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post #1636 of 3694
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Maybe. Have to see them in person.

lefty

Here is what I mean.


If you look at the Case Study Fastback, which is clearly the model from which he worked, the two main aspects of the bed are movement and light. Movement in that the slant of the bed and legs make it appear to be in motion, and light both in the enormous amount that the bed lets into a room by taking up so little space, and in the impression of being physically light.


The Traci, on the other hand, is a slanted bed that creates an impression of heft without real solidity, and darkness without any romance. It is like he took a really good model and said "Americans like overstuffed, oversized, solid furniture." It is incongruous with the original idea, and the result is silly looking. While the fastback looks like it is going to take flight, this one looks like it is being weight down and is going to topple backward. It strikes me as right out of the handbook of Interior Desecration as contrasted with good design.


FWIW, the best copy of the Nelson bed is the Jasper Morrison "Bed. It incorporates all of the feel and image of the original while increasing the comfort and using shapes that are more contemporary, yet not losing, even enhancing, the minimalism and the feeling of movement and light.

post #1637 of 3694

The Fastback looks too frail to me. Almost to the point of feeling like it's going to collapse. Similar to those hill houses in Wonderland where I was never comfortable. The thin mattress doesn't help.

 

I appreciate what you're saying about the Traci, but I think the heft of the rails ground it without being overbearing. If you want to see "falling back" look at the Traci chair:

 

 

Makes me queasy just looking at it.

 

The Morrison is nice. I'm really torn with what I want this bedroom to look like. Severe and clean or lefty love palace.

 

lefty

post #1638 of 3694
Then there really is only one solution:

post #1639 of 3694
Lefty,

How big is the room? How high are the ceilings? ect.

Matt,

That looks like the Eileen Gray sofa in bed form.
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Then there really is only one solution:

 

 

Yeah. Baby.

 

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Lefty,

How big is the room? How high are the ceilings? ect.
 

 

Med size - 22' x 13'. 11' ceilings. But the bed can only go in one spot as they guy built in dimmer/switches for bedside lamps.

 

The leftette says this in a richer colour scheme:

 

 

And a De Sede sofa in the LR. Apparently to match our new Plato's Retreat lifestyle.

 

Yeah. Baby.

 

lefty

post #1641 of 3694
I think you need a pair of house boots in shearling and leather underwear with over the shoulder straps.

And I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with that...
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 2/14/13 at 1:30pm
post #1642 of 3694

Have both. And just picked up velvet robe lined in shantung silk.

 

Christ, I'm turning into Liberace.

 

libty

post #1643 of 3694
It's a slippery slope.
post #1644 of 3694
jesus, i'm going to have a nightmare about those stools eating my face off.
post #1645 of 3694
The animals those are fashioned from were originally very friendly.
post #1646 of 3694
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Maybe. Have to see them in person.

lefty

Here is what I mean.


If you look at the Case Study Fastback, which is clearly the model from which he worked, the two main aspects of the bed are movement and light. Movement in that the slant of the bed and legs make it appear to be in motion, and light both in the enormous amount that the bed lets into a room by taking up so little space, and in the impression of being physically light.


This bed looks like it would fail catastrophically after less than 3 minutes of vigorous intercourse (on the bed, not with the bed).
post #1647 of 3694
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This bed looks like it would fail catastrophically after less than 3 minutes of vigorous intercourse (on the bed, not with the bed).

I've only seen the hairpin legged version, but it is pretty sturdy.

Plenty of metal in those legs so the only real question is how well it is attached.

Of course unless I live somewhere with a ton of storage, I'm going to need something that either has built in storage or isn't so open and airy looking that you can't put anything underneath it. Otherwise I would probably own a case study bed (or have made something similar myself with legs from hairpinlegs.com)
post #1648 of 3694
While I have never owned the Case Study, I have read it's extremely sturdy and well made too.

What I appreciate about the bed is it's ability to blend in fairly seamlessly with a variety of piece. Maybe not to the extent that Saarinen table can, but it's a versatile bed you would likely keep for a long time.
post #1649 of 3694

This is probably going to bring the "cool" factor of the thread down (sorry), but I'm moving into my own apartment next year and it's a nice place (I want to say I have 680 sq. ft?) with a 13' x 12' bedroom and a pretty large living room. Obviously this is all coming from a college student, so "spacious" is a relative term.

 

But I have to get some furniture for it and as much as I want all of the stuff mentioned in here, I also only have an internship paying $5k a month for 3 months this summer. Really just need a bed/frame, sofa (preferably large - maybe modular?), and dining table for the moment. Any favorites that aren't extremely expensive? Will worry about the smaller things later on.

post #1650 of 3694
http://www.silaskopf.com/

Saw this guys work at auction yesterday. I was blown away. I would actually love to see his work without the added complication of the magazines on the desk, ect, but the quality of his marquetry is really impressive.
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