Many other furniture companies began to manufacture and sell recliners using very similar designs for the mechanism. Not long afterward other companies rose to produce various jamming mechanisms. From relatively simple designs to more complex motorization and motor models, these accompanists offer customized solutions for user needs.