This past week, we checked out a number of club chairs in order to see which one would be right for a client. Though there ARE others, this is our first roundup of four chairs. If you have recommendations for others, please add it in the comment thread.
•Room & Board Ian Chair ($1249): Thumbs up! The super soft oversized Ian is a good choice for those who want to feel like they're being enveloped in a club chair. Although comfortable, this chair is exceptionally deep and may cause some feet to dangle. The chair's good looks pull it through.
•Crate & Barrel Bryan Chair ($1899): Thumbs up! CB's Bryan chair has that great 50's styling, but more importantly fits the bill for comfort. The back and seat cushions are nice and not too soft. A good arm height lends itself to a good casual sit. The back is a little too pitched, but we didn't mind that as it added a lot to the design. Congrats, CB!
•Pottery Barn Manhattan Chair ($1459): Thumbs Down! PB's Manhattan chair is anything but Manhattan in our book. A clunky arm and back that's too pitched creates a clumsy sit. Although comfort is entirely subjective I'd say this was the least comfortable chair as it was also too soft and squishy. The over scaled arm was too high. Sorry PB...
•Ralph Lauren Graham Chair ($2599): Thumbs up! This nicely scaled club chair from Ralph is a good balance between style and comfort. Although a little soft, the seat was quite comfortable..not too deep either. For those who want a stylish, urban and comfortable club chair this choice is for you. Although a little more expensive than its competitors, it's worth the price. Good job, Ralphie boy!