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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    A sofa by Gaetano Pesce [​IMG]
    Really ridiculously tacky. It reminds me of those electric waterfall pictures which you plug in that you see being sold at ghetto malls.
     
  2. spertia

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    I'm not sure which is worse, this latest Pesce sofa or his "New York sunset" one from the '80s:

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    Pesce started out strong in the '60s and soon went downhill from there, IMO.
     
  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Really ridiculously tacky. It reminds me of those electric waterfall pictures which you plug in that you see being sold at ghetto malls.

    So you love it?
     
  4. LabelKing

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    So you love it?
    Maybe on an intellectual level. Aesthetically, it's quite appalling although I could see it working in a severely minimalist hotel lobby or some sort.
     
  5. hypersonic

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    Maybe on an intellectual level. Aesthetically, it's quite appalling although I could see it working in a severely minimalist hotel lobby or some sort.

    What do you guys think about Hugo França's furniture/art objects?

    I have to tell you I've become very fond of them.

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    New stuff by Hella Jongerius for Galerie Kreo

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    That frog is really humping the hell out of that table.
     
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    Is this too good to be true?

    Cappellini Norguet Rainbow Chair

    --Andre


    Seen a couple Rainbow chairs on eBay in the last year.. it'll end up 4k+ but still far less than retail.
     
  10. CityConnection

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    What do you guys think about Hugo França's furniture/art objects?

    I have to tell you I've become very fond of them.

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    Those are really unique pieces that look "home-y". I wish I had the space and the funds to have something like that....
     
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    Those Hugo França's furniture objects are actually good. I've never considered buying those kind before but this thread made me changed my mind.

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  12. hypersonic

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    Those Hugo França's furniture objects are actually good. I've never considered buying those kind before but this thread made me changed my mind.

    Yeah, they're not the kind of thing I usually go for either ...but they are very well done -- often that kind of furniture looks a bit kitsch and contrived. I think this kind of "Eco design" object is going to be a big trend.

    I can imagine something like that day bed used in a minimal interior -- maybe like a bathroom with a Claudio Silvestrin bath.

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  13. hypersonic

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    "Fantasia" stools by Elizabeth Garouste.

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  14. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

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    1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

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    ...Modern furniture are meant to look as light as possible and I think those stools manages to play and fool around with that idea quit well. I also like how they make you wanna kick them high up in the air.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] "The Plopp stool is composed of two ultra thin steel plates cut into the desired shape and welded around the edges. Finally air under high pressure is shot into the unit causing an expansion into the desired shape. The idea is to make a light construction which is easily mass produced but with a unique result where every single piece of furniture is a one of a kind sculpture. Using this technology a new piece of steel furniture is created which in its form refers to plastic furniture but with the solidity and wearing qualities of steel. In an era of increasing global warming it makes sense to create products that do not break the day after the expiration of the guarantee certificate". [​IMG] [​IMG] More info here http://www.dezeen.com/2008/11/23/plo...zieta-for-hay/
     
  16. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

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    ^Those stools are very interesting ....I am quite seriously liking them actually.


    This is a nice old chair design.

    The Skater Chair designed in 1968
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    The "Hidden Wealth" tableware by Khashayar Naimanan has the fine hand decoration on the bottom of the plates.
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  17. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I hope that Koons gets part of the profits on these stools because they're clearly heavily "inspired" by his work...
     
  18. hypersonic

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    I hope that Koons gets part of the profits on these stools because they're clearly heavily "inspired" by his work...

    Koons owes much more to Warhol and Oldenburg. [​IMG]
     
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    ...Modern furniture are meant look as light as possible... I think those stools manages to play and fool around with that idea quit well. I also like how they make you wanna kick them high up in the air.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] "The Plopp stool is composed of two ultra thin steel plates cut into the desired shape and welded around the edges. Finally air under high pressure is shot into the unit causing an expansion into the desired shape. The idea is to make a light construction which is easily mass produced but with a unique result where every single piece of furniture is a one of a kind sculpture. Using this technology a new piece of steel furniture is created which in its form refers to plastic furniture but with the solidity and wearing qualities of steel. In an era of increasing global warming it makes sense to create products that do not break the day after the expiration of the guarantee certificate". [​IMG] [​IMG] More info here http://www.dezeen.com/2008/11/23/plo...zieta-for-hay/
    Hmmm I am curious what Jeff Koons thinking about stealing from him. One lesser known hack stealing from another well-known hack. Dilemma another art-world yet...
     
  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Koons owes much more to Warhol and Oldenburg. [​IMG]
    Not sure about the "much more" part...
     

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