The Day Bed / Chaise Longue Thread

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  1. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I'm getting a new flat. The building is regency/georgian and I have a couple of pieces of that era as a nod to the building, but I'm mostly into modernist stuff. I want to have a day bed in the living room. I want it placed roughly in the middle of the room (rather than against a wall), so that people can sit on either side of it. Now, minimal designs look better to me, but aren't very comfortable. For instance:

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    On the other hand, designs with a backrest have the problem of not looking great in the middle of a room and only allowing one direction of seating:
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    So I reckon that I need to go for this kind of concept:
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    But I can't find a satisfactory version of that design. Suggestions? Please post ideas, pictures, references, etc. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I'm just thrilled you didn't write chaise lounge.

    Without a solid back they are very difficult to sit upon for much longer than a few minutes, so I would go with a backrest. Don't be afraid to stick a backed chaise in the middle of the room.

    I like the Artifort chaise which invites you to walk around it.

    lefty
     


  3. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Thanks, Lefty. The Artifort (pictured above in beige) is pretty, but somehow I can't shake the feeling that it's a bit gimmicky. I'm more and more drawn towards the last picture above, which is an old Habitat design. But I'm convinced that I haven't seen enough designs yet.
     


  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I don't know. I think it's a classic and you don't see many in people's houses. What I really like about it is that it takes on the personality of the room it's in. Or maybe it just looks cool.

    Recovering a regency piece in a bolder fabric could also work.

    lefty
     


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    Nothing else? At all?
     


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  8. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    True to SF ways, I think I'll get one custom made.
     


  9. hypersonic

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    I don't know what your budget is but I rather like this:

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    UPHOLSTERED ROSEWOOD CHAISE LONGUE, CIRCA 1938 BY JEAN ROYÈRE
     


  10. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    Deco? Quite interesting, but I suppose I'm drawn to more angular shapes.
     


  11. Mr Herbert

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    barcelona in brown leather?
     


  12. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    ^ It has no backrest -- uncomfortable for sitting.
     


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  14. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    ^ This one?

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    Backrest only one way. Pretty though.
     


  15. mayborne

    mayborne Well-Known Member

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    hmm.. the one i saw had a backrest but along the side.

    ligne roset ruche settee or the corbousier mentioned in my couch thread but that may be too short. also not vero deco anymore.
     


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