#1 By: pesco, December 26th, 2013 12:30
#2 By: technogeek, December 26th, 2013 13:29
It needs an appropriate footstool, though. (Scone of Stone, anyone?)
#3 By: Krieger, December 26th, 2013 13:46
Not very good for test taking though....
#4 By: da_Bird, December 26th, 2013 15:30
I'm a little surprised it's only $1,500. Usually when BB posts this kind of stuff, it's at least six-large.
#6 By: James_Agenbroad, December 26th, 2013 15:50
I just keep hoping that IKEA will come out with one of these http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80100251/ in adult size
#7 By: rocketpj, December 26th, 2013 16:28
Looks dreadfully uncomfortable for anyone over 5' tall. Sitting hunched forward with my chin forced down by the back of the chair looks miserable to me. The price of fashion I suppose.
#8 By: Raybert, December 26th, 2013 16:39
Yes, I share your dream. Every time I'm at IKEA I say 'I want one of these in my size!'
#9 By: Carlos Benjamin Walker, December 26th, 2013 17:02
its a shame they didnt make the lining white and the cushion a dark coffee color - seems like the analogy would work really well... maybe even leave a ring of 'sediment' around the back?
#10 By: Sam Paul, December 26th, 2013 17:45
I was thinking the same thing.
#11 By: technogeek, December 26th, 2013 17:51
Drop 'em a note. That'd be a pretty trivial manufacturing change; they might add it to the product line. Might want a couple of different colors, for those of us who like milk in our hot beverages,
(Then there'd be the version with a bit of the "contents" spilling over the edge into a rug-puddle on the floor...)
#12 By: Andrew Singleton, December 26th, 2013 17:57
Part of the test within a test. Chairs with no flat surface and a perfictly servicable desk across the room. What do you do?
#13 By: technogeek, December 26th, 2013 17:59
Depends on which directions the surfaces slope/curve, and how far...
#14 By: Raybert, December 26th, 2013 18:14
Plus a big 'sugar cube' as a footrest and a big teaspoon.
#15 By: technogeek, December 26th, 2013 18:54
Big teaspoon may be available. For years I was getting a catalog from Think Big!, a company that specialized in this sort of thing. Much of their product originated as advertising displays retargeted to home decoration use, but some of it was items like this which were just pure whimsy. Unfortunately the items I most liked were also among the most expensive, and unless I was going to dedicate a room to the concept...
Reportedly, Think Big! has been resurrected as the online store Great Big Stuff.
#16 By: beep54orama, December 27th, 2013 00:47
Looks dreadfully uncomfortable for anyone period. Where's the light for reading? And just where you gonna put that cuppa down at? Kinda cute though, if useless.
#17 By: Alice Weir, December 27th, 2013 02:13
Yeah - I thought the same. If I was a little kid...then.
Neat idea, just needs some hacking.
#18 By: Raybert, December 27th, 2013 02:52
That sounds very, very familiar...
Anyway, thanks for the info!
Great Big Stuff also has an european website 'based in and serviced from Belgium' for orders 'to be shipped to Europe or the United Kingdom'.
So I should be able to get some nice stuff without horrendous shipping costs.
#19 By: James_Agenbroad, December 27th, 2013 07:09
I've heard this from enough people that I KNOW there has to be a market for this. ALMOST as irritating as having to drill the missing holes in Billy bookcases if you want to efficiently shelve paperbacks.
#20 By: Raybert, December 27th, 2013 11:44
Yeah, you've got to modify most of the IKEA stuff to get what you really want. I've made a template for jig boring for the last Billies, that worked out fine. For paperbacks I used three Benno CD-shelves as 'pylons' that hold shelves between them (there was enough space for Bennos, but not for Billies).
#21 By: pesco, December 31st, 2013 12:30
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