Published at Wednesday, 07 August 2019. Rocking Chair. By Eulalie Morvan.
Today's rocking chairs are distinguished by their diverse materials and cutting edge, sometimes outrageous, designs. One of the modern era's most unique was created by Ron Arad in 1990. The single volume rocking arm chair is made of steel that also tilts upward when it is not used. Meanwhile, Peter Opsvik of Norway created the ”gravity balance” in 1999. This ergonomic rocking chair allows the sitter to relax or stretch through its four positions. Another unique one was created in 1999 by Illka Terho and Teppo Asikaine of Sweden. Known as the ”chip lounger,” this rocking chair is shaped like a surfboard. In 2001, MAC Sports, USA released the ”malibu” rocking chair, which can be folded up completely into its own carrying case.
Some baby rocking chairs can be easily folded and are made of red oak. Oil is rubbed in by hand to give it the finished look of hardwood. The sling seats are for easy rocking but perfectly balanced so that there is no fear of tipping over. As an added bonus a blanket for baby's soft skin comes free with the chair. Children think these baby rocking chairs to be the best piece of furniture in the house. The design is easy for children to get in and out of it. The name of the child can be customized by special order. A matching ottoman or pouf will make the baby rocking chair set more adorable. There are other types of unique rocking chairs that are not upholstered but come in various shapes and designs. The very names speak of the look of the chair – Teddy Bear, Zoo X, Animal Cracker and Sassy Pink for girls. A detachable cradle comes with some chairs so that the little girl thrills in becoming a mum as she rocks on the chair with a doll beside her in the cradle.
First and foremost, you will need to know how tall your child is. If you are buying this as a gift, you can make a simple phone call to get that information. The child's height is important because you want them to be able to get in and out of the chair without assistance. Having their own chair builds their identity and independence, and being able to get in and out of it by themselves only fosters this. Generally speaking, mini rocking chairs are geared for 1 to 3 year olds and the seat height is around 10 inches. The next step up is a child size chair for 3 to 8 year olds, which usually has a height around 10.5-12.5 inches. If your child is on the taller side for his age, you might want to purchase the child size chair so they won't grow out of it too quickly.
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