Di Eropah, it was owing in great measure to the [[Renaissance]] that the chair ceased to be a privilege of state, and became a standard item of furniture for anyone who could afford to buy it. Once the idea of privilege faded the chair speedily came into general use. We find almost at once that the chair began to change every few years to reflect the fashions of
The 20th century saw an increasing use of technology in chair construction with such things as all-metal folding chairs, metal-legged chairs, the [[Slumber Chair]], moulded plastic chairs and ergonomic chairs. The recliner became a popular form, at least in part due to radio and television, and later a two-part. The modern movement of the 1960s produced new forms of chairs: the [[butterfly chair]], [[bean bag#Furniture|bean bag]]s, and the egg-shaped [[pod chair]]. Technological advances led to molded [[plywood]] and wood [[laminate]] chairs, as well as chairs made of [[leather]] or [[polymers]]. Mechanical technology incorporated into the chair enabled adjustable chairs, especially for [[office chair|office]] use. Motors embedded in the chair resulted in [[massage chair]]s.