Rocking Chair / April 29, 2018 / Jasmine Oliver
Gliders and children's rockers are non-conventional designs for rocking chairs. Gliders lose the traditional curved wood rocker, and instead replaces it with smooth hinges that move back and forth. The same design is adapted for children's rockers that are usually found in cribs. While gliders are more expensive than the traditional rocking chair, this design is more favoured in environments and rooms where the characteristic noise of a rocking chair is not favoured. Gliders that are found in children's rooms and nurseries and even libraries are most favourable because they produce very little noise.
Today's rocking chairs are distinguished by their diverse materials and cutting edge, sometimes outrageous, designs. One of the modern era's most unique was created by Ron Arad in 1990. The single volume rocking arm chair is made of steel that also tilts upward when it is not used. Meanwhile, Peter Opsvik of Norway created the \"gravity balance\" in 1999. This ergonomic rocking chair allows the sitter to relax or stretch through its four positions. Another unique one was created in 1999 by Illka Terho and Teppo Asikaine of Sweden. Known as the \"chip lounger,\" this rocking chair is shaped like a surfboard. In 2001, MAC Sports, USA released the \"malibu\" rocking chair, which can be folded up completely into its own carrying case.
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