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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Finn. I think we are thinking the same thing.

    Nhannon, The leather and workmanship of anything Poltrona Frau should be top notch. I have a few peices from Cassina, owned by Poltrona Frau, which I find to be very well made.
     
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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Poltrona Frau, Cassina, and Cappellini are all part of the same corporate entity.

    Poltrona has traditionally been known for their leather. However, Cassina and Cappellini things are now upholstered in Poltrona leather, so there is much less reason to confine oneself to Poltrona itself. I think the other two have the better designs, particularly Cappellini.
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    You should buy some of their designs, you know, for around your table.

    ..it could work out.
     
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    Yeah in that colour they look fake :)
     
  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Poltrona Frau designs and supply leathers for Ferrari etc. Interiors, that should give you an idea of the quality.




    Most likely ;)



    Foo, how about a B&B Italia Husk

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    Yeah, that's totally not my thing. The Chair_One is virtually a done deal.


    Duh. The Florence Knoll.
     
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  9. Piobaire

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    :laugh: Exactly what I was looking for.


    In all seriousness I love that couch of yours and would get one if Mrs. Piob did not hate it so badly.
     
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    I'm a little meh on B&B Italia. All of their stuff looks very B&B Italia, but i can't say I like that look. Hard to explain I guess.

    I visited their sample sale last week, and some of the prices were really incredible (lamps 90-95% off, etc.) but even so nothing really had me interested.

    A Cappellini sample sale, on the other hand, is pure danger.
     
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  11. SkinnyGoomba

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    Pio;

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    In tan or dark brown.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but your house is more traditional styling?
     
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    the single

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  13. Piobaire

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    I'm not sure what to call my house. I guess you could classify it as that. The plan is to sell our rental next year and hire an interior decorator to do the public areas, our master bedroom, and our separate guest house (it's small but complete).

    Gome, I love that chair. That even sort of looks like part of my place.
     
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    myself and itsstillmatt call them interior desecrators. They're good at knick knacks, but not at understanding how space is used by people.


    That chair is the same as Foo's, but the lounge version.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    If you need an opinion when it gets closer, send me some pics.

    I have the same opinion as gome on interior decorations, very few are well trained. I've met a handful that very talented. Much like a tailor, pick the one which has a 'house style' which suits your situation. For instance, there are a lot of colonial houses in my area and most of the decorators are used to furnishing them, so if you let them loose a mid-century house they make something awful out of it.
     
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    G, well, you two have far better taste than I do. I want a minimum of kibble though and a maximum of well designed space.

    SG, thanks for the offer. :fistbump:
     
  17. mafoofan

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    The beauty of the Florence Knoll is that it can go in pretty much any sort of interior. It's the Saarinen table of sofas.

    I really don't like B&B Italia, for many of the same reasons Gomestar mentions. They epitomize anonymous, slick, "contemporary"--the kind of stuff I imagine one sees in high-end model homes across Europe. It's like putting your house in a Hugo Boss suit.
     
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  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    Pio, anytime :cheers:

    Foo, I disagree, I think the metal base of the knoll sofa limits it's application. The Saarinen table looks either fantastic (modern homes and remodels) or completely out of place.

    Also, I would have to agree with these two on b&b, it's a little to oligarch for me.
     
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    i think both the Knoll and the Saarinen are extremely versatile. The Saarinen just doesn't play well with chairs.
     
  20. Find Finn

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    How about a Erik Jørgensen Delphi?




    Anything and everything at sample sales, is the shit they couldn't unload during sales and the possibility of finding something nice at a sample sale is slim to none.






    Each their own and having a complete house from any brand will almost 100% sure look like shit, showroom or a shitty showroom.

    I saw it in person last year and I was surprised by how nice it looked in person.
     
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