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I'd never buy at retail price either. I think it's true that folks outside the US have much less access to quality vintage pieces in the used market.No one can say about the longevity of the Rove chairs. And it's not to say that the Herman Miller ones are bullet proofed either especially because the manufacturing process by HM has changed quite bit over the years.One other idea for folks in Canada maybe to look at the used ones in the US and then make the drive across the...
RebelScum, that's indeed a very nice looking chair. I'm coming from the "for original" camp and I do have some experience spotting fakes. I'm by no means promoting fakes or replicas but I do agree that Rove probably does the best job copying the original. A couple of questions though. What's that thing that looks like a clip under the arm rest? Also, you said you spent around $3000 on this chair and I just have a hard time understanding that. You can probably get a new...
So glad to hear. Graham has taught me so much about Eames design. He's honest and generous with his knowledge. You're in the best hands possible. Look forward to the "after" pix. Good luck.
Sorry to see the damage to your beautiful Santos Palosander chair. I have good news for you though. Someone named Graham Mancha is located in the UK. He's by far the most knowledgeable and skilled craftsman of Eames design. You may just google him and I'm sure he can help you repair the shock mount. Please keep us posted.
I'm sorry, but all the proportion of the chair above is way off. Everything........
The only "off" things I see in your chair so far is the white string on the back of the cushion because the original ones don't have that and the originals have black rectangular clips that hold the cushion in place. I'm pointing these things out for the sake of noting the subtle differences, rather than being knit picky.   Since you offered, I"d like to see the bottom of the chair, especially a close up of the 5-star base. Very happy for you =) 
Hands down the best reproduction! I really can't believe how good it looks. Too bad I"m not able to feel the leather, but I take your word for how good and soft it is. I"m a believer!!!    Having said that, it brings us back to the questions whether it's worth it or not to buy a reproduction. It's a tough one considering how good this one is. $1,300 Vs. $3,000 is still a big difference although $1,300 for a reproduction still doesn't feel right, I have to admit. But...
Very nice, Britanny! I think they got the arm rests angle perfectly. If you don't mind and when you have the time, can you post some pix of the inside veneer and the back of the cushions? Again, I"m very impressed. As to your question about the rubber shock mounts, I believe they meant the shock mounts that connect the seat and back panels, but not the round washers on the back. Even the Herman Miller ones have plastic washers these days, so I don't think replicas would...
Hi Kevin, one thing you need to consider when buying brand new is that you won't know the grain pattern on the veneer until the chair arrives. For me, I'm pretty particular about the grain. So it's certainly a risk that you have to be willing to take. That's one advantage in buying used because you get to pick and choose until you find one that you like.
Can we see pix yet?
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