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post #1846 of 3754
Thoughts?

http://www.coolhunting.com/design/eames-collection-update-by-vitra-2013.php
post #1847 of 3754

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Are you selling this light, i really love to get it =P?!

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Are you selling this light, i really love to get it =P?!

post #1850 of 3754
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


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Care to elaborate?

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post #1851 of 3754
It's like BMW adding a new paint colour for a really old car model, and then releasing a press statement to the effect that it's an important development which has refreshed the model.

It's not. It's the same fucking car, made more or less the same way for the last 40 years, but now with a most (literally) superficial change.
post #1852 of 3754
Can you put that in more artistic terms???? smile.gif (serious though)
post #1853 of 3754
Not really. Choosing to do it in black is significantly different in that it is a departure from so much of that era while keeping the form. It isn't like having a new BMW color for the 635Csi. That is too simplistic a view. Sure, it looks like shit, but it is provocative in its own way. I'd prefer to see a different sort of update, but it is enough of a departure that it is semi-meaningful.
post #1854 of 3754
Matt, I understand the point you are making - but taking something from a different era and "modifying" by applying a different small m modern colour palette has been done so many times for so many different things that it's lost its ability to provoke nothing else other than "meh" from me.
post #1855 of 3754
I agree it sucks, but I am kind of happy to have seen it.
post #1856 of 3754
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Care to elaborate?

The lounge chair has lost all personality, the black "wood" hides the craftsmanship and makes it plastic looking.

If they were intelligent they would have started offering different woods (rosewood etc.) and/or different fabrics and leathers, the best lounge chairs I've seen have been refurbd old ones, f.ex. the green cord on dr. House.
post #1857 of 3754
They haven't done much in the way of changes that I've loved. The white ash for example, does nothing for me. This is not the first time vitra has done the all black, so I'm not shocked by it.

They offer rosewood by way of palisander which is also a species of rosewood. Brazilian rosewood is no longer able to be sourced on a large scale and is extremely expensive when it can be.
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They haven't done much in the way of changes that I've loved. The white ash for example, does nothing for me. This is not the first time vitra has done the all black, so I'm not shocked by it.

They offer rosewood by way of palisander which is also a species of rosewood. Brazilian rosewood is no longer able to be sourced on a large scale and is extremely expensive when it can be.


It was an example, they could de a lot of other woods and the frame is plywood, so in essences it's only the exterior that needs to be said wood.




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http://inodasveje.com/wp01/products/furniture/dc09/



Only 2929€ in rosewood. shog[1].gif
post #1859 of 3754
Looks like that is indian rosewood.

I'm not sure what they would do that would be unique and have some sort of context which relates to the original design's intention.
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I'm not sure what they would do that would be unique and have some sort of context which relates to the original design's intention.

Then you keep your hands in your pockets and leave it alone.


Herman Miller version

http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/lounge-seating/eames-lounge-chair-and-ottoman.html



Vitra (who makes the black one)

http://www.vitra.com/en-un/product/lounge-chair#


I still don't understand why both Vitra and HM makes the same Eames products.
Edited by Find Finn - 4/13/13 at 1:48pm
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