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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    That will be interesting. I either love or despise Newsons stuff, it always seems to be a hit or miss for me. I loved the cooking range he did for Smeg.
     


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    He designed one awesome wooden chair 20 years ago, since then....he became design-world celebrity and is coasting.
     


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    I wouldn't call his JLC Atmos clocks coasting.
     


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    Not sure if I would call it coasting either since the Wooden Chair. I particularly like the colab with J Mays for Ford. but I do agree that I am drawn to his earlier work. Still looking for the Felt/ Wicker chair, in, well wicker, done by IDEE, not in Cappellini plastic, if any of you has a lead to one that is not priced at, like $10k on fucking 1stdibs
     
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    The 021C was sweet.
     


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    The felt felt chairs are the most interesting. The whole idea was a take on Joseph beuys so it shouldn't be a surprise.
     


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    Yeah, I like them as well. Felt and wicker over plastic. However, I really love the wicker version and the material with that organic shape.

    Ditto for a contemporary that I also love, Dixon's S Chair. I much prefer straw to felt on this piece as well. Those organic materials just make those flowing forms very interesting to me.

    Do you know how many felt Felt were produced?

    Mike
     


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    No idea. I have one but it is kind if sun bleached. Doesn't bother me because it happened on my watch. Love the straw a chair. We have straw Dixon barstools and I adore those. I love straw and wicker. Think I am going to grab some cane superleggera chairs soon.
     


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    True story. I was a pretentious fuck in art school and one year for Halloween I wrapped myself in felt and talked to a stuffed bunny at a party. Didn't get laid.

    The next year I went as Peter Brady (I looked a lot like him) and got laid all over the place.

    lefty
     


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    "That's bullshit...the people don't come because you grandiose motherfuckers don't play shit that they like. If you played the shit that they like, then people would come, simple as that."



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    Word.

    "What are you doing?"
    "Grunting to this dead hare."
    "I'm going to go stand over there now."

    One year later...

    "Who are you supposed to be?"
    "Porkchops and applesauce."
    "Cool. Wanna fuck?"

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    Question for the experts here - I was able to get a 1960s Jens Risom walnut coffee table from my previous employer for dirt cheap. The top is in need of refinishing, and I find it a bit too high for a coffee table. The top measures 54"x22" and sits 20" off the ground. 18" would work much better with my couch and chairs, and with the couch I plan to get in the next few years. The question is, if I am already going to be refinishing it, would it be sacrileges or just stupid to have it cut down to 18", or should I just get it refinished, sell it, and put that towards something with a more appropriate height? For reference, here is an occasional table in the same style, just different h-w-d.

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