Michael Clary - Phoenix MD,
Donald Deuterman - Baltimore MD,
An articulating chair having a knockdown frame including a pair of separate generally U-shaped frame portions. One of the frame portions constitutes a seat and the other constitutes a backrest. The frame also includes a pair of generally L-shaped connectors adapted for a telescopic fit with the ends of the U-shaped portions to form a rigid generally L-shaped frame. A unique removable cover is also provided to fit over the frame and to hold the component parts in assembly. The cover includes a top panel section sewn against a bottom panel section, a side panel section sewn therebetween to form an enclosure for holding a cushion there between. The cover is insertable over the frame and is pivotable relative to the frame. This way, the chair may be assembled and positioned on a surface in one of two positions, including a first position in which the seat portion of the frame rests flat with the backrest portion extending upward and the cushion extends forwardly from the frame to provide a seat, and a second position in which in which the seat portion of the frame extends upwardly and the backrest portion slopes downwardly with the cushion resting thereon to present a reclining surface. The U-shaped frame portions are champfered about their ends to ease installation of the cover and to prevent tearing. An optional feature is also shown to facilitate disassembly, and this is a spring-loaded break joint in one or both of the U-shaped frame portions.