A Tub Chair (also known as club or captain’s chairs) is a deep chair that takes its name from the fact that it has a strong resemblance to the side of a bathtub. The body of the chair is composed of one semicircular piece that makes up its back and its arms; it is extremely comfortable while still providing support for people with back problems. The chair traces its design lineage back to prominent 19th-century furniture designer Josef Hoffman, creator of the Koller Chair of 1911 which is seen as the forerunner to the current club chairs of today due to its long and straight upright curves.
The term captain’s chair may also have come from the rounded spindle back of the Windsor, which is seen as having nautical overtones. The club chair continued its development in the 20th century as the Bauhaus movement of the 1950s popularized a square style for newer chairs and the use of non-traditional materials such as faux leather and laminated plastic.
The tub chair is currently available in a wide range of contemporary decor designs such as the Beaufort and Carlton, and materials such as plastic and metal. While metal chairs feature metal legs and backrest, the seat is cushioned to ensure maximum comfort. Swivel chairs are also increasingly popular since they allow the user to easily move the tub chairs to find the best positions. Weatherproof outdoor chairs are also making their mark as they are ideal for lounging around on warm summer days. Despite all the modern styles available, however, many people still prefer the classic club chair due to its comfort and the simplicity of its design. But whichever style of chair you go with, you are assured that you are getting one of the most comfortable and stylish chairs that money can buy.