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Comfy modern-ish living room recliners? Eames/Ekornes/etc?

Spatlese

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After a good six months of consideration, finally broke down and picked one up.

The chair makes me


The price made me
 

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i want one upholstered in a grey wool. congrats on the purchase!

i've also been thinking about this but i've cracked my philippe starck ghost chairs so this may not be a good idea.
 

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Originally Posted by nightrune
i want one upholstered in a grey wool. congrats on the purchase!

i've also been thinking about this but i've cracked my philippe starck ghost chairs so this may not be a good idea.


I was thinking herringbone or some sort of tweed. I just plan on getting one where the cushions are completely shot and doing it.
 

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^herringbone sounds great. what kind of tweed? can you do a donegal in upholstery too? my father will probably give me his when he transfers into his newly built french traditional home so i've got a few mcm pieces and also modern from the 70's coming my way.

in the meantime i want this lofty chaise lounge from mdf italia. i wonder if it's derivative of something. would anyone know? how is the quality of mdf italia?
 

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Originally Posted by Spatlese


After a good six months of consideration, finally broke down and picked one up.

The chair makes me


The price made me


Nice. There's a guy selling one here for $1300. Original, not a repro, but needs reupholstering. Trying to convince my wife (and myself) that's in our budget
 

dave

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Nice. There's a guy selling one here for $1300. Original, not a repro, but needs reupholstering. Trying to convince my wife (and myself) that's in our budget


If it is an original, at 1300 it's a STEAL! in my experience though, if you're trying to keep it original, the refurb will cost at least that much again. totally worth it though.

I just recently bought an original florence knoll sofa that needs refurb but it's in decent enough shape that I decided to live with it until the funds make themselves available for a proper restoration. if this chair is in that sort of livable shape i would jump on it! restore later.
 

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Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
eames, knoll etc prices in the US makes me


lol, US prices for eames stuff is around half of what you pay in europe, a new lounge chair + ottoman would run me around $8000 over here..
 

dave

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Originally Posted by Yo-han
lol, US prices for eames stuff is around half of what you pay in europe, a new lounge chair + ottoman would run me around $8000 over here..

no joke huh? and with the way people run on and on around here about the perceived quality and value of a $600 windbreaker or a $200 sweatshirt, you'd think that furniture would fall in line accordingly.
 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Nice. There's a guy selling one here for $1300. Original, not a repro, but needs reupholstering. Trying to convince my wife (and myself) that's in our budget

Alfie Hume (humemodern.com) did an incredible job with restoring my trashed Craigslisted Eames lounge. Cost around $1,000 to have all the panels completely refinished, drill holes (!) filled in, new shockmounts fitted, shipping, etc. Also used a company called Creative Colors International who specialize in leather repair who restored the scratches and fading on the leather really well. Cost about $200 for them to come and spend the morning meticulously sanding, airbrushing and polishing. They claim to be able to restore cuts, holes, slashes, etc - if your upholstery is sound but just has holes (ie. not rotting away) you may be able to get it restored pretty cheap. Edit: Chair is worth every penny. It's comfortable as hell (I'm 6'6" so was wondering if it would be too small. It's not.), looks awesome and will hold it's value.
 

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Originally Posted by v0rtex
Alfie Hume (humemodern.com) did an incredible job with restoring my trashed Craigslisted Eames lounge. Cost around $1,000 to have all the panels completely refinished, drill holes (!) filled in, new shockmounts fitted, shipping, etc.

Je-Zus! this thing is awesome!



Apparently they replaced the sown fill pads and retained the original leather. that's something I'd kill for since the patina on the original leather is why i love the classic chairs SO much. it's like the perfect baseball glove.

for $1000 that is a job VERY well done. IMO
 

Spatlese

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
Uh, I didn't buy it


Do it man!

I'm very happy with the purchase three weeks on.

My mother saw a picture of the Eames, and said "ah, just like a la-z-boy!"
 

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Where's the best place to buy a repo Eames?

I noticed Amazon.com has one but they want $4,500 for it.....
 

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