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It used to be half the price? Please disregard my previous comment.
post #1472 of 3951
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It used to be half the price? Please disregard my previous comment.

I don't think those past price listings are 100% accurate (since they often exclude certain things IIRC), but it says that it sold for $540k in July and $600something pre-bubble.

Now it is listed over a million...doesn't sound like any major renovations were done and it sounds like they got rid of the furniture...
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Where is a good place to get replacement pads for Bertoia side chairs? The material doesn't actually matter as I find the price of leather for them to be almost prohibitory expensive at times.
post #1474 of 3951
They're expensive in leather, thats why you usually see them in vinyl. I can get them for you from Knoll, I would wait until knoll sale in Feb.
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Where is a good place to get replacement pads for Bertoia side chairs? The material doesn't actually matter as I find the price of leather for them to be almost prohibitory expensive at times.

http://www.forth.fi/the-diy-bertoia-side-chair-renovation/


The measurements are there, so you can bring the pad to a upholstery shop and have them make one in leather or what ever you want.
post #1477 of 3951

Like those MCM chairs, but try searching for some Bob Mackie pieces...

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Finn,

Good link, but I would not take their advice on welding the chairs. They are originally spot welded, which is why the weld does not appear to have any additional material added. My opinion, I think they should advise their readers to having them spot-welded again rather than TIg welded.
post #1479 of 3951
Just of few of my obsessions today:









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Does anyone know who designed those chairs ? They were at my gf's grandparents house in the north of germany, and no one had any idea.
post #1481 of 3951
They look like unofficial variations of Lina Bo Bardi's furniture. She designed a few chair models with the same components and materials.
post #1482 of 3951
Thanks for the info wink.gif

I also took a quick picture of the table I "ikeahacked" by using a donated kitchen counter top and those 25€ a pop metal feets:
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Homemade tables can be a good way to go. My work table is a 72" long butcher block (1.75" thick) on steel hairpin legs that I had custom made for around $60. I got the butcher block from a renovating photography studio for $85 or so. All in all, I've put another $50 into refinishing it and it's on par with something similar you'd see at a preposterous markup in a Brooklyn flea market.
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This one cost me close to nothing. The wooden top was given to me (friend wanted to get rid of it), with cheap IKEA feet, I rented a BMW X1 to bring it home (barely fit) for 30€. Then I spent 50€ to get the metal feet and drilled them in. So that's a 80€ table. I'm really satisfied with it.


Edited by JuyLe - 1/3/13 at 2:45pm
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Was pretty close to buying a walnut tabletop from the room and board outlet last weekend...was going to use it to make a new desk.

But then I realized it would probably be months before I could get it from Minneapolis to Chicago

Pretty awesome place though...I hadn't been there for years. A true outlet,not one of those "outlets" that sells produced-for-outlet crap--only open on the weekend, completely random selection, lots of partial items (desktops/tabletops/legs without their matching bits). My mom's been building up a small collection of the PET navy chairs to go on their porch
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