The Origin and Development of Sofa

May. 21, 2020

The sofa is not only comfortable and pleasant but also the best rest product for efficient seating and fatigue relief. It is elegant and beautiful. It is an ideal interior decoration, which can make the interior decoration gorgeous and stylish, and help beautify life. The sofa is one of the important furniture in the living room. It occupies the main position of the living room. The sofa is important furniture to realize the functions of family reunion and reception of friends. And the atmosphere played a positive role. Colorful modern life, people's understanding of beauty is constantly improving. In-home decoration, on the basis of practicality, everyone strives to create an elegant and harmonious atmosphere, allowing beauty to be displayed in every space of life, which makes the modern gold metal legs sofa with unique characteristics and lasting charm quietly entered thousands of households. Metal legs living room sofa supplier introduces the history of sofa development.

1. The prototype stage of the sofa:

The development of the sofa has gone a long way. As early as in ancient Egypt around 2000 BC, people began to use animal skins to padded chairs, but also to weave seats with leather, wick grass, or linen rope, which can be regarded as the world's first soft furniture.

The ancient Greeks also produced similar furniture and began to use fabric-enclosed cushions. "

In the period, the "prototype" products of the sofa have appeared, and the Pukereal homes unearthed in the famous historical city of Pompeii

Among the utensils, there is a recliner made of ivory and ebony, which has a high level of production. This period is

The initial period of sofa development is called the skin weaving period.

Then the development of the sofa has experienced a period of the soft package. Early soft-covered sofas appeared in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. At that time, sofas used natural elastic materials as fillers to form a soft human contact surface. The materials are mainly horsehair, bird feathers, plant fluff, etc. The outside is covered with velvet, embroidery, or other fabrics. It is not only more comfortable than hard seats, but also more gorgeous. This product was welcomed by people as soon as it appeared. At that time, France's Louis XIII style (that is, French Renaissance style), Louis XIV style (Baroque style), Louis XV style (Rococo style), and the British Elizabethan style have all begun to adopt cushions. decoration. (The Farthingale chair, which was popular in Europe at the time, was one of the earliest sofa chairs). In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Rococo sofa popular in European countries has a unique style. All kinds of ballrooms, parlors, salons also use some carved and soft chairs with velvet or floral cushioning. There are carved sofa chairs, sofa beds, and other furniture.

2. The development stage of the sofa

In the spring body period, from the popularity of sofas in the seventeenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth century, springs have not been used in sofas. Springs began to appear after 1828. In 1904, Morris invented the assembly of springs. He put a group of trumpet springs into the frame. It was a precedent for modern deep seat spring sofas. "The 20th to the 1930s, a British bomb Huang Company invented and perfected the pocket spring. This spring is cylindrical, 75 mm in diameter, and 100-120 mm in height. Put this spring one by one into a matching shape and size of a fine jersey bag, and then according to the cushion With the shape and area of the backrest, a certain number of bagged cylindrical springs are connected together and put into the corresponding parts of the sofa.

During the foaming rubber period, in the 1920s, a duo called Dunlop invented a new cushioning process, the rubber foaming process. It is filled with gas in the natural rubber emulsion and then poured into the mold to form and dry, thereby obtaining an elastic filler-foam rubber. The application of foamed rubber greatly simplifies the filling process of the sofa and has the appearance quality and functional effects of spring cushions and so on. Now the development of the sofa has entered the development stage of "a hundred flowers blooming and a hundred schools of thought contend", and sofas made of various new materials and new processes have appeared, such as inflatable sofas and liquid sofas. In the 1960s, people began trial production of inflatable water cushions. Due to the development of the plastics industry, the improvement of the properties of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials has enabled the realization of inflatable water cushions. Inflatable and water-filled cushions have been produced in batches in many countries and put on the market. The frame of the sofa has also developed from a single-frame to a frame made of various materials such as carved wood, laminated wood, metal, and plastic. The sofa frame was first made of wood because wood materials are the easiest to process. Later, there was a combination of a wooden frame seat frame and a metal back frame. In the absence of woodworking machines, it was more convenient for blacksmiths to process backrests with complex curves than carpenters hand-carved. structure. But after the advent of woodworking machine tools, wooden parts can easily obtain various curved shapes through the machine tool, the iron-wood combined frame became outdated. After the Second World War, due to the shortage of wood supplies, metal frames once prevailed. However, because the soft pad was still fixed with nails, and the metal frame could not be nailed directly, the metal frame must also be filled with wood, which increased the production trouble, so it was abandoned soon after the maintenance. Until the advent of mobile foam rubber and foam plastic cushions and the installation of suspension, the metal frame developed. Modern furniture designers generally like to use galvanized tube steel or flat steel or aluminum to make the corresponding position of the frame. This steel frame is simple in-process and diverse in form, and frees the sofa from the stable and awkward image, obtaining an unprecedented light and colorful appearance. A new type of frame that appeared and became popular at the end of the 20th century was a molded shell structure. It is molded from porous polystyrene or rigid polyurethane. In addition to the plastic shell, the plastic shell is also pre-embedded with a connecting part for combining with the metal chassis.

Modern Gold Metal Legs Sofa

Modern Gold Metal Legs Sofa

After more than two thousand years of development, no matter the production material, shape, structure, color, and precision, the sofa has changed greatly, and it is not the same today. The application of many new materials and new technologies have shown their talents in the production of sofas. Refreshing steel structure sofas, aluminum profile sofas, all-plastic sofas, inflatable sofas, and other new varieties have emerged, enriching the lineup of sofas. At the same time, the shape of the sofa is constantly changing, more novel, elegant, beautiful, with a strong sense of the times. In terms of structural design, it is more scientific and reasonable, and its integration with ergonomics is becoming closer and closer. It can better adapt to the requirements of human body shape and physiological conditions and is more suitable for sitting and lying. In many countries, sofas have become an indispensable tool for people's daily life, work, and rest, and the update cycle is also constantly shortening. .