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post #1891 of 3933
When it comes to beds, you may be better off just letting her get what she wants. My guest bed is what I wanted, but our main bed is certainly not. I'm hoping it falls apart in a few years.
post #1892 of 3933
When it comes to beds, you may be better off just letting her get what she wants. My guest bed is what I wanted, but our main bed is certainly not. I'm hoping it falls apart in a few years.
post #1893 of 3933
So, I'm looking for some new lamps.

Maybe a wall mounted, like La Lampe Gras 304:

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Definitely one or more pendants - looking at Alvar Aalto A110 'Hand Grenade' by Artek:

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Amis de Jean by Ligne Roset:

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Titan 1 by BTC, with optional, frosted glass diffuser:

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or the larger Titan 3:

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A desk lamp, maybe Tolomeo LED by Atermide:

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or Kelvin LED by Flos:

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and maybe a floor lamp, like this AJ:

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Any thoughts or recommendations?
post #1894 of 3933
Have the AJ and tolomeo they are high quality, well made peices. I use the kelvin 50+ hours per week and I like it, also a nice peice but I personally prefer the Tolomeo.

The big BTC lamp is nice, has a great diffuser. Lampe gras does not impress me, nor does anything by linge roset. Most peices made by Flos, Artimede, BTC, Louis Poulsen, carl hansen and Luceplan are nicely made and finished, they're usually reliable and sturdy feeling.
post #1895 of 3933
Thanks for your thoughts.

At the moment the pendants are the biggest priority and a local shop is getting the Titan 3 for me to see in person early next week.

While I do think the Kelvin is nice, the Tolomeo has been on my 'list' for some years now so I'll probably end up with that. Now that it comes in a LED version, is there any reason not to get that? (apart from the slightly higher price)
post #1896 of 3933
I've not used the LED version, so I can't really say from personal experience. I would imagine it's a better setup than just buying an LED bulb.
post #1897 of 3933
I will say I recently bought nice light fixtures and there is a world of improvement over the other lights I used to have. I think that nice lights are worth spending on. That said, I also think it is worthwhile to check out the fixtures in person so you can see the kind of light they give off and how they function (how the switch works, etc.) if possible.
post #1898 of 3933
Eames molded plastic chairs in molded wood. Like some of the other re-imagined Eames classics, I'm not sure what I think. Well, maybe I do. I think the plastic chairs can work well when they are mixed with a rustic wood table. These wouldn't work like that, so I'm not sure in what setting I would like these chairs. Pics from DWR catalog:



post #1899 of 3933
They are awesome in person.
post #1900 of 3933
I like this one

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post #1901 of 3933
Is that a real wood veneer or a printed laminate?

The reason why I ask is because many nice looking laminates age badly - they start to peel at the front edge of the seat over time.
post #1902 of 3933
Quote:
Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Is that a real wood veneer or a printed laminate?

As I read it it's "real" laminate.

http://www.hermanmiller.com/content/hermanmiller/english/products/categories/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-molded-wood-chairs.html
post #1903 of 3933
They do use the word 'veneer', that indicates it's made from wood and not a synthetic, printed laminate...


Quote:
Originally Posted by The link above 
'Today’s techniques cut wood veneer into small strips and then process them in a way that makes the wood flexible enough to mold into complex curves without splitting or popping. This allows the material to take on the authentic form of the timeless Eames design for the first time as a single wood shell.'
post #1904 of 3933
It's real wood.
post #1905 of 3933
Quote:
Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

I think the plastic chairs can work well when they are mixed with a rustic wood table. These wouldn't work like that, so I'm not sure in what setting I would like these chairs.

I agree that they shouldn't be paired with a rustic wooden table, but maybe with something like this:

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- instead of the 7-series (or other AJ chairs) it's usually paired with, at least here in Denmark.

Or maybe with one of these:

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