The certain je ne se quois lifestyle of Europeans is strikingly apparent when one looks at the chaise lounge chair. Originally developed because Europeans have a midday break called siesta , the chaise lounge is an upholstered couch taking the form of a chair with the seat part being of sufficient extent to support the user's legs horizontally or laying so as to permit day-sleep (siesta) anatomically.
The chair created a stir with Le Corbusier, a leader of the modernist movement, who in efforts to create better living conditions and a better society through housing concepts reintroduced the piece to the masses.
Today it's easy to find a chaise lounge chair in a lot of American homes as it has transcended its initial siesta reputation and serves as an appetizing neo-modern contemporary piece.
Space minimizing trends inspired designers to increase flexibility within furniture and compact sizes. Now, sofas instead of being one singular piece are two that together form a sofa and apart serve as separate seating. The chaise also enjoys this flexibility in furniture environments and fits in well with an identity as a singular seat and also a modular addition to a collective set.
Historically, the reputation of the chaise lounge chairs tapped into the risqué. During the renaissance period, nude models draped across these chairs before painters, who tried to capture their beauty with the stroke of a brush. The chaise lounge is associated with a certain status as a transcendental vehicle of seduction. In many of Botero's paintings, chaise lounge chairs became an icon of mystery, sexuality and decadence. Even in today's pop culture trends, who doesn't recall a crafty Miss Piggy trying to seduce Kermit as she lay on her pink chaise.
As all does, the chaise lounge's reputation evolved and today it lives a life of duality as both a sexy mistress and comfortable companion.
Not only has the chaise found a home indoors but chaise loungers are also the addition to pool settings, beach party fiascos and the answer to comfortable seating at most resorts across the Caribbean. Because of its flexible style and design, chaise loungers are great for napping and for reading. Recently, Pirelli (yes, of the tire company) created webbing to increase the durability and comfort of the lazy man's best friend.
Chaise lounge chairs are available in select varieties; solid hard wood frames, metal frames, with exquisite fabrics, hand carved details, rubbed finishes and more. Most chaise lounge chairs enjoy ergonomic zero-gravity design that fully supports shoulders, back, and legs for head to toe comfort.
To keep customers comfortable and in tune with their napping schedules, Chairs1000.com explored this inviting piece and gathered a worthy array of chaise lounge chairs to select from.
We are dreaming of a time when all is peaceful and serenity surrounds our every breath. That's what chaise lounging implies, and that's what a good chaise lounge rest can provide. Have you got your chaise to come home to? Keep dreaming.
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