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post #3346 of 4017
I'd go with cognac chairs by Saarinen for fiberglass.

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Anyone have any experience with using Arne Jacobsen AJ lamps for bedside use?
post #3348 of 4017
You'll probably want to put a dimmer bulb in it than 60w. I use mine for my front room and with a very low watt LED it's still very bright.
post #3349 of 4017
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Anyone have any experience with using Arne Jacobsen AJ lamps for bedside use?

Yes and I wouldn´t recommend them. I had three and found them to be too dull without the appropriate bulb.
I changed two for some Cuboluco Lamps which are great but with time develope small cracks on the lid and one I changed for a brilliant ITIS lamp from artemide. The ITIS I can recommend very highly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ61q4VH0KQ
post #3350 of 4017
I found one of these lamps locally a while back. The shop owner told me they were "arts & crafts". You could forgive someone because they are somewhat reminiscent of that style, but it was obviously a more modern design. You can see a japanese influence, but certainly nothing traditionally japanese.

I ended up finding a pair on line from an old Wright auction and then this blurb on them. They are just solid walnut and no metal screws or anything obviously.








Arthur Erickson (1924 - 2009)

His brilliant private residences around the Vancouver, city, where he worked all of his life, are the finest examples how modern architecture can be arranged very sensitively into the natural and forest landscape. Wood, concrete, glass or steel houses fits into the Canadian wilderness very well and creates up this day original artificial natural spaces.

As a miniature of his 1960s architectural period, we can read this lamp design, too. Created around 1965, the lamp is completely made out of wood and resembles structural elements and systems that he used in his residences such as Smith house (1964), Graham house (1962) or Catton house (1967). These wooden structures were projected for the very wilderness places in the middle of the forests around the Vancouver, British Columbia. Their forms blend with the surrounding nature and create new plastic objects in the landscape.

The construction solutions used in these forest houses are evident in this lamp design as well. Overhanging wooden pillars, beams and cantilevers that together create abstract play of forms, are reduced on the smaller wooden parts constructing the design of the lamp. Lamp is the abstract sculpture documenting Erickson`s architectural mastery in the very small scale.

Photo Courtesy of Wright, Chicago
post #3351 of 4017
Biagio
A masterpiece by Tobia Scarpa (1968)
Carved from a single block of Botticino marble.

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Biagio
A masterpiece by Tobia Scarpa (1968)
Carved from a single block of Botticino marble.


I know that art is a subjective thing but I´m sorry that is just a broken toilet seat satisfied.gif
post #3353 of 4017
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I know that art is a subjective thing but I´m sorry that is just a broken toilet seat satisfied.gif

It is an ugly lamp not a toilet seat.
post #3354 of 4017
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It is an ugly lamp not a toilet seat.

Ahh an ugly lamp in the shape of a broken toilet seat happy.gif
post #3355 of 4017
Don't bring up ugly lamps, he will just get mad and demand you explain why it's ugly.
post #3356 of 4017
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Don't bring up ugly lamps, he will just get mad and demand you explain why it's ugly.

okay okay I retract my Ugly Lamp statement....Its a hideous Jai Alai Glove
post #3357 of 4017
This is not that cool, but I think I am going to pick up a pair of Ikea Patrik chairs for my new office.



They're obviously a clumsy rip-off of the swan chair, and honestly I'm not in love with them, but they're $150 apiece. I'm not paying $8500 for a pair of seats in my office in a manufacturing company. I'm explicitly trying not to make a statement in my workplace.

If anyone knows of alternative very inexpensive chairs, I'm all ears, but it will be hard to turn down the price tag on the Ikea.
post #3358 of 4017
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Don't bring up ugly lamps, he will just get mad and demand you explain why it's ugly.

Grudge holder
post #3359 of 4017
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but they're $150 apiece. I'm not paying $8500 for a pair of seats in my office

Get the chairs...and spend the $8500 on a Biagio lamp for your desk.
post #3360 of 4017
We do vintage market for 104/chair


But for making no statement Ikea is the best. biggrin.gif
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