Kinds of Dining Room Chairs
Dining room chairs are a very important element when buying dining furniture, not only because of how they look but because of how they feel. Dining room chairs should be both good looking as well as comfortable for the optimal dining experience. You can choose the finish of the chair (upholstered, leather, wood etc.) you can choose formal chairs or casual chairs which can fold away for easy storage when not in use, and even armchairs if that is a particular requirement. There are many different styles of dining chairs, and one can choose from several different styles, such as Chippendale, Parsons style, Windsor etc.
Chippendale Style: Chippendale furniture and its original creator Thomas Chippendale are very well known for their distinctive style. Originally known as cabinet maker, Chippendale was also known as an interior designer who advised on soft furnishings and colour selections. Apart from other kinds of furniture, Tomas Chippendale was also a trendsetter in terms of chairs, and more particularly dining room chairs, and the Chippendale style of chair became highly popular. One style popularized by Chippendale is the Chippendale-style chair with elaborate 'Gothic' tracery splat back, which is a well-known and distinctive style. While you could buy Chippendale inspired items, (carved motifs, and typical chair backs such as ladder backs, rail backs, carved, rung backs etc) the original item would be an antique piece that would be both difficult to come by and extremely expensive as well.
Windsor Style: While Chippendale is a more ornate, even more formal style of chair, the Windsor Style is less formal and more casual in appearance and in its practical application. The style is both relaxed and recognizable. These chair styles are known for certain qualities such as excellent seating comfort and strength. These chairs are also known to be light in weight and well proportioned. These chairs would be an excellent choice for your dining furniture if you want to create a casual or a more provincial kind of look and feel.
Parson's Style: This style of furniture was developed by the Parsons' School of design and is characterized by its streamlined look of naturalism and simplicity which has become something of a modern classic. The Parson style chair is typically shaped with a slightly curving square back and legs. Another characteristic of this style of chair is the slip-cover that extends from the back of the chair down over the legs.
They can also be leather finish chairs in the Parson style of furniture. The sheer simplicity of the style makes the appearance modern but its popularity has made it a classic. This kind of dining chair is a very popular option for eating establishments such as restaurants etc. especially since the chair and the table were designed together to match and complement one another and because this is a very adaptable style making it easily adjustable to various requirements.
It can be interesting to get to know about such historical and stylistic aspects of dining room furniture, which makes you better able to appreciate the craftsmanship that you are paying for.
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