Where can I buy a proper chair for sitting in at a desk and reading?
I can't stand those soft leather office workers'/managers' chairs, or
chairs of any kind that swivel, have tilting backs, or go up and down
I need a hard-leather, well-padded/stuffed jobby (at both seat and
back), not necessarily buttoned. With a leg at each corner that ends on
the floor and doesn't have a wheel stuck on it. The kind of thing
provided in the British Library, parliamentary libraries etc. Ideally, with
a curved (padded) back.
The sort of thing you can sit in for 4 hours or 6 hours reading a book
and not notice any discomfort or need to shift yourself.
After looking around I have only found
a) antiques, e.g. 19th century "library" chairs, which are not meant
for use at a desk, they are more like fireside chairs
b) "office chairs" with nice padding but swivelly, i.e. much too
like those horrible black soft leather things
c) things like "captain's chairs" which aren't padded enough at the back
Most of the chairs I've seen in b) and c) are a bit "showy", probably
selling a lot to Japanese businessmen or suburban estate agents who
think something called "Oxford" must be "classy". I am not especially
after a "traditional" look or a reproduction. A "modern" look would be
fine. Just need something that will do the job! Am I going to have to
import one from somewhere like Finland or what??? :)))
Much obliged for any help!