5. My Working Chair

“Genius? Nothing – we just worked harder.” – Charles Eames, chair designer

These chairs are the right chairs for the job. They are chairs that work hard and help us to work hard. Working at home in a time of Covid means that a far wider range of chairs are being used for work than would normally be the case. Chairs in this section are not restricted to desk jobs!

My Working Chair - Rachel Prentice, High Wycombe
"I just love my Parker Knoll chair, it is the perfect chair to sit in to do my bobbin lace and watch my chickens in the garden. For me, lace ...
My Working Chair - Julian Grigg, Downley
"My Covid work-from-home chair is one of a set of four dining chairs that originally belonged to my wife's grandparents. She inherited them and I remember travelling back from Manchester ...
My Working Chair - Sally Murphy
"I have a music company called Kiddleydivey and we provide music classes and sessions throughout High Wycombe, Princes Risborough and Stokenchurch for children and vulnerable people of all ages. Because ...
My Working Chair - Graham Skinner, Beaconsfield
"'A Chair for a Chair'A well-worn and much loved captain's chair for a chair-person steering the crew of the Parkinson's UK Amersham and High Wycombe Branch committee through the waves ...
My Working Chair - Chris Phillips, High Wycombe
"The Covid virus has meant that we have had to rethink our lives and this chair has become a favourite, as since March I have used it every week to ...
My Working Chair - Alison Bailey, Betterbodies, High Wycombe
"I love my chair. Actually it was my dad's chair which is really why it is my favourite chair. We think the chair was made for him, now it sits ...
My Working Chair - Simon Kearey, Hughenden Valley
"This is my lockdown/ working from home chair. In addition to my day job, I am involved in a number of local charities, including being the Chair of Trustees for ...

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