Gathering together is an art now apart from cultural traditions of religious and other ceremonial events. Art in the sense, people tend to find a creative atmosphere every time they get together particularly if the occasion warrants a lively conversation or activity. Human beings are gregarious and hence coming together is part and parcel of life. No man is an Island! Collective activity need participation and attention of everyone for it is how the required synergy could be developed. A contrast is the solitude for contemplation and individual thought process. Nevertheless in both, the sitting posture and the comfort is paramount. Furniture manufacturers try various adjustments to provide optimum ease and fitting sizes and shapes. From kids Montessori to huge audience auditoriums the range is varied to cater accordingly.
This scenario has given vent to the designer chair industry a viable market in developing nations as well as the emerging economies. Elite societies would insist on furniture styles befitting their status while the mediocre may not be as fussy and be content with satisfactorily looking models. However special creations tend to be rather expensive for large gatherings considering the cost of wear and tear. Some models may not have the facility of repair – Once damaged they are discarded. As it is so, many manufacturers think of making re-modifiable furniture to augment replacement costs. Long term and large scale users are benefitted thereby. Stylishly modelled seats are meant for special high profile occasions such as anniversaries, weddings and important celebrations, accenting on beauty and branded quality.
The bottom line in seat is comfortable accommodation. If one cannot sit too long due to an awkward shape of the furniture, the purpose and the value is lost. It is therefore pertinent to fulfill this aspect while attempting to make an ornate piece. The material in the making is the next priority. It has to be enduring or durable bearing the weight of the seated being. It should also be sustainable in different weather conditions and exposures. The modern chairs come with soft, medium and hard materials in terms of hardness according to the usage.
A designer chair model is found in very many forms. They are to recline (with long arms), for dining together, stools, office use, outdoor etc, and many more. Some are crafted in specific shapes suggesting the space and comfort for certain postures like, the Egg shaped, Swan shaped, diamond shaped to cite a few. Wheeled ones usually are turned out for a computer room where the operator has to move around often. The sizes too are prominently different like the executive’s and those in the visitors lobby which have thick cushioning and upholstery. All these make those who assemble feel respected while attending to one another being focused without any discomfort. However the trend is gathering momentum for further imagination and creativity.