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

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by j, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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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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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    Artisan Fan Senior member

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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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    A Y Senior member

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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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    j Senior member Admin

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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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    I would have a Ball Chair and this next to it:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wish Ikea would make a premium version of the poang chair. They have gone way downmarket in the last 5-10 years.
    They've actually gone upmarket and have sold some pricier items lately. Also, labelking you really give me the heebie jeebies with that stuff.
     
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    They've actually gone upmarket and have sold some pricier items lately.

    Also, labelking you really give me the heebie jeebies with that stuff.


    You give me te heebie jeebies with that avatar.
     
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    I was at Design Within Reach today and sat in the flight recliner again. I'm not totally in love with it, but it's growing on me. Only problem is no head support unless you recline all the way (can't read or watch tv that way),.

    http://www.dwr.com/productdetail.cfm?id=7354
     
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    We've enjoyed our Lafer recliner. Perfect for a laptop, sleeping, modern lines.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Thanks John, those are interesting. Which one do you have?
     
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    You give me te heebie jeebies with that avatar.
    He likes children. Don't you like children?
     
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    He likes children. Don't you like children?

    I find small children generally intolerable.
     
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    I find small children generally intolerable.
    The ultimate exotic item is a raincoat made of boy skin.
     
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    Thanks John, those are interesting. Which one do you have?

    Kiri. I found it online for $200 less than in retail stores.
     

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