Monday, January 25, 2010

Sitting Comfortably

My recent trip to Chicago, where I tried out all sorts of chairs in the art museum, got me thinking about sitting comfortably.  I resolved to do something about it when I got home.

The black faux-leather couches in our family room might be comfortable for Jake, but they make my back hurt.  My husband long ago started sitting in a straight-back chair to watch TV.  Since we spend a lot of our time in that room, it seems like the right place to introduce comfortable seating for both of us.

He mentioned the possibility of a rocking chair, after recently sitting in one in a friend’s house.  So we started combing the Internet for possibilities. 

It turns out you can spend a lot of money on custom-made wooden rocking chairs by Robert Erickson.  You can spend less money on custom-made chairs by Klein Design.  Or at the other extreme, you can buy a one-size-fits-all chair from Ikea or Target.

We are considering the Klein chairs because they look like they would be quite comfortable.  Unfortunately the only place that sells them is the factory in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  I ordered a “custom design kit,” containing a sample of all fabrics and woods, so we can decide what we like.  It ends up costing nothing as long as we return it.

The chairs take 6-8 weeks to make.  So with any luck we can be rocking side by side as we watch “24” in a couple of months.  Does that sound romantic, or what?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocking companionably side-by-side does sound very romantic (not sure about the boom-boom "24" part, though!!)....Since comfort is your motivation here, do you get to try out the chair before you commit to it?


5:44 PM  
Blogger Rayna said...

LOL - it sounds like a duet.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Cute! Maybe you can get a rocking loveseat? :)

6:56 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Take a picture of the two of you! Indeed sitting comfortably is bliss! What happens if you fall asleep, though? Will you rumble down?

10:46 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

It sounds incredibly romantic to me. I hope to read all about the chairs that you get and to see them someday.

9:04 PM  

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