Rocking Chair / December 1, 2017 / Ashlee Meyers
If you are looking to purchase a nursery rocking chair you will no doubt have already found that there are many different makes and models to choose from. Ultimately, picking the right one for you will be based on your own tastes, needs, and requirements. To work out what you need, the main thing to be aware of is the different features between the many models of nursery rocking chairs available and the different benefits that each of these features brings.
Michael Thonet a German craftsman made the first 'Bentwood' rocking chair in 1860. This design was unlike others of it's time, it was lightweight and graceful. He used steamed wood which made them very affordable as well as beautiful and had great success with them in Europe. During the 1920's a new style came on the market which made them even more useful, the 'Folding' version, which when used in the garden could be folded up and taken indoors in bad weather. With the arrival of the automobile it was useful for picnics and other outdoor activities. After this, this type of chair virtually 'stood still' until the 1950's when Sam Maloof began making deluxe rocking chairs, which are different again, as their rockers are ski-shaped.
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