Chairs have become common in our everyday lives. Almost everyone around you will use a chair at least once per day. Have you ever wondered how chairs became so common though?
So where did chairs come from? Chairs have been around for a long time. According to The History of the Chair, chairs first appeared in Ancient Egypt before 3100 B.C. Today, the definition of a chair is a separate seat for one person, typically with a back and four legs.
Chairs have not always been a typical piece of house furniture. Chairs were created solely for Egypt royals; Everyone else had to sit on stools and benches, with no back support. They continued to be an object for royals and the high class up until the Renaissance era. During the 16th century chairs began to be sold to anyone that could afford them.
In the 1880’s America had accepted the chair as a common necessity. American households could then have a chair for every member of the family. In the 1960’s there was a boom in the American chair industry. New types of chairs were now made with many new materials.