Moon chairs have a long and illustrious history in the world of interior design. They have become a symbol for alternative design and unconventional thinking in many circles. Their rise to fame can be traced back to 1960s when style was in revolutionary stage. Such style was a response to the “sterilized” look of the American suburbs. This new look was characterized by rounded shapes, loud colors and simple designs.
The Moon chair, also known as the Saucer chair, Bowl chair and several other names has evolved from the original chair called the Papasan Chair which has its roots in the Philippines. The original Papasan chair was made of wicker or rattan, had a circular or moon shaped design and appealed to people who prefer minimalist designs.
History is unclear about when or who designed the original Papasan Chair but Pier 1 stores picked it up and popularized it in the U.S. in the 1970s. It appealed to bohemian tastes, they were modestly priced and fit right in with the other popular decor styles of the period.
The Moon Chair – you know it’s comfortable just by looking at it.
Moon chairs have a special place in the hearts of many. They are a great alternative to regular lounge chairs. It is meant for seating one person at one time. They are available in different styles and designs as brands create their own beautiful variations on the original style. If there is one reason they have been popular for so long is that when you look at it, you just know that it’s going to be comfortable to sit in. And yeah – it looks cool.
They are great for anyone who is in pain and need a way to relax. The comfort from these chairs can help reduce to reduce stress and anxiety. When you are comfortable, you are more relaxed and focused and these chairs will help you relax immediately.
If there is one complaint about these chairs, it is that they can be difficult to get up from. This is more true of the older designs. Most of the newer designs are tilted to keep you a little more vertical.
Modern Moon chairs can be created out of modern and contemporary materials like stainless steel and molded plastic with a padded or tufted cushion included in the design. Moon chairs can also be made out of natural materials such as wicker, rattan, and wrought iron. Any material that allows for free movement of the back is a good candidate for a moon chair.
Moon Chairs. aka Saucer Chairs. are designed to give maximum comfort to the person who sits on them and of course you can find varying degrees of comfort with the different designs available today. Some styles have minimal padding while other are extremely soft. Some of them look very stylish, while some others may not look so attractive at all.
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Most Moon chairs of them are available in plain colors, but you can find almost any fabric you want and if you already have a Moon chair you can probably update it by purchasing an new cover to go over your existing frame.
In addition to comfort, the design of these chairs also help in giving a distinct style statement to your home. Depending on your taste, you can choose from various styles such as the conventional moon shape, crescent moon shape round shape or butterfly shape chairs.
The comfort level of moon chairs depends upon the type you buy. The fabric quality will also affect the comfort level. Therefore, if you have some special preferences, you should ask for the right information before making a purchase. With the right information, you will definitely be able to find the right kind of moon chair that can enhance the look of your room as well as offer the best comfort level.
They can really transform the look of the whole room. They can also just blend in. It depends on where you place it and what fabric you choose. If your room decor is Minimalistic, Boho or any variation of Mid Century Modern, then a Moon Chair will be likely fit right in.
With so many different designs and styles available today, you are sure to find the right moon chair for you. Take some time to consider how you want to use your new furniture and then shop around for the best price and design for your needs.
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