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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks, will check them out.
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

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    Still editing as I reminder them.

    There are also a lot of older, mostly forgotten designers that are being dredged up by the major danish manufacturers and some small ones. Some of it is really awesome, IMO. Such as the FK sofa and chair, the grasshopper chair, Mogensen's stuff, Fritz Hennigsen, ect.
     
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  3. Piobaire

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    Had my custom made bar back installed today. Sort of. Part of the install is a narrow cherry wood counter top to separate the bottom drawers from the top cabinets. The counter is beautiful. A beautiful piece of wood shaped and finished wonderfully. The carpenter went to shape it to the contour of the end wall and totally blew it. Placed the curve to hug the wall about 1.5 inches too far and it was glaringly obvious. He placed the three top pieces in but did not finish the molding as he'll have to lift them out when he comes back to replace the countertop. This means I cannot move my stemware etc. into them unless I'm willing to take them all out again. I'll wait on that.

    The bottom drawer parts are permanently installed but I had second thoughts on the drawer pulls. Since he has to come back I held off on having those installed and ordered new ones from Amazon. Have my booze in the drawers though.

    All in all happy with what I see and I think when it's done next week this will be awesome.
     
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  4. Kaplan

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    I had my eye on the Caravaggio at one point (and think I've posted it here as a recommendation a long time ago), but in the end it was too shiny for what I wanted (I know it now comes in matte versions as well). It's pretty much already got classic status here. Cecilie Manz also designs for B&O.

    As for older stuff finding it's way into production again, have you seen the stuff designed by Fabricius & Kastholm? Some good stuff there, IMO.
     
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  5. SkinnyGoomba

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    Absolutely, I really like the FK stuff.
     
  6. Kaplan

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    We may have talked about this before, but I have the The FK 150 sideboard in smoked oak and like it a lot. Well matched real wood veneer on all surfaces and nice details, like the sliding doors only being attached at the top, so no unsightly and dust gathering grooves in the bottom panel.
     
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  7. Find Finn

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    I'm really trying to avoid MCM, as I was to support the new living generation of designers, there's only a maybe 10 pieces I would buy and most are Brazilian and largely unknown outside of Brazil.

    Sergio Rodriguez - Oscar
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    Sergio Rodriguez - Diz
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    I would mind a Tulip table, a Platner Lounge chair or a LC2 in some absurd material.

    While we are talking Brazilians, I really like these two.

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    Regarding the danes, there's Nina Meldgaard Studio, GamFratesi, Hee Welling, Johannes Torpe (creative director for B&O), Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, Louise Campbell & Norm Architecs.
     
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  8. SkinnyGoomba

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    I kicked around the idea of getting my LC2 in natural leather with a light blue frame for a while. Saw it in the pictures of Villa Savoye and liked the look. I ended up going with a custom leather.

    Anyways, I like those, but if you want to support living artists why not do private commissions?

    The umbrella of MCM basically covers everything that was an eclectic, curated collection in the mid century through when it became easily accessible. It's really much more than MCM when you start including Bauhaus, early Danish modern, frank Lloyd wright, brutalist, American craft, ect.

    Makes it difficult to be a collector without being labeled a whore for MCM
     
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  9. Find Finn

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    I have seen LC2 in terrycloth, velvet etc.

    I like the softness the fabric brings over leather.
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    Going custom defeats the idea of future classics, as they are going to be one offs and it will be mind numbing expensive to do a full home.

    I don't really think brutalism goes in the MCM bag, and don't really remember any brutalist furniture (just google brutalist furniture and most looks like art deco meets tiki lounge, but there was a nice desk), in my world MCM is post arts and crafts 1920-1960's clean and mostly hand made wood, if you like the esthetics and don't want to live in a Tudor box, you can't, unless you go contemporary.


    The chairman of Established and Sons (Angad Paul) has a penthouse in London designed by Buckley Gray Yeoman, which is a great example of how to do contemporary furnishing.

    http://www.viewpictures.co.uk/Details.aspx?ID=181411&TypeID=1
     
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  10. SkinnyGoomba

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    Those are neat, I've only seen them in linen and wool fabrics before.

    Brutalist includes Paul Evans (70's and 80's) and similar, they are almost entirely one-offs but they also get roped in with MCM as the buyers often overlap. I mentioned American Craft (not be confused with arts and crafts) which is mainly Nakashima, Maloof, and Esherick, the style is often accompanying MCM and the time period overlaps, so they get lumped in.

    MCM is an ambiguous term, so it often loops in a lot of stuff. You mention MCM as being mostly hand made wood, which would be Danish Modern here, and term MCM is applied here mainly to post WWII production made furniture like Eames, Saarinen, Bertoia, ect.

    It's really not critical that it be strictly defined, just a bit of a peeve of mine that what was previously the sum total of a lifetime of collecting modernist pieces is now all haphazardly lumped into the same group and is really not considered to be curated unless you start there and deviate even further.
     
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  11. Find Finn

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    Just added some in velvet to the other post.


    I know american craft and arts and crafts aren't one and the same, but arts and crafts "died" as modernism began, which is why I wrote post arts and crafts.

    Yeah Corbusier, Panton, Platner, Eames, etc. made things in different materials and Jacobsen, Eames etc. made stuff in plywood, which is why I wrote mostly. ;)

    The Paul Evans designs came up and I wouldn't classify them as being MCM at all, as "they would really go with the rest" of the MCM stuff.

    When I think of one offs and custom work, I think of stuff made my carpentry shops/cabinetmakers, which means it doesn't have a designer attached to it and would require the entire shop to reach a classic status, which is unlikely, I wouldn't mind some build in stuff though.

    (I know Rud. Rasmussen pieces have a classic appeal, but they had a lot of famous architects design stuff for them).


    The base of the idea is future classics and trying to guess, which will be classics in 20 years.
     
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  12. freshcutgrass

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    It is not a term I use or acknowledge and I've only ever heard it used by people with little knowledge of design.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    I agree with that when it is used in a dismissive manner to quickly categorize, but it's not solely used by vapid design orbiters.
     
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    I always thought that these design classifications are very arbitrary and mostly made up by college 'academics' and salespeople. It is not like there is scientific method being used here ,so I don't quite share your indignation.
     
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  15. lefty

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    [​IMG]

    lefty
     
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  16. gomestar

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    i feel like the person who buys those is also the person who tell you about them as you walk in
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    I like these sort of romanticized videos of manufacturing luxury goods.
     
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  18. archetypal_yuppie

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    You don't even acknowledge it? DAAAAAAMN
     
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  19. lefty

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    Or hands you cotton gloves.

    It's a very good video with great sound design.

    lefty
     

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