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post #1996 of 4183
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what uses were you considering for a chair?

The Bird chair is nice as a true lounging piece. Something you'd lie back on to read a book. However, as I am sure you are similarly familiar with yourself, a one-bedroom apartment doesn't really afford that sort of luxury. We need a lounge chair to sit up in, for having conversations and watching television.
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no, they are both awesome. That is a fact, not an opinion.

The Peacock makes me feel very anxious and unsettled. It's all the giant holes pointing at me.
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Muji wood + wire desk (which I love), grey file cabinet under, Eames eifel chair for the desk, some piece of shit sofa from Room and Board (I almost came close to buying a Hollow sofa from B&B yesterday for $2K, but it was too small), Corb LC3 Méridienne, antique coffee table (posted a pic in the antiques thread, two Tesso book cases at either side of the non-functioning fireplace.

Interesting--pics would be awesome.
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slippery 70's sex ruined it.

Slippery 70's sex ruins everything but slippery 70's sex. That's the point of the chair.
post #1997 of 4183
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a one-bedroom apartment
yes. this is why we don't have one.
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The Peacock makes me feel very anxious and unsettled. It's all the giant holes pointing at me.
then you're sitting in it wrong!
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Interesting--pics would be awesome.
from the antiques thread. It's all I have so far though, can get more later tonight.
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post #1998 of 4183
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yes. this is why we don't have one.

A one-bedroom, or a Bird chair? If you have a two-bedroom, Lesley and I are likely to kill you and your wife this weekend so we can assume your identities and live in it. Fair warning.
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then you're sitting in it wrong!

I'm too frightened to sit in it.
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from the antiques thread. It's all I have so far though, can get more later tonight.
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From that quick look, you guys are probably a bit more eclectic than we are. We also shy away from all things post-modern.
post #1999 of 4183
Peacock that I like



LC3 is comfortable unless you try and sit upright. Down or poly?

This is what both of you should buy:

post #2000 of 4183
Gorgeous, designed by the Bouroullec brothers and made by Established & Sons, but painfully expensive:

post #2001 of 4183
But, S., that looks nothing like the stuff we've been talking about!
post #2002 of 4183
Thats the point, but I'm not being serious with those suggestions.

Honestly I would just stick with something simple, metal frame. I would suggest wassily chairs or just a pair of Florence knoll chairs, but I expect both of those to be rejected for something current.
post #2003 of 4183
Another promising lounge chair from E&S, on the left:

post #2004 of 4183
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Thats the point.

I get that you lean heavy toward wood and MCM, but that is absolutely not the direction we want to go in.
post #2005 of 4183
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Honestly I would just stick with something simple, metal frame. I would suggest wassily chairs or just a pair of Florence knoll chairs, but I expect both of those to be rejected for something current.

The Wassily is too uncomfortable for even me to tolerate. A Florence Knoll loveseat would be both too expensive and too perfect a match with our sofa. We like the Florence Knoll sofa precisely because it is easy to match with other modern (both classic and contemporary) pieces.

Like I keep saying, we don't want to live on a Mad Men set. We don't want all MCM. We want to branch out and sample from across the modernist spectrum.
post #2006 of 4183
Why am I being pigeon holed into MCM, especially when my preference is for Bauhaus and danish, which I do not put in the category of American MCM like eames, saarinen, bertoia, ect.

Picking something inspired by the mid century doesn't necessarily save you from having a mid century appearance to your place. I think that you would have to do so by carefully choosing the materials you upholster in and what you decide to do with the remainder of the place.

Having for pedestal base chairs around a saarinen table does not change the dated appearance. If you want to do that, you need a chair with either a sled base or legs, in upholstery. The chairs designed for the table are fiberglass, the only departure you can make from that would be upholstery, IMO, if you want to take a different path.
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post #2008 of 4183
I am admittedly confused by your approach.

I'm not concerned with anything looking "dated." If I were, I wouldn't have acquired a number of 50+ year old designs. What I am concerned with is pigeonholing ourselves into modernist design from just one particular era. I don't care if something is Bauhaus, Danish modern, or American MCM--I care if it is modernist and good.

I don't understand how you jump to the conclusion that we need a sled based or standard legged chair in order to not look "dated." What on earth does the precise form of support have to do with the datedness of the design? Anyway, like I said above, we don't care whether our chairs look "dated." We want them to look good with our table and make conceptual sense with it, while not being limited to MCM. Hence, pedestals of some sort make sense.

Also why is upholstery "the only departure [we] can make" from fiberglass? Titanium powder-coated aluminum doesn't count?
post #2009 of 4183
The original concept was to remove the legs. So, when you think of how the table was originally specified (in the mid century) everyone conjures up thoughts of that table with a handful of pedestal chairs around it in fiberglass.

If this is what you are trying to avoid, then choosing something very similar in concept does not do it.

An upholstered chair with a sled base or legs offers enough of a departure from the original concept.

All said and done having two very easily recognized pieces from the mid century will cause your style to be very easily pigeonholed. Lucky enough you had the foresight to do the sofa in leather and the table in marble.
post #2010 of 4183
I don't care what people conjure up. I care about what is conceptually sensible. The table was designed to clear up the space underneath it. Pedestal chairs further that goal. I don't see what people imagining fiberglass chairs along with the table has to do with anything.
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