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Luca Glider Review

Modern, classy, and comfortable glider that's very environmentally responsible
Monte Luca Glider
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Price:   $995 List | $995 at Amazon
Pros:  Very beautiful, comfortable, made with the highest of sustainable & healthy practices
Cons:  Expensive
Manufacturer:   Monte Design Group
By Juliet Spurrier, MD ⋅ Mom-in-Chief  ⋅  Apr 7, 2013
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Our Analysis

Handmade in Canada by the Monte Design Group, the Luca Glider is a very comfortable and elegantly designed glider with fabric that can be customized to suit your individual taste. Using an easy to clean, water-repellent, and stain-resistant suede microfiber upholstery, this glider offers a high back providing welcome head and neck support. Great for nursing, this chair may also become your favorite reading spot for years to come.

Monte Luca Glider
Monte Luca Glider

The company takes minimizing its carbon footprint on the environment as well as minimizing people's exposure to unhealthy, toxic materials very seriously. They've even created separate pages on their website for outlining their sustainability protocols, as well as on their superior craftsmanship.

The highlights of their high-level sustainability and craftsmanship include using: natural seed-based oils for their foam; LEED-certified wood adhesives; Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood; fabrics and threads manufactured according to the Oeko-Tex® Standard 100; gliding and reclining mechanisms made of 95% recycled steel, free of lead-based paint or finishes and low-solvent, water-based paints as well as no-solvent powder coating materials; and shipped in boxes made from over 95% recycled materials. The gliders are available in a large array of fabric and piping colors for the chair and lumbar pillow.

Besides being wowed by the Monte Design Group's incredibly responsible furniture-making processes, we think these gliders look and feel great, and add a welcome level of comfort for nursing and beyond.

Likes


The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Compact

Dislikes


User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
  • Seat is too upright
  • May be too compact for some


Juliet Spurrier, MD