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post #961 of 2411
I feel like the charm of kilim is that it has this old, tribal rustic quality. The modified version seems to lack any of that sensibility, and looks like a modern/ contemporary vision has been forced upon it.

The original is much better, IMO. The new one is a bit IKEA seeming.
post #962 of 2411
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That pic is years old. The sofa was originally ordered in off-white leather. The leather was marked up, damaged and covered up with paint in some areas. I'm convinced someone else's returned, "refurbished" sofa got sent to us. It took many, many months to get a resolution. We chose to do the replacement sofa in fabric.

This sounds very similar to one of my experiences with Hancock and Moore, never again will I order anything from that best US furniture maker . Looking for vintage Saarinen dining table myself. Wondering if 42" marble top is too wobbly, anyone ?
post #963 of 2411
Not wobbly. Assuming you have a flat floor. I eat dinner on one several times a week (unfortunately, at work).
post #964 of 2411
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Not wobbly. Assuming you have a flat floor. I eat dinner on one several times a week (unfortunately, at work).
IS it a marble top though? Formica top is lighter and causes no concern to me ,but I am unsure about marble-top.
post #965 of 2411
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IS it a marble top though? Formica top is lighter and causes no concern to me ,but I am unsure about marble-top.

Yes, marble top. Not wobbly at all. On trading-floor style carpeted floor. The sheer weight of the marble adds stability.
post #966 of 2411
it wont wobble if your floor is flat. You can always shim it if your floor is uneven.
post #967 of 2411
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it wont wobble if your floor is flat. You can always shim it if your floor is uneven.

Thanks . I am not concerned with a floor , I am concerned with top-heavy design resting on a single metal leg, as my marble top Saarinen side-table is quite wobbly.
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Yes, marble top. Not wobbly at all. On trading-floor style carpeted floor. The sheer weight of the marble adds stability.

Thank you for your confirmation. I am good to go then for 42" Saarinen. smile.gif
post #968 of 2411
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There is one key difference between Manton's CBD thread and this one.

Don't keep us in suspense foo...
post #969 of 2411
Thread Starter 
We have a 48" Saarinen with a marble top and it doesn't wobble at all.
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Don't keep us in suspense foo...

It isn't obvious? Should be.
post #970 of 2411
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

I feel like the charm of kilim is that it has this old, tribal rustic quality. The modified version seems to lack any of that sensibility, and looks like a modern/ contemporary vision has been forced upon it.

The original is much better, IMO. The new one is a bit IKEA seeming.

The new one and old one are exactly the same except the pattern fills out the whole rug on the former. Are you really saying the color, navy blue, makes that much of a difference?
post #971 of 2411
Are you hostile to the idea of antique rugs?
I'm buying my first flat soonish and have been contemplating antique rugs. I find them a little more authentic and characterful than modern productions. But they also have sentimental value for me because my ancestors made their fortune importing silk rugs and oriental art into Paris and London in the 19th Century.

How much is the custom Kilim?
post #972 of 2411
what is a flat soonish?
post #973 of 2411
Oh, sorry for the confusion.

A "flat" is an "apartment" in British English.
"Soonish" is an adverb meaning "quite soon".
post #974 of 2411
Ziegler Persians ?
post #975 of 2411
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The new one and old one are exactly the same except the pattern fills out the whole rug on the former. Are you really saying the color, navy blue, makes that much of a difference?

I think so. The original has a rustic, tribal quality to it, and the revised one doesn't. Don't you think?

The whole charm of kilim is that it has that tribal, rustic sensibility.
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