Lately I've been bummed out about the lack of cool stuff on Craigslist, but there was one listing that kept popping up that was sticking around. I kinda sorta needed a more comfortable office chair, but it was far from crucial, but when I saw this baby, I couldn't really get it out of my head. I have a friend who collects all of this vintage office furniture, and it looked so cool in her house, so I told her about the chair. Days went by, and she didn't get it, and there it was still languishing on Craigslist. I decided to offer the seller $40- she wanted $80, but hey, these are tough times. We settled on $50 and I picked it up last night. It is a mid century classic office chair made by Shaw-Walker of Muskegon, Michigan.
After doing a little research, I was pleased (shocked) to see that a restored version of this chair is selling for $1250!!!! So, I'm off to figure out what a restoration would entail. First thing is getting the upholstery cleaned and re-padded. Coincidentally, I live across the street from an upholsterer, so that will be the research project du jour.