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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    You are kidding right, or do you live in a Bus Station or an Airport :)
     
  2. twistoffat

    twistoffat Senior member

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    I love it but not in a home
     
  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I like it, but it's going to be a hassle living with.

    Would be better as a conference chair.
     
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    Kaplan Senior member

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    About the Fabricius Kastholm FK 150 sideboard I asked about earlier, I ended up with the smoked oak one.


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    Quality, finishing and attention to detail is outstanding. Full wood veneer on all surfaces, outside and in. Sliding doors only attached at the top, so no unsightly, dust collecting groove at the bottom when you slide the doors open. The oak veneer has a great texture and a subtle pattern of light striations from the various degrees af acid in the wood when smoked, and the doors are matched.
     
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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    We are THIS close to pulling the trigger on the Chair One chairs. Comfort level is fine for us. Anyway, I don't see why you need super-comfortable dining chairs. We sit at the table to eat, and that's it.

    I think they look great with the Saarinen on many levels. First of all, it's such a foundational, elemental table, that it pairs easily with different chairs and surroundings (Gomestar--I'm wondering why you think otherwise). Second, they make conceptual sense together. It ruins the point of the Saarinen design to clutter up the floor with chair legs, so one ought to pick chairs that are either pedestal-based or cantilevered. However, thin-necked pedestals look too close to the table's. So, the alternatives are to get the matching Tulip chairs (not going to happen) or something more distinctly divergent. The, chunky concrete base of the Chair One fits the bill. Lastly, the forms are visually complementary. The skeletal, geodesic structure of the chairs draws a nice contrast against the solid, round form of the table, but also nicely echoes its curvature. Whereas the visual heft of the table is up top, it is the other way around for the chairs.

    We had previously wanted cane, armless Cesca chairs.
     
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  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Aren't worried about people turning chair into the table damaging both or scratching the floor trying to push it out.

    Also you can't pull the chair in, so taller/smaller people will have issues.

    (they weigh 75lbs a piece)
     
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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    We aren't getting the swiveling version, so damaging the table shouldn't be an issue.

    As for the weight--that is admittedly more of an issue. How hard is it to move a 75 pound chair a couple inches back and forth?
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    is this a foo specific jab? :)
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    hard enough to make you use them less.
     
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    Those chairs are not comfortable for longer than 30 minutes and sometimes ones does like not to have to rush meal.
    I´d look at the MDF Italia flow chairs or the original Saarinen tulip to go with the table
     
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    Those chairs are not comfortable for longer than 30 minutes and sometimes ones does like not to have to rush meal.
    I´d look at the MDF Italia flow chairs or the original Saarinen tulip to go with the table
     
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    Find Finn Senior member

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    It depends on your strength, I don't know what they look like underneath, but they could make your floors look like the aftermath of a cat fight.



    No, I purposely wrote it like that, so it wouldn't be.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    damn, would have been humorous.
     
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    Well, we would not need to move them day-to-day, as they'd be where they need to be for us. The only issue is when you have guests.


    Like I said, we've tried them before. The comfort level is fine.

    The Saarinen Tulip chairs are not happening. Don't want everything so perfectly matched.


    For now, we don't care about the floors. We rent.
     

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