french art deco leather club chairsfrench art deco leather club chairs

Looking for modern furniture pieces that will make a bold statement in your home? Here are five iconic chairs that will give any room a "Wow Factor" with timeless designs that won´t go out of style.

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traditional wingback chairstraditional wingback chairs

Chairs provide a very simple yet effective way to relax and spend some good time in a comfortable body posture. But not all chairs are designed to "relax" . This is especially true about chairs in the

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recliner chairs and footstoolsrecliner chairs and footstools

In fact this may have been the first recorded instance of a recliner. Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker in 1928 came up with what they thought was a great new idea for a reclining chair. Their earliest models reclined whenever you leaned back in them. However these gentlemen were not the only ones who know people liked to relax.

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cream leather club chaircream leather club chair

A clever way to use these chairs is to set a conversation space with two sofas facing each other and then close off one end with two recliners positioned side by side. This creates a more space-savvy layout that accommodates more people at a party while letting you and a companion relax in front of the TV when there´s no one else around.

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teak double chaise loungeteak double chaise lounge

Materials Used. During its early years of development the lounge was made from natural materials like wood and rattan which were often carved with stylized designs. With the modern times also came the modern materials like plastic and metal although wood is still the most popular material mainly because of its beauty durability and versatility. Nowadays the most popular wood materials for use in pieces of chaise lounger furniture are cedar and teak. These woods are known for their weatherproof properties as well as their excellent grain patterns.

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mid century chaise loungemid century chaise lounge

The fact that these chairs were mainly the domain of the rich and fabulous they eventually became very much associated with luxury and wealth. This image was further magnified during the early days of Hollywood as they were a commonly seen in film with the era´s starlets draped seductively across their upholstered frames. However the early 20th century also served to make these furniture designs more accessible to the masses due to the industrialized process of furniture making in general. Being mass-produced had the effect of making them much less expensive and soon they could be found in middle class homes around the world.

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animal print wingback chairsanimal print wingback chairs

It was in the 1980s when Rachel Ashwell began the use of this term then an inexpensive line of furniture became popular for shabby chic decorating. The furniture associates with a number of historical designs from different periods the pieces are created to look as if they´re older worn and from an earlier period for instance the 18oo´s country French Shaker designs plus many others.

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2 seater leather recliner sofa2 seater leather recliner sofa

Having a recliner to meet your needs is very important. Remember what type of living space you want when considering your purchase. Also keep in mind your own relaxation and therapeutic needs. The designs and types of chairs available now a days are almost unlimited. Today´s recliners are more affordable and made to last for years of comfortable seating. You and your new recliner will become relaxing buddies for a long time to come.

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