Can anyone identify either the specific name of the chair or the furniture style (if there was one) that 1955 Playmate Marguerite Empey/Dianne Webber is sitting in in this photo
[NSFWish: Model is nude but you can't see anything would wouldn't see at a US public pool.] [more inside]
posted by Mitheral
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I have a leather computer desk chair that I got 2 years ago that I really like and they don't sell it anymore, it is very ergonomic. I have tried out other chairs and not found one as good. The leather has torn in several places and I need to reupholster it. I don't want to take it somewhere to be reupholstered becasue a) I don't have the money and B) I would have nothing to sit on while it is in the shop. The thing is I don't know anything about reupholstering , let alone what looks somewhat complicated due to all the panels, in it. I have made a video showing in detail the chair, and the problems with it. I will be very grateful to anyone who can help with with this. This is the video
posted by john123357
on Jan 27, 2014 -
This is a long shot, but I have a chair at work that is extremely comfortable and I would like to buy the same chair for my desk at home. Does anyone recognize this chair
and know the brand/model name? Alternatively, where might I be able to find a logo or identifying mark on a chair? (I haven't been able to find one so far, but I may not be looking in the right places on the chair.) [more inside]
posted by capricorn
on Jul 25, 2013 -
After years of back problems, I am seeking a chair that I can actually sit in comfortably. I am looking at the Gravity Balans
, but it costs a small fortune. However, I am desperate. Does anyone have any experience with this chair and is it worth it? Any suggestions for alternatives? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes
on Jul 11, 2013 -
What is this chair
My wife, a huge fan of design magazines, doesn't recognize it. She thinks it might be handmade, but it looks too industrial for that. No marks on the chair, either. What is it?
posted by musofire
on May 25, 2013 -
I saw this awesome rocking chair at yesterday's Free Comic Book day in Hoboken. The store says the owner is emotionally attached to it and not quite ready to sell it. So... does anybody know where to find a chair just like this? [more inside]
posted by monospace
on May 6, 2012 -
Help me furnish my living room with child-friendly, chic, stow-away-able chairs [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Jan 25, 2012 -
I just bought the Karlstad chair
from IKEA. It's slightly defective and I'm wondering how bad it would be if I overlooked this particular defect and went ahead with putting it together anyway. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jan 8, 2012 -
What comfortable and stylish desk chair doesn't look like the typical office chair but can still recline? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus
on May 9, 2011 -
Looking for an upholstered armchair/slipper chair type chair that I can order online that will work as a desk chair. Must be under $300. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic
on Oct 28, 2010 -
We are putting new woven fibre rush chair seats on our kitchen chairs. Any hints on how to do the weaving so that it doesn't look crappy?? [more inside]
posted by artychoke
on Jun 13, 2010 -
How do I keep the lumbar support pad on an aeron chair from constantly sliding up and falling off the chair? [more inside]
posted by subtle_squid
on Apr 20, 2010 -
Looking for a unique, comfortable chair for my office -- with a few odd requirements. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Jan 5, 2010 -
I need recommendations for a desk and chair for my home please. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by shivohum
on Sep 22, 2009 -
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 -
Where should I look for reasonably priced replacement patio cushions, or even better replacement cushion covers? [more inside]
posted by lemonade
on Oct 7, 2008 -
I need a new desk chair.
My last desk chair is about 5 years old and on its last legs. It was a rather pricey chair, and I really can't afford that level of expense again.
I need a good, ergonomic chair for around $200. [more inside]
posted by Gideon
on Aug 22, 2008 -
I scavenged a chair from the street (oh, how Brooklyn of me) with the overly-ambitious intention of refinishing and reupholstering it. I can figure out how to to remove the seat and replace the fabric, but I'm stuck on several other necessary steps, to the point that I don't even know what terms to Google. Pictures within. [more inside]
posted by doift
on May 11, 2008 -
My desk chair has locked in an upright position- it won't recline at all. I've noticed this happening before- eventually I'll try to lean back and it'll go right back. But what causes this, and is there anything specific I can do to get it to recline properly?
posted by Pope Guilty
on May 6, 2008 -
Is there such a thing as a dark-colored (black or brown) chair mat? Possibly woodgrain? If so, where can I get one?
posted by kindall
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Are there any office chairs out there for petite women? I have a short inseam and rarely can touch the ground when I'm sitting all the way back in my seat. [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Jan 17, 2008 -
I just moved and have a new job that will, fortunately, give me the opportunity to purchase nice furniture for the first time in my life. I'm more into modern designs, but with a quality touch. If there is a manufacturer that makes super high quality, modern stuff that would be the ticket for me. Anyway, I'm looking for online stores to shop on. I'm looking for literally everything a typical two person home needs. We currently have no furniture save a recliner, so we need a lot!
I'll admit I don't know the first thing about design, furniture history, etc. But I do want to learn. The ideal shops will offer quality and education.
I'm not looking for IKEA or super cheap options.
Basically, just give me some links of some kick ass online furniture and furnishing joints!
posted by Bob Dobbs
on Nov 16, 2007 -
Looking for a cheap Aeron chair, or something better. Or at least something cheaper. [more inside]
posted by mmoncur
on Jul 11, 2007 -
Why are chairs so uncomfortable? I mean the less-expensive corporate type, like you might find in an American meeting room or new-style classroom. There's only negligible support when you lean back! [more inside]
posted by Rash
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Hope me, style monkeys! I have fallen in love with this chair
, but I cannot pay more than my rent for a piece of furniture. Can you point me to retailers of chairs that may have similar attributes? Bonus if they are in the Seattle area. I tried searching for some of the descriptors and nothing really came up. My apartment thanks you in advance.
posted by calistasm
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I'm currently using an Office Max $79 special that's doing horrible things to my back. Candidates must swivel, tilt, have adjustable arms, etc., but I'm not expecting an Aeron. Either mesh or standard cushion (not leather or similar) acceptable.
posted by words1
on Mar 12, 2005 -
I need a better chair for my home workspace. Because my computer is a laptop I will never be able to achieve the ergonomically proper practices suggested in the diagrams here
(the way the keyboard is positioned here
is absurd. but negative tilt
is impossible with a laptop.)
To make matters worse: I love the touchpad mouse and the keyboard on the laptop to the point where I am unable to work efficiently with any other setup. However, while I can work well it costs me physically: my neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, and even thighs ache after short sessions of working.
I'm wondering, has anyone used a kneeling chair
with a laptop? The other problem is that the computer is old and I can't go wireless because it eats batteries.
posted by Grod
on Nov 5, 2004 -
: I can't get work done at home, partly because my cheap chairs suck. Ergo, it is probably worth investing in a good office chair for home. But what? [more inside]
posted by namespan
on Aug 13, 2004 -