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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  2. Find Finn

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    SG have you seen the Charlotte Perriand - La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, from Design Miami.
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Not in person, looks awesome though in pictures. A ton of woodwork!
     
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    Yeah I thought it was right up your alley.
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Definitely! I like her work a lot, obviously a lot like corbu but often with a softer touch.
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    She co-designed most of his stuff LC1/2/3 etc. has her a co-designer together with Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, LC just got all the credit.


    For some reason I really like the pull out bed and the kitchen.
     
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  7. SkinnyGoomba

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    LC's later work seemed almost directly influenced by hers as he seemed to find appreciation for woodwork with le cabanon. I like the giant skylight and incorporation of a simple steel structure.
     
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    Hello,

    I am getting a new house later this month. It is a minor surprise because I was not really looking very hard but I found a house that I like. I would appreciate any help with furniture. I have read through much of this thread.

    The house is a traditional cape cod with an awesome addition on the back which is basically a large (1,000 SF) room in the back that has a kitchen and family room combined into one great room. It has wood floors, they are not solid wood but some kind of engineered wood floor.

    I am going to start from scratch in that area and only bring in a few framed prints that I have. The yard is going to take some money so I am perhaps looking at a nice couch and dining table and a few rugs to start with then adding nice pieces later down the line.

    Does anyone know anything about Hancock and Moore? Do they make good furniture? I did not even know this part of the forum existed until I searched for information on the Herman Miller Eames Lounge chairs and a link came up for styleforum. :slayer:

    Even though Herman Miller is having a 15% off sale I am going to pass on the Lounge Chair for now and try to catch it next year.

    Style wise I like an industrial slant. Also I have to check out the addition. I believe that they may have covered up some brick when they did the addition which I would like to possibly expose as I like an interior brick accent.

    Also a rant:

    WTF is it with women and those small accent pillows? Do I need 20 on a couch and 40 on a bed? And then If I move them I get a dirty look. It really gets under my skin.
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

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    ^ Nice work.

    Fuck. About ten years ago I lost a house that was designed by an architect in 1969. The architect hired Harvey Probber to custom make furniture for the living room including a very large sectional.

    I believe the furniture was tossed by the new owners.




    C. 1970 Modular Sofa, "Deep Tuft" designed by Harvey Probber

    $35,000
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    Harvery Probber 10 Piece Sofa

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    Harvey Probber Seven-Piece Sectional Sofa

    $45,000
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  11. SkinnyGoomba

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    Thanks!

    Those pretty much require a giant flokati rug.
     
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    I do love a flokati.

    Little shocked that Probber commands those prices. Ten years ago, no one was talking about him.

    lefty
     
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  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    Seems pretty out there price wise. Are they one off pieces or made by a manufacturer?

    Btw, the dovetail waste makes a great fire starter.
     
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    Interesting stuff, the limited supply partially explains the pricing, IMO. Sounds like his stuff is going to be reintroduced soon.

    I'll keep an eye out for the PM, grey glass will be a nice choice.
     
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    I need to stay off 1stdibs.

    Pair of Wave Front Cabinets by Paul Evans, 1971

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  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    His studio/ house is for sale, it's located in new hope. Fairly awesome with exception to the unfortunate changes made by the current owner who attempted to turn it into Liberace's country home.

    Those cabinets are awesome.
     
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    They are.

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    Its funny you say that. LC seems to have made a career out of stealing other peoples thunder. Eileen Gray hated him for it
     
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    The Perriand/Corbusier stuff is fascinating as much for its design credit as for its perfection as an example of historical rewrite based on contemporary political and academic theory.
     
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