Thanks. 15k is still way more than I, as a renter in my twenties, would spend on a chair.
Thanks. I just skimmed the first site for a second and found this
beautiful thing, which at 22k is out of my range.
Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
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.
I'm not sure what you mean by the bolded.
And while I'm not familiar enough with furniture to have an original vs repro discussion, from casually browsing various furniture threads Ive gathered that many people are of the opinion that 1) authenticity isn't a terribly accurate predictor of quality (anecdotally, I have a Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair from the 60s that is more or less indistinguishable from my Modernica repro fiberglass shell chair, while the licensed Eames chairs at Design Within Reach are awful plastic.) and 2) the people who designed these pieces died, and the designs patents ran out, long ago, making repros "ok".
Besides, while I'm not necessarily opposed to repros, a less expensive design is what I originally asked about in this thread anyway.