Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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  1. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Just picked up this Poltrona Frau dining room set for my new place. I think it's pretty cool.

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  2. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    A little OT for this thread but we stayed in this house for the long weekend and loved its taste and simplicity. The use of the space and volumes was just right. The owners did a wonderful job remodeling and expanding a late 1960's house.

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    Perfection or very close to it.
     
  3. hypersonic

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    Just picked up this Poltrona Frau dining room set for my new place. I think it's pretty cool.

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    Congratulations. Poltrona Frau makes some very beautiful things ....excellent quality.
     
  4. hypersonic

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    Ha ha -- back to my favourite thread.

    Figura side tables by Stephan Veit
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    Fusion table by Werner Aisslinger
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    and a couple of antiques:

    Silver and Glass Parakeet Claret Jug by Louchars & Son
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    Tea and Coffee Service Paul Storr
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  5. hypersonic

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    GJ Chair by Grete Jalk

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  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    On my continuing hunt to furnish my new place I got a Plycraft chair and ottoman like this one, except in a white fabric (vs. this one in black leather):

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    Didn't pay a lot, but I'll either need to clean the upholstery or if that doesn't work I'll need to have it recovered. My Dad had one exactly like the one pictured when I was growing up. I asked Mom what happened to it and she said that they threw it out several years ago. [​IMG]

    Also picked up a set of end/coffee tables with marble inserts. Very good shape, got them very cheap. Should be able to use them somewhere:
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    Also picked up a nice midcentury teak dinette table with teak and black leather chairs. Don't have a pic, but I'll post one later. Very, Very cheap on it. Really nice condition.
     
  7. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Picture of the Plycraft Mulhauser chair/ottoman with the wood and marble side table.

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    Picture of the Plan G teak and leather dinette table.

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    Those marble topped tables look quite nice.
     
  9. Bhowie

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    Mark , where did you pick your stuff up from?
     
  10. spertia

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    Just picked up this Poltrona Frau dining room set for my new place.

    I just bought my first Poltrona Frau piece the other day:

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    The thing weighs a ton and seems very high-quality. It is replacing a crappy Ikea unit, and so I'm pretty excited. The interior is lined in sand-colored suede, and the part on the right side is actually a slide-out drawer, which is upholstered in dark-brown leather.
     
  11. gdl203

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    ^^
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  12. Pezzaturra

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    This is awesome.

    I just bought my first Poltrona Frau piece the other day:

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    The thing weighs a ton and seems very high-quality. It is replacing a crappy Ikea unit, and so I'm pretty excited. The interior is lined in sand-colored suede, and the part on the right side is actually a slide-out drawer, which is upholstered in dark-brown leather.


    It's made of MDF + veneer just like Ikea and it is upholstered in synthetic material. What is the big whoop?
     
  13. hypersonic

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    This is awesome.



    It's made of MDF + veneer just like Ikea and it is upholstered in synthetic material. What is the big whoop?


    Yes, that may be true but there is an obvious difference in the overall finish. It's not like MDF is a poor quality material ...it just isn't very aesthetic. The Frau table above is undoubtedly made to a very high standard.

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  14. Pezzaturra

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    It's not like MDF is a poor quality material ...it just isn't very aesthetic.

    It must be a generational difference in opinions. Imho, plywood construction is a borderline acceptable compromise , but I would never consider fiberboard as anything but the junkiest of materials. Perhaps it is better for the environment to use fiberboard, but how the high price point become attached to the fiberboard furniture is a secret to me.
     
  15. thekunk07

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    looks like the kunk's dream house.

    A little OT for this thread but we stayed in this house for the long weekend and loved its taste and simplicity. The use of the space and volumes was just right. The owners did a wonderful job remodeling and expanding a late 1960's house.

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