Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    It comes in 3 or 4 sizes and the smaller ones are some of the most popular diningtable lamps around here, only beaten by PH 4/5.
     
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    Thanks finn, I was only aware of the small and large. In any case I'd do the 4/5 over the artichoke in most scenarios. There really aren't that many pendant lamps I'm over the moon with.

    Kaiser Idell and wegner I37 are probably the only two I'd put over my own dining table.
     
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    I prefer the 4/3, but I don't particularly like them when painted white.
     
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    Find Finn Senior member

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    The big is huge Ø80.

    I think we had this discussion a while ago, when lefty was looking for a pendant, it depends on the space and your wallet, but I really like Bocci 28, Modular Nomad, Artecnica Kiss and Globe, Tom Dixon Globe, Apparatu scotch club
     
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    Of those I like the Tom Dixon globe. I think it needs to be a juxtaposition to it's setting, but I feel that way about most Tom Dixon designs.

    Now that I'm thinking about it, I like a lot of BTC designs and Gubi as well.
     
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    Lamps are a weird subject, as they are often overlooked until you need one, it's not like a sofa etc., where you fall in love with one and know I want that one the next time.

    I was looking at Roll & Hill last night, they might be something you like.
     
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    Very true, and the good ones tend to go largely unnoticed.

    I like roll and hill but can't get past the pricing.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    There are a million great lights once you get past the constraints of period furniture on display here.
     
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    We have a Tom Dixon copper ball. It's a piece of crap in terms of quality control, but it's a nice looking lamp when you don't look too closely at it.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    That assumes you are correct about the level of quality for which they are controlling.
     
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    True. Sadly, it also assumes they are controling for quality at all.
     
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    I've seen the tom Dixon etch pendant, and concur with regard to the quality. Rough shorn edges and punch outs. Also cheap cord and fittings in my opinion.

    Nothing super critical in use, but generally disappointing.
     
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    If I remember correctly it retails for around 3-400, so you need to take that into a account as well, which in the grand scheme of lighting isn't much.
     
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    The copper ball costs considerably more than that. Quality still sucks. You are truly paying for the "design."
     

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