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Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I feel like the charm of kilim is that it has this old, tribal rustic quality. The modified version seems to lack any of that sensibility, and looks like a modern/ contemporary vision has been forced upon it.

    The original is much better, IMO. The new one is a bit IKEA seeming.
     
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  2. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    This sounds very similar to one of my experiences with Hancock and Moore, never again will I order anything from that best US furniture maker . Looking for vintage Saarinen dining table myself. Wondering if 42" marble top is too wobbly, anyone ?
     
  3. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Not wobbly. Assuming you have a flat floor. I eat dinner on one several times a week (unfortunately, at work).
     
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    IS it a marble top though? Formica top is lighter and causes no concern to me ,but I am unsure about marble-top.
     
  5. archetypal_yuppie

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    Yes, marble top. Not wobbly at all. On trading-floor style carpeted floor. The sheer weight of the marble adds stability.
     
  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    it wont wobble if your floor is flat. You can always shim it if your floor is uneven.
     
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    Thanks . I am not concerned with a floor , I am concerned with top-heavy design resting on a single metal leg, as my marble top Saarinen side-table is quite wobbly.


    Thank you for your confirmation. I am good to go then for 42" Saarinen. :)
     
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    Don't keep us in suspense foo...
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We have a 48" Saarinen with a marble top and it doesn't wobble at all.


    It isn't obvious? Should be.
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The new one and old one are exactly the same except the pattern fills out the whole rug on the former. Are you really saying the color, navy blue, makes that much of a difference?
     
  11. Loathing

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    Are you hostile to the idea of antique rugs?
    I'm buying my first flat soonish and have been contemplating antique rugs. I find them a little more authentic and characterful than modern productions. But they also have sentimental value for me because my ancestors made their fortune importing silk rugs and oriental art into Paris and London in the 19th Century.

    How much is the custom Kilim?
     
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    what is a flat soonish?
     
  13. Loathing

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    Oh, sorry for the confusion.

    A "flat" is an "apartment" in British English.
    "Soonish" is an adverb meaning "quite soon".
     
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    I think so. The original has a rustic, tribal quality to it, and the revised one doesn't. Don't you think?

    The whole charm of kilim is that it has that tribal, rustic sensibility.
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    IMO, neither has a tribal vibe. Also, these rugs seem to call for a stone, tile or concrete floor. They seem very odd placed with the setting in question, at least to me, I would expect a heavier rug with a more interesting pattern, something with a little mileage on it so that it does not look like you bought your life out of a catalog.
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are tribal symbols, actually. Stands for marriage and fertility.
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    By vibe, I mean something that may actually have been used as a prayer rug, rather than just having been made to suit western appeal.
     
  19. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not all kilims are prayer rugs. This is a traditional design. You see the same interlocking symbol all over Turkish kilims. Sometimes it is mixed in with other symbols, sometimes it is simply repeated over and over again.

    You have a tendency to assume I know less than I do.
     
  20. Bounder

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    http://www.kilim.com/shopping/custom_rugs.asp


    LOL.



    Double LOL.
     

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