The Origin and Development of Sofa in China

May. 14, 2020

Examining the history of sofas in China, there are records of "Ji Ji" in the Han Dynasty. This "jade table" with a thick layer of fabric can be regarded as the "ancestor" of the sofa. In the Tang Dynasty, soft cushioned "royal chairs" have appeared in the palace. Although the modeling and production techniques are very particular, they are still simple sofas according to structural requirements. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, new breakthroughs were made in furniture design and production technology. The well-known Ming and Qing furniture appeared, but there was no great progress in the structure of upholstered furniture. It was only in the early 20th century that sofas with spring cushions were gradually introduced from abroad, but they still belonged to the daily necessities of ordinary people, and ordinary people did not dare to care.

The sofa began to be introduced to China after the Opium War in 1840. The introduction of China comes mainly from the United Kingdom. At that time, because the raw and auxiliary materials were imported (such as coil springs, horse palms, riding nails, etc., all imported from the UK), the sofa manufacturing process was only mastered by a few people and served a few people, so the development was slow. From the 1930s to the 1940s, the sofa manufacturing industry in some big cities in China, such as Shanghai, Tianjin, and Hankou, has reached a prosperous period. Earlier in Shanghai, there were Taichang Company, Mao Quantai Furniture Store, Welfare Company, Huiluo Company, Guanyi Company, etc., and some manufacturers specializing in manufacturing and operating sofa raw and auxiliary materials (such as Shanghai Qiantai Spring Factory) It was one of the sofa spring factories that manufactured and operated various specifications earlier at that time in the early days of liberation, China's sofa manufacturing industry had begun to take shape.

There are thirty or forty sofa workshops in Shanghai alone, with about three hundred sofa workers. They are engaged in sofa making. With the continuous improvement of the Chinese people's lives, sofas have gradually become the favorite furniture of the Chinese people, and there is a trend of popularization in every family. Due to the influence of the Cultural Revolution in the 1980s and 1970s, the sofa was regarded as a bourgeois lifestyle and was destroyed and discontinued. After the sofa resumed production in the late 1970s, due to its strong practicability, it is not only a good rest tool for eliminating fatigue after work but also reduces fatigue strength at work. Therefore, its use is more and more extensive, and the requirements are getting higher and higher. The sofa began to enter the home of ordinary people. Now sofas have become indispensable furniture for every household, and the requirements for the style, materials, and even health care functions of sofas are getting higher and higher. In addition to all kinds of rest chairs, they are all kinds of chairs for cars, airplanes, turbines, operation chairs in factories and hospitals, as well as various office and work chairs, various mattresses, etc., all of which are required to be made into sofas. Software structure. At present, there are sofa factories in major and medium-sized cities in China, which manufacture and operate various types of sofas. They are well received and welcomed by customers at home and abroad in terms of modeling and craftsmanship. Some sofas are sold in the international market.

In the 1980s, the penetration rate of sofas in China was not high. Zhili was regarded as unattainable furniture, and its development was slow. In recent years, with the improvement of people's living standards, sofas have developed rapidly and become a noticeable "hot commodity", which needs to continue to increase. Many manufacturers are organizing specialized forces to study the design of sofa design, and strive to overcome the shortcomings in modeling and structure: and actively carry out the transformation of production to improve the degree of mechanized operation, reduce manual labor, and create conditions for mass production.

Modern Gold Metal Legs Sofa

Modern Gold Metal Legs Sofa

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