Furniture: A More Versatile Topic than you Realized

Here at Fresh Industries, furniture is our life. We blog, tweet, post, and Instagram about it every day. But today our love for furniture grew even more because it allowed us to talk about ancient Rome, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Charles Darwin, and even Sir Mix-A-Lot all in one post! Read on to see how all of these topics are related.

1. Ancient Rome

In ancient Rome, chairs were extremely rare and used mostly for formal occasions or for women to lounge in and resembled modern day chaises, like our Daze chaise (Reproduction of lounge chairs from ancient Rome)

2. Sir Mix-A-Lot

The height of a chair back once symbolized the status and wealth of a person. Wealthy and high class people tended to have high-backed chairs, like thrones, while the poor used chairs with low backs or no backs at all, like stools. Sure does bring a new meaning to the phrase, "Baby got back!"  

3. Harry Potter

The oldest bookcase in the world can be found in England in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, which also was used as the Hogwarts library in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 
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4. Game of Thrones

 The most expensive chair ever bought was owned by the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and sold at auction for $28 million. Aptly called the Dragon Armchair because of its serpentine wooden frame, its a chair fit for Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons.


(Photo from Huffington Post)

5. Charles Darwin

 Charles Darwin invented the wheeled office chair so that he could reach his specimens quicker when he was on a roll. 

 (Photo from Wikimedia)