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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. twistoffat

    twistoffat Senior member

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    I often wonder if I got invited to Alan Jones house, would I end up curled up somewhere with a glass plate or cushion strapped to some part of my body.
     
  2. foodguy

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    hey skinny, i was just about to ask who the maker on this was, because it would be perfect upscaled for a dining room table. then i saw the credit on the url. sigh. the dream lives on.
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

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    Pretty sure he made that one for his own house, I think that Maloof was similar to Nakashima in the way that his fame did not get ahead of him as he was discovered. He encouraged others to take up his style, so I would not think it to be sacrilege to commission a dining table in the style with a woodworker capable of accomplishing it with respect to it's origin.

    ...and there is always this one from Finn Juhl:

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    Without the visible joinery of the Maloof table (also that top is actually cork), but with a sex appeal of it's own, imo.
     
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  4. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    know about anything like that in a dining room table? that's what i'm looking for.
     
  5. twistoffat

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    I honestly hate tables like that. I´m quite tall(but not overly) and always end up banging my shins on the supports.
     
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  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    This is one of my favorites

    Wegner CH327

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    Twistoffat, I don't like low supports either, but I like the look of that table.
     
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    That second wegner table you have posted without the supports is far better than the first. I don't know what bright spark invented the shin busters but e obviously never sat for three hours at a dinner party. It's a very credible example of function and form.
     
  8. Find Finn

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    I'm 5'9" and I bang my shins, so you are not alone.
     
  9. twistoffat

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    Nice to know I'm not alone. I remember being at one party where the particular table was so bad i actually considered climbing under the table with my steak knife. I figured that might not go down well to I took my dinner and retired to the tv room to watch cartoons with the children. I explained my predicament to y host and her husband laughed " I told you so dearest when you ordered the bloody thing"
     
  10. SkinnyGoomba

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    I like parsons style tables best for this sort of thing, the leg being placed on the corner is really the best place for it unless you are trying to crowd people around a table. If they are long enough I don't mind the 5th leg center support.

    Here's a wegner table I enjoy;

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    The butchers block

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    For some reason I really like that its rubber coated.
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  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Reminds me of this

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    What would you need a vise for in a kitchen?
     
  15. twistoffat

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    Rubber coated.....hmmmmm. With the best will in the world and even with the best extractor fan in the world I can imagine cleaning grease from rubber would not be one of my favourite tasks
     
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  16. twistoffat

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    Cutting Meat cuts or slicing pata negra
     
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    Some of it is interesting, but the vise handle would catch me in the hip all the time until I smashed it off in an angry rage.

    And maybe it's just me, but I hate hate hate that white range hood. And the ceiling. And how the range hood meets the ceiling.
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    Interesting. A good workbench probably would not look out of place in a rustic kitchen.
     
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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Which rustic kitchen? We're not talking about the one above, I assume.
     
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    Butchering ;)
     

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