The one on the left, I mean. You see these things and their larger couch cousins on every home makeover show ("before," natch) and they are truly a design atrocity. I can practically hear their owners mewling, "but they're soooo comfortable!"
To that I say, there are many things more important than comfort. (Like being able to walk into your living room without vomiting.) Not only that, but comfort doesn't have to look like a grayish tan marshmallow turd. Its little sister chair in this photo—while something I'd never let pass through my door—isn't half as bad. The set-up kind of reminds me of Archie and Edith's seating situation.
The photo was grabbed from today's Times recession feature, "What You Get for $150k." Shockingly, most of the homes were really cute (fug furnishings aside). As the Times normally tells us what "What You Get for a Kajillion Dollars" this was rather refreshing.