Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.
This version is awesome.
Not defending the prices being asked, but there is a difference between these chairs. One is from 1956 and is therefore "vintage", the other is from 2000 and thus is "used".
Chair on 1st Dibs
Restored and recovered in an attractive fabric - 4000 less 15% plus 200 shipping
Total = 3600
Time from purchase to LR - three days.
Same chair at auction
In original condition - 500
Shipping - 200
Delivery to upholsterer in city - 100
Restore and refinish legs - 300
New foam and upholstery work - 1500
Fabric - 7 yards @ 200/yd - 1400
Delivery to apt - 100
Total = 4100
Time from purchase to LR including looking for fabric - three months.
"But we delivered the bomb."
Thats a very cool chair. I went to a shop in Laguna beach a few weeks ago that did the majority of their sales through 1st dibs. Their stuff was very well curated and almost all of it had an interesting provenance and they were fair on pricing considering pretty much all of their stuff was in very good/excellent shape.
The Ox is indeed very cool, and I wonder why Papa Bears actually cost more now. But this one has too much patina for my taste.
PP Mobler makes the papa bear, and Erik Jorgensen makes the Ox chair. Not sure how PP Mobler arrives at their pricing, but it is certainly out there.
They play pin the price on the board and then use a dart on dart board with the prices glued on or that is how I imagine they do it.
Which store in Laguna? The one in the canyon?
80k is not a lot of money in the art world, and design is the new art. Pick the right design and that 80k might look like a bargain in a few years.
Besides, plastic coffee tables have been expensive for a long time....I remember seeing this ad for a Gary Gutterman solid acrylic coffee table in AD back in 1977.
Design is not the new art, you ignorant twat.
I forget the name off hand, but I believe that's the one.
Well, it is if I say it is. I love the delusionary perception that your observations = empirical fact.
How could anyone who behaves so poorly know anything anyway?
Whatever. It's probably more fair to say that the pretension of design to being art is its own downfall. Not that I expect you to understand. You don't seem to have been seriously involved in either space.
Some of the worst behaved people are the ones that know the most.
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