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post #1861 of 3471
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I still don't understand why both Vitra and HM makes the same Eames products.

Isn't it just a matter of production logistics? HM for the Americas, Vitra for Europe?

Presumably, they're made to the same standards, even though there are small differences (like the base of the Lounge chair).

What's most irksome is the price difference. I would love to get a HM Lobby chair at the listed price, but I have a hard time justifying paying more than twice as much for the Vitra version :-(
post #1862 of 3471
No clue, be that could be the explanation.
post #1863 of 3471
Herman Miller has the rights to the USA and Vitra the rest of the world. HM also has rights for the UK and China. HM production in China has led some to speculate on the quality of the HM chair in comparison to the Vitra chair which commands a higher price(at least in Europe anyway)
post #1864 of 3471
Vitra was a long-term partner with Herman MIller and was licensed to produce furniture for the European market from the Herman Miller Collection from 1957 to 1984. After Herman MIllier and Vitra ended that partnership, Vitra obtained its own production rights to produce Eames stuff for Europe.

There was some discussion a page or two back of the walnut Hang-it-All, which I like. Vitra just came out with a few new colors that seem to be worse than the original. Like the original, I suppose they could work in a kid's room, though.





post #1865 of 3471
They should just leave it alone, Ray Eames was a master of color.
post #1866 of 3471

I never really looked at the walnut H-I-A until I packed it for shipping. It was beautiful. Had I seen it earlier I would have kept it.

The ones above, not so much.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 4/14/13 at 8:24am
post #1867 of 3471
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

I never really looked at the walnut H-I-A until I packed it for shipping. It was beautiful. Had I seen it earlier I would have kept it.

lefty

I use mine in a monochromatic grey room. The walnut blends with some of the other dark wood accents in the room, so it's more subtle. You notice the shape and the design, not the color. It's hard to get past the color of the original and those newer versions above.
post #1868 of 3471
One more:

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I still think the walnut is the nicest one.
post #1869 of 3471
These things are so fetishized at the moment, I like it in walnut better than the original one, however i appreciate the context of the original. Take a look at the Eames house and the coat rack makes perfect sense.
post #1870 of 3471
Do love the look of the matte black vitra Eames wire chair.
post #1871 of 3471
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Originally Posted by Desi View Post

Do love the look of the matte black vitra Eames wire chair.

the lounge chair in matt black was pretty sweet, however if the leather was a gun metals grey (dark) it would be fucking sick.

post #1872 of 3471

I have one to sell just like this one but I am based in the UK.

post #1873 of 3471

I have one to sell just Like this one but I am based in the UK.

post #1874 of 3471

HI,

 

Furniture would look more prettier with a matching Rug. Isn't it?
 

Regards,

 

Emma

post #1875 of 3471
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Originally Posted by Emma Smith View Post

HI,

Furniture would look more prettier with a matching Rug. Isn't it?

 
Regards,

Emma

Excellent point.
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