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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    Just added some in velvet to the other post.


    I know american craft and arts and crafts aren't one and the same, but arts and crafts "died" as modernism began, which is why I wrote post arts and crafts.

    Yeah Corbusier, Panton, Platner, Eames, etc. made things in different materials and Jacobsen, Eames etc. made stuff in plywood, which is why I wrote mostly. ;)

    The Paul Evans designs came up and I wouldn't classify them as being MCM at all, as "they would really go with the rest" of the MCM stuff.

    When I think of one offs and custom work, I think of stuff made my carpentry shops/cabinetmakers, which means it doesn't have a designer attached to it and would require the entire shop to reach a classic status, which is unlikely, I wouldn't mind some build in stuff though.

    (I know Rud. Rasmussen pieces have a classic appeal, but they had a lot of famous architects design stuff for them).


    The base of the idea is future classics and trying to guess, which will be classics in 20 years.
     
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  2. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    It is not a term I use or acknowledge and I've only ever heard it used by people with little knowledge of design.
     


  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I agree with that when it is used in a dismissive manner to quickly categorize, but it's not solely used by vapid design orbiters.
     


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    I always thought that these design classifications are very arbitrary and mostly made up by college 'academics' and salespeople. It is not like there is scientific method being used here ,so I don't quite share your indignation.
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i feel like the person who buys those is also the person who tell you about them as you walk in
     


  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I like these sort of romanticized videos of manufacturing luxury goods.
     


  9. archetypal_yuppie

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    You don't even acknowledge it? DAAAAAAMN
     


  10. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Or hands you cotton gloves.

    It's a very good video with great sound design.

    lefty
     


  11. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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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"
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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


  13. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    the side chair is the only one that looks pretty
     


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    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.
     


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