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post #1801 of 3996
I like that gif
post #1802 of 3996
Me too.

So...where to kop discount airport furniture?
post #1803 of 3996
It's 38k, not for the faint of wallet.

I assume you want to spend less than 38k, maybe narrow it down slightly further.
post #1804 of 3996
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Originally Posted by deepitm View Post

What are the best methods of getting designer furniture on sale? I am looking to get a Platner chair, but don't wanna pay full retail and would be willing to buy used. Are there any venues for buying second hand design furniture online other than the usual suspects (eBay, Craigslist)?

Wright auctions are local
http://www.wright20.com/

I've heard good things about both Broadway Antique Market and An Orange Moon, both of which are supposed to have a lot of midcentury stuff (but I've never been). Probably not much stuff of that caliber, but you never know until you look.
post #1805 of 3996
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

It's 38k, not for the faint of wallet.

I assume you want to spend less than 38k, maybe narrow it down slightly further.

Yea, it's not cheap, that's why I asked if there was a less expensive sofa in a similar style to the PK31.
post #1806 of 3996
Hans Wegner CH103 is similar, little over 1/2 the price.
post #1807 of 3996
Thanks. Maybe the price of its repros will be more palatable.
post #1808 of 3996
Right, I'm sure you'll get a fine work of craftsmanship. If you really want a 3 seat sofa from one of the more important danish houses the you may want to consider fabric or buy at auction and re-cover.
post #1809 of 3996
It's just some thing you sit on. How much #craftsmanship does one really need. $17-$38k worth? Nah. I just like the way the PK31 looks.

SF: where anything less than a $17k couch is < witty sarcasm >a fine piece of craftsmanship</ witty sarcasm >
post #1810 of 3996
You're right, It'll go beautifully with a Rolox watch and a Baroni suit.
post #1811 of 3996
Nah, I'm not a junior banker douche, so I don't wear stupid trinkets or dress like a goober.
post #1812 of 3996
You can find examples online for less. Here´s an original one in Germany for 15K USD

http://www.markanto.de/Markanto-Store/Entwurfsjahr/1950-1959/PK-31-Sitzprogramm::1235.html
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post #1814 of 3996
Nice edit BB, see how quickly you reconsidered that knockoff.

Fwiw I don't think you need to spend $17k on a sofa, I just think a replica is a terrible way to get what you're looking for. Why appreciate the design but immediately discard the value of those creating it? A much more reasonable approach would be to pick a less expensive design.
post #1815 of 3996
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

...I personally wont buy used unless it's a vintage piece that is no longer in production since I feel the pitfalls often outweigh the upfront cost advantage.

Some of the pitfalls being the origin, which is sometimes questionable on the more notable pieces and the cost of refinishing and/or upholstering.

Good pt. I am actually thinking about the high backed lounge chair which isn't actually made any more, so that has been part of the influence leading me down the vintage route.
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