Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Reyna Bush
Michael Thonet, a German craftsman, created the first bentwood rocking chair in 1860. This design is distinguished by its graceful shape and its light weight. Thonet used bent steamed wood for these rocking chairs. Because of their affordability and beautiful design, bentwood rocking chairs not only became famous around the world but spawned countless imitators as well. Neoclassical designs also became a trend in the US during the 1890s. These rocking chairs were influenced by Greek and Roman designs as well as Renaissance and colonial era artistry. During the 1920s, however, folding rocking chairs became more popular in the US and in Europe. They were handy for outdoor activities and travel purposes. By the 1950s, rocking chairs built by Sam Maloof, a US craftsman, became famous for their durability and deluxe appearance. Maloof's rocking chairs are distinguished by their ski-shaped rockers.
The upholstered baby rocking chairs in the market are made from as many as 60 different kinds of material. Some of the fabrics used are denim, plaid, vinyl etc. Others have a leather finish. If required the customer can choose the fabric. The foam padding can be easily cleaned. The colours are soft pastel, chocolate brown, soft lime and pink. There is another design of chocolate polka dot on suede fabric. Also on suede pink chocolate polka dot is available. Some of the baby rocking chairs are so meticulously crafted by hand that they can be kept as family heirlooms. The frame is of maple wood and the plush feel gives it the extra touch of comfort and class.
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