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Also, if possible, would like a less well recognized design. Can be from a smaller maker.

How about...


Flos IC floor Lamp

And something a little different:



http://www.architonic.com/pmsht/ee-86-egyptian-eye-floor-lamp-tecnolumen/1320385



http://www.architonic.com/pmsht/prop-light-moooi/1317846
post #7292 of 8379
MW,

Finn Juhl is one of the most famous Danish furniture designers, up there with Wegner, Jacobsen, Ect. His sexiest chair, IMO, is the model 45 chair...I fell in love with that before understanding exactly who Finn Juhl was.
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Foo, I share your sentiment with regard to the Spun lamp, but I've seen it work beautifully in a couple locations that really sold me on the appeal of it (my house has none of those opportunities). It shares that in common with Glo-Ball.

I've always liked Nakashima's Kent Hall lamp, which is his take on an Andon lantern.

Rare and obscure, but also good, with regard to lamps seems to drive the price toward Astronomical in a hurry.
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MW,

Finn Juhl is one of the most famous Danish furniture designers, up there with Wegner, Jacobsen, Ect. His sexiest chair, IMO, is the model 45 chair...I fell in love with that before understanding exactly who Finn Juhl was.


Christ, the arms on that 45 chair . . . .  I've never looked into it, so I have no idea why it goes for such extreme sums, but good god that thing is amazing.

 

And @Medwed, I agree.  I think that the 133 is a great lounge chair, but I can't get on board with $3k for two when I paid less than a quarter of that for one.

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MW,

Finn Juhl is one of the most famous Danish furniture designers, up there with Wegner, Jacobsen, Ect. His sexiest chair, IMO, is the model 45 chair...I fell in love with that before understanding exactly who Finn Juhl was.

Model 45 is an awesome chair, great lines.
However when I look at the prices I tell myself that I can get two Art Deco French lounge chairs in light orange leather from the auction and pay 450 for two.



Not as striking as Uhl, no. , but they would complement my interior just as well as Uhl. Afterall, it is my home and not a Mid-Century furniture exhibit inspired by pinterest and tumbler.
Auction market has so many unique pieces of great quality that it puzzles me why would anyone want to shop at some ubiquitous furniture store and pay 3-10 times.
Each piece you get on second hand comes with a story to tell, it is an experience in itself to acquire the items. Great conversation topic vs. me and my wife went to R&B and bought everything you see here.uhoh.gif
post #7296 of 8379
Since 'MCM' now encompasses everything from the Bauhaus on through contemporary work, it's hard to actually be a genuine fan of anything without getting roped into the MCM fanboy club.

However, if you like stuff that is not part of that, you're in luck as you can nearly take your pick and buy it for cheap.

Price does not weigh into my consideration of wether or not I like something, it only weighs into wether or not I buy that something biggrin.gif
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So last year this Tom Dixon prototype chaise longue came up at auction and I bid on it until my wife said she wasn't feeling it. 

 

 

I think it closed out at $1800. Kind of a shame as I really liked it and regret passing. Looked it up to see where it landed. 1stdibs. Now $32,000.

 

lefty

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lefty

Is this like 3D printing by drunken construction workers?biggrin.gif
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Did a "lower-middle-class" family burn down your house as a child? Sure are an awkwardly high number of disdainful references to them in this thread.
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^^ More like a piece of very cool furniture, object of design and bit of desiderata that I'm kicking myself for not buying.

 

lefty

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^^ More like a piece of very cool furniture, object of design and bit of desiderata that I'm kicking myself for not buying.

lefty

Might work for poolside recliner or lawn furniture. Design piece? Where do you see the design thought in this?
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post

How about...


Flos IC floor Lamp

And something a little different:



http://www.architonic.com/pmsht/ee-86-egyptian-eye-floor-lamp-tecnolumen/1320385



http://www.architonic.com/pmsht/prop-light-moooi/1317846

Looked at the Flos IC. Maybe.

The Moooi could be interesting, though would prefer something taller.
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Since 'MCM' now encompasses everything from the Bauhaus on through contemporary work, it's hard to actually be a genuine fan of anything without getting roped into the MCM fanboy club.

Agreed--MCM backlash is amusing. Hard to imagine genuinely enjoying contemporary (as in current) furniture design while spurning MCM.
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

So last year this Tom Dixon prototype chaise longue came up at auction and I bid on it until my wife said she wasn't feeling it. 




I think it closed out at $1800. Kind of a shame as I really liked it and regret passing. Looked it up to see where it landed. 1stdibs. Now $32,000.

lefty

Dixon is very hit of miss for me, but I particularly dislike this. It's just neato-look-what-I-can-do showmanship that is neither elegant in form nor expresses any clear design rationale.
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Design piece? Where do you see the design thought in this?

 

It works as a perfect descriptor of the direction this thread has taken lately.

 

lefty 

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Other than 1stDibs what are good auction sites
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