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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^^

    Phat Guido has one of these, right?

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    He has a pair (IIRC).
     
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    Apparently he has the prototypes. [​IMG] This thread will be my downfall.
     
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    I found that Newson Cappellini the day it was listed. We DO NOT need another blowup spot for furniture.

    I hate you guys.

    And answer my PM Matt. Damn you.
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I found that Newson Cappellini the day it was listed. We DO NOT need another blowup spot for furniture.

    I hate you guys.


    aww... come on Grouchy Marx! It's just an extension of the collectivist model of the eBay find threads to an area you have a great interest in. Participate! Join the community!

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    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Those of you who've bought furniture from ebay, what's the best way to have it shipped? What's this Greyhound business? I didn't even know Greyhound does shipping.
     
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    What are the best search terms for this kind of stuff?
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Retro-St...3A1|240%3A1318


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    About 10-15X what I would pay for one, I love these old tanker desks.

    If you find a beat up one, they can be repainted with car paint (enamel would work as well as urethane at a fraction of the cost and trouble) and look really amazing.
     
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    What are the best search terms for this kind of stuff?

    I was wondering the same thing.


    BTW, this thread [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. kronik

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    I have a favorite search with all the brands that I'm fond of i.e. (cappellini, "poltrona frau", emeco, etc.). Formatting it in that fashion will search multiple terms simultaneously. A lot of this stuff would probably fall under the midcentury/"eames era"/"danish modern"/mcm searches.
     
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    Simply type in Eames or Danish. Apparently those are the words to describe everything and anything made in the Mid-Century.
     
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    Do non-eBay sources count for this thread?
    If so, I would add: http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign.com/
    It's a daily visit for me, if for no other reason than to get ideas and see things that are drastically out of my price range.

    I used to have thousnds of links to products and furniture of all kinds and price ranges, but my computer blew up a few weeks ago and I lost all of them. I have started collecting again, and pieces that I am currently smitten with that I have found on various sites include:
    Couch: http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/p...productid=4017
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    Dining table: http://www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com/p...productid=3587
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    Cabinets: http://www.betterlivingthroughdesign...lthaup_b2.html
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    Coffee table: http://www.plushpod.com/products/Neb...e-1308-33.html
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    Rug: http://www.dwr.com/product/floor-cov...anuscrit%20rug
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    Those of you who've bought furniture from ebay, what's the best way to have it shipped? What's this Greyhound business? I didn't even know Greyhound does shipping.

    If you want the furniture carefully shipped door to door, I would suggest Plycon Vanlines (you can also use Craters and Freighters, but they're generally more expensive). The seller does not have to do any packaging of the item -- it will typically be blanket-wrapped by the shipping company (actual crating is another option, though rather pricey).

    Both of the above places will give you free shipping quotes rather quickly.

    The Greyhound option is vastly cheaper, but (1) the seller has to do the packaging/wrapping (although the object does not have to be boxed), (2) the seller has to be willing to take the item to the Greyhound drop-off, and (3) you have to pick up the item at your nearest Greyhound terminal once it arrives. Note that not all of the terminals handle shipping services.
     
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    If you like Pop design, you should jump on this Artemide set designed by Vico Magistretti:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Artemide-Selene-...1%7C240%3A1318

    The seller either has two complete sets or accidentally listed the auction twice. At any rate, the table alone (particularly in this color) is pretty rare, but it's even more unusual to find it with a matching set of chairs. There is no reserve on the auction, and so I bet it won't even go all that high.
     
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    Apparently he has the prototypes. [​IMG]
    ...

    Envious
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