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post #7951 of 8384
I personally find a bit of a cop out, as its too easy just to pick a chair from the archive and then restart the carousel. Fritz Hansen and ClassicCon used to do the exact same thing, but they have at least woken up.

I'm not saying they need to pick designers straight out of the academy, but at least pick someone without a tombstone. Fritz Hansen started working with Jaime Hayon, Cecilie Manz, Kasper Salto etc. and their pieces sell equally well as the AJ ones. So I don't see why Carl Hansen can't find some living designers, who like to do wooden pieces. Inoda+Sveje, Søren Ulrik Petersen, Christian Flindt, Hans Sandgren Jakobsen, Salto & Sigsgaard, Space Design, would all be great options and they are just a few of the danish ones.

All designers want the same thing, to sell their stuff and have it become a classic. So working with Carl Hansen etc. isn't a bad thing, it gives them an infrastructure and the ability to get their designs out to the masses, which smaller firms or one man band setups can't.
post #7952 of 8384
Anyone have a recommendation on a good desk or table for a workspace? I decided I really like the Eiermann 1 table:
http://twentytwentyone.com/node/6301



but I can't seem to find a shop that will ship it to the US for a price that doesn't put it into a better category of desks (the EDU, eg). I like how flexible and simple the E1 is.
post #7953 of 8384
I need a few hanging pendant lamps for our office, which has just been fitted with new cubicles with a more modern look. We have a few informal conference areas now with standing-height worksurfaces and stools, and I'd like to make them look a bit more anchored with the use of hanging pendants above them. I also want to be able to put one of those multi-colored LED bulbs in them to be able to have some fun lighting options for various purposes; e.g. we can change the color for Opening Day, or various holidays, etc. Therefore, I like the idea of an enclosed white "balloon" lamp like a paper lantern or similar.

I'm liking the Nelson lamps:



Which pretty much fit my desires to a T. I like that it's not actually paper, making long life and cleanup easier. Just a couple of questions. In this photo, the lamp pulls hard to yellow. Is this a factor of the bulb inside it, or is the Nelson lamp actually a bit yellow-y? I really want a straight white, given my colored bulb desires.

Also, are there any other suggestions out there I should consider? I see some Nelson knockoffs around, which I probably wouldn't do, but if there were something similar and cheaper that wasn't a direct knockoff, I wouldn't mind.

Also, is there anything similar (or even different, but not hideous) that would be a more horizontal/linear format? I'm thinking for over a set of sofas that run along a wall.

Thanks for any suggestions.
post #7954 of 8384
Finn, I haven't had a chance to reply, but we're practically in agreement for the most part.

Douglas,

I've looked at one of those lamps for the last 7 years, they're off-white and the yellow part of it is due to the light. I'd not worry about it unless your really wanting a 5000k bulb in there which will look awful on everything it shines light onto.

Everything white that has a bulb shining through it or reflecting off of it looks more yellow.
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post #7956 of 8384
IKEA has done some cool collaborations. I enjoyed a lot of these pieces:
http://www.doorsixteen.com/2015/07/25/sinnerlig-ilse-crawford-for-ikea/

although the coolest ones were quite hard to find in stock in the USA I believe.
post #7957 of 8384
I haven't been very good about updating this thread with my blog posts, so apologies for that but there are some back-issues for those that would like additional reading material....and youtube videos. biggrin.gif

https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/06/11/the-butlers-desk-casework-part-4/

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Looking forward to any questions or comments you might have.
post #7958 of 8384
I bluer/whiter bulb will change the color of the lamp. I started out with an LED bulb in my nelson lamp, but ended up changing it out so that I could get the warm yellow-y color you see in the photo.

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I need a few hanging pendant lamps for our office, which has just been fitted with new cubicles with a more modern look. We have a few informal conference areas now with standing-height worksurfaces and stools, and I'd like to make them look a bit more anchored with the use of hanging pendants above them. I also want to be able to put one of those multi-colored LED bulbs in them to be able to have some fun lighting options for various purposes; e.g. we can change the color for Opening Day, or various holidays, etc. Therefore, I like the idea of an enclosed white "balloon" lamp like a paper lantern or similar.

I'm liking the Nelson lamps:



Which pretty much fit my desires to a T. I like that it's not actually paper, making long life and cleanup easier. Just a couple of questions. In this photo, the lamp pulls hard to yellow. Is this a factor of the bulb inside it, or is the Nelson lamp actually a bit yellow-y? I really want a straight white, given my colored bulb desires.

Also, are there any other suggestions out there I should consider? I see some Nelson knockoffs around, which I probably wouldn't do, but if there were something similar and cheaper that wasn't a direct knockoff, I wouldn't mind.

Also, is there anything similar (or even different, but not hideous) that would be a more horizontal/linear format? I'm thinking for over a set of sofas that run along a wall.

Thanks for any suggestions.
post #7959 of 8384
Any suggestions for legal bulbs for a PH4/3 pendant lamp?

I'm all out of my coveted GE Reveal incandescents, and while it appears I can still get them online, I might as well get with the future.

Bulb's not visible in the fixture, and I don't have it on a dimmer, but given the reflectors are designed around a normal 60W bulb, is a CFL or LED a better match here?

I think Ataturk has been favorable about the CREE LED bulbs, but I wonder if I'd be better off with more "lit area" in this lamp from a CFL.
post #7960 of 8384
I have an LED filament style bulb in my PH5 and it works well. They don't last quite as long as regular LEDs supposedly, but the light quality is nice (even with exposed bulbs) and it's omnidirectional.
post #7961 of 8384
The cabinet back panels are now completed and installed into the Butler’s desk. If any were wondering my reasoning behind having fully blind dados to hold the web frames, it should now be apparent, at least, in terms of aesthetics. Having the web frames installed into blind dados allowed me to retain full thickness of the outside carcass in the view from the back of the case.

https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/06/23/the-butlers-desk-cabinet-back/

^^Click the above link for the full essay smile.gif

post #7962 of 8384

Some cool pictures from old IKEA catalogs

 

1970

(seriously how fucking cool are these, need to find out some more info about them)

 

1985

 

1990

 

1997

 

you can see a bunch more here if you want: https://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/the-ikea-catalog-evolution-1951-2013?utm_term=.pqOQAYqgA1#.imYQ7d0e7R

post #7963 of 8384
I may as well spoiler this since you guys don't click my blog!

Built the drawers;



Built the desk and leather sliding tray



Cut in the drawer pull recesses and began finishing in shellac.



Current blog post on building the desk drawer;
https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/07/07/the-butlers-desk-desk-drawer/

Previous on building the three case drawers;
https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/2016/06/30/the-butlers-desk-drawer-building/

Installing the stops and lock soon which will basically finish it up.
post #7964 of 8384

^That looks fantastic, SG. 

post #7965 of 8384
Thank you!
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