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The furniture we'll keep when we move

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, May 8, 2006.

  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Since I also work with interior and furniture history, I'd be interested in knowing some favorite items of furniture or design owned, collected or used by the members.
    Could be aesthetic, investment, sentimental or just plain functional..

    (my apologies if this is a repeat topic.)

    I have two leather club chairs in the style of Jean Michael Frank, in the Art Deco vein.

    A new brown velvet chesterfield style sofa.

    A Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair (knock -off)

    A couple of Eames LCW's
     
  2. vincent

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    Since I also work with interior and furniture history, I'd be interested in knowing some favorite items of furniture or design owned, collected or used by the members.
    Could be aesthetic, investment, sentimental or just plain functional..

    (my apologies if this is a repeat topic.)

    I have two leather club chairs in the style of Jean Michael Frank, in the Art Deco vein.

    A new brown velvet chesterfield style sofa.

    A Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair (knock -off)

    A couple of Eames LCW's


    Are the Barcelona chair knockoffs of good quality? I don't feel like playing $3000 for a Knoll. Do these sites that are everywhere with good looking furniture at good prices have items of good quality?

    I'm mainly interested in aesthetically pleasing and comfortable options. MvdR, Eames, and some other early modernist concepts really appeal to me. What can you suggest without paying outrageous prices?

    PS. Is there such a thing as a Madrid chair?
     
  3. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Are the Barcelona chair knockoffs of good quality? I don't feel like playing $3000 for a Knoll. Do these sites that are everywhere with good looking furniture at good prices have items of good quality?

    I'm mainly interested in aesthetically pleasing and comfortable options. MvdR, Eames, and some other early modernist concepts really appeal to me. What can you suggest without paying outrageous prices?

    PS. Is there such a thing as a Madrid chair?


    I'm not familiar with the Madrid. The knock offs are great. Purists will always disagree, but we have these in an public setting, I've seen people crawl all over them and they hold up. i got mine for around $1500. They came from Italy and I'd have to check for the manufacturer.

    I own a couple of Eames, and though he is a giant of Modern design, they are the least used chairs in the house, mainly because you sit lower than most furniture, so i think people feel uncomfortable.

    The Barcelona chair is great, but not the best option if you are going to watch a 3 hour movie in it. Also,if you get one, get the ottoman. I.m forever pulling something over to prop my feet on.
     
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  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Cappellini/Schwan Irkel Bookshelf
    2 Jacobsen Egg chairs
    Cappellini/Newson Felt Chair
    Cappellini/Wanders Knotted Chair
    Vintage Vernor Panton Bar Boy
    Ingo Maurer Holonzki
    2 Castiglioni Mezzadro Stools
    Maarten Baas Smoke Mirror
     
  6. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    hhmm,I'm wondering if we should get pictures in here.
    I'd like to see this stuff in context[​IMG]
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    hhmm,I'm wondering if we should get pictures in here.
    I'd like to see this stuff in context[​IMG]



    Let me know which you would like pics of.

    I also want to add to my list a Patrick Norguet for Cappellini Rive Droite Chair in Pink and Grey Pucci fabric.
     
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    For function and aesthetics...

    Gus Stickley Eastwood chair and footstool
    Gus Stickley fall front desk
    L&JG Stickley octagonal tabouret
    Roycroft "Little Journey's" bookstand
     
  9. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Let me know which you would like pics of.

    I also want to add to my list a Patrick Norguet for Cappellini Rive Droite Chair in Pink and Grey Pucci fabric.


    The egg chairs, but I'm not particular. It's just that when people post photos of their clothes so we only get these tiny marginal shots of their interiors. Its funny to see a high end suit and then a wad of dirty clothes lurking in the background.[​IMG]
     
  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    The egg chairs, but I'm not particular. It's just that when people post photos of their clothes so we only get these tiny marginal shots of their interiors. Its funny to see a high end suit and then a wad of dirty clothes lurking in the background.[​IMG]


    Here are four pics without any wads of dirty clothes. I hope that you like them.

    1) 2 Egg Chairs in front of Irkel Bookcase with Panton Cone Table [​IMG]

    2) Knotted Chair with Shade Shade lamp. In background are 2 Tom Dixon Bird chairs and a vintage Angelo Mangiarotti vase [​IMG]

    3) Rive Gauche/Pucci chair with sofa and coffee table [​IMG]

    4) 2 Jasper Morrison Low Pad chairs with a Cappellini Ruhs Panca and an original Ingo Maurer Bulb.[​IMG]
     
  11. designprofessor

    designprofessor Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice. What a wonderful place to call home!
    The Pucci chair works. I like the clean open feel, lets the furniture work. Not many pictures on the wall, gonna stay that way? Where are you located, if I may ask?
     
  12. vincent

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    Really nice place matt, it's a bit sparse for me but I like it a lot.
     
  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice. What a wonderful place to call home!
    The Pucci chair works. I like the clean open feel, lets the furniture work. Not many pictures on the wall, gonna stay that way? Where are you located, if I may ask?



    There are more pictures on the walls than it looks like, but not too many. The wall above the green shairs has some art on it, as do most of the non-pictured walls in the house. I grew up with modern art collectors, so I am always a bit apprehensive to put much up. Kind of a need to go my own way. It really just depends shat room you are in as to whether it seems bare walled or covered. We also have an abundance of windows.

    I am in San Francisco.
     
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    Is that a Maarten Baas mirror?
     
  16. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Is that a Maarten Baas mirror?

    Yes, it is a Maarten Baas mirror.

    Yes, I like Kjaerholm a lot, but his furniture is not as playful as the stuff that appeals most to me. From that time period, I definitely prefer Eames, Jacobsen, Nelson, Saarinen and Bertoia.
     
  17. LabelKing

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    I have a penchant for heavily ornate Baroque furniture mixed with minimalism and a general mayhem of aestheticism.
     
  18. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    I have a penchant for heavily ornate Baroque furniture mixed
    with minimalism and a general mayhem of aestheticism.



    Are you familiar with Hella Jongerius and Jurgen Bey? You might like their work. Of course Marcel Wanders is very interesting as well, if not slightly commercialized at this point.
     
  19. LabelKing

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    I rather like Bey and Wanders isn't too bad. Also some of Starck's designs for Baccarat are nice. Helena Rubinstein's interior decor was great: [​IMG]
     
  20. itsstillmatt

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    I rather like Bey and Wanders isn't too bad. Also some of Starck's designs for Baccarat are nice.

    Helena Rubinstein's interior decor was great:

    [​IMG]



    Bey's catwalk for Gaultier was amazing.

    I visited Wander's studio this summer. I think that you might have enjoyed it. It was filled with literally hundreds of half finished projects, various industrial items that had been reworked and all sorts of random cool junk. A recent project was dipping stuffed animals in porcelain and firing them until the inside animal disappeared. We have one and it is a trip. Sort of like the ghost of a teddy bear.
     

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