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LazyBoy is an American furniture brand based in Monroe, Michigan. The brand is well known for its leading upholstered reclining chairs. It also manufactures other furniture such as sofas, loveseats, ottomans, lift chairs and occasional dining furniture. However, its revolutionary recliner rocker chair came into existence in 1960. Its reclining mechanism with a solid base and a footrest with an adjusting lever made La-Z-Boy a world-famous furniture company.

Early History of Lazyboy Furniture

La-Z-Boy emerged as a result of the common interest shared by two cousins. Cousins Edward M. Knabusch and Edwin J. Shoemaker shared immense love for creating furniture. Knabusch was already a carpenter at the Weis Manufacturing Company, currently called WoodCraft in Monroe. He is well-known for spending his evenings in the family garage doing repairs and creating custom furniture for people around. On the other hand, Shoemaker’s father was training Shoemaker to take over the family farm. But he was more interested in carpentry and thus spent his free time with his cousin at the garage.

In 1925, Knabusch left the Weis Manufacturing Company to start his own furniture business. So, his first project as a new business was to create a new bandsaw guide. Eventually, Knabusch hired Shoemaker for his engineering skills. They completed their first project successfully, which gave them more opportunities and further growth in their business. Hence in March 1927, they made a partnership under the name Kna-Shoe Manufacturing Company. Owing to their immense success, soon they built a furniture factory in Monroe, Michigan.

The Birth of Lazyboy Recliner

As the partners were highly innovative and creative, they decided to create furniture without copying other designs. Their first leading invention was Gossiper, a telephone stand with a built-in seat. And their second major invention was a wood-slat porch chair, which gave them a whopping amount of success. They designed the chair with a reclining mechanism, and their idea behind this invention was what they called “nature’s way of relaxing”. Taking help from George Welker, they upholstered the chair and marketed it as a year-round indoor chair. The chair was an immediate success. Hence, they needed a name to trademark and patent the mechanism. They held a public contest and La-Z-Boy was the winner. As a result, La-Z-Boy was born.

Evolution of Lazyboy Recliners Throughout the Years

In the late 1960s, the founders of La-Z-Boy introduced the Recliner-Rocker, a rocking chair with a footrest and seat back mechanism. The chair was a huge commercial success reflecting fine craftsmanship and passion. It offered unparalleled comfort, support and relaxation coupled with style and durability. The chair became a household favourite for reading, watching TV and even taking a nap. It also offered excellent lumbar support that relaxes the body and maintains good posture.

In 1970, the company introduced recliners with electric controls and later, they designed recliners that can move away from walls, power recliners and power-assisted lifts. In the early 1990s, the company introduced a new line of massage and heat recliners. Later in 1999, La-Z-Boy invented recliner chairs with built-in bottle coolers and motorised massage options.

One year later, the company went on to team up with Microsoft and offered recliners that have in-built WebTV internet access and tools. In this way, the company went on to more innovations and extended its venture beyond recliners. Today, La-Z-Boy recliners include nearly 180 recliner models that come as sofas, chairs, and luxury lift chairs. They also cover various seating options and sizes. You can find a perfect piece of recliner or sofa that fits your needs and complies with your interior decor at an affordable price.

Here at Valentines Furniture, we have an exclusive collection of La-Z-Boy Furniture that can leave you spoilt for choices. Contact us or visit our showroom in Bendigo to have a look at this cosy and comfy furniture.

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La-Z-Boy is an American furniture brand well known for its exceptional recliners which is based in Monroe, Michigan. It was founded in 1927 by cousins Edwin J. Shoemaker and Edward M. Knabusch to live life comfortably. Today La-Z-Boy is among the largest producers of loveseats, upholstered sofas, recliner chairs and ottomans.

It still is the world’s leading manufacturer of recliner chairs that made the brand famous. They offer high-quality comfort furniture that involves careful craftsmanship and expertise. La-Z-Boy furniture offers a range of style, from traditional pieces to contemporary furniture.

However, the once not so ultra-modern furniture brand is now a luxury brand. You can see it showcasing its skills and brilliance in making outstanding recliner chairs. Currently, there are about 180 recliner models available in various sizes, seating options and added features.

You can have a look at some of the top-selling La-Z-Boy furniture at our Valentines Furniture at Bendigo.

Alva

Relax and feel stylish in the Alva swivel chair, a new contemporary comfort chair from La-Z-Boy’s urban attitudes collection. Firstly, these chairs are the perfect companion to your modern living room or lounge area. Secondly, you can relax, read, watch TV or even take a quick nap because of the ergonomic support it offers. Thirdly, it has a circular back which not only provides comfort but also looks modern. The chair comes with one back cushion and two side cushions, and you also get to select its fabric.

Harbor Town Lift

Harbor Town Lift is a compact recliner chair that is designed for smaller living areas. It provides utmost comfort and makes you feel cosy, just like a recliner. The finish is sleek and offers a lighter silhouette that can complement both your traditional and modern home. The thinner looking arched armrests gives a tailored look to the chair. It also comes with a soft headrest and easy to operate footrest. In short, you can lift, recline, and feel the comfort of a graceful rocking chair.

Vermont

The Vermont Romano 3-seater Lazyboy sofa offers a striking balance between casual and classic finish to suit your modern interior decor. The chair comes with a plush armrest and rests on conical timber feet. So, it can be a perfect addition to your rustic or vintage style homes. Moreover, the deep seating gives you the comfort to snuggle with your family all day long. You can adjust the headrest and recline with the touch of a button. They are also available in chairs and 2-seaters with customisable upholstery.

Prague

No matter what kind of interior or space available for seating options in your home, Prague can be a perfect solution to meet all your needs. It keeps you warm, cosy and gives you a classic modern look that can accentuate your contemporary urban homes. The tapering oak wood legs is a vintage styling element, and for a complete look, you can pair it up with a Prague chair. Above all, you can cater it according to the shape of your room.

Grand Pinnacle

Sit, relax, and recline with Grand Pinnacle, which comes in various sizes and seating to fit your needs. Grand Pinnacle is one of the best-selling recliner chairs from La-Z-Boy furniture. The chair offers incomparable comfort to your body and neck. Additionally, the ultra-comfortable chair provides a 3-position locking leg rest. It provides extra safety and support to the user.  A convenient and accessible side-mounted handle offers easy footrest adjustment.

Contact Valentines Furniture for more information about La-Z-Boy furniture. Shop your favourite furniture from Valentines Furniture at Bendigo. You can also shop with us online now.

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