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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Well-Known Member

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    Both actually sound pretty cool.
     
  2. twistoffat

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    I have to admit , I always smile when people refer to modern or the modern look. The irony is the most of the furniture clssed as modern or the movements that spawned it like Bauhus etc etc are all 100 years old, when for many of us our grandparents wern´t even born. Whether is beVan der Rohe´s Barcelona chairs from 1929 or Eileen Grays furniture from the end of the 19th start of the 20th century. Modern isn´t "Modern" its antique. :happy:
     
  3. otc

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    I highly doubt that that distinction is lost on anyone in this thread.
     
  4. Find Finn

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    Modern is a time period/style ca. 1920-1970, just like Louis 14th etc. is.
     
  5. Douglas

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    a more apt comparison might be Art Nouveau/Jugendstil, which is not so new or young anymore.
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

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    Did I not just point that out?
     
  7. otc

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    Black Walnut frame, new foam, reupholstered in knoll hourlglass fabric. Pretty cool for $720 each.
     
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  8. twistoffat

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    Yes you did, I was just reiterating the fact. Many will skip over your post without realizing how profound it actually was. Most modernists today are what I would describe as late developers ;)
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

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    Thank you! sorry, I have a complex these days.
     
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    These are perfect. Would fit nicely into my need for a side chair. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. otc

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    Those guys have a lot of cool stuff that they refurbish and their pricing seems pretty reasonable. Saw a few different mccobb tables recently that all looked great. It's a couple working on this--I'm pretty sure the woman works for Room and Board, not sure what the man does (or if this is becoming a full time thing).

    They seem to have been working on delivery options, so it might not be impossible to get stuff to Texas.
     
  12. TimH

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    Liking this thread lots & hoping to get my take on the classic 'Roorkhee' chair finished for the Spring/Summer.
    Oak frames with English Bridle Leather Straps & Saddle hide seats & back, solid brass fittngs, handstitching etc etc.
    Anyone interested or got any suggestions please send me a pm.
    Best,
    Tim Hardy
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    I think this is gorgeous, not a musician, but still want to buy it, lol
     
  14. Find Finn

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    Do any of you have some deets on these chairs, they look mid century, but...

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    The same apartment has this sofa.
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  15. lefty

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    Jesus, talk about fucking up a nice space.

    lefty
     
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  16. Find Finn

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    I like the idea of it, but it's a bit over the top, a nice classic leather sofa would be better.
     
  17. lefty

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    The sofa is the least of the problems. The ugly green bookcase; the ridiculous dining lights; the silly table and chairs in the corner; the floor; the scale of the furniture overall. My guess is that this is a pic from the mid '90s.

    lefty
     
  18. Douglas

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    The most offensive part, for me, is the Buddha head on the floor. Wtf?
     
  19. Find Finn

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    It brand new and by selldorf architects.

    To be honest I don't care I just want "one" of the dining chairs. :embar:
     
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  20. lefty

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    ^ Really? It seems so dated. All that low furniture drawing your eye down. I does smack of a home stylist prepping for a real estate shoot.

    That buddha is killing me too.

    lefty
     
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