Tak­ing a seat to fall in love again

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I think I might be in love.

You know that mo­ment when you lay your eyes on the love of your life for the first time and you re­alise that you were meant to be to­gether. It hap­pened to me re­cently. I can al­ready see that we’re the per­fect fit, and I’m en­rap­tured by ev­ery­thing from my love’s sleek lines to the touch and feel.

The thought of spend­ing hours to­gether read­ing or watch­ing a film in the evening fills me with joy.

Did I men­tion that my new love is a lounge chair?

If there’s a check­list for the ideal chair part­ner, this ticks so many boxes.

An Aus­tralian de­sign, It has a swivel base rem­i­nis­cent of ‘60s style and is fin­ished in my lat­est colour ob­ses­sion of the mo­ment — deep sea green.

It’s also well made, it will last for years to come. I can even pic­ture in my mind where it will live in my house.

There’s a lovely spot in my lounge room where it can sit un­der the win­dow for read­ing in the af­ter­noons but also next to the fire­place ready for when the nights fi­nally cool down.

But there are bar­ri­ers in the way of us not be­ing to­gether for­ever, most no­tably the cost.

With a price tag in ex­cess of $2000 for one, al­beit lovely, chair, it’s a hard buy to de­fend. Per­haps I could take the ap­proach of pay-per-wear that I’ve adopted with my wardrobe in re­cent years where you can jus­tify the cost of an ex­pen­sive piece of cloth­ing as long as you wear it fre­quently enough.

In this age of greater aware­ness of the cost of throw­away goods, surely that makes a good case for my dream chair.

Then again, what price should you put on love?

Make your­self at home with the Lu­cie side chair , $299 from Early Set­tler, earl­y­set­tler.com.au

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