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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by iammatt
No, you are not.
What, exactly are you trying to say? Comparing NM to Linley is what Louis XV is to Ikea? Come off it. Don't waste space on my thread.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by iammatt
No, you are not.
I agree with Matt. I don't think you can really assess the quality of the furntiture w/o seeing in in person, but even online the NM couch looks far inferior. It could well be that cheaper tends to be cheaper in the U.S., I have no idea. But I can say that prices vary wildly here, as I assume they do in England. You can pay $800 or $15,000 for couches that have some superficial similarities.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bouji
What, exactly are you trying to say? Comparing NM to Linley is what Louis XV is to Ikea? Come off it. Don't waste space on my thread.
Seems pretty straightforward. He's saying that the two couches don't really appear to be comparable. Caricaturing that point so you can do battle with a straw man doesn't seem a particularly productive use of space on our board.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
I agree with Matt. I don't think you can really assess the quality of the furntiture w/o seeing in in person, but even online the NM couch looks far inferior. It could well be that cheaper tends to be cheaper in the U.S., I have no idea. But I can say that prices vary wildly here, as I assume they do in England. You can pay $800 or $15,000 for couches that have some superficial similarities.
Agreed on the price front, but the minimum you will pay for this kind of sofa in London is going to be around 4000 pounds.
In my eyes they are virtually identical; both are modern interpretations of classic styles; which I would not pay more than 1500 pounds for. Actually, come to think of it, I would not buy either - perhaps this is why they seem so similar to me, whilst some of you notice differences. I see nothing in either of them.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bouji
What, exactly are you trying to say? Comparing NM to Linley is what Louis XV is to Ikea? Come off it. Don't waste space on my thread.

My, you are truly a self important ass.

My point was that Neiman Marcus does not sell high quality furniture. I do not think that Louis XV to Ikea is a good comparison, but perhaps Minotti to Ikea is.

You seem to prefer tables with skirts . Not me. If, as you say later in the thread, you are not interested in either make of sofa, why do you bother asking? I fact, the modern furniture available in the US and the UK is identical and the prices are generally a bit higher here due to shipping costs. What you posted are two sofas that are neither modern nor traditional. They fall into the swamp that divides the two genres. It just so happens that one is a nie version, and the other is crap.
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Bouji
I came across this:

http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/ca...0735cat3520736

Compare, if you will, to:

http://www.davidlinley.com/sofaschest.php

Though I'm not sure of Nieman Marcus's quality - I'd assume good based on their clothing.

Personally, I'm not into mass production furniture; I only buy antiques - some compensation is I know you guys in the US pay a hell of a lot more for antiques than I would (and least the French ones I buy)
These two sofas don't have anything in common.

!luc
post #22 of 27
Anyone have opinions of Crate and Barrel furniture?
post #23 of 27
In my experience, it's not bad for what it is. That is, it's reasonably well-constructed (based on my experience with a few things like a chair, some shelving/storage stuff, a lamp or two). Nothing great, but serviceable. Generally I'd say a step up from IKEA.
But that's from a pretty miniscule sample of experience, so salt appropriately.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
In my experience, it's not bad for what it is. That is, it's reasonably well-constructed (based on my experience with a few things like a chair, some shelving/storage stuff, a lamp or two). Nothing great, but serviceable. Generally I'd say a step up from IKEA.
But that's from a pretty miniscule sample of experience, so salt appropriately.

Dig it. I'll poke around Chicago and environs. Anyone up on good furniture shops in Chicago?
post #25 of 27
I think it's pretty funny for someone from Europe (granted UK is not what continental Europe is) that furniture is cheaper in the US. Everyone knows that best furniture is made in Europe, so how can we in the US pay less?!
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by faust
I think it's pretty funny for someone from Europe (granted UK is not what continental Europe is) that furniture is cheaper in the US. Everyone knows that best furniture is made in Europe, so how can we in the US pay less?!
specifically, Italy and Spain.

!luc
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
specifically, Italy and Spain.

!luc

Yea. My Roche Bobois stuff is made in Italy - excellent quality.
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