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post #1156 of 4079
Oh, missed that somehow. Thanks.
post #1157 of 4079
do they sell Rolex submariners on there as well? There are cheaper lamps than the arco that accomplish the same task without being knockoffs. The Tolomeo mega comes to mind, jmo.
post #1158 of 4079
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do they sell Rolex submariners on there as well? There are cheaper lamps than the arco that accomplish the same task without being knockoffs. The Tolomeo mega comes to mind, jmo.

Looked them up. Not bad but a little pricey. Know where to get a good knockoff of that?
post #1159 of 4079
Lol, why are you so bent on owning a fake? God forbid you support the original manufacturer for bringing such creativity to the market place. They're there to offer more to us than a conduit for others to copy.
post #1160 of 4079
happy i have a lampadina. it isn't that good but i like the look of it.
post #1161 of 4079
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Lol, why are you so bent on owning a fake? God forbid you support the original manufacturer for bringing such creativity to the market place. They're there to offer more to us than a conduit for others to copy.

Pulling your leg a bit there.

As to supporting the original...well, the Arco was designed in...early 60s? At this point I think the dood is probably dead and no longer warrants the needless upcharge, no?
post #1162 of 4079
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Lol, why are you so bent on owning a fake?

Take it easy dude. The Arco design, as well as numerous MCM designs, is in the public domain. Manufacturers are allowed to produce and sell their own version of it - these are not fakes. At best you can call them replicas or a legitimate copy, but you can get off your high horse now.
post #1163 of 4079
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Does anyone know of something similar to this but not 3k? I need to buy two and am now officially broke.
http://www.dwr.com/product/arco-floor-lamp-white-base.do

What features about the lamp do you like? Is it just the big arc? Or are the base and shade important too? Something like this has the big arc and is considerably cheaper. I don't care for the shade on it.
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/decorating-and-accessories/floor-lamps-torchieres/meryl-floor-lamp/s518096
post #1164 of 4079
The arc is the functional part I need and it is the design part I am thinking will go well in our new great room. The Arco style base is rather iconic though and I would prefer the lamp part be aimable vs. just hang. If the arc is big enough though I could live with hanging.

Thanks for that link though, price is right when cash is a bit strapped at the moment.
post #1165 of 4079
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Take it easy dude. The Arco design, as well as numerous MCM designs, is in the public domain. Manufacturers are allowed to produce and sell their own version of it - these are not fakes. At best you can call them replicas or a legitimate copy, but you can get off your high horse now.

My apologies, but the undertone was un-intended, I was having a joke with Pio since he seems set on a 'replica'. You both make good points, but I still hold that the original manufacturer knew what the artist was attempting to accomplish and that comes through in the end product. I see a lot of Barcelona chairs for instance that miss details or skimp on quality. For instance The original manufacturer's chrome plating is buffed by hand and holds up well, the $1.99 replicas lack that detail in the process in what I've seen.

This stuff matters to me, but I realize it is not important to everyone. Neither are hand stitched sleeves, pearl buttons or canvas liners.....oh and the lack of gemming!
post #1166 of 4079

June 1-11 Herman Miller sale, -15%

may be time to bite the bullet on an Eames lounger

now if I could find an architect with a wholesale account

 

this wood would go well with my stuff

 

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post #1167 of 4079
^ I love that version.
post #1168 of 4079
Whatever you guys do, don't buy the new Eames molded plastic chairs. I sat in one the other day, and it felt like those plastic WalMart chairs at the neighbor's BBQ.

The vintage fiberglass ones are so much better. I just picked up a matching set of four side chair shells. Now, I just need some bases.
post #1169 of 4079
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Whatever you guys do, don't buy the new Eames molded plastic chairs. I sat in one the other day, and it felt like those plastic WalMart chairs at the neighbor's BBQ.
The vintage fiberglass ones are so much better. I just picked up a matching set of four side chair shells. Now, I just need some bases.

 

I have 14 of the vintage ones, the red/orange

got them for nothing

:D

 

people on this forum ridiculed me, lol, said they looked like junk, cheap, etc.

mine are the stackable ones,

 

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post #1170 of 4079
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Whatever you guys do, don't buy the new Eames molded plastic chairs. I sat in one the other day, and it felt like those plastic WalMart chairs at the neighbor's BBQ.
The vintage fiberglass ones are so much better. I just picked up a matching set of four side chair shells. Now, I just need some bases.

Just a matter of personal taste. We use the new ones for our dining chairs and find them perfectly comfortable, while I never have particularly cared for the fiberglass version.

People here have mentioned liking the Emeco Navy chairs, which I find really unpleasant for sitting. Some asses just respond differently to different things, I guess.
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