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post #16 of 186
Port of a discussion from the apartment thread:

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
1. We went with the Modernica fiber glass chairs because they do look a lot better than the plastic ones Knoll makes now. However, it annoys me that the bottom has unused mounds for mounting the chairs in other configurations. You can see them along the bottom edge of the chair when looking from behind. Do yours have the same thing on yours?

2. Is there a good way to remove scratches from the white Rilsan-finished base of a Saarinen table?

I just looked at the chair I'm sitting on (circa fall 2007), and it only has the 4 mounds that the Eifel base uses. Which base do you have for yours? And how many mounds does yours have? (Why do our discussions always sound vaguely anatomical?)

For the scratches, do the same thing as you'd do for a car. For light scratches there are polishing compounds that will take them out. You're kind of out of luck for deeper scratches.

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I've seen some shell chairs that are upholstered with leather. I called Modernica, and they are unable to do so. Anyone know if this is possible, or whether you have to buy vintange?

I think those are vintage, but there is a Japanese company that will upholster them in cloth for about $1000:

http://www.modern-supply.com/chair/s...ipe/index.html

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Yup those are it. It looks like you like higher-backed chairs. I'll see if I can dig up some recommendations.

--Andre
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Brushed, no arms.

How do you like the EMECO's, for sitting? I considered those a few years ago during a furniture overhaul but decided against fearing they wouldn't be comfortable for more than 10mins a time...
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I just looked at the chair I'm sitting on (circa fall 2007), and it only has the 4 mounds that the Eifel base uses. Which base do you have for yours? And how many mounds does yours have? (Why do our discussions always sound vaguely anatomical?)

Aaargh. Damn it. We have the Eiffel base. This is what I'm talking about:



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For the scratches, do the same thing as you'd do for a car. For light scratches there are polishing compounds that will take them out. You're kind of out of luck for deeper scratches.

A ha. Perfect. Thanks.
post #19 of 186
OK, now I see the mounds on my chair. Mine is in the light blue color. Perhaps they're more apparent in white?

--Andre
post #20 of 186
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OK, now I see the mounds on my chair. Mine is in the light blue color. Perhaps they're more apparent in white?

--Andre

Maybe. Do they annoy you too, now?
post #21 of 186
How can they annoy when they're underneath the seat?
post #22 of 186
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Maybe. Do they annoy you too, now?

Not really. I love finding new features of a design. The best part of the Saarinen table --- the bevel under the lip!

--Andre
post #23 of 186
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How can they annoy when they're underneath the seat?

You can see them from the side.

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Not really. I love finding new features of a design. The best part of the Saarinen table --- the bevel under the lip!

Ah, the bevel. I'm going to look into those polish compounds. I can only hope I don't mess up the finish.

Another cool dining room chair:





If not for cost, we probably would have picked these over the molded fiberglass chairs, too.
post #24 of 186
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You can see them from the side.
o rly. That sucks, I was thinking about a pair. ;_;
post #25 of 186
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o rly. That sucks, I was thinking about a pair. ;_;

Well, Andre's had them for years and didn't notice until I pointed it out. It doesn't bug me that much, particularly if the original Eames mold was that way (was it?).
post #26 of 186
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particularly if the original Eames mold was that way (was it?).
Dunno. It's interesting that I can't see them in any of the stock pictures online though. I guess I'll just go check them out in the store again.
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It isn't furniture porn but at least you could sit in it for more than 20 minutes without your ass going numb.

I have those. When I was picking chairs i sat in 20 different ones and those were the most comfortable. Mine are a little more curved in the lumbar region. They're so comfortable.
post #28 of 186
We picked up the Sala chair and Extensia from Ligne Roset. We picked them up below 50% of MSRP on all of the items.

Sala ours is a yellow:


Extensia this table folds in on itself:
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The construction of the Wegner Round Chair (aka "The Chair") is something that you could probably appreciate


That i do, very cool.
post #30 of 186
Nantucket has the nicest wood chairs i've seen on here. Maybe he will post a link, but i am too lazy to go looking for it.
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