What Is a SKY Chair®?

G. Wiesen
G. Wiesen
Woman holding a book
Woman holding a book

A SKY Chair® is a type of chair that consists of a seat and backing supported by straps hanging from a structure above the chair, rather than by a base or support below the chair. There are different ways in which it can be hung, usually with multiple straps connecting different parts of the chair to an overhead support, and anything from large tree branches to buildings can be used. A SKY Chair® can also refer to a similar product that is not produced by the same company, which can include anything from hammocks to enclosed seating areas.

The term “SKY Chair®” not only refers to this style of seating, but is also the name of a company that creates and sells such furniture. Much like how some other brand names are generalized, however, it can also be used to refer to any similar type of furniture. In most uses, however, a SKY Chair® refers to a type of seating created by the company of the same name. These chairs are created with a chair body that consists of a seat and backing and is similar to other chairs, though the way in which it is supported is different.

Most chairs are supported by a base or other structure beneath the seat of the chair, providing support from below. A SKY Chair®, on the other hand, provides support from above the seat, by hanging the entire seat from an overhead structure. The seat itself is quite similar to any other seat, usually made from durable materials and resembling a hammock or outdoor patio furniture. Straps are then connected to the frame of the SKY Chair® and hung over various objects to provide support for the chair, allowing it to swing once properly hung.

Beyond the need for proper support above the SKY Chair®, such chairs can be used just about anywhere and are usually durable enough for use both indoors and outdoors. Similar pieces of furniture can resemble hammocks, providing a mesh net for a person to lie in, which is connected to supports above the hammock rather than beside it. Other companies that produce seating similar to a SKY Chair® often design such seating to hang from a single sturdy support rather than from multiple straps. These can even be enclosed pieces of furniture large enough for more than one person, providing unusual seating and socializing areas.

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