Boston Parking


Urban chair from Ikea

Light enough to take with you to your next nine-month-lease apartment.

Price: $40

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Continuous Arm chair by Thos. Moser

Pedigreed, understated—just like the two Volvos it will save space for.

Price: $1,325

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Barcelona chair by Knoll

Finally, a turf-holder suitable for the image-obsessed Toro regular.

Price: $4,523

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Antique Louis XVI armchair

Subject to neighborhood-council and historical-society approval.

Price: If you have to ask…

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Overlapping squares side chair from West Elm

Plays equally well with midcentury furnishings, Queen Anne–style architecture, tribal mask collections, and Subarus.

Price: $189

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Wooden rocking chair
Perfect for holding a space and for sitting in while reading the Herald.

Price: Whatever Aunt Maureen paid for it in 1974.

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Tattered La-Z-Boy recliner

Procured from the BU students down the street in exchange for a case of Natty Ice.

Price: Sometimes $14.49, at Blanchard’s.

Illustration by Liz Noftle


Metal folding chair weighed down by a cinderblock

Great for taking out the back window of the car that stole your spot.

Price: Free. Claim one 48 hours after the next nor’easter.

Illustration by Liz Noftle

Editor’s Note: All pictures, descriptions and text stolen directly from (

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