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Not keen on it, personally, I think you can do better given the budget.


Thank you for the feedback!

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Great article, SG, and thanks for sharing.

I showed it to my wife, who was both interested and surprised. She said that she hasn't seen a taraibune since she was a little child. Unfortunately, as Douglas notes, many of these skills are dying out in Japan as the old boat-builders retire or pass away while still working, as demand for traditionally-made boats has largely dwindled as people now mainly use fibreglass or aluminium boats. 

My pleasure! I certainly found it a compelling story as well, in a somewhat chance encounter that worked out fairly well. There seems to be a revival of some of these small pockets of interest due to the internet so hopefully it sustains them.
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I was just looking at the website of a guy I went to high school with. Might be interesting to some:
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http://artstruct.com/

The hot tub looks sweet. A lot of nice wood and I like some of his fences.
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Looking for recommendations for a low-profile, small footprint, preferably armless lounge chair. Modern or contemporary design, but nothing too funky. Under $2K. My preferences trend towards contemporary Scandanvian companies, like Hay. Been considering the Muuto Visu lounge chair, if that helps. Seeking ideas for something a little more interesting. Needs to be on the smaller side. No big lounge chairs.
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Looking for recommendations for a low-profile, small footprint, preferably armless lounge chair. Modern or contemporary design, but nothing too funky. Under $2K. 

 

I was going to recommend something like Poul Kjærholm's PK22 chair, but I just did a quick Google search and it costs about $4000 per chair (at least upholstered in leather)! :crazy: 

 

Just a little bit over your preferred price limit...

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The PK22 pretty much meets what I'm seeking aside from price. The Wegner Airport Chair is similar, not quite as sleek a profile. Closer to budget too.

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LCW?

Although if you want upholstered, I think the upholstered LCWs are kind of ugly.
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LCW fits the profile. I already have a few classic mid-century pieces, so I'm wary of overdoing it.

Been looking at this chair by Naoto Fukasawa.





It has arms, which I was trying to avoid, but I otherwise like it. Feels like the Japanese version of something from Hans Wegner.
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How about Gubi Beetle Lounge chair? It's quite versatile with all the fabrics and leg finishes.
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Thanks! That's a good recommendation.
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Krusin Lounge Chair


Vela Lounge LP
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^ Beautiful.
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Fantastic SG!
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Very pretty.. That will last a lifetime..
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