Furniture Throughout History

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The furniture industry in the United States is currently estimated to be a $63 billion a year industry. Traditionally, furniture has had an important role in our society. It can reflect our style and values and, historically speaking, serves as a sign of the times in which we are living. Today, replica furniture is becoming more popular. Replica furniture can be crafted to reflect the furniture of various time periods throughout history. Here are some facts about furniture throughout history.

One of the most basic pieces of furniture that most of us may take for granted is the chair. Imagine however, a time when not everyone was lucky enough to own a chair. Throughout history the chair has been reserved for the upper class. Lower class individuals would instead, sit on stools or the ground. The term “Chairman” is derived from this history and reflects the importance of such a person.

For anyone who has ever fallen asleep on their couch and been scolded for it, consider that you are simply taking advantage of the intended use of a couch. Traditionally, couches were more akin to a daybed. They were intended to be used as a reclining piece of furniture, rather than a seat for multiple people at one time. A skilled replica furniture craftsman could design a type of day bed/sofa for anyone looking to create an early Victorian theme in their living room.

From a designer chairs perspective, the Eeames Lounge Chair was crafted by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company. This chair is crafted from plywood and leather and is a very popular seller in the replica furniture industry. These designers chairs are also currently featured in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

If you are interested in replica furniture or designer chairs for sale, an online search can provide various resources and options.

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