The recliner, Archie bunkers’
trademark seat, has recently received an upgrade in new design and
innovation and has achieved hipster status on the mainstream radar.
Recently, Todd Oldham decided to upgrade the seat by replacing dull
fabrics with energetic colors, creating a contemporary modern slick
feel to the traditionally sleep inspiring device. Funky with a variety
of colors, the recliner became an overnight sensation.
Why the new lease on life for the La-Z-Boy™?
Today’s recliner is the friend to the home
theater, the companion to Sunday and Monday night football and the
favorite spooning companion for those seeking a little loving.
In the 70’s recliners got pigeonholed as the
old folks seat, however in the late 80’s the recliner created
a buzz again with updated features. Leather replaced outdated cotton.
Side handles were substituted for armrests that transformed seats
into recliners and instead of poster boy Archie Bunker, Dan Marino
sported his favorite recliner as the hot seat for the season.
Traditionally recliners are simply chairs with reclining
backs. Most are armchairs and may come with a footrest that unfolds
from the chair when the back is reclined. Today recliners are moving
into new styles with streamlined mechanics and he/she alternatives.
From traditional to modern, today’s recliners
come in various shapes and sizes, colors and décor. Not all
are plus sizes since women have now moved into the market and their
petite frames want to be catered to as well. Now the traditional
La-Z-Boy™ has been upgraded.
With “pop-up” recliners, a headrest slides
up as you push back, providing support when you want it but concealing
it when you don’t. “Wall loungers” are equipped
with seats that slide forward as you recline. Now a footrest option
creates a tuck under the chair, eliminates the need for boxy bottoms
and allows for exposed legs.
Jazzed up club chairs is the latest trend since the
current generations are seeking the comfort of their father’s
chair in a modern style. Sleek lines, chenille, and leather are
replacing good old-fashioned cotton. Available in floral prints,
and in greater shades of color like reds, blues, the recliner of
today is modern with a twist. Coverings are available for recliners
so flexibility issues are addressed in aesthetics as well as construction.
Adults aren’t the only ones using recliners
to watch sports, soap operas and primetime television. Now child-size
recliners are on the rise so mini-adults can enjoy the ergonomic
comforts of recliner seats. Kids can enjoy these recliners while
they read storybooks, watch cartoons and catch up on their naptime.
Child size recliners are manufactured much the same
way adult size recliners are with the flexibility of arm rests and
tucked away foot rests designed for space saving. Recliners have
evolved into user-friendly testaments to style, décor and
This sleek, open design illustrates everything that
recliners never used to be—slim, modern, and high in style.
Some would say it’s good enough for a great nap.
With this in mind, Chairs1000.com created a selection
of recliners for you to cozy up with.
See our recliners.
If you have comments or suggestions, contact us.