When you’re looking for fun seating for your kids’ rooms, consider adding a butterfly chair. Kids love the fun design of the chair and the chair won’t take up valuable play space in the room. You can even purchase folding butterfly chairs so that the kids can put them up or down depending on their needs.
Butterfly chairs have a metal or wood frame with a piece of fabric draped across the frame to sit in. People often use them as beach or outdoor chairs because of their durability and portability. They have also been used in modern design because of their sleek, unencumbered look and feel.
Argentinean architect Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy invented the butterfly chair in 1938. Soon, it had become a symbol of modern furniture due to its minimalist design and attention to form. The chair could be found in decorating magazines and pictures during the 1950s and 1960s as an example of modernism.
Today, the lower cost and fun look of the butterfly chair appeal to many kids, who want to put one in their bedroom or have in the house for watching TV. The fabric on the chair comes in a wide variety of patterns, including those that have cartoon figures on them. Teenagers will love having a chair in a fun pattern or color to add style to their room. As they don’t take up much space and can be stored in a folded position, they also make a great choice for small bedrooms or for seating when your child has friend’s over.
Parents should be aware that the butterfly chair won’t do much for your child’s posture, however. The sling design encourages a slouched position that some parents like to avoid in their kids. Most kids, though, will like the relaxed position that it gives them even if the support isn’t what you’d like it to be. The chair was designed to elevate form over function and many individuals who loved it back in the mid twentieth century have trouble getting in and out of the design today because of decreased mobility from aging. For most kids, this won’t be a problem though.
A butterfly chair can be a fun addition to any child’s room, giving him or her a place to sit that doesn’t take up a lot of space. The chairs are also easy to move from room to room or to take with you into the back yard. Their durability means that even the toughest kid will have trouble doing too much damage to the chair. Consider getting one for your kids’ rooms today!