Jewel Duran. Recliner. January 07th , 2018.
Recliners Gains Wide Popularity. When the 1950s rolled around most American homes had a recliner or two. There function and style had grown as well. Although during this time the recliner was viewed as a "Mans" chair. Being able to put your feet up at the end of a long work day was sought after. Recliners became central to family rooms as TVs grew in popularity. This is when it became common place to have a recliner in a home. Whereas before the recliner was a luxury. Also around this time people began to see the health benefits of these chairs as well. With the nature of work during this period, a recliner might have been the only way a man coulee set without back or leg pain.As soon as Father got home everyone knew to vacate the chair.
The push-back recliner has to be pushed by your back to recline. The basic framework is completely covered with leather and generally matches a modern-looking room because of its sleek design. While the style is more fashionable, the leather materials make it quite expensive. There are many other types of recliners. The recliner sofa is similar to a recliner chair but bigger. It is getting more popular nowadays because it can provide relaxation and comfort to around three persons at the same time. It is useful for persons with arthritis or asthma and other medical conditions. It usually cost a few hundred dollars higher than a recliner chair. Power recliners are suited for people with mobility problems. It is used mostly by the handicapped people, the elderly or individuals with injury and back and hip problems. It easily reclines with a simple press of a button.
Taste Changes in Family and Living Rooms. Recliners of this era were typically heavy and overstuffed. When changes in decor style changes so did the chairs. At this point quite a few individuals decided not to have these types of recliners. By the 1970 these comfy relics found their way to basements and garages. In fact this may have been the birth of the "Man Cave" concept widely known today. Changes in taste seemed to lean toward saving space. As many can attest through personal experience, these newer, more compact models found their way in to the living room of the 1970s. However these chairs tended to be in out of the way dens and not the formal living rooms. Some people just refused to get rid of these comfy chairs.
Depending on a users needs, power recliners come in many variations. The first type is the two position chair. Depending on the manufacture, most two position recliners are the lower costing entry point into the market. Costing less than three position and infinite position recliners, the goal is to provide the necessary requirements to lift a person in and out of a chair at the lowest price possible. They typically recline to a 45 degree position suitable for watching TV. Sleeping in a two position power recliner may be difficult for a person if they require a more flat sleeping surface.
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.
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