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post #1966 of 4017
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Considering the Magis Chair One, with concrete base, for our Saarinen table:


You are kidding right, or do you live in a Bus Station or an Airport smile.gif
post #1967 of 4017
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Why all the hate for the Chair One?

I love it but not in a home
post #1968 of 4017
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Considering the Magis Chair One, with concrete base, for our Saarinen table:

I like it, but it's going to be a hassle living with.

Would be better as a conference chair.
post #1969 of 4017
About the Fabricius Kastholm FK 150 sideboard I asked about earlier, I ended up with the smoked oak one.

Warning: Crappy phone pic (Click to show)
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Quality, finishing and attention to detail is outstanding. Full wood veneer on all surfaces, outside and in. Sliding doors only attached at the top, so no unsightly, dust collecting groove at the bottom when you slide the doors open. The oak veneer has a great texture and a subtle pattern of light striations from the various degrees af acid in the wood when smoked, and the doors are matched.
post #1970 of 4017
Looks great!
post #1971 of 4017
We are THIS close to pulling the trigger on the Chair One chairs. Comfort level is fine for us. Anyway, I don't see why you need super-comfortable dining chairs. We sit at the table to eat, and that's it.

I think they look great with the Saarinen on many levels. First of all, it's such a foundational, elemental table, that it pairs easily with different chairs and surroundings (Gomestar--I'm wondering why you think otherwise). Second, they make conceptual sense together. It ruins the point of the Saarinen design to clutter up the floor with chair legs, so one ought to pick chairs that are either pedestal-based or cantilevered. However, thin-necked pedestals look too close to the table's. So, the alternatives are to get the matching Tulip chairs (not going to happen) or something more distinctly divergent. The, chunky concrete base of the Chair One fits the bill. Lastly, the forms are visually complementary. The skeletal, geodesic structure of the chairs draws a nice contrast against the solid, round form of the table, but also nicely echoes its curvature. Whereas the visual heft of the table is up top, it is the other way around for the chairs.

We had previously wanted cane, armless Cesca chairs.
post #1972 of 4017
Aren't worried about people turning chair into the table damaging both or scratching the floor trying to push it out.

Also you can't pull the chair in, so taller/smaller people will have issues.

(they weigh 75lbs a piece)
post #1973 of 4017
We aren't getting the swiveling version, so damaging the table shouldn't be an issue.

As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?
post #1974 of 4017
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Also you can't pull the chair in, so taller/smaller people will have issues.

(they weigh 75lbs a piece)

is this a foo specific jab? smile.gif
post #1975 of 4017
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As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?

hard enough to make you use them less.
post #1976 of 4017
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We aren't getting the swiveling version, so damaging the table shouldn't be an issue.

As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?

Those chairs are not comfortable for longer than 30 minutes and sometimes ones does like not to have to rush meal.
I´d look at the MDF Italia flow chairs or the original Saarinen tulip to go with the table
post #1977 of 4017
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

We aren't getting the swiveling version, so damaging the table shouldn't be an issue.

As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?

Those chairs are not comfortable for longer than 30 minutes and sometimes ones does like not to have to rush meal.
I´d look at the MDF Italia flow chairs or the original Saarinen tulip to go with the table
post #1978 of 4017
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As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?

It depends on your strength, I don't know what they look like underneath, but they could make your floors look like the aftermath of a cat fight.

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is this a foo specific jab?

No, I purposely wrote it like that, so it wouldn't be.
post #1979 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

No, I purposely wrote it like that, so it wouldn't be.

damn, would have been humorous.
post #1980 of 4017
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

hard enough to make you use them less.

Well, we would not need to move them day-to-day, as they'd be where they need to be for us. The only issue is when you have guests.
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Those chairs are not comfortable for longer than 30 minutes and sometimes ones does like not to have to rush meal.
I´d look at the MDF Italia flow chairs or the original Saarinen tulip to go with the table

Like I said, we've tried them before. The comfort level is fine.

The Saarinen Tulip chairs are not happening. Don't want everything so perfectly matched.
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It depends on your strength, I don't know what they look like underneath, but they could make your floors look like the aftermath of a cat fight.

For now, we don't care about the floors. We rent.
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