Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    This version is awesome.
     


  2. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    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".
     


  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    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."

    lefty
     




  4. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    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.
     


  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    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.
     
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  8. mbaum

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    Which store in Laguna? The one in the canyon?
     


  9. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    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.


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  10. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Design is not the new art, you ignorant twat.
     


  11. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I forget the name off hand, but I believe that's the one.
     


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    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?
     


  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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