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Interstuhl "Fit Chair" knockoffs?

My kids are in love with the Interstuhl Fit Chair which, as far as I can find, costs roughly one bazillion dollars. Has anyone seen a more reasonably priced version? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Feb 20, 2014 - 10 answers

Where can I find this set of (foam) children's chairs?

Our local bookstore has a great children's play/reading area. In that area, there is a (child-sized) chair and table set. The chairs look like this. The table is a similar pattern. They seem to be made of some kind of high-density foam - they are sturdy and moderately heavy for their size, but have some "give" to them; they are not wood or plastic. I can't see any markings on the chairs or the table and no one at the store knew where they were from. Any ideas of where I can find these?
posted by Betelgeuse on Aug 23, 2013 - 4 answers

Are these chairs worth anything?

I have a couple of perspex chairs I'm going to get rid of. I wouldn't have thought they were worth anything but someone mentioned a few years ago that he thought we could get a bit of money for them. They're not going to make me my fortune but I'm wondering how best to price them; like, in the $5 range or in the $25 range? Any ideas? Photo inside. [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night on Aug 4, 2013 - 13 answers

Cantilevered side chairs for great justice.

I am furnishing a small studio apartment. I live two blocks away from a Restoration Hardware showroom. I like this $129 chair there. Restoration Hardware will not sell me a floor sample and they will not ship to store. The fixed home delivery charge is $125 whether you're buying 8 chairs or just one. I just need one. Find me a suitable replacement that will cost less than $250 all told. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jun 4, 2013 - 7 answers

There Must Be a Reason They Sit on Those Little Chairs, Right?

Is there a reason that sidelined basketball players sit on regular-sized chairs (or the bench), where their very long legs place their knees much higher than their hips? [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Jun 3, 2013 - 5 answers

I want the Camry of sofas, not a Yugo or a Porsche

Where do you go when you've graduated from IKEA and are ready for decent, but not necessarily heirloom quality furniture? We're just hoping to find some stuff to carry us through the next 8-10 years, or is that unrealistic? How much should we honestly expect to spend? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on May 13, 2013 - 27 answers

Help Me Find the Perfect Bistro Set!

We've just moved into a cute rental house in Hillcrest, San Diego and our front patio is absolutely begging for a cute little bistro table and chairs. I'm looking for suggestions with a budget of no more than $150 and we're perfectly willing to use Craigslist or eBay. My question is, what colors would go best with the current paint scheme? My instinct is that black would probably work, but it seems like we could do better. Here is the house. The planters can be moved or removed entirely.
posted by Awakened on Apr 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Best floor seating?

I have an apartment where adding in more seating is needed but I don't want another couch, but do want couch-density seating. I want something that makes sitting yoga-style on my hardwood floors more comfortable. What should I buy, and where should I buy it?
posted by Exonym on Feb 18, 2013 - 8 answers

How comfortable are the first generation of Steelcase Leap chairs?

How comfortable are the first generation of Steelcase Leap chairs? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Jan 2, 2013 - 2 answers

Affordable office chairs?

Any recommendations for office chairs under $150? [more inside]
posted by zinegurl on Dec 2, 2012 - 10 answers

The Mystery of the Folding Chair

Email mystery: I run a theatre company called Folding Chair Classical Theatre. The company's email address is the first two words of its name, an at sign, and gmail dot com. For the last several years, I've been getting emails (maybe four a year) from people trying to order folding chairs. The wording of these emails is all very similar to each other, which makes me wonder if this is some kind of scam. But if so, what's the angle? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Desk dilemma.

To my dismay I'm aging. Need a desk and chair recommendation. A combo to accommodate my creaking body and long hours I spend at computer designing/writing. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Feb 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Calling All Office Furniture Geeks!

My entire body is screaming at me that it's time for a new desk chair, and it's got some pretty specific requirements. Can you recommend an awesome ergonomic task chair that meets my needs? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jan 16, 2012 - 9 answers

My new dining room chairs rock slightly, until I sit in them. Are they defective?

My new dining room chairs rock slightly, until I sit in them. Are they defective? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Dec 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Where to get seat cushions?

