Sunday, November 27, 2011

Live From the Contour Lounge

Straight out of Popular Mechanics (November 1960) here is the perfect Christmas gift* for all the exhausted executives at your house: a Contour Lounge.

It sounds like a nightclub decorated with geometric shapes and silhouettes, but it isn't. It's sort of a cross between a hospital bed and a really uncomfortable sofa. Just put it in your office, and whenever you get tired, you go over to it and have a little nap.

If this hasn't convinced you, why, just look at the expression on the model's face. Talk about relaxed and happy. He is still clutching a file of papers, but that doesn't mean he isn't having a relaxing Zen moment. Perhaps.

Just make sure you have a good excuse when your boss comes in to ask where the Johnson report is, and he sees you fast asleep on the Contour Lounge with your feet raised and the file folder being used as an impromptu sleep mask.

*We know it's a Christmas gift idea because the Contour Lounge is emitting little red bells, stars and snowflakes.

4 comments:

Mae West NYC said...

Lidian, just saw the excellent documentary on Charles and Ray Eames and all the famous chairs and recliners they designed. Gee whiz, how did Mr and Mrs Eames miss this beaut? < grin >

Kath Lockett said...

That guy looks like the epitome of peace and relaxation as he clutches the patent pending papers in his defensively-folded arms.....

Rose said...

Great topic for Christmas!

Marcheline said...

AaaahahahaAHHAHAAHHHHHH! That photo is KILLING ME!