Comfy modern-ish living room recliners? Eames/Ekornes/etc?

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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I've always liked the LC4 but I don't know if I have the room for one, nor if it would be good for laptop work. I am 6' and the reason I can't stand my Ekornes is that it forces my head and shoulders forward. So I guess I'll make a mission to find an Eames chair and some of these others to try out sometime. I have a really awful back so I can't afford to sit in something that's going to make me suffer.
     
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you have an awful back you may really need something that allows you to adjust the pitch. Many people with bad backs need to be able to move and not be locked into one position for a long period of time. It is something to consider when making your decision.
     
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    This doesn't apply to j's question, but I've been using a laptop at home recently quite a bit, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the Saarinen dining table and Eames fiberglass side chairs are a really comfortable work setup. It works whether I'm slouching or sitting up straight, and is good for a few hours of working.

    One of the articles linked to earlier kind of discounted the possibility of ergonomic design that went into some modern classics, but every time I feel that bevel underneath the table or the give of the fiberglass or I wrap my feet around the table's tulip spindle to stretch out and support my legs, I can't help but think that quite a bit of thought went into their interactions with the human body.

    It works as well as the workstation desk I have at work without looking ugly. I guess my point is that one shouldn't discount a design just because it doesn't look ergonomic.

    --Andre
     
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    The Cassina Dodo is very comfy.
     
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    Tall people may have problems with the Dodo, but Cassina in general makes really nice stuff.

    --Andre
     
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    Ikea is a bit declasse but I love their Poang chair. I have two for my listening room. Comfy and elegant to look at and you can't beat the cost.
     
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    ^ goes well with the styrofoam field eliminators.

    After watching The Prisoner I wanted an Eero Aarnio ball chair. However, I don't think I'd have anywhere to put it.
     
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    Not really, no gloss white option is available.
     
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    ^ goes well with the styrofoam field eliminators.


    [​IMG]

    My brother didn't have anywhere to put one, either, but that didn't stop him from getting a Ball chair for his tiny condo. I believe that it barely fit through the front door.
     
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    Ikea is a bit declasse but I love their Poang chair. I have two for my listening room. Comfy and elegant to look at and you can't beat the cost.

    I wish Ikea would make a premium version of the poang chair. They have gone way downmarket in the last 5-10 years.
     
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    I wish Ikea would make a premium version of the poang chair.

    For an upmarket Poang, how about the original: the Aalto 400?

    --Anre
     
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    For an upmarket Poang, how about the original: the Aalto 400? --Anre
    Yes, especially the classic zebra covering. [​IMG] Also, the ball chair is fucking amazing. It is especially cool if you live in a loud city as it cuts out so much noise. You feel like you are in a relaxation chamber.
     
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    http://www.steelcase.com/na/leap_wor...s.aspx?f=11853

    Steelcase Leap Worklounge

    This may not be ideal for your living room, but I thought I'd throw it out there. Ergonomics on this is probably excellent, and the ottoman doubles as a laptop stand. Plus, it looks beautiful IMO in the right fabrics, although again it may not be suited for your living room.

    I'm personally in a huge dilemma between replacing my Aeron with this or the Humanscale Freedom... the Aeron isn't cutting it.
     
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    Plus it will be a hit with dentist-fetishists! No seriously, I'll look into it. That does look comfortable and might work well. It's probably 5k over my budget though [​IMG]
     

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