Fun Furniture Facts

Fun Furniture Facts

At Sofas & More, we’ve always got furniture on the brain. Today, we’re bringing some fun furniture facts to the table! Listen up, folks, because this could really come in handy at your next trivia night.

Charles Darwin invented the modern office chair.

In the 1800s, the famed naturalist added wheels to his work chair to get around his study more efficiently. In Darwin’s own words, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Fun Furniture Facts - Office Chair Race

In the spirit of Darwin, Bad Koenig-Zell, Germany hosted the first German Championships in Office Chair Racing in 2008! 70 competitors jetted down a 560-foot course complete with two ramps designed to throw off the racers—survival of the fastest, right??

The average person spends roughly 33% of their life in bed.

Let’s slow things down for a minute and talk numbers. For the average American, this totals to over 26 years! It’s important that you’re spending that kind of time on a quality mattress. If it’s taking you longer than 10-15 minutes to fall asleep you may want to consider upgrading your mattress. Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention that our friendly, knowledgeable sales team can go above and beyond to help find the right fit for you! With our help, you’ll be counting Zzz’s faster than a chair-racing champ flies down the hills of Germany.

Ok Go created a commercial for a Chinese furniture company.

Don’t fall asleep on us just yet! It’s time to get up and dance. Check out this killer commercial Ok Go created for Red Star Macalline. Set to a remix of “I Won’t Let You Down,” Ok Go’s ad features the visual trickery the band’s known for in their videos.

Fun Furniture Facts - Dragons ArmchairThe most expensive armchair ever sold went for $28.3 million at auction.

When you’re rolling in dough from your hit TV commercial, you might be in the market for this last item of interest. Yes, we’re talking about the most expensive chair ever sold! The “Dragons” armchair formerly belonged to noted designer Yves St. Laurent and sold for a whopping $28.3 million at auction. That’s roughly 7,000 Saint Laurent dresses…or 70,000 mid-range office chairs!

If you’re not looking to blow millions of dollars on new pieces for your home, look no further than Sofas & More. Our Flexible Financing plans work with any budget so you can buy now and pay later at payments that work for you. We’ve got a friendly, knowledgeable team at 7411 Maynardville Highway in Knoxville that would love to talk fun furniture facts with you in person, so come see us!

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