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post #8206 of 8552
Right, so cool chair, yes?
post #8207 of 8552

Yes, it is a cool chair. In fact, I found that other pic when looking up info on it because of your post. Your taste has now been validated by an internet stranger!

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Or a foot.

Odds were on my side given this thread.
post #8209 of 8552
Definitely. The stacked wood was a little too precious. I do like the chair, though.
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We have no proof that fireplace is functional and is probably filled with something dumb like books because interior design is the worst. 

 

Fuck your Noguchi table. 

post #8211 of 8552
Along these lines I bought / swapped a couch for some new chairs this weekend, and I'm definitely not going to post them here.
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Originally Posted by zalb916 View Post

Yes, it is a cool chair. In fact, I found that other pic when looking up info on it because of your post. Your taste has now been validated by an internet stranger!

Just trying to keep this thread going. Odd that there seems to such distaste for discussing design in a design discussion.
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

We have no proof that fireplace is functional and is probably filled with something dumb like books because interior design is the worst. 

Fuck your Noguchi table. 

Isn't this getting old yet?
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Along these lines I bought / swapped a couch for some new chairs this weekend, and I'm definitely not going to post them here.

. . . because they are too cool for the design threak or not cool enough for the design threak?
post #8213 of 8552
I find the 'Leather Desk' by BassamFellows to be attractive, much more so than the Parsons type tables.

The Parsons table and Mies' Krefeld table seem to be the ultimate form of design through reduction of necessary elements. They remove any and all superfluous detail or visible proof of its construction. They even reduce the interplay of design elements down to the table top and thickness by eliminating a play of proportions between the legs and skirt.

They often make it of rosewood but I'm not quite sure why as it seems rather plastic when stretched over that design.

I feel that bringing a play on proportion to that table along with detail at the edges and obvious cues WRT to the structure improve the design. The same rosewood comes alive when it is returned its depth of character through edge detail and thickness of structure.
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

I find the 'Leather Desk' by BassamFellows to be attractive, much more so than the Parsons type tables.

The Parsons table and Mies' Krefeld table seem to be the ultimate form of design through reduction of necessary elements. They remove any and all superfluous detail or visible proof of its construction. They even reduce the interplay of design elements down to the table top and thickness by eliminating a play of proportions between the legs and skirt.

They often make it of rosewood but I'm not quite sure why as it seems rather plastic when stretched over that design.

I feel that bringing a play on proportion to that table along with detail at the edges and obvious cues WRT to the structure improve the design. The same rosewood comes alive when it is returned its depth of character through edge detail and thickness of structure.

The classic Parsons/Krefeld table is a significant milestone, but innovations in materials and technology have allowed the design to advance significantly since mid-century. If one today wants a minimal table reduced to its simplest form, there are better and more refined alternatives.

For example, the aforementioned Marten Van Severn did lot of highly innovative work in the 90's:





Then there are the many series of tables done by MDF Italia over the last 10-15 years. Below is the Tense model, which due to its aluminum substructure, can use any number of materials for its outer shell while retaining minimal form:







As compared to the Krefeld or Van Severn designs, it benefits from mitered joints, which are more seamless and elegant looking:



Then there is E15, which has been doing solid wood tables since the 90's and slimming them down series by series:

post #8215 of 8552
Update on the Piob chairs. They continue to be very comfy and I plan to get much use out of mine this winter reading in front of the fireplace with my reading material illuminated by the new Arco Lamp that Gracie likes to pose on.

I need to get a couple of fairly low side tables for the Piob chair and for the new sofa and love seat in the fireplace sitting area.
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Update on the Piob chairs.

I had tried to forget about those . . .
post #8217 of 8552
Just trying to insert some talk about design that's actually being used...
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Just trying to insert some talk about design that's actually being used...

Who says the other stuff isn't being used? Happy to report on anything I can, but not sure what one needs to know about using a chair or a table, etc.
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Who says the other stuff isn't being used? Happy to report on anything I can, but not sure what one needs to know about using a chair or a table, etc.

I just thought some folks would want an update on how happy the Piob chair makes me. Also, maybe a suggest for side table. Needs to be on the lower side but thinking of something circular and maybe a mineral top.
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I just thought some folks would want an update on how happy the Piob chair makes me. Also, maybe a suggest for side table. Needs to be on the lower side but thinking of something circular and maybe a mineral top.

I can't believe I'm going to ask this . . . can you re-post pictures of them? Promise won't make fun. But cannot recommend side table without seeing.
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