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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    otc Senior member

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    Question. If you want somewhere to stack books, why are you getting a bench.

    Wouldn't a bookshelf be much more suited to the task? Stacks of books tend to be unwieldy, if you want the bottom book, you have to move them all.
     
  3. Douglas

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    finn, that's nice.
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    it is and it comes in white or any other RAL color you want.
     
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    I'm not going to go into a long explanation but I already have lots of places where books are (in other words bookshelves) but these ones will remain on a rug or the bench, near a couch and in a central location of my loft and visually speaking I need something low and elongated to make it work.

    Finn: good suggestion, dunno this guy though, hard to order?
     
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  6. Find Finn

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    Nope pretty easy throw me a pm, I have their contact info.
     
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    Mulling over purchasing a new sofa. Have taken to the Bantam sofa from DWR (gasp) which fits in my price range nicely. Visited the store today and am choosing between a few fabrics. Any thoughts on the below: 1. Maharam Hallingdal Brown - 70% wool 30% rayon, has a coarse, fuzzy hand. Hopefully that doesnt cause breathability issues, I got warm easily. [​IMG] 2. Maharam Hallingdal Light Grey [​IMG] 3. Ducale Wool 78% wool, 8% alpaca, 9% linen, 5% nylon [​IMG]
     
  8. Find Finn

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    The two first are made by kvadrat, so quality wise, just can't go wrong.
     
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    I like the second choice.
     
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    We just got our Knoll sofa re-upholstered in ivory Hallingdal. Fucking awesome.
     
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    1 & 2 for a suit
    3 for the couch
     
  13. Find Finn

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    Found the answer to my own question while looking for something else.

    Wegner for Fritz Hansen 1948.
     
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    I just spotted this now while scrolling back. No I´m not but to answer your question, its very common in the car industry to save weight using two methods. One is to retain the shape while using new materials like carbon fibre, the other it to take the original an remove parts of the design deemed as unnecessary. You often have seen drilled out door handles of bumpers. Modern racing bike saddles have gone the same way. If you take a tulip and start cutting out triangles you still have a seat but the the remaining plastic it too weak so you replace it with metal. This leaves it a bit top heavy but by adding the concrete base the weight gives stability.

    Did you ever get them in the end for your dining area. I´m curious because I have one for outside use on my balcony. They are heavy and mine is being repaired at the moment(the swivel function is not smooth). I´ll post a pic when I get it back if you like.
     
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    K., where are you sourcing these?
     
  16. Find Finn

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    You can get them at most furniture shops, I have a grey one (same color as the top one) in my apartment 3x4m in wool, which I got at half price (800$), due to the client having changed their mind.
     
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    If we do a Beni Ourain though, we want a genuine one. I think you need to go to a rug specialist for that. Furniture shops will just sell you "Beni Ourain style" rugs.
     
  18. Find Finn

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    I can't remember the name of it, but its 100% wool and it comes from a bespoke furniture shop
     
  19. mafoofan

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    Beni Ourain rugs are made in a specific way, in a specific region of Morocco. Anything else is not a true Beni Ourain rug. The second rug Kaplan posted (white shag with black tribal patterns) is in the Beni Ourain style--whether it is the real deal or not, I don't know. You can get something that looks like a Beni Ourain rug from pretty much anywhere. The genuine article is much rarer and costs more.

    They are each handwoven by tribeswomen and not made according to any pre-determined template. Hence, no two should be alike. Also, because of the loom sizes used, you will rarely if ever find a true Beni Ourain rug that is over seven feet in width.
     
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    It would seem that you didn't need anyone's help in sounding somewhat knowledgeable about Beni Ourain rugs...
     

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