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post #8131 of 8382
Thanks gents! I appreciate the kind words.
post #8132 of 8382
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Finished up my desk commission;

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What is the function of the black wedge on the right side of the shelf in the last pic? Is it some sort of tensioner?
post #8133 of 8382
It's a lock, which keeps the shelf in place.
post #8134 of 8382
I don't know if this is the right place for this or not. I am looking for a smallish lounge chair for my office and was wondering what people think of this chair from Walter Knoll:



It would be walnut and one of their dark grey aniline leathers. Here is the high back version in walnut for reference:



I am open to other suggestions my only requirement other than size (cannot be more than 100cm deep) is that it have soft looking cushions. I have too much tightly upholstered furniture in my office.
post #8135 of 8382
Here are some alternatives:

BassamFellows CB-50
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Fabricius & Kastholm FK-6720


&tradition Cloud One-Seater


Knoll Florence Knoll Lounge Chair
post #8136 of 8382
I like the CB-50 that is in the running. The FK chair was my original thought but they wont discount them enough for me to justify it's inflated price. I want at least 15-20% off...it's cheaper and better looking than the PK alternative...uh oh I already talking myself back into it. The Florence Knoll chair doesn't have the pillowy look to the cushions that I want also it's too plain for me.

How is the quality of BassamFellows? It's not a brand that I know. The leather options aren't quite as good as WK but it looks like they specialize in wood.
post #8137 of 8382
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I like the CB-50 that is in the running. The FK chair was my original thought but they wont discount them enough for me to justify it's inflated price. I want at least 15-20% off...it's cheaper and better looking than the PK alternative...uh oh I already talking myself back into it. The Florence Knoll chair doesn't have the pillowy look to the cushions that I want also it's too plain for me.

How is the quality of BassamFellows? It's not a brand that I know. The leather options aren't quite as good as WK but it looks like they specialize in wood.

BassamFellows quality is excellent. Prices are high but appropriate. They are indeed a newer designer/maker, with a focus on wood. American. Mid-century influenced but sleeker and more pared-back.

Their Tractor stool has become quite ubiquitous, but is very beautiful:

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The daybed is gorgeous.





I would have gotten one for myself but went for a Flag Halyard chair instead.

The FK-6720 and PK31 are totally different animals--and nobody inflates prices like Fritz Hansen. They want $20,000 for the PK31! Anyway, even if they were the same price, I'd take the FK--much more interesting and better balanced design:



post #8138 of 8382
Fritz Hansen's products (other than PK designs) aren't out of line with other similar manufacturers...it's just those PK pieces.

BassamFellows is going to have a showroom here locally in November so I will take a look...in the mean time I am having leather samples from BassamFellows and Walter Knoll sent to me. If WK leather is noticeably better I might just go for that since I know I wont be disappointed with their quality.
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Bassamfellows stuff is quite nice. Foo is also accurate in saying that the stools are ubiquitous but still nicely made all the same.

They're sort of priced about the same as most studio furniture.

I really enjoy the brand, only complaint being that I think they could spec wider base material and use sequence matched lumber. Other brands in the same price range are doing that.

In that quality range they should be buying full logs and sequencing joints not randomly selecting boards.
post #8140 of 8382
Tractor stools are so nice to sit on.
post #8141 of 8382
More lounge chairs. They don't comply with anyone's particular requests/requirements, but they'd be on my shortlist if I were looking.

Dimore Studio Poltrona
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De La Espada Blanche Bergere (Luca Nichetto)
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Muller Van Severen Solo Seat Granito


PP Mobler PP19 "Papa Bear" Chair (Hans Wegner)


Fritz Hansen Ro (Jaime Hayon)
post #8142 of 8382
I don't know if any of the chairs being discussed fall under the Knoll umbrella but if it makes a difference, DWR is having their annual knoll sale.
post #8143 of 8382
I'm just going to repost some of my previous suggestions.


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Who is going to suggest the chair, which can be said or the thread will get spammed. wink.gif
post #8144 of 8382
Fritz Hansen Fri Chair is also very pleasant and extremely comfortable:


I also like the Gubi Beetle Lounge Chair, although I don't think it will be popular here:


And another one I've been looking at that is completely different [Phase Trolley Lounge Chair]:
post #8145 of 8382
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I'm just going to repost some of my previous suggestions.

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Who is going to suggest the chair, which can be said or the thread will get spammed. wink.gif

Which manufacturers make these three? The middle one is unusual...not sure I like the way the cushions drape but it's interesting.
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