One of the essential pieces of furniture, a chair is often a basic sort of seating arrangement. Its main features are typically two curved pieces of hard, durable material, secured in place at either a 90degree or slightly higher angle, with one arm of the chair facing in a forward position. The other arm is at an angle of about thirty degrees to the upright position. Typically chairs are used for sitting, dining, setting up a desk, etc.
Modern chairs often have added features such as a footstool that can be adjusted for a comfortable resting place when one is not using the chair. Footstools are available in many different sizes. Some chairs have extended seats with extended arms and are perfect for use as dining room chairs. These chairs have an additional accessory called an armrest.
Generally, if a chair has an armrest to raise the arms higher than the seat itself, it is a modern or contemporary chair. In addition to the armrest, the chair may also have an added base or pedestal to provide stability for a long or short chair. Generally, chair legs are made of flexible material, but a chair with no legs will still provide comfort to the one person who sits in it – even if it only has a simple back rest.
Depending on the needs of the chair, one can choose from various options when purchasing a chair. For example, one chair may have a very high back or very low back. The height of the chair can be increased or decreased as needed by the occupant of the chair. There are also chairs with built in padding. This additional padding is found on the seat and on some armrests of chairs, allowing the occupants of the chair more comfort.
Most chairs, even in today’s society, have small or no padding on the bottom or armrests. This is because the bottom or armrest of a chair was a place where dirt could be attracted. However, most chairs were constructed with solid wood legs so that the bottom of the chair remained firmly attached to the floor.
After the widespread use of chairs in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, there were many designs of chair. Many designs of chair had a very plush look, while others had a very plain or simple design. The main article of furniture in a chair would be the frame, which would usually have a back or a seat and could either be straight or curved. The armrests of chairs also vary, with some having arms that move, while others may have fixed arms that rest against the armrest of the chair.