The Chaise Longue Co
Here at The Chaise Longue Company we have been hand-crafting furniture for over five years supplying to the public, trade and even television. Here you can browseour exclusive range of furniture from chaise-longues and sofas, to chairs and ottomans. Each and every one of our pieces is hand-made to the highest standard using the best of both modern and traditional upholstery techniques, and we use where possible, sustainable materials such as FSC marked wood for our frames and legs. We have chosen some of the worlds leading fabric houses to give an extensive choice of fabrics and leathers, over numerous price ranges, to allow customers to create thier own individual piece of furniture to suit both their home and budget.
The unfamiliar-looking spellinɡ of chaise longue (‘long chair’ in French) has led many people to interpret it as the more English chaise lounge. This is regarded as an error in British English but is a common and accepted variant in US English.
The characteristic blend of chair and day bed originated in Ancient Egypt in the days of the Pharaohs, providing a model for later designs. Ancient Greek art depicts gods and goddesses lounging in this type of chair, and ancient Mexico and Africa have also had their own versions of the chaise.
The French chaise longue appeared in the 16th century with a design that featured four legs and a back rest for reclining on the back rather than the side. These early chaise longues were often made of curved wood, wooden caning or rattan. In England the chaise longue was found in wealthy households, used by women to rest during the day without having to go to their bedrooms.
Here at The Chaise Longue Company we have brought both the design and manufacturing techniques into the 21st century giving our clients an almost infinite choice when they create their one-off pieces of furniture with us.