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Retro Rocking Chair
Are you ready to rock? The Retro Rocker is the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom. Not only is it functional (perfect for reading bedtime stories or watching favorite videos) today’s designs add instant charm to a room. Why get a generic bean bag when you can soar to new heights on an airplane retro rocker or race away on a motorcycle retro rocker? And let’s face it—one of the toughest challenges of parenting is to get our active little darlings settled down for a nap. Retro rockers lull them to sleepy contentment, until they’re ready to get tucked into bed without any fuss at all.
Rockers have been used for centuries. Who hasn’t seen those traditional paintings and illustrations of a mother in her rocking chair, singing her wee one to sleep? They were said to have been invented by Benjamin Franklin, but historians believe that they were developed in England in the early 1700s and used in the garden (where one could relax while enjoying a light summer breeze). Furniture companies started making them in bulk in the 1800s.
The first rocking chairs had six legs. Later on, furniture manufacturers started using spindle-backs, which was called the Windsor rocker. The Boston rockers used arm handles that curved downwards, while the Salem rockers used straight wood panels instead of spindles. These were all developed in the 1800s.
While there have been several modern and contemporary designs, which look more like art statement pieces (complete with fiber glass and steel materials), the retro rocker is great for any child’s room. There’s a retro charm and innocence about them, harkening to simpler, more serene times. However, there’s nothing dowdy and old-fashioned about a retro rocking chair—not with the incredible artistry with which it is made.
For example, there are tractor retro rockers made to resemble a John Deere. There is the carousel retro rocker that is quite popular for its unique design and looks great in any child’s room or nursery. There is even a retro rocker that looks like an airplane ready to soar your child to new heights of imagination.
The Guidecraft Retro Rocker collection is truly unique and functional. They have won numerous awards and are great for gifts. The simplistic and creative design makes any of these Retro Rockers perfect!
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