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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    the empty feeling when a family member carrying a box of pizza turns around, turns the handle with their ass, successfully opens the door, and then proclaims "whoops, almost let that one get the best of me"
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    That's what relatives are for, they provide 'patina' while you cringe.
     
  3. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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  4. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    the side chair is the only one that looks pretty
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I have a Moller chair as a desk chair at home, I don't feel the need for wheels at home. If I did I would do an Eames executive or Eames time life before anything else. The cherner is a sexpot, but will be hard to sit in for hours at a time.
     
  6. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Well,


    We have the heavy duty stuff (Aeron or whatever) at the office. No need to have something ugly like that at home just cause I need to log on every once in a while. I have no concerns about comfort, just wondering if anyone has insight on construction and/or how they hold up over time.
     
  7. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Cherner's stuff is high quality, it'll hold up.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jesus Fuck that chair is awful looking. Side chair is really nice.
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Finished my wife's bookcases;

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  10. archetypal_yuppie

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    Thx. The thin little back area at the bottom of the triangle gives one pause, if only visually.

    I want it more than I need it... not sure how long I'll be able to hold out.
     
  11. archetypal_yuppie

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    Is that some type of sword on top? Nice work. You must spend a lot of time carpentering. Carpenting. Carpernterating.

     
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  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    It's tapered from the front, but that is the most important part of the chairs design. They were able to increase the number of veneers in that area, so it's very thick from the side profile.

    Most of the good manufacturers back each veneer with a textile webbing to increase the strength. It's one of the reasons why they can flex for years and years without de-laminating, where the cheap shit falls apart in a couple years.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Fwiw I think the armchair is the best of the group.
     
  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Yep, I bought that sword when I was 12, had it in my parents basement. She wanted to display it, which I think makes teleconferencing more interesting.

    Thanks, and fair to say I spend a good deal of time doing carpentry.
     
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  15. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    I wish I had the requisite free time to engage in some such hobby/craft.
     
  16. alang

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    Are they hanging from french cleats?
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Yup, and while it looks like it just grabs the sides there is actually a full length cleat attached to the backs of the shelves.
     
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  18. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    These look like a monkey did them, but...

    Todd Merrill on Paul Evans

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    Phillip Lloyd Powell

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    Vladimir Kagan

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    Karl Springer

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    I have some Baughman chairs at Todd Merrill on consignment. One of you cats should buy them. These are seriously bad ass.

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    lefty
     
  19. mbaum

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    Oh shit - another cool threat with all the usual suspects. Was just reading the last few pages. Nice stuff. Like FindFinn's pics of those Brazilian chairs. And thank God Hay got a shout out as 60% of the furniture in my place is Hay. Not yet all that common in the US.

    I will be following.

    Mike
     
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  20. UnnamedPlayer

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    amazingly you got that half-right, twice!

    The middle book shelf looks sloppy.
    Needs to be flush with the side units or more clearly defined with a large step.
     

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