By Addilyn Fay. Chaise Lounge Design. Published at Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 - 10:03:16 AM.
The chaise lounge is an amalgam of the day bed and the lounge chair. The day bed is likely the heaviest influence in the creation of the Chaise lounge. The day bed design was originally utilized in Egypt, and has been a continual inspiration for designers across many cultures and time periods. The time period for the merger of the day bed and the chair to produce the chaise lounge is unclear, but this style of lounge began its rise in popularity in the Americas in the early twentieth century. The name "chaise longue" is French in origin and literally means long-chair. The similarity between the French word longue and the English word lounge, the term is commonly mispronounced by most Americans. The pronunciation of "longue" is much more similar to the English word "long" with a long G sound on the end.
One of the oldest variety of chaise lounge, the Duchesse dates back to around 1785-95. This version has a pronounced chair-like backrest curving out into two armrests. Unlike the Meridienne, the Duchesse looks more like an armchair (albeit a distorted one) than a daybed. Why it's called the Duchesse is somewhat a mystery, as there is no history to support whether it refers to a specific duchess.
Patio Furniture Chaise Lounge is something you may see on a deck or front porch. A chaise lounge has been a part of the history of furniture for a very long time. This is a chair with a back that allows one to go into a semi reclining position. It is long, like a bed, so that the feet can be put up but the back can be set to sit up or to recline as well. Cleopatra was known to lounge on a chaise lounge. In Roman times it was thought that the body digested food better when one was reclining to eat so they used an old version of a chaise lounge.
Another is scale. A lounge chair shouldn't overwhelm the space you're putting it in. That was part of the problem with the old style loungers. They were massive, especially when grandpa reclined it all the way back. It could suck the visual life out of a room. Lounge chairs today are much more subdued in scale yet still full featured and far more attractive.
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