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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. saysomething

    saysomething Well-Known Member

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    Really want this, but my space is not a loft nor a French chateau - not sure if it will work.

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  2. twistoffat

    twistoffat Senior member

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    Good grief. I´m sorry but that just looks like a collection of square vinyl bags thrown together. There are other far better examples of such a sofa arrangement. If you like that lego look what about a light coloured Polder Sofa from Vitra. I do like the tables though
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What exactly do you like about that sofa? To be honest, I really can't stand it myself. The bulk overwhelms even a palatial room like the one in the photo. Also, the way it is upholstered (slip covers, perhaps?) does not complement its right-angled, straight-edged form. It looks sloppy.

    Maybe worst of all, the arrangement seems poorly thought out. Why use is the capacity to lounge around with half a dozen other people, very closely, yet all facing away from each other? Odd.
     
  4. Kaplan

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  5. Displacement

    Displacement Senior member

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    If you want a regularly shaped alternative to that amoebae of a sofa, Restoration Hardware has a somewhat reasonable approximation of the style. I like it, personally. Modern usually means uncomfortable but it looks like a very practical style that would be easy to live with.
     
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  6. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    No.

    the only exception, at least for me, is the Knoll sofa. Even so, at least one person would disagree.
     
  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A lot of modern stuff is not comfortable the way one might expect, but often is equally or more comfortable in specific ways. Take the Knoll sofa that gomestar mentions. It's very comfortable for sitting upright in, but terrible for lounging around. It is not a sofa you flop down in. However, we find that for things like conversation and television watching, it is superior precisely for that reason.

    Now, if you want more relaxed, lounging-oriented seating, there are modern solutions, too. See g.'s beloved Bird chair. It's a fantastic lounge seat, but utterly useless for anything other than reclining in to do something solitary, like reading a book or taking a nap.
     
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  8. Fuuma

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    That Cappellini looks great in an architect office or whatever but really big no for the home unless it looks like an office, like a lot of their stuff now that I think of it.
     
  9. gomestar

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    fair point. I'd have home stuff in it at home (espresso machine, iPod sound dock, decanter, box of dog toys, etc).
     
  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think it could look great at home. The problem is more conceptual to me. Maybe I'm just not understanding how it works, but it seems like a derivation of the Eames shelving system that ditches all the modular utility.
     
  11. mordecai

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  12. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    that has to be something alessi
     
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  14. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Let's try and get this thread back on track.

    I think my latest love (besides leather shags) are Philip and Kelvin LaVerne tables.

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    Discuss.

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  15. Find Finn

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  16. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I love you, but you're insane.

    Make sure you don't blow your wad too quickly, Vern.

    Etched bronze. Plate I guess. Weight is not an issue as the table would sit directly above my guest room and I rarely have guests and the those that do stay are my wife's friends, so disposable.

    Tacky, showy, artiste-inspired, non-practical furniture pretty much sums up my style.

    More LaVerne madness.



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  17. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    That's a well known fact, but it doesn't change I don't like it ;)
     
  18. lefty

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    Don't blow your wad = pace yourself.

    Use by dates expired on my moderny/post stuff which is why I'm tossing it all. Already have art and a wife so covered in the "pretty thing" category. Now entering my "fuck yeah" stage of life of which that table fits in nicely.

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  19. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Depends on the motif.

    Chan series - one uppercase "Fuck"; two lowercase "yeahs".

    Endless Forest - two uppercase "Fucks"; one lowercase; and three uppercase "Yeahs".

    Sadly.

    lefty
     
  20. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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