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An Office Chair Designed For Laid-Back Working Styles

Patricia Urquiola’s one-seater splits the difference between relaxing and working.

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Ergonomic workstations and task chairs may be better than the body-punishing setups of years past. But some of us don’t do our best work parked behind a desk, or even while balanced on the edge of a bicycle seat. No, we unconventional types do our best thinking in repose, preferably reclining in a plush lounger. And finally, there’s a chair for the languid workaholic (yes, there is such a thing): Patricia Urquiola’s Hosu, for Coalesse, a low-to-the-ground one-seater with a bottom cushion that flips down like a foldout bed to form a footrest.

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[Hosu also comes as a fixed two-seater.]

But don’t mistake its comfiness as a sign that it doesn’t support serious work. Rear and side pockets can hold mobile devices and reference materials, and there’s a cord pass-through for a laptop. The only problem it doesn’t solve is where to put your computer other than on your lap, which, especially in the warmer months, can be a hot drag. But we’ve all experienced worse working conditions.

Upholstered in an Urquiola-designed textured fabric, Hosu will be available for $2,300 starting on October 15. Start saving your change now!

About the author

A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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