chair is a variation on a Gustav Stickley design. My variation is
to put a wide arm support all the way around the chair. This has
turned out to be a great place for a second person to sit, on the sides
or on the back, when two of you are working on something on the
This chair is much more slouchable than it looks.
However unlike many "box" chairs, it is also a very comfortable
chair for working at a desk or a computer for long periods of time.
The way Stickley designed it, the back cushion turns out to
provide great support for the lower back, and I've used one of these
chairs as my desk/computer chair for six years now.