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.
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)
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.
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:
They do use the word 'veneer', that indicates it's made from wood and not a synthetic, printed laminate...
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'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.'