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Good idea, Nick smile.gif Surely, it would be the McCobb chairs. I do have an Eames armchair shell rocker, so maybe five fiberglass chairs might be a bit much for my tiny house... I also think the McCobb chairs would provide better back support to the people sitting in them.

Finn- I'll only go with maple or teak. I have maple accents throughout my kitchen already, and the rest of the furniture in my house is Danish teak. Walnut will be too dark. The space is also relatively small, and I need a smaller table with two chairs most of the time, with the option of expanding the table size and adding two chairs for guests.
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I have the McCobbs. Love them - extremely comfortable.

 

lefty

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Made me smile...
http://fuckyournoguchicoffeetable.tumblr.com/

Pretty nice tumblr.

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If you're in New York I highly recommend the Roentgens furniture exhibition at the Met.
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I have the McCobbs. Love them - extremely comfortable.

lefty

Thanks, lefty. Good to know. I actually didn't sit in the chairs when I was last in the shop. I'm leaning toward picking up the whole set.


For those of you looking for an Eames shell chair at a reasonable price, Modernica is on GILT today: http://www.gilt.com/home/sale/furniture-9654
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Also, replica MCM furnitures on MyHabit today:
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Also, replica MCM furnitures on MyHabit today:

Dang, things vanishing as I click on them.

Was interested in a plywood lounge but now I am waitlisted.

Who are these made by? Prices seem super low compared to HM originals.
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China made them, so probably not a reputable reproducer like Modernica. The plywood lounges keep popping in and out of people's carts, so just keep trying...
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I've got a walnut in my cart now....will stay there for 10 minutes.

Gives me a little time to think about it and see if a natural one comes in.

I tend to like this stuff in natural better but I think walnut would actually work better in my current place....hope they aren't crappy.

Edit: bah...maybe I should just hold out for finding a used real LCW somewhere...they don't have any multi angle pictures so I can't tell how janky this thing will look.
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Now I have one of each in my cart...

Wonder what the return shipping would add up to. Maybe I will go with the walnut and if I want a real one in the future I can go natural (when I live somewhere furnished in a way that would support more light wood)

Edit: yeah, bought a walnut LCW reproduction....
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Please post a review when you get it. I love the Eames LCW, but +$900 for a chair made of plywood seems a bit crazy.
Edited by Edsal17 - 11/8/12 at 5:24pm
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Please post a review when you get it. I love the Eames LCW, but +$900 for a chair made of plywood seems a bit crazy.

It's junk.
I'll post some pictures later but the finish is awful and there are dings and nicks all over it. It looks ok at a distance (although the edges are also walnut finish so there is no way those product photos are real) but up close and from angles that aren't straight-on, it just looks shitty. Was missing a screw and several of the screws had trouble going in since they were misaligned.

Now that I have the packaging, I can tell that it is made by "Fine Mod Imports"...I found some of the chairs selling online for like $250 with a retail of 299 (even on amazon from a third party), nowhere near the $422 retail listed on my habit.
I wouldn't be surprised if this is the same chair that overstock sells for $142 (the one where half the product shots have the backrest on upside-down...).

Pieces are mounted on nasty almost unfinished plywood cicles instead of rubber shock mounts...all of the holes are chipped and poorly drilled...going back in the box.
At least I bought it from myhabit which has free return shipping (although they have a $5 restocking fee if I don't want amazon credit)
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Shit, that sounds terrible! So much for the excitement...

Going to pick up the McCobb set tomorrow. I hope it all fits in the car!
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Wasn't worth taking out a real camera or finding better light (and now it is back in the box) but here are two photos:
This is on the back, so it is visible unless the chair is in a corner. The screw heads are pretty small and don't cover any of those flaws.

This is on the bottom so it isn't visible but...wtf?


Honestly, if I picked it up in a thrift store for $25 I'd be happy but this is trash. I call this a knockoff, not a replica. I'm not above buying a reproduction...but I don't want a junky knockoff that loses some of the best bits (like the shock mounts).
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