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post #31 of 1897
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Originally Posted by Luc-Emmanuel
everytime I see newson's felt chair, I keep seeing a giant noodle.

!luc
Well, you need to be a noodle to sit in it for long periods of time. I actually took it out of our bedroom and swapped it with a spring chair that I had in my office. The Spring Chair looks great, but it is not comfortable either. It is funny, we bought the "Birds" and the Felt chair at the same time. At first, I hated the birds and loved the felt chair, now I love the birds (which are soooo comfortable) and am a bit more lukewarm on the felt chair.
post #32 of 1897
Summej2, great living room! I like the arrangement of furniture against the brick wall. You've got "the look" down pat. The Grcic chair outside is a nice contemporary touch.

Iammatt, you have the largest collection of Cappellini I have ever seen in one place. Do you buy it all at Limn? I have always loved those Tom Dixon "Bird" chairs but have never actually seen them used in any interiors (and I have a lot of contemporary house books!). The two pieces of Cappellini I would most like to have at the moment are both by Kuramata -- the pyramid-shaped chest of black drawers housed in clear acrylic, and the tower of red plastic mini drawers that spin 360 degrees.
post #33 of 1897
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Originally Posted by spertia
Summej2, great living room! I like the arrangement of furniture against the brick wall. You've got "the look" down pat. The Grcic chair outside is a nice contemporary touch.

Iammatt, you have the largest collection of Cappellini I have ever seen in one place. Do you buy it all at Limn? I have always loved those Tom Dixon "Bird" chairs but have never actually seen them used in any interiors (and I have a lot of contemporary house books!). The two pieces of Cappellini I would most like to have at the moment are both by Kuramata -- the pyramid-shaped chest of black drawers housed in clear acrylic, and the tower of red plastic mini drawers that spin 360 degrees.
No, one of my best friends was a creative director for them for many, many years. Everytime we would visit them we would find something new to buy. Limn can be a bit of a pain to deal with, so we buy from them a bit less. I also love the Kuramata pieces, but they would go better in your house than in mine. I prefer the tall cabinet that is shaped like an S and the pyramid that you mention.
post #34 of 1897
I currently have 3 places, but will hopefully be down to two in the next 18 months when construction on the new place finishes.

NYC pied a terre (just renovated it in the spring)








Current country house in NYC suburbs










And my future country house, NYC suburbs. There's currently an unattractive, albeit large, 1970s house on there now, which we're going to tear down and start again. It will end up being some sort of Arts & Crafts type stucco house. It's very private with great views. Once it's done, I'll sell the white Victorian.

This is the view:



These are the early architect renderings. The design has changed somewhat since these, but the idea is the same.



post #35 of 1897
For the modern furniture fans, here's a rundown of some of the pieces shown in the earlier photos of my place:

Front porch: Toga chairs, Sergio Mazza for Artemide, 1968.

Dining room: Wire chairs, Harry Bertoia for Knoll; Marcuso table, Marco Zanuso for Zanotta, 1970.

Master bedroom: Another Toga chair (black); white Verner Panton chair; side tables by Emma Gismondi Schweinberger for Artemide, 1966; green modular sofa, Donald Chadwick for Herman Miller, 1974.

Rec room: Black shelving, Olaf von Bohr for Kartell, 1970; Black Round-Up storage units, Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell, 1969; Planta coat rack, Giancarlo Piretti for Anonima Castelli, 1972.

Pool deck: Red lounge chairs by Pascal Mourgue, c. 2001.

Breakfast room: Fabric wall art, Verner Panton for Mira-X; Uski dining set, Giuseppe Raimondi for Gufram, 1966; hanging lamp, Hans Due for Fog & Morup, 1970.

Library/study: Desk chairs, Steen Ostergaard for Cado, 1970.

Living room: Camaleonda modular sofa, Mario Bellini for C&B Italia (now B&B Italia), 1971. Glass and acrylic table, attributed to Charles Hollis Jones, c. 1970.

And there you have it!
post #36 of 1897
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Originally Posted by summej2
Some views of our living room that I took for my brother, whose paintings are on the wall.

Aside from the usual Herman Miller stuff...the rosewood credenza is Carlo Hauner for Forma, the walnut credenza is Florence Knoll. The sofa is two Knoll parallel-bar chairs upholstered in spinneybeck leather. The chair outside is Grcic for Magis.
It should match a '60s Lancia quite well.
post #37 of 1897
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
It should match a '60s Lancia quite well.

Thanks, the house was built in 1967 by an American firm and won an AIA award at the time.

By the way, I'm accepting donations of Flaminias...
post #38 of 1897
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I currently have 3 places, but will hopefully be down to two in the next 18 months when construction on the new place finishes.

[snip]

Wow; beautiful homes, zjpj83.
post #39 of 1897
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Quirk
Wow; beautiful homes, zjpj83.

Second that!

Give us pics of the interior when it gets to that point!
post #40 of 1897
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Second that!

Give us pics of the interior when it gets to that point!
No kidding Zach. Looks like a happy family as well.
post #41 of 1897
zjpj83, I love the cabinets in your apartment, and the current country house is beautiful. Could we get some interior shots?
post #42 of 1897
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Originally Posted by coachvu
zjpj83, I love the cabinets in your apartment, and the current country house is beautiful. Could we get some interior shots?
Believe it or not, those cabinets are Ikea! They are pretty nice, I agree. I got all GE appliances too, which were pretty cheap and I am very happy with. The new house is going to be a bit more upmarket.

I couldn't really find many interior pictures. The house was built in 1865, had an addition I think around the turn of the century, then another huge renovation about 10 years ago.

This is the music room (sorry it's so dark):


The right half of a messy office:


Dining room:

post #43 of 1897
Thread Starter 
Any specifics on the Asian painting in the office?
post #44 of 1897
BTW Spertia- Nice Newson vase. However, it feels a little like showing up at a party in the same suit. Newson's stuff is so organic that if fits very will with mid century stuff. It is a little bit like how Saarinen, Eames and Jacobsen fit well with more contemporary furniture. I am always surprised how pad Paul Kjaerholms furniture looks in a more contemporary settin. He makes some of myfavorite furniture and it looks just awful in my house.
post #45 of 1897
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Originally Posted by designprofessor
Any specifics on the Asian painting in the office?
It was originally on a scroll (since cut off with the framing ) and was a gift to a friend, who then gave it to me, from Lady Chiang Kai-shek. I don't know anything more.
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