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post #31 of 37
I had my mind set on the Petrie model but ended up getting a Room & Board Andre 89" for $450 on cragislist in almost pristine condition.

The Petrie is very good looking and comfortable though, a nice sofa for sure.
post #32 of 37
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Originally Posted by Pezzaturra View Post
Whether you like this sofa or hate it is irrelevant. The point I am making: there is much more satisfaction in finding something you truly like and making it your own by restoring it.
There are enough disposable, unoriginal shit in the chain stores , there are enough of that same shit in the landfills. Don't be the middlemen in this store-to-landfill transaction.

On that basis I approve.

But I don't care for the design or look of the sofa, and honestly it doesn't look very comfortable to me. Is it comfortable?
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
On that basis I approve.

But I don't care for the design or look of the sofa, and honestly it doesn't look very comfortable to me. Is it comfortable?

To answer simply yes would not be really answering your question. If you look at the seat angle in relation to the back you would notice that it is angled towards the back. You could also see that the sofa is slightly higher in the front legs than in the back legs, such angle helps to cradle your body more effectively and allows for comfortable seating posture. Also the smaller back cushion (with buttons) provides support for your lower back (S-shape curvature of the spine). I don't know (unfortunately) who designed this sofa ,but he had a good idea of human anatomy as well as principles of ergonomics.
post #34 of 37
DWR has the Bantam couch, which IMO looks a bit like a knoll knockoff and it's priced at about $2000ish.

post #35 of 37
I don't think the Knolls are particularly comfortable. Also sat in a Barcelona chair for the first time the other day at a spa waiting room, and that wasn't very comfortable either. They both felt like they were stuffed with foam.
post #36 of 37
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Barcelona chair is a great design statement (way more refined design than Knoll) however it is unsuitable for human body . It offers C-shaped back when the human spine is S-shaped.
I could sit in Barcelona for 10 minutes and then I start adjusting and shifting away from the back.
post #37 of 37
how are you people not afraid of getting bed bugs by buying this old stuff? i mean at least he gutted his but eww on the others.

and how are you transporting it to your place?

maybe none of you are unfortunate enough to live in ny.
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