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post #8191 of 8380
Not to mention Studio furniture;

http://mokuchiwoodworking.com

http://azumadesignbuild.com/grid/

http://www.miyashoji.com

No questions about where this is made, you get the origin down to the nuts and bolts.
post #8192 of 8380
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Not to mention Studio furniture;

http://mokuchiwoodworking.com

http://azumadesignbuild.com/grid/

http://www.miyashoji.com

No questions about where this is made, you get the origin down to the nuts and bolts.

But then you aren't paying for the design/brand premium anymore. Somewhat different calculus.
post #8193 of 8380
Lex Pott for The Future Perfect:



post #8194 of 8380
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Originally Posted by Loathing View Post

Yeah, but the gross margin can be very different from product to product. It depends entirely on the firm's/brand's market power and their ability to price discriminate.

Expensive brands have expensive branding and they need to cover more expenses, if a product goes wrong.

Generally cheaper furniture brands are better businesses and make more money for their owners, basically just like Zara, Ikea etc. The expensive brands have a slower turnaround and sell less units.

Market power and ability to price discriminate isn't really a factor in pricing unless you have something truly unique or your own consumer sale setup. The manufactures generally have nothing to say regarding msrp, its illegal for them to have in most places, so they have to make their money in the manufacturing and wholesale pricing. The retailers set the msrp and decide if they can sell the product at the price point the pieces need to be at for their calculation to work.

If you want to talk important factors in pricing outside of the product it self, the most important factors are branding and perceived value.
post #8195 of 8380
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But then you aren't paying for the design/brand premium anymore. Somewhat different calculus.

That's true. I'm preparing some work for a show so I haven't had time to post a detailed reply, but I wanted to mention them as a product worthy of consideration amongst all these others.
post #8196 of 8380
I saw a familiar piece today while at lunch. The fit and finish is good. The woodwork isn't interesting like a piece from Ceccotti and some other brands wood focused brands but it's nice. I didn't like the high back but it was otherwise comfortable.

post #8197 of 8380
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Originally Posted by SirWilliam View Post

I saw a familiar piece today while at lunch. The fit and finish is good. The woodwork isn't interesting like a piece from Ceccotti and some other brands wood focused brands but it's nice. I didn't like the high back but it was otherwise comfortable. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


That's the BassamFellows CB-51. Same as the CB-50, but with a wing back.

Not sure many people will cross-shop BassamFellows and Ceccotti. The former is a sort of revivalist American modern. The latter is generic Italian contemporary.
post #8198 of 8380
Puffer Chair by Synette Lew for Moving Mountain, a Brooklyn design studio:

Moving+Mountains0084.jpg?format=1000w

I really dig it. I particularly like that it avoids the industrial, screwed-together-scrap-metal-look that typifies most other design startups coming out of Brooklyn.
Edited by mafoofan - 9/30/16 at 2:55pm
post #8199 of 8380
Too easy to mistake for "fluffer."
post #8200 of 8380
Not a whole lot of design enthusiasm in the design thread. Any Maarten Van Severen fans?



post #8201 of 8380
That wood rack needs a back.
post #8202 of 8380
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That wood rack needs a match.

Agreed.
post #8203 of 8380
You just know there's no fire place within a mile of that pic.
post #8204 of 8380

Or a foot.

post #8205 of 8380
Ok that made me laugh. biggrin.gif
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