La-Z-Boy Fresco Java Swivel Chair
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- Brand Name: La-Z-Boy
La-Z-Boy has been making history since 1927, and they’ll tell you they’re just getting started. Inventors of the world’s first reclining chair, the company has achieved their current status as the worldwide leader in comfort “because we in living life comfortably.” Predictably enough, the La-Z-Boy product line now includes a full line of “comfort” furniture, including recliners, reclining sofas and loveseats, stationary sofas and loveseats, stationary chairs, accents chairs, sectionals, sleepers, lift chairs, entertainment consoles, outdoor furniture, and occasional tables.
La-Z-Boy began in a carpentry shared by two cousins, Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker, both of Monroe, Michigan. In the early 1920s, Knabusch was a carpenter at the Weis Manufacturing Company and spent his evenings repairing furniture and doing custom work in a workshop set up in the family garage. Despite the fact that Shoemaker was being groomed by his father to take over the family farm, he was far more interested in carpentry and spent his free time in his cousin's new workshop.
In 1925, Knabusch's hobby became a full-time business when he left Weis Manufacturing to start his own business, hiring Shoemaker because of his engineering aptitude. Within two years the business had expanded far beyond any expectations shared by the two cousins, and with the financial support of friends and family, a new factory was completed north of Monroe. Built in the middle of a cornfield that fronted a cow path, the site led many to say the two men were foolish to establish their factory so far from the city. However, their gamble paid off as the old cow path soon became M-24 (Telegraph Road), a major north-south Michigan artery.
In 1928 they set out to design a chair for what they called "nature’s way of relaxing." Using orange crates to mock-up and refine their idea, they invented a wood-slat “porch chair” with a reclining mechanism. At the suggestion of a friend, Knabusch and Shoemaker upholstered their “porch chair” and started marketing it as a year-round chair. To protect their new invention the men incorporated in 1929 as the Floral City Furniture Company.
As their innovative recliner became increasingly popular, the need for a name became apparent, so the partners held a public contest to name it, and in November 1930, the winning name, La-Z-Boy, was trademarked, and the patent for the new mechanism was issued in January 1931.
By the beginning of the 1960s, the company began a long-lived marketing campaign that used the support of such celebrities as Bing Crosby, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, Joe Nameth, Alex Karras, and most importantly, Jim Backus. Known for his role as the voice of the myopic cartoon character Mr. Magoo, Backus recorded more than 15,000 television and radio commercials for La-Z-Boy during the 1960s.
In 1969, after years primarily as a manufacturer of recliners, La-Z-Boy started designing other products including reclining sofas, sleep sofas and modular groups. In 1983 La-Z-Boy introduced its first line of stationary sofas and occasional chairs, later offering a full line of home furnishings. Today La-Z-Boy is the most widely recognized home furnishings brand name in the world.
- SKU: LZB-21/306-D993876
- Product Name: La-Z-Boy Fresco Java Swivel Chair
- Description: Smoothly contoured and artfully posed, this versatile contemporary look fits comfortably in any decor. Destined to become everyone`s favorite relaxing spot with its perfectly proportioned sculptural lines, expert tailoring and a flair for comfort and fashion. The standard swivel base allows a full range of motion.
Mathis Brothers understands the importance of your furniture investment and is committed to insuring its longevity. As part of that commitment, we offer the following warranted coverage's against specific manufacture defects that may occur on upholstered or wood products within a one year period. In addition, we also provide aftercare services to safeguard your furniture's permanence for years of enjoyment by choosing from one of our Furniture Protection Plans available at time of purchase found at Furniture Protection Plan.
If any of the following defects appear within a one year period, Mathis Brothers will make in-shop repairs as indicated.
Repair any seam that has come unsown or has thread breakage.
Replace any foam in cushion that has crumbled or lost its resiliency.
Restore any buttons that defective or have come off. In addition, repair any framework that is broken, separated, or pulled loose and repair or replaced any spring that is broken or pulled loose within a three (3) year period.
Bedroom, Dining Room, Occasioanl Tables and Dinette Furniture
In-shop repairs will be made to correct any defects in workmanship or materials (excluding finishes) appearing within the first year after purchase.
Mattresses and Foundations
Mathis Brothers will provide service in accordance with all manufacturer's warranties which apply to matched sets only. The adjustable base is non-returnable and does not have a tryout period.
Exchanges against manufacture defects will be accepted up to 14 days after purchase.
Please note this warranty is not applicable towards wear, shrinkage, tearing or fading on upholstered fabrics. Mathis Brothers assumes no responsibility for the replacement of fabric on furniture. This warranty does not apply to merchandise marked "repossessed" or "as-is" and does not cover defects caused by customer abuse of negligence. Finally, this warranty is in lieu of any other warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties or particular purpose and merchant-ability. For further information please visit Customer Service.