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Assume you found an object and had no sense of what purpose its maker intended. Your first impression is that it's a nice-looking ball. Then, you meet the maker. He tells you: "That's not a ball. It's a sports car. It just doesn't have an engine, any moving parts or any space for a driver or passengers. It's rather ball-like, I suppose." Does the object then become ugly to you? Maybe it is ugly as a sports car--but as a ball, nothing has changed since your initial...
Nothing wrong with CNC, but it may go along with other cost-cutting measures that are detrimental.
Is this really true? Everyone's got CNC machines. Seems many of the great Danish cabinetmakers, for example, are no more. What's left is mostly mass production--even if it is very good mass production--with much less hand-finishing. Wood quality is also worse. From what I understand, PP Mobler is the closest of the remaining major producers to doing things the old way, reflected in the pricing. In comparison, some of the Carl Hansen I've seen has been disappointing. Fritz...
Are your other furnishings of the same style or do you mix it up?
There is some fetishizing of doing things the same way, but I think the bigger factor is that there's just not enough demand to scale production. Most mainstream population does not like modern design and furniture.Whoah, hold on. Who said I don't care how much I have to spend on things? I'm saying you're drawing arbitrary lines in the sand.To your point, the Eames lounge chair is a substantial portion of median household income. Let's assume your number: 10%. Don't you...
That's fine for you. But you cannot extrapolate a universal "right" price for a lounge chair based on your personal preferences and budget.
Someone's always putting out a nice looking lounge chair. Picking one is hard because there are so many good candidates. Picking a lamp is hard because most are blegh.
It is larger, but key is that our living room is more chair than sofa.
For what it's worth, some of our lounge chairs approach or exceed the cost of our sofa. Doesn't strike me as odd or wrong at all. We paid for what we liked.
Not sure why Room & Board, whether one likes it or not, should serve as a benchmark for reasonable pricing.For some, an R&B sofa is no different from a Knoll or Cappellini sofa that is twice the price. For others, the latter are different and better in some way, and therefore worth paying more for.
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