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

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by j, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Spatlese

    Spatlese Distinguished Member

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

    The chair makes me [​IMG]

    The price made me [​IMG]
     

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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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    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.
     

  4. nightrune

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

    The chair makes me [​IMG]

    The price made me [​IMG]


    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 [​IMG]
     

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    eames, knoll etc prices in the US makes me [​IMG]
     

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    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 [​IMG]

    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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    eames, knoll etc prices in the US makes me [​IMG]

    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..
     

  9. dave

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    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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    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 [​IMG]
    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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    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!

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    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
     

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    Uh, I didn't buy it [​IMG]

    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!" [​IMG]
     

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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..... [​IMG]
     

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