Rocking Chair / April 28, 2018 / Jodie Gilmore
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.
By the way, the name of a contemporary rocking is an official one which doesn't obligatory have a woody look. Contemporary chairs may have a variety of such bright colors as red and yellow. The shapes and sizes of contemporary rocking may also vary. Producers of contemporary rocking chairs demonstrate their creativeness through seat materials leg sizes, backrest shapes, rocker forms, etc... Despite their strange appearance and extremely geometrical shapes, the contemporary rocking offer great comfort and relaxation.
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