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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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

It's like a type of sling chair?

Yerac, Friday, 2 April 2021 16:43 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

Stickley Morris Chair?


Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 2 April 2021 18:22 (two months 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!



Philip Nunez, Friday, 2 April 2021 18:37 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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

Philip Nunez, Friday, 2 April 2021 19:10 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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


Yerac, Saturday, 3 April 2021 02:30 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months ago) link

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