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Originally Posted by Huntsman

Where the comfort of the couch (A) plus its beauty (B) divided by its overall utility (lambda) squared equals its overall utility (lambda) times your budget (n).
post #33 of 46
aaahhh,I get it. So like 10 bucks?
Doublecheck for me though, because I never made it through algebra.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
aaahhh,I get it. So like 10 bucks?
Doublecheck for me though, because I never made it through algebra.

Exactly $9.69, which rounds to $10. Good work.

Your next assignment is to determine the actual worth of the classic Eames chair upholstered in black leather.
post #35 of 46
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Exactly $9.69, which rounds to $10. Good work.

Your next assignment is to determine the actual worth of the classic Eames chair upholstered in black leather.

$575 (please note size)

http://www.unicahome.com/catalog/ite...8&PartnerID=FR
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain

Perfect for when Stuart Little visits.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
LS, ok, what is the real cost by the time I get one of these shipped to Oklahoma undamaged?? How much does shipping add, and how reliable is it?
The estimate on this one is slightly north of $2000, then there's a buyer's commission of around 20% on top of that. It's going on auction where I work in early October, the 9th I think. I would guess that proper transport and insurance to the US would double the price, roughly. I'll look into it, but this is the day off for the lady here who does the export/transport stuff, so I'll have to get back to you on that. I have to admit, though, that this one isn't particuarly well-made, although it's stunning in terms of style. Very Ruhlmannesque. If anyone here are seriously considering bidding on it, I insist on supplying additional photos of the innards of the sofa, etc., - I wouldn't want to sell anything disappointing.
post #38 of 46
Lucky Strike, thanks for the info. I will keep watching the links you sent me. I'll probably start by looking for something not quite as massive as a sofa, but the Ruhlmann qualities caught my eye. By the way, saw a good book on all Ruhlmann's work the other day, complete drawings and studies -nice!


Since we're now moving into the 5k range, I think I'll try Faustian and NR's suggestions and buy the little Eames toy for $575
post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Where the comfort of the couch (A) plus its beauty (B) divided by its overall utility (lambda) squared equals its overall utility (lambda) times your budget (n).


Almost! Acutally, it's what the thread title made me think of: the Cauchy (pronounced couchey) Equation. It's only a sort-of correct experimental realtionship between index of refraction and wavelength. Cauchy did much more amazing stuff in calculus and power series that I use daily, but they named this relatively dumb one after him.

Regards,
Huntsman
post #40 of 46
I think this will be my new sofa.

http://www.cassinausa.com/contemporary/276_aspen.html#

Someone tell me why this is not a good idea

!luc
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
I think this will be my new sofa.

http://www.cassinausa.com/contemporary/276_aspen.html#

Someone tell me why this is not a good idea

!luc

It's nice...very nice. Though I don't like that red colour so much. The beige and white versions in the smaller pictures look nicer, but I guess it depends on the interior you will place it in.

Would you purchase one of two? I like the look in the top picture with the single sofa and end table.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Alter
It's nice...very nice. Though I don't like that red colour so much. The beige and white versions in the smaller pictures look nicer, but I guess it depends on the interior you will place it in.

Would you purchase one of two? I like the look in the top picture with the single sofa and end table.
Yes, I'll go for a light colour, either beige or light grey. And it will be only one piece.
I don't have the space (12 ft!) for a double.

It's a very comfortable sofa. And I like the idea of putting a pillow at the end and using it as a daybed.
I need to see the end table "in real". I don't like it that much from the picture, but the hollow transparent plexiglass base is an interesting option, especially in lighting.

!luc
post #43 of 46
Anyone familiar with LOVE Editions by Jerome Faillant-Dumas? They provide the furniture in the current Arnys catalog, which is very beautiful although I suspect incredibly expesnive...
post #44 of 46
Lucky Strike, those are beautiful! I really have to get out to a Scandanavian couch auction sometime...
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by RJman
Anyone familiar with LOVE Editions by Jerome Faillant-Dumas? They provide the furniture in the current Arnys catalog, which is very beautiful although I suspect incredibly expesnive...
Are they LOVE in the YSL sense? Or as Medea via Lars von Trier said, "Love is the greatest sorrow".
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