How Chairs Have Changed

Written by Channel 11 Houston on December 28, 2013. Posted in Design chair sofa, Designer table and chairs, Eames lounge chair

The ghost chair

Chances are that you have at least one chair in your home. You probably sit in it everyday. However, while chairs are commonplace now, throughout much of human history they were a luxury item, reserved for the most powerful members of a society, such as royalty and noblemen. The lower classes typically sat on the floor or perched on backless stools. Examples of this still remain, such as the “chair” as the symbol of the House of Commons, the head of university departments are called “the chair,” the head of a company is usefully referred to as the “chairman.”

There have obviously been many innovations in chair design since the first chairs appeared in antiquity. One popular chair is the office chair. While almost all of us have used one of these at some point, few people know that it was actually Charles Darwin who invented it. The father of modern evolution put wheels on an armchair so that he could move around his office and view his specimens more easily.

Other famous chairs include designer chairs, such as the Eames lounge chair. Eames chair prices regularly reach thousands of dollars, and collectors hunt for rare models. Overall, the furniture market accounts for annual revenue of $63 billion dollars in the United States.

One of the most interesting kinds of chairs to recently hit the market are ghost chairs. Ghost chairs are made out of translucent injection molded polycarbonate, and they are stackable. This see through design makes them ultra modern and very hip. As a result, ghost chairs for sale can go for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. You can find out more information of the latest chairs online. You can also find ghost chairs for sale online.

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