Chair FAQs:

Q: Is a chair a piece of furniture with a raised surface supported by legs?

A: Yes, and commonly used to seat a single person.

Q: Are chairs padded or have cushions?

A: Yes.

Q: Are chairs made out of unusual materials?

A: Yes, and especially as a form of art or experimentation.

Q: Were chairs in existence since at least the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a chair a prestigious appointment for a professor?

A: Yes, and paid for by a dedicated funding source.

Q: Are chairs used in a number of rooms in homes?

A: Yes, and in schools and offices , and in various other workplaces.

Q: Are chairs supported most often by four legs and have a back?

A: Yes, however, a chair can have three legs or can have a different shape.

Q: Is a chair small?

A: Yes.

Q: Are chairs typically 17 inches high?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a chair an outgrowth of indigenous Chinese furniture?

A: Yes, that it evolved from a camp stool imported from Central Asia, that it was introduced to China by Christian missionaries in the seventh century, and that the chair came to China from India as a form of Buddhist monastic furniture.

Q: Are chairs specified for tasks which require extended periods of sitting?

A: Yes, such as for receptionists or supervisors of a control panel.

Q: Are chairs necessarily reclined?

A: Yes.

Q: Are chairs specified by ANSI standard ASTM F1912-98?

A: Yes.

Q: Are chairs typically 15–17 inches deep?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a chair a monumental sculpture in wood?

A: Yes, and constructed of 5.5 tons of wood, 12 metres high standing across the street from the Palace of Nations in Geneva.

Q: Was a chair once called a Krankensessel?

A: Yes, or sick-chair, because it was intended for people who were too ill to stand or sit without extra support.

Q: Is a chair the highest officer of an organized group?

A: Yes, such as the chair of the board, the head of the Board of Directors in a company or non-profit organization.

Q: Are chairs specified by ISO 6875?

A: Yes.

Q: Are chairs made of a wide variety of materials?

A: Yes, and ranging from wood to metal to synthetic material , and they may be padded or upholstered in various colors and fabrics, either just on the seat or on the entire chair.