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That looks like someone made it in their garage. 

Not far from the truth. The point was to make a cheap, simple-to-produce stool that could serve many different functions.

Commendably restrained. Fatherhood clearly agrees with you.
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I use the Cappellini Lotus by Jasper Morrison for my home office. Comes with different back heights, with and without arms, with and without wheels, and in different base finishes.


Thanks. Nice option, but I still find it a bit overwrought. Increasingly I like things with as few components as possible.
I have been considering the Cappellini Juli 09, but the chrome really bothers me because my home is a period apartment and all of the fittings are brass.
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You can't order the base in another finish? Power coated black would fit your needs.
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A Knoll Pollock chair may work.
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Ikea sells a knock off of this design that you see all over the place. I'd be inclined to go with something that might feel a little more special.

Sure Ikea has done a lot of Aalto knock offs through the years, but it is quite amazing how easy it is to get something so simple so wrong, and how small changes to the design can make something so much less comfortable and so awkward compared to the original.
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The ubiquity of the design is one of its virtues. Sometimes you just want your stool to look like a stool. Not everything needs to be "luxury."

I have to admit that I'm a big Aalto fan and own quite a few Aalto pieces, both new and vintage, mostly vintage as I love the patina of the older pieces. I love how simple and unassuming, yet beautiful the design of most of his pieces is.

We recently replaced a set of Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs for vintage Aalto Chair 69's for the dining table and couldn't be happier. Very utilitarian and not luxurious at all, the set we have probably came straight from a School dining hall somewhere in Finland/Sweden, but perfect for the look and function we were aiming for and surprisingly comfortable whether it is for a 5 minute coffee or a four hour dinner.
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What's pissed off more people? Foo's Knoll sofa or my pair of Piob chairs?
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What's pissed off more people? Foo's Knoll sofa or my pair of Piob chairs?


Shouldn't we be pitting Chair 1s at the dinner table vs Piob chairs? 

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Shouldn't we be pitting Chair 1s at the dinner table vs Piob chairs? 

I wonder how much those chairs weighed?
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Anyone recognize the sofas? Also digging the low tables if anyone has a lead on something similar.

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I am not sure why I like this chair; it's ugly and zoomorphic. I am waiting to get a price. I wish there was a low back version.



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I like it
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I'm really struggling to find an animal there...

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I'm really struggling to find an animal there...
Maybe not an animal, but here you go (Click to show)




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I got a price and as shown it's $9,500 before any trade discounts...I will see if it's cheaper to order directly from Spain
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I'm really struggling to find an animal there...

There is something anatomical about it...maybe I am only seeing in context with other pieces which are animal or bug-like.







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