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Best looking sofa ever (Polder Sofa)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by joshuacc, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. joshuacc

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    It's nice, but I would never pay 10k for it.
     
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    It's nice, but I would never pay 10k for it.

    I would! Especially for the feature that levitates small children placed on top it!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Like a lot of Jongerius designs, this sofa has never done anything for me. The "quirky" covered buttons seem out-of-place with such an otherwise straightforward/minimalist design. I usually like the things that Vitra decides to put into production, too.
     
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    +1 to Spertia. I'm not a fan of the mixed cushions either.
     
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    My wife has been pushing this Pierre Paulin Sofa

    I'm a big Paulin fan but do not feel that this sofa is one of his more successful designs. I think it's because it seems like it should actually hold more people; the upper "humps" in the wave are pretty useless for comfortable seating, and the lower indentations would force people to sit rather spaced apart. Ask your wife if she doesn't want to cuddle while watching TV. [​IMG]
     
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    My wife has been pushing this Pierre Paulin Sofa

    Haven't you learned your lesson?

    I do like Paulin's designs, but prefer his lounge chairs. For me, the Florence Knoll couch is up there in the pantheon of best sofas ever.

    --Andre
     
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    I sat on that couch this weekend Matt, I didn't find it terribly comfortable. There's still a place in my heart for B&B Italia Charles.[​IMG]
     
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    My wife has been pushing this Pierre Paulin Sofa

    Groovy!
     
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    I sat on that couch this weekend Matt, I didn't find it terribly comfortable.

    It is actually terribly uncomfortable, but it looks good, and I don't want to encourage people to stay too long.
     
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    Fair enough.

    You ignored my PM. I hate you now.
     
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    Fair enough.

    You ignored my PM. I hate you now.

    Please stop acting like a homo. I responded to your PMS.
     
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    I'm a big Paulin fan but do not feel that this sofa is one of his more successful designs. I think it's because it seems like it should actually hold more people; the upper "humps" in the wave are pretty useless for comfortable seating, and the lower indentations would force people to sit rather spaced apart. Ask your wife if she doesn't want to cuddle while watching TV. [​IMG]
    No TV so that won't work. I don't like this either. Any other Paulin sofa designs that you like?
    Haven't you learned your lesson?

    I do like Paulin's designs, but prefer his lounge chairs. For me, the Florence Knoll couch is up there in the pantheon of best sofas ever.

    --Andre


    This time she is asking, so I have gotten somewhere.

    I do like the Knoll design, but she does not - too cold. My guess is that she would have the same reaction to th eone iammatt posted, though I think it is great looking.
     
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    I was kidding.

    But seriously, when it comes to sofas, I find that the modern aesthetic does not lend well to comfort. This is odd because you can find many chairs that are perfectly reasonable when it comes to cushioning, ergonomics, etc. Strangely, however, most couches (excluding things like the Tutfy Time, etc.) do not. I was surprised by how uncomfortable that Living Divani couch was for instance. I don't want people getting comfortable at my house either but then again, I want to be comfortable when I sit on what I buy.

    Which then begs the question, where do you spend the most time when you're at home (and not in bed)?
     
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    In the kitchen, dining room or one of the two sort of lounge rooms we have (don't know what to call them). We don't use the living room all that much. It is big and on the other side of the house.
     
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    There's still a place in my heart for B&B Italia.


    We have a huge vintage modular sofa from B&B Italia in the living room. I feel fortunate to have found it, because we could never afford anything comparable from the line today. It was purchased from the original owners, who still had the late '70s sales receipt; converted into current dollars, the price was well over $30,000! Needless to say, we didn't pay anything even close to that.

    Strangely, however, most couches (excluding things like the Tuffy Time, etc.) do not.

    Funny, I was about to mention that our B&B is actually quite comfortable when I saw your comment above. Tufty Time was actually based largely on the design of the 1972 sofa that we have, which is Camaleonda by Mario Bellini. If I were to buy a contemporary sofa, Tufty Time would definitely be a contender.

    No TV so that won't work. I don't like this either. Any other Paulin sofa designs that you like?

    Actually, I agree with Andre that Paulin's single-seater chairs are generally better than his sofa designs. If we're talking Artifort, then I feel that Harcourt's "Cleopatra" is nicer than any of the Paulin sofas, although it doesn't seem very practical, either:

    [​IMG]
     
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    We have a huge vintage modular sofa from B&B Italia in the living room. I feel fortunate to have found it, because we could never afford anything comparable from the line today. It was purchased from the original owners, who still had the late '70s sales receipt; converted into current dollars, the price was well over $30,000! Needless to say, we didn't pay anything even close to that.



    Funny, I was about to mention that our B&B is actually quite comfortable when I saw your comment above. Tufty Time was actually based largely on the design of the 1972 sofa that we have, which is Camaleonda by Mario Bellini. If I were to buy a contemporary sofa, Tufty Time would definitely be a contender.



    Actually, I agree with Andre that Paulin's single-seater chairs are generally better than his sofa designs. If we're talking Artifort, then I feel that Harcourt's "Cleopatra" is nicer than any of the Paulin sofas, although it doesn't seem very practical, either:

    [​IMG]


    I like that. They may be more practical than they look. I would certainly take look.
     
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    I've always thought a weathered chesterfield sofa would look awesome in a modern apartment. I saw a guy do it once in Arch. Digest and the modern/vintage blend was pretty striking.

    [​IMG]
     

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