All my husband really wants to do is watch cricket. And there’s a lot of it about at the moment. But he can’t really watch cricket whenever he wants to because we only have one telly and whenever he puts the cricket on – whether or not the kids are watching some programme of their own – the kids will scream NOT BORING CRICKET DADDY and pelt him with plastic fire engines and colouring books and shoes until he turns CBeebies on and they then slump in front of the telly in their pants with dazed expressions until teatime.
So I am making one corner of Giles’s office into a cricket corner with an extra telly (unheard of for such rank intellectual snobs as
my husband us) specifically for watching the cricket on. But what to do about a chair? I have absolutely had it with trying to find good sofas and the armchairs I’ve seen… I dunno I kind of think they’re just not right.
My husband’s telly-watching position is stretched out with his hands behind his head, feet up, newspaper balanced on his knee, cup of tea on the go somewhere. The armchairs and sofas I’ve seen are more for formal sitting or my kind of telly-watching, which is all scrunched-up, knees-bent.
But then I found this extremely marvellous Eames chair copy by a company I’d never heard before, Wallace Sacks. By the looks of their website all they do is churn out very affordable copies of rare – and therefore unavailable, therefore priceless – mid-Century design gems. Perfect telly-watching chair for the ardent cricket fan.
And they had a sale on! AND – here’s the best bit – my husband likes the chair. This is a miracle as he turns his nose up at almost all of my design suggestions.
I now have chair envy……
Perfect for my lazy sons … Thank you!
Esther how do you get that cross out feature thing when you’re typing ?
There is an option on wordpress edit called ‘strikethrough’ you highlight the text and press that.x
Oh, an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman – massive respect for the excellent choice, Esther! I suggest it would only be fair now to acquire for yourself a Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Longue. I’ve only ever known one person who actually owned it and once witnessed her recline elegantly thereon in a floaty white dress. You may wish to follow her example.
That is such a sweet thing to do. This happens to my husband too, but he has to sit sadly in a corner refreshing his phone until they grow up. It does also send him to the kitchen where the radio is though, and while there he often decides he may as well cook dinner so for that reason I don’t know that I will be replicating this.
Angela O'Donovan says
It looks lovely and very stylish too. My husband has been dreaming of one but puts off going to try one out. Is it as
comfy as it looks??? Isn’t he the lucky man to be married to you??
Eames chairs are famously comfy. And no,not really. I am famously grumpy x
Angela ODonovan says
See the chair…
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My best friend has the original chair and ottoman. They cost about the same as my car. V jealous.
Kirstin Knell says
Look at http://www.swiveluk.com too…