Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Lovely Luna and a new leg

About a month ago, I spied an ad on Craigslist.

I was looking for something entirely else, but I came across something wonderful: A high-back, creamy leather and teak, Luna Chair and Ottoman by Scandinavian Designs. And the price was astounding. 1/10 what the store price would be.

I drooled. We bought the set. It just so happens that we previously (that day) had sold a few things on Craigslist, so we just used that money for our chairy bliss.

And Oh(!) was it comfy. Two weeks pass. And one evening, I heard a crack when B sat down.

One of the legs, at its weakest spot, had broken. NOOOO!!!!!

I called Scandinavian designs, and they contacted their manufacturer. "No can do" they said. "You have to buy an entire replacement frame for $130." What!?! No. Come on. it's a modular chair-- I can swap in a different leg! I got the manufacturer's number and contacted them directly. They decided to do it! $25 plus shipping. MUCH BETTER, and for that, I could not make a replacement (and this one would actually match). I coordinated with the Dania (ScanDesign up here) office in Portland, paid them, and the leg arrived yesterday in the mail. A few minutes, and the old one was out. A few minutes more, and the new one was in.

A thing of beauty (and perhaps the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in):

As planned, we have since swapped out our loveseat/chair for a full-size couch, which means this lovely Luna is destined for my office. It just needs to STOP RAINING for a few minutes so I can get it out to my car without getting it soaking. Supposedly, there's only a 10% chance of rain until about 1pm today, when it becomes more of a 70% chance. Looks like my odds are favoring the unlikely right now, because the 10% is what is showing through. RAIN outside.

I may have to dodge raindrops with the chair.


  1. what a cool looking chair! So glad you were able to get the leg fixed without too many problems!

  2. Thanks, Tabitha! Seriously, it is the most comfortable chair. It kind of hugs you when you sit in it. :) I'm glad I was able to get it fixed too. My fall-back plan was to get some wood and cut it out myself, but that would not have resulted in such a clean finish!