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post #2851 of 3892
Good idea. I think I may go with something like this:



or this:


Edited by furo - 10/12/13 at 8:32pm
post #2852 of 3892
Blue wool would be my choice. Make sure they do piping on the cushions from the same fabric or it will look aftermarket. Although fabric is probably expensive (45-55 per yard?) you don't need a lot of it and then sewing them would not cost that much.
Good luck.
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DUDE THOSE DOVETAILS ALL HAIL SG the WOOD GOD worship.gif
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I'd suggest off white linen or some wool fabric in vintage pale blue. I don't feel that navy blue at all.

Skinny, that worktable looks fantastic. I respect how serious you take the craftsmanship ,quite rare these days especially as a hobby.

Fellas what is this thing called and who makes it? Anyone tried ?

Thanks!

Looks like it's for espresso.

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I'd like to see that in a gray or dark green solid tweed.

+1, and personally I think you need to look at maharam kvadrat for fabrics.

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Lol.
post #2855 of 3892
Furo, your chair looks like it is teak.

Check out Hallingdal and divina melange.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 10/13/13 at 5:43am
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Thanks. I just got refunded my purchase. Did some research and found that the chair is unlikely to be wanscher after all -
http://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/10/13/ole-wanscher-chair-comparison-ebay-vs-the-real-thing/

When I showed him this he immediately offered to cancel the deal.
post #2857 of 3892
That's a shame, but maybe it gives you the chance to pick something less often copied. I like his colonial chair;

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^ My dad has those.
post #2859 of 3892
That's a much nicer design. Beautiful, even.
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Agreed, very different from the vast majority of "MCM" dreck floating about.

I don't know if it applies to the rest of the world, but Down Under it's pretty incredible the amount of crappy 60s furniture that gets labelled with some/all of the following tags - "Modern/Modernist", "Danish", "Scandinavian", "Mid Century".

And then there is the target audience - the trendy latte sipping tattooed 20/30-somethings with facial hair and 50s hairstyles who snap them up to put in their rented apartments, and then spray paint the drawers in solid colours because they saw it on a blog on the internetz.

Worse still are the more cashed up 30-somethings who buy real Federation pieces and paint it flat dove gray or fluorescent colours to go with their mirrored side tables and ghost chairs.

Sometimes,

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That's a shame, but maybe it gives you the chance to pick something less often copied. I like his colonial chair;


colonial chair gets copied as well: colonial chair for sale
post #2862 of 3892
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Agreed, very different from the vast majority of "MCM" dreck floating about.


And then there is the target audience - the trendy latte sipping tattooed 20/30-somethings with facial hair and 50s hairstyles who snap them up to put in their rented apartments

Sometimes,

sounds like me, except for a few factoids shog[1].gif

on another note: Anyone have a link to great space age/atomic age art? I used to be obsessed with "The world of the future" type of housing, vehicles, and rocketships. Trying to reconnect to that part of my past.

stuff like this: http://wellmedicated.com/inspiration/45-vintage-space-age-illustrations/
Edited by Desi - 10/13/13 at 8:13pm
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Are there any cool books you guys recommend on cool furniture, design objects and desiderata?
post #2864 of 3892
thinking of having this guy commission a media center... what do you think? It'd be a variation of his walnut media ctr
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

Agreed, very different from the vast majority of "MCM" dreck floating about.


And then there is the target audience - the trendy latte sipping tattooed 20/30-somethings with facial hair and 50s hairstyles who snap them up to put in their rented apartments

Sometimes,

sounds like me, except for a few factoids shog[1].gif

on another note: Anyone have a link to great space age/atomic age art? I used to be obsessed with "The world of the future" type of housing, vehicles, and rocketships. Trying to reconnect to that part of my past.

stuff like this: http://wellmedicated.com/inspiration/45-vintage-space-age-illustrations/

http://www.amazon.com/Another-Science-Fiction-Advertising-1957-1962/dp/0922233357

A fascinating book about "envisioning the future", worth checking out if this topic interests you.
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