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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post


Are we still talking about chairs?

Yeah, this one




Or maybe, they were distracted by this


Here is an example of a "reproduction"

post #377 of 695
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Originally Posted by chronoguy View Post

Here is an example of a "reproduction"


Let's keep iammatt and his family out of this, thanks.
post #378 of 695
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Shut the fuck up, loser.

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Would hit.
Multiple personalities much?
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Multiple personalities much?

Would you prefer me to be abusive or objectifying?
post #380 of 695
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Originally Posted by chronoguy View Post

Now going back to this girl's decor. I would have never bought a reproduction/fake/knock-off ELO. That is just me.

For $$1200-1500 or whatever RoveConcept charges, I would have gotten something else. Once you go past that $1K threshold, there are so many other choices. I would spend a few bucks more for something genuine.
If I didn't have the fund to buy a real ELO, I would get a pair of real Eames LCW

I have two of these myself and personally speaking. I am more impressed with the workmanship and the wow factor of the LCW. When you handle one, sit on one, lived with one, you will be impressed. At any angle, it is drop dead sexy. I scored two of them brand new for $1600. I think I over paid but that is ok.


Look how sexy it looks:



I have the opportunity to get one in Palisander for $600 and I'm debating on getting a third one. I was also given a deal on a real ELO with MCL leather for $3100 (floor sample) but I have no need for two lounge chairs. It does look over the top when you have two like this in your living room.


I would also consider getting something else instead of Eames. Nelson coconut chair or a Wegner chair can be had for reasonable price. One can find a reasonbly mint one for $1600
I love the LCW as well but it looks a bit uncomfortable to read a book in or watch a movie or other things... Lol
I do like the coconut chair. I'll consider it but let me get over my fake Eames lounger first.

As you can tell, my place is pretty barren right now, I'm up to suggestions for wall art, etc. My grandma just sold her gemstone business and most of her rocks and I inherited some really cool pieces so they are displayed and I have some succulents/cacti and this amazing bovine:


But other than that, pretty empty.
Edited by Brittany Paris - 7/31/13 at 9:35am
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Would you prefer me to be abusive or objectifying?
Are those my only choices?
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I don't mind design by comity for interiors, it is a collaboration. However, what could be more personal for a collector than the objects or art that you enjoy? If you can afford it, on any level, being a patron is likely to be much more enjoyable and rewarding than buying prints and framing them.
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Yeah, this one


I'm sorry but that chick's toes are hideous.  And the ottoman is missing a button.  
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LOL, people on this forum are morons.
She is furnishing a living room, not an art installation or catalog shoot.

Her chair is for SITTING ON, not posting on some stupid forum.
Unlike you, she doesn't give a damn what other people think.
She wanted a chair she could veg out on, and that's exactly what she got.
Do you really think she would enjoy some wooden chair more than an Eames replica?
Can you possibly be that stupid?



Again, are you really telling her that these laughable non-functional pizza pie chairs are a substitute for a comfy cushioned ELO replica?
Are you brain damaged?

Try getting off the internet, and actually sitting in a chair and reading a book, and you'll realize how idiotic your advice is in the real world.
Stop suggesting people buy plywood planks to read a book on.
Brittney did just fine buying her comfortable LOUNGE chair.
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you are really perfect for San Francisco.
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LOL, people on this forum are morons.
She is furnishing a living room, not an art installation or catalog shoot.

Her chair is for SITTING ON, not posting on some stupid forum.
Unlike you, she doesn't give a damn what other people think.
She wanted a chair she could veg out on, and that's exactly what she got.
Do you really think she would enjoy some wooden chair more than an Eames replica?
Can you possibly be that stupid?



Again, are you really telling her that these laughable non-functional pizza pie chairs are a substitute for a comfy cushioned ELO replica?
Are you brain damaged?

Try getting off the internet, and actually sitting in a chair and reading a book, and you'll realize how idiotic your advice is in the real world.
Stop suggesting people buy plywood planks to read a book on.
Brittney did just fine buying her comfortable LOUNGE chair.
Marry me? Lol! Thank you for that. Seriously.
Edited by Brittany Paris - 7/31/13 at 10:02pm
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LOL, people on this forum are morons.
She is furnishing a living room, not an art installation or catalog shoot.




