By Romaine Delage. Chaise Lounge. Published at Monday, December 18th, 2017 - 16:22:16 PM.
Unlike a normal sofa this furniture has its back along the width of the chair as apposed to the length of the chair as in a regular sofa. Normally made for a single persons use having the backrest on the width it allows the user to rest their legs on the full length of the rest of the lounger. A chaise lounge treads the thin line between a regular couch and an extended club chair. A lot of today's modern designs for the chaise lounge actually take their inspiration from the traditional club chair. They will often work in the same sort of fashion of a club chair and an ottoman combination, with the convenience of being manufactured in one single piece.
As one of those anomalies of folk etymology, the term "chaise lounge" is actually an error of American invention. The proper term for the chair is "chaise longue," but Americans have been mispronouncing the word since 1850 so it has become engrained into the culture. Today, both versions are accepted, though the former is by far the more popular. In its simplest description, a chaise lounge is a couch-like seat, (usually) upholstered, but in the shape of an extended chair and with four legs.
The furniture's height of popularity was during the 1800 and 1900s. As the population grew and started to move out into the suburbs this piece of furniture took on a new look being stripped down and were often seen on people's patios. Because they are so comfortable and great for relaxing in it was the logical next step for this type of furniture, the outdoors chaise lounge.
There exist few cultures who exhibit opulence and elegance as well as the French. When it comes to design, furniture is no different, and the chaise lounge is one piece of European innovation that is the living definition of luxury and sophistication. Aside from the recognizable basic chaise lounge design, there are some variations to the form which you may have mistaken for the same thing. Some of these include the Meridienne, the Duchesse and the Recamier.
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