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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Both, but especially Foo's. I really dislike what E15 does.
     
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    Okay. Can you please find me something that functions similarly then?
     
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    Why?
     
  4. itsstillmatt

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    First, I don't really like wood furniture. Second, I don't like massive scale in lines. Third, it is ugly. Fourth, it is for people who think Architectural Digest has something to do with architecture. Fifth, and perhaps most importantly, it is so derivative of all of the transitional furniture to come out of France in the late 80s and early 90s, and the world really doesn't need any more of that. I don't like Adult Contemporary in my music or in anything else.
     
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    Would you like it more if your living room had a few cords of wood stacked under floating bookshelves? And of course, in a room without a wood burning stove or fire place.

    :slayer:
     
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  6. Kaplan

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    Watched Donnie Brasco yesterday and noticed he had those dentist waiting room chairs Foo was looking at, in his apartment.

    Heisstillmatt, did you ever post any dining chair recommendations?
     
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  7. itsstillmatt

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    For whom? There are so many great dining chairs, it all depends on the application.
     
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    I guess I was just interested to hear if you have any particular favourites, as I'm sure there are a lot I don't know about. Of course, it's hard to divorce recommendations from context...
     
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    What does that even mean?
     
  10. itsstillmatt

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    I really like the flow chairs Massaud did for MDF Italia. They are obviously very much based on the Saarinen chair, but they are better. I like the Lario chairs from Porro. I like the Tate chairs from Cappellini. I love the Hati chairs from Lema.

    There are many more I like, but those come to mind.
     
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    It means that most of the stuff looks like it was designed by a summer intern from Christian Liaigre's design studio, and that the originals were meant to be sold "to the trade" by people at obnoxious places like Holly Hunt who want their designer to come up with something Luxe and solid. I think it is crap. Capisci?
     
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    Okay, but which one would look best pulled up to the Tafel? :D
     
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    Probably the Hati chairs, but that doesn't make the tafel any less atrocious. I looked at the designer. It seems he does mostly insane asylums and nursing homes. This makes a lot of sense to me.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out.

    Foo, as I understand it, you have a Saarinen table that's going to be replaced. Why?
     
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    Love it when people actually explain why they do or don't like something, rather than the typical 'that's terrible'. Actually learn something from these posts.
     
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    I agree with you on the Hati chairs. The proportions are painfully perfect. Only like it upholstered or with the rope, however. The plain wood version is a bad sort of boring.


    In our new place, the dining area calls for a rectangular table--or at least an oval one. Something more elongated than a circle, essentially.
     
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    i actually like the "modern highway side diner" table/seat thing.


    it is something that wouldn't take well to decorative color mugs and a series of muffins.
     
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    No, it is perfect for a fabulous collection of pre Colombian knick knacks selected by your desecrator.
     
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    It's for people who have their designer come up with a fabulous loft sleeping area for their medically induced twins and then make them wear bike helmets when they are up there.
     
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    I was really disappointed by the overall feel of E15's stuff the last time I was near it.
     

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