1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by musicguy, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. twistoffat

    twistoffat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    

    Lol, thanks , it was only a moment of weakness
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2013
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    It's wood and foam it will burnt

    I'm thinking about doing a YouTube vlog called "will it burn". :p
     
  3. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,353
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    ok so quick recap,

    fake opinions = no
    fake tits = no
    fake furniture = only if free and combustible, or for commercial/high traffic use
    fake samsung note = no
    fake "made in italy" = yes
    fake lv bag = only if diplomat or politicians wife
    fake watches = only if you can afford the real deal (and only breitling cronomat, absolutely no rolex as all rolex is assumed fake)
    britney an actual "girl" = yes
    tourneau staff = idiots
    edinatlanta = comes off perby
    eames lounge chair copies worth it = only around 1000 (and dependent on education, IQ, income & net worth), sub 1000 are POS and way off, over 1000 you're better off saving for pre-owned/vintage real deal or buying other type of real deal chair
    determining if you are an "Interesting" person to other people = highly dependent on the coffee table book collection on display on your coffee table
    best place for cheap furniture = cl/ebay/estate sales
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2013
    2 people like this.
  4. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    190
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2013
    Haaaaaaaa! That was a good laugh. :)
     
  5. twistoffat

    twistoffat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    

    I´d say thats about right
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    You guys should watch the documentary "counterfeit culture".
     
  7. twistoffat

    twistoffat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Brilliant documentary and it reiterates many of the points made on this thread to fake medicines the workers etc etc.
    "Crime of the Century" yeah baby
     
  8. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    So apparently one of my new clients at work sells fake Eames Lounge Chairs :/
     
  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    

    Don't you live in Europe?
     
  10. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
  11. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    12,358
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    It's illegal to sell knock offs in most northern european countries including the UK, from a couple months ago.
     
  12. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,476
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2013
    My client is fairly large nationally, so I doubt they'd risk selling a product that's in direct breach of the law.
     
  13. twistoffat

    twistoffat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    486
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Unless they use a subsidiary company to do the official selling. Also many of the fakes relating to fake furniture are produced in Italy where there is a loophole in the law that they have up till now been unable to close. I don´t know how many sellers of fakes I´ve seen come and go. They just keep opening up under a new name until they are closed again.
     
  14. jonathanm

    jonathanm New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Many of the older designs are now public domain.
     
  15. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,411
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Wit' Yo' Baby Momma
    


    :slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer::slayer:
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. Stonedogg

    Stonedogg New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
  17. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,411
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Location:
    Wit' Yo' Baby Momma
    dude, @foodguy, someone is copying your schtick. Thoughts?
     
  18. Stonedogg

    Stonedogg New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2013
    Hey edinatlanta, Is this how you welcome a new member? I see that good manners are not your strong suite!
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. caseshubiao

    caseshubiao New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    good,It's like a knock-off watch, you're better off with a real timex than a fake rolex. Sure you get something that looks the part, but it's missing the craftsmanship and ingenuity that went into crafting the real thing.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2013
  20. NonChalant321

    NonChalant321 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    108
    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Location:
    The Northeast
    I bought the Eames knockoff from Barcelona Designs (same company as Manhattan Home Design). I regret getting it. It's not nearly as comfortable as the Herman Miller one (my friend has one so I compared). It looks close enough, and sure you might as well keep the ottoman, but it doesn't envelope you in like the real thing. How can I put it - it's not as cushy. Worse yet, the top part of the back rest feels like it's jutting out just a little too much so that your shoulders are pushed forward in an unnatural position. Unfortunately, their return policy makes it quite difficult to return. It ends up costing you so much that you figure you might as well keep the chair and get used to it. It has become more the guest chair now. If you're going to go with a comfortable knockoff lounge chair, I say get the Stressless for now. It's much more comfortable and way more affordable. Put the amount you'll save towards eventually getting the real Eames.
     
    1 person likes this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by