This chair is one of my favorites, dating from our Texas country time period. These chairs were typical ones for pioneer homes and could be hung from a nail on the porch. When sat upon, the sitter would tip back.
Texas white rockers were toted to our Southern porch in Atlanta and now they are no longer white sitting on our Santa Fe portal. We have the rockers that three generation of babies were rocked in. What is your favorite chair? Here in America, where the rocking chair rose to fame, the lounge chair is the latest iteration of our fashion.
Prince Awaleed sits on carpets with pillows in his tent in Saudi Arabia. In the West, we've been used to furniture seating for ages. Egypt's Old Kingdom developed the first form of seating - the stool. From there, it spread to Rome. Elevated seating was introduced in the West before the Holy Roman Empire collapsed. Furniture for sitting was originally a means of displaying status or hierarchy. Think... have you been the chair of a committee? The chair was given to the leader. Where and how you sit says something. Being seated at the right hand is the position of honor. The head of the table? Seated on a throne? The back of the bus?
Bancos -- bench seating built into the wall - are part of the seating design of many adobe homes and restaurants in New Mexico. Scottish homes had built-in stone chairs like those at right.
We don't have lounge chairs but one of the first things I noted,
sitting in the back of auditoriums or meetings in Santa Fe, was the prevalence here of Lounge Chair Hair. Aging ladies, please check the back of your head before you leave the house.