Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Actually, it is, and will continue to be produced by Simon, which was acquired in 2013 by Cassina's parent company, Poltrona Frau Group ( which owns Cappellini as well).

    Simon has produced some of my favourite designs, especially their Ultramobile and Ultrarazionale collections.
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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  4. SkinnyGoomba

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    The first link the dealer is in France, but yeah, insane prices. Many of them will deal with you over the phone or in person for much better pricing. I would avoid anything that isn't clearly what it represents itself to be or has a significant provenance to back up the asking prices.
     
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    The question in the end is, do these things sell at these prices? And if they do, who buys them?
     


  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I'm sure it takes a while to turn over a lot of this stuff, but people do buy it. Budgets vary...
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    1st dibs and Craigslist are full of aspirational idiots
     


  8. freshcutgrass

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    Auction prices can be ridiculous too.
    1st Dibs allows you to "buy it now".

    I like it as a reference source. It's a bit of an enigma.
     


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    Speaking of 1st Dibs, this coffee table showed up this week...Faye Toogood’s Element Table in blue resin. No price listed, but Phillips de Pury was asking $80,000 for one a couple of years ago.



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    Actually, quite cool table. Morrison sale at Cappellini. 20% off his pieces. I am likely to grab the Thinking Man's chair. Love (most) of his work.

    Mike
     
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  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    80k for a hunk of plastic certainly seems reasonable.
     


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    I don't know which I'd rather have....the resin version or the one with a brass cylinder, stone cube, and a sycamore sphere. It falls into that batshit crazy area of art mixed with a functional item. I don't know if I would want to have a conversation with someone who bought this because we are clearly on two different levels...

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    If it requires me to reinforce the floor, I do not want it.
     


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    acrylic is pretty expensive
     


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