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Sweet Table

Ico Parisi
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10k DKK (but only today; normal price is 16k DKK)
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I like that. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I hate that reissue, not the craftsman of course, but the marketing gimmick it stands for. That sign about "first day of reissue" makes me want to punch salesperson in the face. Originality today is being pushed out by endless special edition reissues of "multiples signed in stone".
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I like that. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I thought you might :-)

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I hate that reissue, not the craftsman of course, but the marketing gimmick it stands for. That sign about "first day of reissue" makes me want to punch salesperson in the face. Originality today is being pushed out by endless special edition reissues of "multiples signed in stone".

I don't really care about the signature or the 'reissue-nes', but if it makes them offer up quality models like this in (attractive) wood sorts or treatments that haven't been available previously, that should be easy enough to ignore.
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Not into the signature either, but glad that they are doing reissues.
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I thought you might :-)
I don't really care about the signature or the 'reissue-nes', but if it makes them offer up quality models like this in (attractive) wood sorts or treatments that haven't been available previously, that should be easy enough to ignore.

That chair is one of the most reproduced designs in the market. Google it and you will find it produced by mirriad of retail outfits from 299 and all the way to retarded price of 16,000DKK.
So that particular example above suffers from pretentiousness usually reserved to mass exclusivity market of signed lithographs.
That was my point, it is a yuppie fodder of the worst kind.
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I don't know if it's the case here, but Hsns Wegner often designed for Carl Hansen, so they're likely the most accurate.
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The 16k DKK is the normal price for a Carl Hansen & Søn made CH22. The 10k is the price for the reissue (which is seems you can only order today - not just at that price, but at all).

As you maybe can tell from the name, the CH22 was made as part of a joint collection (their first, from 1950) between Wegner and Carl Hansen & Søn.
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I know I'm alone here, but I fucking hate Carl Hansens business model.
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IIRC you would prefer then to take on more up and coming artists. I tend to agree with that, sticking with classics and designs by very famous architects doesn't do a whole lot to encourage up and comers.

Speaking of which teacha.gif here is the current status of my butler's cabinet.

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IIRC you would prefer then to take on more up and coming artists. I tend to agree with that, sticking with classics and designs by very famous architects doesn't do a whole lot to encourage up and comers.

Exactly they own most of the danish mcm catalog and every year they pick a new piece from the era out of storage and start doing the same thing again. Look at this rare never before seen Kåre Klint chair... Look at this rare never before seen Hans Olsen table... Look at this rare never before seen Wegner chair etc.
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Exactly they own most of the danish mcm catalog and every year they pick a new piece from the era out of storage and start doing the same thing again. Look at this rare never before seen Kåre Klint chair... Look at this rare never before seen Hans Olsen table... Look at this rare never before seen Wegner chair etc.

Sounds similar to Knoll model.
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I don't find it entirely loathsome, they need to keep the line from getting stale somehow and digging something out of the archives is one way to do it, but I do roll my eyes on a lot of it. The big American houses do it all the same and fwiw it's fairly common in other industries, how many old casks do scotch distillers somehow 'stumble upon' and open up....only to realize they actually have enough to make an entire production run from it and just never noticed it stuck back in the warehouse...right...

I'd like to see them exploring new talent, but I would imagine finding some old Wegner design is a lot more marketable. I also don't think people really go to the majors for new talent, I think they're going through other avenues. Does new talent even want to be involved with the majors? Maybe some do, but likely at the prospect of loosing most control over their design work. It has money appeal, i suppose, but the I bet most fear loosing control of their own image. You do see some famous cases where they outright refused huge deals, like Maloof.

Look at how much effort Wegner had to go through to ensure that his product would always be made well, building prototypes along side the workers and showing them how he wanted everything done, then working out how to do it in a reasonable time frame. That takes a rare talent in multiple facets of a design and building, along with a uniquely understanding and cooperative manufacturer. I find it amazing in many aspects.
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