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The Ultimate Listening Chair?
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In search of Nirvana...what would be your ultimate listening chair for hifi?

At £5,000 would this improve the sound?

700323_m

http://www.heals.co.uk/armchairs/vitra-lounge-chair+footstool-black-by-charles+ray-eames/invt/700323?source=119_74

Rosewood - it would certainly match my speakers.....mmmmhh. Slipping it into the house past the wife and bank manager....(he does seem to visit often  Smile

 

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RE: The Ultimate Listening Chair?

Ideal world has that on special offer every week, i presume it's a massage chair.

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Simon, I'm sure Ray and Charles Eames would be mortified if someone tried to turn their classic Lounge chair into a massage chair!!

And Dandy, there are some very good high quality Eames Lounger reproductions available for just over a grand if you really do fancy one. Just put it together with an Isamu Noguchi coffee table for your beers

(http://www.wellworking.co.uk/store/coffee_tables/vitra_noguchi_coffee_table.html) 

and you'd have an ideal listening zone!!

 

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Simon, Think I'll stick with my Eames - I can do without the 'massage' and 'heat' functions, the rather dubious looking remote, 'faux leather' and the deflated airbag lying on the top of the Restwell !!

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RE: The Ultimate Listening Chair?

DandyCobalt wrote:

In search of Nirvana...what would be your ultimate listening chair for hifi?

At £5,000 would this improve the sound?

700323_mhttp://www.heals.co.uk/armchairs/vitra-lounge-chair+footstool-black-by-charles+ray-eames/invt/700323?source=119_74

Rosewood - it would certainly match my speakers.....mmmmhh. Slipping it into the house past the wife and bank manager....(he does seem to visit often  Smile

 

Im sure dwell did a replica of this chair for a lot cheaper. If its not still on there they have some other nice ones.
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RE: The Ultimate Listening Chair?

I too would love an Eames lounge chair & ottoman.:clap:

 

One day....... One day......

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RE: The Ultimate Listening Chair?

Is this the sort of chair that, if you bought "used", wouldn't depreciate, but could even increase in value? Like a vintage guitar or car?

But, like great hifi gear, do people hang on to them forever once they've bought one? 

 

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Spot on Danny - people do seem to have kept them once they have one and it is very rare that originals come up for sale. If they do then they usually aren't a lot cheaper than a new one from Vitra and are often picked up by dealers who add their own mark up - so probably a good investment if you would be willing to part with it later on. There are however some good reproductions available for around the £1-1.5k mark which do have a great number of the unique characteristics of the Vitra ones.

But as for the £350 ones on ebay.......

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the reproduction ones can be quite shoddy - made with faux leather, or just cheap grade stuff.  Try before you buy!

I quite like the balzac chair

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Interesting to be heard! The 'listening chair' is looking a very comfortable couch in which one can take a short rest while working. Thanks for the snap of it with brief detail. http://www.junointeriors.co.uk/charles-eames-furniture

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I like the Stressless stuff.   Dirol

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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RE: The Ultimate Listening Chair?

Milan Direct have some copies/replicas on sale at the moment.

http://www.milandirect.co.uk/home-furniture/most-popular/eames-furniture-replica/

I just wish I had the space for one!

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gel wrote:

I like the Stressless stuff.   Dirol

I'm with you on that one Gel, find them very comfortable.

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jasymall wrote:

Interesting to be heard! The 'listening chair' is looking a very comfortable couch in which one can take a short rest while working. Thanks for the snap of it with brief detail. http://www.junointeriors.co.uk/charles-eames-furniture

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Well i would save £1700(on £5000) and go for a villan chair

villan chair

If i ever came into a substantial amount of money i would get one ROFL

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