Saturday, November 1, 2008

Furniture with Storage: Chairs!

upholstered chair with knapsack

A chair with a knapsack on the side or the back? Now there's a clever way to keep the magazines, remotes or whatever close at hand! Russell & Mackenna upholstered furniture comes in your choice of 54 fabrics, so don't worry if polka dots (or white twill canvas) aren't your thing! Update on Feb. 10, 2015: This chair is no longer available.

white chair with drawer

I haven't found another upholstered chair with storage, but there are a number of options when you move to wooden chairs. This one was all over the design blogs a while ago. It comes from Usona Home, whose web site is down as I write; hopefully that's a short-term glitch. [via Apartment Therapy]

chair with drawer, dark wood

Here's another chair with a drawer, in a very different style. Update on Feb. 10, 2015: I'm no longer finding this chair.

chair with hood and drawer

The Orkney Furniture Maker has a number of chairs with drawers - this one with a hood is the most eye-catching, but they all look lovely.

writing arm chair

And then there are the wonderful writing arm chairs made by Mark Soukup.

writing arm chair, detail of drawer under the seat

Chris Harter makes writing arm chairs, too.

wood chair with drawer and removable book rack

This chair, with a drawer and a removable book rack, comes from Adrian Harris Woodcraft in New Zealand. Update on Feb. 10, 2015: I'm no longer finding this product.

child's chair with little drawer

You can get children's chairs with storage, too; Offi has a couple options. This chair has a mini-drawer.

child's chair with lift-up seat for storage

And this chair has a lift-up seat.

armchair caddy for remotes, etc.

And if you want some close-at-hand storage but aren't up to buying a new chair right now, you could get an armchair caddy. Over on Etsy, you can see some sewing organizers designed for sofas or armchairs.

Related Posts:
Fantasy Furniture: Three Chairs with Built-In Book Storage
Update: On Goodie Bags and Book Chairs


Cynthia Friedlob said...

I went to the original post on Apartment Therapy and noticed that several people suggested the white wooden chair with a drawer would make a great bedside table. That was the first thing I thought of, too.

Usona's web site is working now, although I didn't search through the hundreds of chairs to find this one!

Jeri Dansky said...

Cynthia, Usona seems to be having web site problems again, but here's the chair with a drawer.