I have nowhere to sit.
October 28, 2010 10:35 AM   Subscribe

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.

I'd like something like this or could even do a super comfortable dining chair or sofa chair. My desk is a big old mid-century modern law firm executive desk and I'd like to have a grand comfortable chair to go with it and stick it behind my sofa in the living room. I don't like the leather and chrome look of the standard office chairs I had in law school, I want something more befitting my living room. But I still want it to be modern. And I don't like the patrik. Anyone have any ideas?
posted by anthropomorphic to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
Perhaps one of these will do you? (A family friend redecorates with stuff from them ALL THE TIME and has excellent experiences.)
posted by Mizu at 11:03 AM on October 28, 2010

One small problem, here - desks are usually situated at a height that won't be compatible with armchairs.

You need an upholstered desk chair. Or any other armchair style seating that is either an unconventional height or adjustable to your preferred height.

Something like this might work. I believe it's also available with a more MCM-esque stationary base.
posted by Sara C. at 11:06 AM on October 28, 2010

Response by poster: Sara C.: yeah, that's a big problem. i was thinking maybe an upholstered dining room chair? i used one of my roommate's modern dining room chairs at my desk with no problems last year.
posted by anthropomorphic at 11:13 AM on October 28, 2010

If it doesn't have to be on wheels, then a Parsons chair is your best bet. They are timeless because of their streamlined style and are available at all price points. This one on Home Decorators (linked by Mizu earlier) looks like a great option. Customizable upholstery and less than $300.

And IAAID. :)
posted by wwartorff at 3:17 PM on October 28, 2010

An upholstered dining chair might work well. It's mainly armchairs that you want to avoid. You sink down a lot further in an armchair than you tend to notice.
posted by Sara C. at 3:39 PM on October 28, 2010

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