A reclining chair having two stable positions of repose: an upright position and a reclined position. The chair having two peripheral supports and multiple intermediate supports disposed between the peripheral supports. Both the peripheral supports and the intermediate supports having integrated legs with three contact areas. In the upright position, only the first and the second contact areas contact the support surface, while in the reclined position only the third contact area contacts the support surface. The chair has a seat, a backrest, and an optional headrest. Armrest supports may be positioned on exterior sides of the peripheral supports to form an armrest and provide additional lateral stability.
Leal, Daniel Jose, "Reclining chair with two positions of repose" (2014). USF Patents. 135.
University of South Florida