Cadence. Recliner. January 05th , 2018.
Recliners have been popular for many years, and come in a wide variety of styles and looks. Have you ever wondered where they came from or why they are so popular? Looking back at the history of seating it becomes clear how come the recliner has had such a good history of satisfied sitters. Lounging and reclining chairs go as far back in recorder history as ancient Egypt and the Pharaohs personal seats. In the present recliners can be found in many settings such as homes, hospitals, medical clinics, and treatment centers. This is due in part to their therapeutic qualities. Reclining seating has been widely used and seen throughout the ages. Some of the earlier incarnations of the recliner have been in the lounging chairs popular in fancy parlor. These chairs allowed the sitter to sit with their feet off the floor.
While much of the written history of the recliner starts in the early Twentieth Century, the recliner chair dates back much further. The earliest recliner chairs actually appeared in the late Eighteenth Century, and were functionally similar to todays recliners. The goal was always to allow the user to sit upright or recline back with the legs and feet off the floor. What has been dubbed by many designers as motion furniture, the recliner has been with us in one form or another for over two hundred years. Modeled after the chaise lounge, the long history of the recliner has seen this popular piece of furniture go from simple to fully motorized. Thought to be an American invention, the recliner has its roots as far back as Napoleon.
There are a number of different recliners on the market that have massage capability. There are recliners and all sorts of price ranges from a few hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars. The massage functions vary greatly between the price ranges. We take a look at the different capabilities of massage chair recliners. There are three different levels of recliners. The first level is a vibrating recliner. These types of recliners use a number of vibration motors to provide massage. The second level is relaxation recliners which normally have powered recline and other therapeutic features. The third level is full body massage chair recliners which have a roller mechanism for massaging the back.
In the late eighteen hundreds, a number of designs emerged for motion chairs. Typically made of wood, with a padded seat and back, these early recliners may have been more conversation piece than a furniture staple like a chair or sofa. Designs from France and America often featured what was referred to as document or a book holder. Two American cousins, Knabush and Shoemaker, are credited with gaining the patent on a wooden recliner. There was nothing remarkable about the design as it resembled a wooden beach recliner. The difference between this and other recliners was the patent. Issued in nineteen twenty eight, the patent led to the founding of LayZBoy. It would not be until nineteen thirty one that the cousins would patent an upholstered model with a mechanical movement. It would not be until nineteen forty seven that a competing company would add a built in foot rest. The addition of a foot rest would become a standard part of recliner design.
Everybody is under budgetary constraints and you should think about a price for your recliner. There are many trade-offs as you go up from the hundred dollar recliners to the thousands of dollars recliners. Check out the warranty coverage for the recliner. You have moving parts in a recliner and you want to make sure that if something goes wrong you will be covered. Warranties vary greatly between price ranges and also between manufacturers. When shopping for furniture, you will want to try some of the features to get a better feel for what is available. You should go out and try a few different recliners to get an idea of what you like. Just check out the features so you understand what is important to you. Dont worry too much about style as there are many available.
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