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October 23, 2005

Levenger Sprezzatura Desk Chair


I was paging through the Levenger catalog just now and came across a chair whose look I liked (above) called the Sprezzatura (Italian for "studied carelessness").

It's intended for small home offices where space is really tight.

But what struck me is that the rather stylish seating surface isn't plastic but, rather, embossed leather that looks woven, a la Bottega Veneta.


Solid maple bentwood frame, 360° swivel, side pneumatic pump to raise or lower it — seemed like something I don't really need but might like to have someday.

So I tore the page out of the catalog and threw it in the "Might Get Someday" pile, to be filed later in a bulging folder with the same words on the tab.

Since I was going to feature a couple other things I'd found in the catalog anyhow, I had a look at the chair on the website.

In the paper catalog it's lasted as being available in red, tan or black but on the website there are four colors.


I clicked on ivory and up came a picture of the chair (below)


A notice in bold red letters up top said this color was on sale for $99.95.

No wonder it's not in the new paper catalog: it just didn't sell very well in the past.

Tell you what: I thought the chair was quite reasonably priced at $228 as listed but at the sale price it's too good to pass up.

I ordered one.

Maybe you can too, but I'll bet once this post goes up that may not be the case for long.

Don't dawdle.


Ivory is $99.95 and red, tan or black versions cost $228 here.

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So, is the chair comfortable and worth getting at $228? I'm thinking about getting one...

Posted by: SB | Dec 27, 2005 5:58:32 PM

Nice chair...I know this is totally off the subject, as usual, and then, maybe I'm completely misinterpreting everything, as usual, but where in the name of the devil's desk diary do you PUT all this stuff?

Confession: I have succumbed to the lure of way too many of the tempting doo-dads featured here, and see, I tend to overestimate the amount of freed-up space around here.

Just projecting, I guess.

Posted by: Flutist | Oct 23, 2005 8:37:47 PM

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