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We put up a wall of Vitra Algue over the weekend.



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You should figure out a way to have a thought bubble over Napolean, maybe made out of whiteboard, so you can change his sentiments.
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I like him by the window, rather than on the side table. But I am afraid he will melt.
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I like him by the window, rather than on the side table. But I am afraid he will melt.
No matter where you put him, he will melt (like glass, wax is not stable). It is just a matter of how much time it will take.
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A warm climate foils Napoleon again...
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Next up are throw pillows. Then a pendant lamp for the eating area.

Lounge chair and Chair Ones on concrete bases should arrive by end of the month.
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Next up are throw pillows. Then a pendant lamp for the eating area.

Lounge chair and Chair Ones on concrete bases should arrive by end of the month.

How are the other people enjoying their lounge chair?
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How are the other people enjoying their lounge chair?

Apparently, they didn't send it to the wrong people. They just have no idea where it is. It might be on a boat coming over from Italy. It might not. There is no record of anything--just that at some point the chair was finished and left the factory. Nobody at Cappellini seems concerned about this, so I am rationalizing to myself that I shouldn't worry.

However, we are enjoying our Algue wall very much. Vitra is Swiss, of course, so we actually got the Algue before the purchase even showed up on our credit card. Like? With the plant bubbles, we are going for an under-the-sea theme. I am getting Lesley a clamshell bikini as my next order of business.
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Apparently, they didn't send it to the wrong people. They just have no idea where it is. It might be on a boat coming over from Italy. It might not. There is no record of anything--just that at some point the chair was finished and left the factory. Nobody at Cappellini seems concerned about this, so I am rationalizing to myself that I shouldn't worry.

However, we are enjoying our Algue wall very much. Vitra is Swiss, of course, so we actually got the Algue before the purchase even showed up on our credit card. Like? With the plant bubbles, we are going for an under-the-sea theme. I am getting Lesley a clamshell bikini as my next order of business.

Vitra also has a warehouse in Pa, so there is that...

Special order something from them and it takes eons. In fact they quoted a friend of mine 1.5 years on the special edition chairs that she wanted.

For the chairs I've ordered from Italy they've always shown up on time, often more accurate than Denmark on the timing.
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We put up a wall of Vitra Algue over the weekend.

I thought about suggesting the Algue to you when we talked about the Piani lamp, as I'd looked at it myself when I checked out the lamp. My thought was for you to replace the globes with some green Algue on the wall (similar to the use I was planning for myself). In person though, I thought it looked too plasticky for what I wanted. But from that one pic I think yours look fine and I think going with white was the right idea; I like the uniformity of the colour scheme, especially with the Eames chair to soften it slightly. Are you still replacing that?

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For the chairs I've ordered from Italy they've always shown up on time, often more accurate than Denmark on the timing.

I've had stuff send from the US reach me faster in Denmark than things ordered locally (though not furniture sized).
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It's not just the sending part, but for furniture it's their production schedules. If they stick to their schedules they will have things show up on time.

I ordered a chair from Moller that took about one month longer than estimated, but on a five month lead time, thats not outrageous. However everything I've ordered from Cassina with time frames of 20-22 weeks has arrived within a week.

I ordered a Lamp with a 14 week expected time frame from Louis Poulsen, but it arrived in about a week due to the fact that they had it in stock in their warehouse in Fl, but apparently did not communicate that with anyone. Same thing for special order from Artimede, which arrived in two weeks on a 10 week time frame.

The lead times dont really bother me, because if you like to customize things you will often have to wait.
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We put up a wall of Vitra Algue over the weekend.




This is really great. I didn't think I would turn out like this from the initial sketch. I haven't been following the discussion but it looks like you chose a new table. Did you make more changes from your initial outline?
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Apparently, they didn't send it to the wrong people. They just have no idea where it is. It might be on a boat coming over from Italy. It might not. There is no record of anything--just that at some point the chair was finished and left the factory. Nobody at Cappellini seems concerned about this, so I am rationalizing to myself that I shouldn't worry.

However, we are enjoying our Algue wall very much. Vitra is Swiss, of course, so we actually got the Algue before the purchase even showed up on our credit card. Like? With the plant bubbles, we are going for an under-the-sea theme. I am getting Lesley a clamshell bikini as my next order of business.

I have mixed feeling about the algue because it is such a hard looking plastic mimicking such an organic form, but it looks like you guys used it well. Glad to hear the chair will come some day, though I still think the Eames chair looks great there.
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I missed the bit about throw pillows. Foo, say it aint so. throw pillows!?! If they aren't the most annoying non-living thing to have on a couch with you, they are close.
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Glad to hear the chair will come some day, though I still think the Eames chair looks great there.

+1. The Lotus will add an element of height that the Eames does not, so it'll be an interesting change.


And I still insist that my original color combination on the Lotus was the best.
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