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
Game of Thrones: Chairs Fit for a King

Game of Thrones: Chairs Fit for a King

If you're a Game of Thrones fanatic, you probably want your own iron throne to sit on. While a real throne of swords is unrealistic for this world, there are several chairs that will make you feel like a king. Game of Chairs 1. Lush Velvet What's better for royalty than a velvet...
Tattoo Artists Are Breaking Their Backs, Literally

Tattoo Artists Are Breaking Their Backs, Literally

If you have a tattoo, you probably haven't thought about the fact that your artist spends hours hunched over your body holding a 20lb vibrating brick steady to give you the ideal artwork. The truth is, tattoo artists have an unexpected disadvantage from their work: severe back pain. While you...
SOCIAL NETWORK
NEWSLETTER

Enter your email address below to subscribe to my newsletter

TRENDING POSTS
Related Products
Herman Miller Mirra Highly Adjustable Office Chair

Herman Miller Mirra Highly Adjustable Office Chair

Introduced by Herman Miller as their next generation innovative ergonomic office chair after disrupt..

$379.00 $379.00
Ultra Plush Leather Executive

Ultra Plush Leather Executive

The Ultra Plush Leather Executive is a contemporary leather ergonomic chair. A leather ergonomic cha..

$389.00 $899.00
Ergonomic Black Mesh Back with Adjustable Arms, Seat Slider, Tilt Tension Adjustment

Ergonomic Black Mesh Back with Adjustable Arms, Seat Slider, Tilt Tension Adjustment

EuroLuxe brings style, durability and extended-use solutions to office seating. The EuroLuxe black e..

$479.00 $499.00
Herman Miller Aeron - Conference Chair

Herman Miller Aeron - Conference Chair

The Aeron Conference Chair is the perfect choice for ergonomic seating for your office guests. Based..

$399.00 $1,099.00