Defining a Chair

The definition of a chair is something that is a seat, usually having four legs for support and a rest for the back and often having rests for the arms. This leaves a lot of room for interpretation. Artists and designers have taken this definition and ran with it; creating chairs with innovative designs and chairs that don't even look like chairs. I recently came across a chair made completely out of haphazardly arranged forks. How do you even sit one that? I don't even think you can. And even though we can't sit on it (okay, we can, but it would be really painful), does it still count as a chair? Let's check the definition - was it a seat? Yes, it was. I guess it counts as a chair then. While not as artistic as a fork chair, office and lounge chairs have their design focused on support and comfort. If you're going to go 9-5 in the office, you trust your chair not to kill your back by the end of the day. Once you get home, all you want to do is fall down onto a cloud and just relax. Believe me; I've had my experience with lounge chairs that were as soft as butter - absolutely heavenly. Obviously certain aspects are going to be stressed or exaggerated more depending on the type of chair. Arm chairs will be extra comfy; modern chairs will be more trendy and edgy. However, it's always amazing to see the extent that design has taken. I've seen neon-light up chairs, egg pods, oddly shaped bean bags, and chairs designs so artistic, it's hard to wrap your mind around. Even after looking at all those innovative, artistic, and design oriented chairs, we still have the standard four-legged wooden chair. From dining chairs to ergonomic office chairs to egg pods, chairs have come to be more than just objects we "sit" on. They've entered the world of art and design, and have become so specialized to suit our needs. Who knows, maybe sometime in the future we'll have our very own hover chairs that we'll be able to float on. Anything is possible at the rate that chairs are changing.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Caffeine: The Working Man's Common Drug

Caffeine: The Working Man's Common Drug

Caffeine has been called the most widely-consumed substance in the world.? In every office around the globe, the mass consumption of coffee is evident.? Take a quick stroll around your office.? Chances are you will see that almost every one of your colleagues has a cup of hot coffee or...
Read more
 How to Straighten Your Spine

How to Straighten Your Spine

Ergonomic chairs, like the Herman Miller Aeron, will help straighten your spine. However, there are also other techniques that you should do to help your chair help you. We've listed them below. 1. Always keep good posture. For tips on maintaining a good posture, check out How to Maintain Excelle...
Read more
Three Tips to Make Your Waiting Room More Inviting

Three Tips to Make Your Waiting Room More Inviting

One of the simplest ways to make your business stand out is to create a waiting room that is inviting, comfortable, and unique. Read our tips on making your waiting room make a great first impression on your customers and clients!...
Read more