Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.
I have to drop by a retailer to check it out tomorrow.
The lamp is a plastic ball, the interior of which is coated with copper. However, the coating process leaves dozens of little pin-sized holes that you can see right through. This is unfortunate, as the design's beauty is premised on the illusion of being made from a solid piece of metal. The little holes spoil it.
Apparently, it is a known issue with the design. Every review mentions it. Even Tom Dixon disclaims that holes may appear in the finish.
One of the reasons for my shameless adherence to design classics is that they have had the kinks worked out in most cases. Being into this stuff, not just for the design, but also for the craftsmanship, eliminates many contemporary pieces for me. I'd sooner pay $1000 for a piece that is what it appears to be than $400 for plated plastic, where I know many people who feel quite the opposite.
IME, a classic design doesn't reduce the risk of a manufacturing kink.
Kartell has unbelievable engineering and qc, and everything is exactly the plastic it is. Much better qc than the Dwr classic stuff.
Maybe not, but a manufacturer who has been building them for 50 or so years seems to help.
Matt, you know I certainly respect your opinion, however I've had a Kartell lamp literally go up in smoke right in front of me (two years old max) and the ghost chairs all seem to look like hell in short order.
Bought a set of relic Tom Dixon pendants off eBay last week
Cheap as chips, why would anyone pay full price?
Looks like a strong choice for retail store offering hemp wallets and hand-made beads jewelry. What it looks like to me is designer-y but not really designed, very 1990s...
They look like big hanging rock pipes.
The problem with this thread is that no one is willing to state a strong opinion. What's with all this wishy-washy stuff?
Hive mind question: is beveled glass inherently stodgy and unacceptable in cabinetry use? Follow up: is just using glass inherently stodgy and unacceptable?
glass is awesome. our bookcakes are steel and glass, and they're great.
sand-blasted glass and other dumb stuff is dumb. at the end, most glass things are dumb.
I like the look of the glass hanging pendants. I'm a bit burnt out on the bulbs, however.
This will be a custom wood installation, wood slightly to the darker side. The installation itself will be SF unapproved as it's for an SF unapproved feature in my house: a built in bar. It will be unobtrusive and just fill the back wall of my bar space that is currently just a blank wall.
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