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Quick primer on De Stijl
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Does anyone know a good, reasonably priced (less than $1k) source for a danish mcm chair?

I bought a reasonably priced Ole Wanscher chair on ebay. It's similar looking to the ones you posted. It came with the original cushions, which sellers often think make the chair less desirable and keeps the price lower than maybe it should be. The solution is to have new cushions made. I found a decent local upholster and used some Maharam Divina by Kvadrat fabric that I found from this place:
http://www.modern-fabrics.com/
It's a good source for fabrics, if you wind up with a chair that needs new upholstery.
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I bought a reasonably priced Ole Wanscher chair on ebay. It's similar looking to the ones you posted. It came with the original cushions, which sellers often think make the chair less desirable and keeps the price lower than maybe it should be. The solution is to have new cushions made. I found a decent local upholster and used some Maharam Divina by Kvadrat fabric that I found from this place:
http://www.modern-fabrics.com/
It's a good source for fabrics, if you wind up with a chair that needs new upholstery.

Thanks, good idea on the new cushions/fabrics. There's a bunch of chairs on ebay, just hard to judge what's truly authentic
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SG what are the tell-tale signs of fake vs auth when looking at these Danish mcm chairs? They seem fairly difficult to fake due to the curvature throughout..
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hah, sounds pretty annoying. I've always wondered if they were comfortable.

They are extremely uncomfortable
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SG what are the tell-tale signs of fake vs auth when looking at these Danish mcm chairs? They seem fairly difficult to fake due to the curvature throughout..

I'm not an expert on this, but generally I look for the mark of a marker who is known to have produced them.
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Thanks I think the only ones I've come across so far is Selig and Komfort.
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I use Designaddict.com as a resource for this sort of thing.
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Thanks. That site led to me a link with awesome historical photos of danish mcm lounge chairs (I believe these are mostly Selig): http://www.fagasstraps.com/photos.htm

and a legit Kofod Larsen design:

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well,About 10-15X what I would pay for one, I love these old tanker desks.thank you

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Does anyone know a good, reasonably priced (less than $1k) source for a danish mcm chair? Particularly interested in the Kofod Larsen or Folke Ohlsson designs, kind of like the ones below:

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those look like wegners as well.
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Building a Scandinavian vise.

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My shoulder hates me today.
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ugh, I did some research and it looks like the cost to reupholster just one chair is about $450 even when I buy the foam, fabric, and straps
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Pimpin' ain't easy. Or cheap.
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Finished chopping out and fitting that joint. Dovetails in 12/4 maple are a lot of work. Next up I'm building a trestle base for this bench with tusk tenons on the stretchers and standard mortise and tenons on the legs, so this thing is going to be like an encyclopedia of hand joinery when finished.
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