You wouldn't guess it when you look at it, but the Rietveld chair is actually very comfortable. And should be fairly hard to destroy.
Mon 3 Nov, 2008 01:40 pm
You're right, Thomas, I wouldn't think it to look at that chair and think comfortable!
I want that big pineapple chair to cuddle up and read it. Lovely.
I went chair shopping this morning, stopping by Lazy Boy and a big department store. All that Lazy Boy stuff is comfortable but it's HUGE. Totally nap worthy. They make some pretty regular chairs too that are smaller but not as comfortable.
At the department store I found a Morris style chair and it was very comfortable. The salesman comes by and tells me that it is made by Lane. eBeth knows of what she speaks! He says they make very good chairs.
A little pricey but not awful, scary pricey.
While it wouldn't be my first pick for style I know Mr. B likes them and they are very comfortable....
U need to personally TRY them
and find out which feels best,
what texture of upholstery, head support ?
one of them a recliner ?
A massage chair ? heated ?
Mon 3 Nov, 2008 02:22 pm
I think this is gorgeous and is said to be comfortable but I'd bet not as comfy as the morris type chairs. Probably v. pricey anyway, but I wanted to share the pic.
Mon 3 Nov, 2008 02:24 pm
Find out how your husband likes massage chairs.
Mon 3 Nov, 2008 04:21 pm
Lane is definitely quality.
I had a little trouble there as I try to buy furniture made in Canada (preferably Quebec, I tend to like the design aesthetic there), but the Lane pieces I have are well-made and have held up remarkably through some rough and tumble years and moves.
Tue 4 Nov, 2008 04:39 pm
Have you ever heard of a company called The Joinery? I hadn't.
Mr. B just sent me over to look at some used stuff that had been posted on craigslist.
Holymarymotherofgod it's effing amazing. I'm ruined for other chairs for the rest of my life.
Like I said, the style wouldn't be my first choice but practical considerations make it a real contender. Plus, Mr. B really likes it -- it reminds him of the furniture in the Timberline Lodge.
I love love love upholstery but it just really doesn't work for us. Muddy kid, muddy dog, muddy us, muddy visitors. I don't want to have to be careful with everything at the expense of being able to relax.
I don't know what you mean, boom, or what you are referencing. Leather or not, treated cloth or not? (We had a futon for bunch of years.. I'm not one to frown). You mean Morris chairs, sort of, by Lane? But, they are upholstered.
You prefer only picnic benches? Not to taunt, but what is it you really want?
Tue 4 Nov, 2008 08:43 pm
Uh, if you want the Michael Graves' renditions of the Stickley furniture, then go for it, but.. given the money, I'd look around for the originals.