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Need help ID'ing this chair (or style of chair)!

https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/84jdczg9z4k.jpeg

This was the most comfortable chair, but I broke it many years ago doing a flying bodyslam into it, which was my preferred seating entry method.
The underlying seat and back supports seemed to be stretched canvas where you'd normally expect wooden slats.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 1 April 2021 16:37 (one month ago) link

Are these one and the same of the chairs that are in every college dorm common era ever?

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 2 April 2021 01:46 (one month ago) link

sorry for extra words. Said chairs were always either blue or maroon

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 2 April 2021 01:47 (one month ago) link

ah no I should have looked more carefully. Dorm common area chairs were all wood frame, more-or-less-indestructible woven cushions. In blue or maroon.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 2 April 2021 01:48 (one month ago) link

It's like a type of sling chair?

Yerac, Friday, 2 April 2021 16:43 (one month ago) link

It must have been some type of sling chair but it was very sturdy and must have had a bar where the seat meets the back.
So there must have been two separate canvas components to allow for give, but not too much deformation.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 2 April 2021 17:55 (one month ago) link

Stickley Morris Chair?

https://daltons.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/spi-1.jpg

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 2 April 2021 18:22 (one month ago) link

That's far too dignified! The chair I remember was more squattish, yard-sale midcentury modern.
I did find pics of the cushion!

top
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/b49zckabdyw.jpeg

underside
https://cdn.imgchest.com/files/l4necoem34m.jpeg

Philip Nunez, Friday, 2 April 2021 18:37 (one month ago) link

Oof, this is tough. There are so, so many midcentury-ish chairs out there. I don't suppose you have any photos where the chair is visible, even if it's not the subject?

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Friday, 2 April 2021 18:45 (one month ago) link

The chair unfortunately exists only in my spotty memory.
RIP ugly but comfortable chair

Philip Nunez, Friday, 2 April 2021 19:10 (one month ago) link

If this thread doesn't come through, maybe look for a furniture-specific forum? I feel like this is an answerable question, but you might need some REAL furniture nerds, retired dealers, etc, to say "oh yeah used to stock this one back in the day, lot of QC issues, never did get a build that could take a body-slam," etc.

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Friday, 2 April 2021 21:27 (one month ago) link

it's more this style? (scroll to the bottom, the grid of 6 chairs)

https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/blog/the-unexpected-2020-design-trend

Yerac, Saturday, 3 April 2021 02:30 (one month ago) link

Way too classy! But chunky is a good descriptor.
What are the most comfortable but aesthetically challenged chairs of youse all's memories?

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 7 April 2021 05:35 (one month ago) link

so much "suburban parent" furniture is sadly in that category. huge overstuffed recliners just waiting for me to flop into them, as I wish I could afford and had the space for an Eames lounge chair + ottoman to get the same effect in a form I like.

sgt. pepper's one-and-only bobo honkin' band (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 12:15 (one month ago) link

Sadly my vote is the giant overstuffed easy chairs that Barnes & Noble made popular. Very cushy and womblike with room to sit sideways. They're enormous and ugly but you can really nest in them.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 13:11 (one month ago) link


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