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Modern usually means uncomfortable

No.

the only exception, at least for me, is the Knoll sofa. Even so, at least one person would disagree.
post #2267 of 4035
A lot of modern stuff is not comfortable the way one might expect, but often is equally or more comfortable in specific ways. Take the Knoll sofa that gomestar mentions. It's very comfortable for sitting upright in, but terrible for lounging around. It is not a sofa you flop down in. However, we find that for things like conversation and television watching, it is superior precisely for that reason.

Now, if you want more relaxed, lounging-oriented seating, there are modern solutions, too. See g.'s beloved Bird chair. It's a fantastic lounge seat, but utterly useless for anything other than reclining in to do something solitary, like reading a book or taking a nap.
post #2268 of 4035
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wicked

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That Cappellini looks great in an architect office or whatever but really big no for the home unless it looks like an office, like a lot of their stuff now that I think of it.
post #2269 of 4035
fair point. I'd have home stuff in it at home (espresso machine, iPod sound dock, decanter, box of dog toys, etc).
post #2270 of 4035
I think it could look great at home. The problem is more conceptual to me. Maybe I'm just not understanding how it works, but it seems like a derivation of the Eames shelving system that ditches all the modular utility.
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that has to be something alessi
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that has to be something alessi

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Let's try and get this thread back on track.

 

I think my latest love (besides leather shags) are Philip and Kelvin LaVerne tables.

 

 

 

Discuss.

 

lefty

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Fugly.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Fugly.

 

I love you, but you're insane.

 

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Originally Posted by vernonclark View Post

Is that brass?

 

Look very huge and heavy... so not very practical. The tree carving is nice, but more for wall art than a table. In fact, I have a brass plaque with an abstract like forest carved into it that my brother made when he was in art school.

 

Some would say the table is tacky...it isn't practical, it is showy, and it is artiste inspired. Other than it's bulk, I like it. 

 

Make sure you don't blow your wad too quickly, Vern.

 

Etched bronze. Plate I guess. Weight is not an issue as the table would sit directly above my guest room and I rarely have guests and the those that do stay are my wife's friends, so disposable. 

 

Tacky, showy, artiste-inspired, non-practical furniture pretty much sums up my style.

 

More LaVerne madness.

 

 

 

lefty

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you're insane.

lefty

That's a well known fact, but it doesn't change I don't like it wink.gif
post #2278 of 4035
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Originally Posted by vernonclark View Post

If you like it then it's already good...for me practicality and value are important. If I wanted a pretty thing then I'd buy art not a coffee table. Those sort of pieces are very popular among interior decorators, very chic (although you have to check the expiry date)

 

Don't blow your wad = pace yourself.

 

Use by dates expired on my moderny/post stuff which is why I'm tossing it all. Already have art and a wife so covered in the "pretty thing" category. Now entering my "fuck yeah" stage of life of which that table fits in nicely.

 

lefty

post #2279 of 4035

Depends on the motif. 

 

Chan series - one uppercase "Fuck"; two lowercase "yeahs". 

 

Endless Forest - two uppercase "Fucks"; one lowercase; and three uppercase "Yeahs".

 

Sadly.

 

lefty

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