Again, are you really telling her that these laughable non-functional pizza pie chairs are a substitute for a comfy cushioned ELO replica?
Are you brain damaged?

Try getting off the internet, and actually sitting in a chair and reading a book, and you'll realize how idiotic your advice is in the real world.
Stop suggesting people buy plywood planks to read a book on.
Brittney did just fine buying her comfortable LOUNGE chair.


So Reevolving, there you go straight into "Insult" mode, I thought we had cleared that one up.
As for reading and sitting in the real world, I have an extensive collection of books on architecture and design(all i which I have read) and a very good friend of mine owns a furniture store specializing in Vitra , Knoll , Classicon etc so my bum has done a lot of sitting.
Those George Nelson Coconut chairs or pizza pies you refer to are actually very comfortable indeed and actually allow you to sit sideways or straddle your legs over the corners in a very laid back fashion. This is something the Eames Chairs are not suited to long term as the wooden plates on the side of the Eames lounge chair is held by a glued rubber shock absorber than can give with time. Also if you had followed the thread from the start the main issue here is the merits of the fake over the real thing.

Brittany don´t marry anyone who only sends the Cavalry in, after you have posted what one only can describe as a fetching picture of a very attractive woman. Stick to your real husband, he is a very lucky man, as long as he can overlook your penchant for buying fakes that is wink.gif
post #388 of 695
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post


LOL, people on this forum are morons.
Try getting off the internet, and actually sitting in a chair and reading a book, and you'll realize how idiotic your advice is in the real world.
Stop suggesting people buy plywood planks to read a book on.
Brittney did just fine buying her comfortable LOUNGE chair.

OK dude.

First of all, she is going for a look - MCM. I think that is her a priori consideration for the ELO. Comfort second. A $150 leather Ikea Poang does the same job albeit way cheaper.
There is also countless numbers of Chaise and loungers from the Lay-Z boy varieties that will give more comfort.

As for the LCW.

The LCW (Low Chair Wood) was voted by Time magazine as the best design of the 20th century. 2nd place was the locomotive.
Don't knock it until you tried it. It is amazingly contoured and comfortable for a living room to hosts guests.
It also comes in upholstered versions. Again, you are speaking from ignorance. This is basically the chair that launched the careers of the Eames.
It may not be a long term chair where you sit for 6 hours but for 2-3 hour bouts, it is comfortable. In fact, I was debating about getting another LCW for my bedroom in lieu of a
Corbusier LC4 (which is also a leather Lounge chair) that can be had for $1600-2000.

The point I was making is there are other alternatives to the ELO like the LC4. Which is a Mid-Century Modernist piece as well.




Or the Saarinen Womb Chair. Again. Another authentic MCM, designer name, iconic piece.


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Brittany don´t marry anyone who only sends the Cavalry in, after you have posted what one only can describe as a fetching picture of a very attractive woman. Stick to your real husband, he is a very lucky man, as long as he can overlook your penchant for buying fakes that is wink.gif
Actually, Reevolving resurrected this thread a few weeks ago, backing me up before he ever knew who I was or what I look like. He hasn't said anything that would persuade me to believe that he has the hots for me. Lol, wow this thread is getting weird.
Also, I only posted the pic because people were calling me a he. I signed in to styleforum initially with my Facebook acct so I thought it would be obvious I'm a girl. And I didn't realize until like the second week in that it was a men's forum. And I felt like an idiot once I did realize it.
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Chronoguy, I love some of those chairs. But the Eames lounger is my all time fave. I've been drooling over it for ages but can seriously not justify the price of the real thing. There are other original items that are less out of reach pricewise that I'm planning on adding to my collection but I just had to have this chair. I may regret buying it one day but for now, I'm happy with it. Maybe in a few years I will decide to get the real thing. But buying this chair is just not going to be on my list of regrets on my death bed.
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