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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    Like the saying goes "no idea is original", so if you want original design not inspired by anything else, you are going to hard a difficult time.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    They are both ugly. But not so similar.
     
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    Cool story bro. Did this chandelier kill your parents? I don't give a shit what inspired it, how much it costs, or how similar other designs are. I just like the way it looks.

    You clearly think you're better than people who might like something that is sold at DWR. You prefer something super cool because it's mid-century. Good for you. Go kill yourself.
     
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    Relax AY. The modo is made well, but they beat you over the head with the pricing. There are a lot of Hennigsen lamps I would buy ahead of that which could be much more easily repurposed when you move.

    I could understand the pricing if it were obviously requiring a lot of handmade details like Serge Mouille, or if it were limited production. However it's a relatively simple piece, with some CNC components which make it unique, priced well ahead of manufacturers like Poulsen, Fontana Arte, Luceplan, Flos, ect.
     
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    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    Agreedsies. That is why I did not buy.


    Will google. The modo just happens to fit the colors/scale/vibe of my current apt.
     
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  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Isn't more the norm than anything else?

    If everyone bought something because it was easy to resell the world would be an unglued bland place, which is already is to some degree.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Repurpose, not resell.....

    They are not so common here, outside of design magazines.
     
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    Googled, Hennigsen chandeliers don't appeal to me at all. I like the modo's mix of simplicity and robustness, and the wide but not tall scale (good for a large space but not requiring 20 foot ceilings).

    Wish it was $1,000 or so. Or $100 would be even better. Hell, free would be excellent.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Google the others as well, and in addition to them look up BTC and Gubi.
     
  10. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Don't know what he wants it for, but if it's a dining table lamp, it should be that difficult to repurpose, most lamps aren't.


    If you are in that price bracket look at Bocci, there was some pendant talk awhile ago have a search back, some good rec's were made if I remember correctly.
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Also, I certainly appreciate new design, but when they are priced well out of scale I tend to ignore them.

    Some get this right, and some well overshoot. The TK8 daybed is a real sexpot, and it comes at about 5-7k less than Kjearholm. It's more than the Ole Wanscher, but obviously much more involved to build.

    Then look at bassamfellows, their daybed is very nice, but priced higher than the Barcelona.

    Nakashima priced his completely handmade furniture in line with high-end manufacturered furniture until he gained the reputation which allowed him to command a higher price, same with Maloof and similar.

    It should be the less expensive, but better made and newly designed alternative until it is the more expensive piece of art with history and significance.
     
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    Exactly.
    Support dead artists!
     
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  14. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I think I've talked about this before, but I have an idea about creating a home with only future classics.
     
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    Lol :slayer: i like your sense of humor.
     
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