I need new cushions for my mid-century modern armchairs. Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Need a good chair

Any suggestions for "office chairs" that aren't technically office chairs, but that let you keep your feet up or feel similarly relaxed? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Feb 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Weekend Ergo

Where the heck can I go to try out a serious ergonomic office chair in Seattle (e.g. Steelcase Leap, Aeron, etc.) on a weekend? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jan 22, 2011 - 4 answers

My idea of just giving everyone beanbags was ignored.

What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Dec 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Office furniture for people who sit all day and work too long.

High ergonomics to cost ratio office furniture for people who sit at their desks 12 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by snafu on Dec 13, 2010 - 17 answers

I do, on the beach

Wedding ceremony on a sandy beach, help with logistics. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Nov 1, 2010 - 16 answers

What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table?

What style of dining room chair would look best with this dining room table? (Pics inside) [more inside]
posted by imabanana on Oct 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Seeking hotel cryptographer

I'm staying in an Embassy Suites hotel in Chicago this week. Today, I returned to the hotel to see that on three of the lower floors, each room had a stack of exactly two identical chairs placed outside the door. This struck me as really odd. What does it mean? Is it some kind of code for housekeeping or management? Photo here for reference.
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Cheap Manhattan Office Chairs

Where can I shop for a home office chair in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Jun 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for a decent computer chair around $100

Help me find a high backed computer/desk chair that allows you to lean back and provides excellent lower back support. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jan 19, 2010 - 5 answers

That colour has got to go, need advise on repainting wicker chairs.

Painting Filter: I am purchasing some second hand wicker chairs for my porch. What's the best way to repaint them? [more inside]
posted by Weaslegirl on Jun 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Precise Eames

Does anyone know the name of this Eames chair, and perhaps where I might procure one?
posted by rush on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me buy a kneeling chair online.

I'd like to buy a kneeling chair, but I can't find any locally to try. Do you have any tips about buying one online? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Where does the lady sit if the wall has a nice view?

Seating at a restaurant. I understand that in one-on-one situations, etiquette suggests that lady is offered the seat with the view into the room, and the gentleman takes the seat facing the wall. This and other sites seem to agree. But what if the "wall" is floor-to-ceiling glass with nice views of the outside? [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on May 11, 2008 - 15 answers

who makes these chairs?

top design watchers/interior design junkies: who manufactures these chairs, and where are they available? [more inside]
posted by zweldon on Apr 29, 2007 - 3 answers

Help! I desire a $700 chair. Is there any hope?

Is $700 too much to spend on an office chair? Are there any alternatives to the HAG Capisco Saddle Seat chair? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 5, 2007 - 19 answers

What's the best chair for reading?

Having recently entered graduate school, I'm reading a ton of dense scientific literature. The problem is, I have no comfortable chair or other nice place to read. What is the best chair for extended reading sessions? If you dislike chairs, where do you read?
posted by fake on Jan 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Where do I put my ass

What's a good office chair I can get for less then $200? Preferably one I can order off amazon.com [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Aug 24, 2006 - 8 answers

An easily portable version of the Aeron chair?

I am looking for a work chair that I can take along with me on my business travels - something portable that would provide a level of comfort and functionality that was, at least, remotely similar to my Aeron at home. I know this is a VERY TALL order, so if there are any suggestions for chairs that would simply let me work comfortably in a hotel room - the crappy chairs in those are horrible - I'd appreciate that, as well.
posted by soulbarn on May 31, 2006 - 10 answers

Table and Chairs

Looking for a recommendation for a table and chairs. Requirements: Leaf (or drop-leaf), simple, available online if possible or in chain stores (need to get it delivered ASAP). Have been running around town (Portland, OR) and am tired of looking. Parents coming in six days.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Oct 13, 2004 - 4 answers

Foam "Bean Bags"

When I was on Dallas on business last month, I saw these, which seem to a be a pile of memory-foam like substance, wrapped in cloth. Though it was comfortable, it seemed a bit pricey for what it was. Anyone seen anything similar, or know where I could find that foam that's inside to make my own?
posted by benjh on Mar 29, 2004 - 3 answers

Computer Chairs

Recently my computer chair (a cheap Office store model) bit the bullet, and I want something a little longer lasting (3 chairs in 5 years), what do you recommend? I'm looking for something like the Aeron Chair but hopefully less expensive! What's out there? (and if I get the Aeron, is it all it's cracked up to be?)
posted by madmanz123 on Dec 23, 2003 - 15 answers

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