a bit of a diversion from my stated theme, but i couldn't resist. i've always looked to the ernest race classic "heron" as an ideal reading chair, but they've been out of production for so long that only british auction houses seem to get a hold of them. well, no longer. fashion designer margaret howell has teamed up with race to re-issue the chair. i'm not sure i'd choose this particular colorway, but just knowing the chair is newly available makes me very happy.
a vintage version. see the center "donkey" below for another great race design.