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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    That's fair. The chair is $700 and has been sitting on CL for weeks already vs other stuff that sells in worse condition for more than $1k down here.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Actually, that is pretty damned cheap.

    You could buy it, replace with new cushions from Herman Miller, and still come out way ahead.
     


  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Inspect the shock mounts as well, if they're worn (super easy to flex) then you may need to replace them. It's a job for Herman Miller since they have to release the glue that attaches them and reapply. IIRC most repair shops will replace with a bolt-through mount which is not a bad thing assuming they can release the glue without damaging the veneers.
     


  4. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Does HM actually do that kind of stuff? The one time I have had a warranty issue, they used a 3rd party (but sent them the real parts)
     


  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Not sure, IIRC it depends on the scope of it.
     


  6. double00

    double00 Senior member

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    :laugh: money still talks i guess.

    always a chance that it will work as is. you might fall hopelessly in love!

    and if not, well you've still got options.
     


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    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Knock-offs sell for more than that here.
     


  8. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    otc Senior member

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    Yeah, but you also live somewhere where people have white eames lounges...so....
     


  10. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

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    While fair, I'm sure they exist in all the cool places too, so at least I have that going for me.
     


  11. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    We recently bought one with black leather. My wife was pushing for one in white but this was one of those very rare occasions where I did not entertain her point of view. Sounds kind of like I was a jerk but we have a pretty good partnership and when she realized how strongly I felt about it she dropped the white talk.
    We saw a white one in a store after we had ours at home and she seemed genuinely happy that we didn't go that route.
     


  12. otc

    otc Senior member

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    Just show her what raw denim does to white leather and she'll be happy!
     


  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    If the leather has a finish (most do) then you can just wipe it off with a damp cloth. If it does not, the best grades often do not in order to allow a natural patina to develop, then you'll have some perminant blue stains.

    I have a white ELO, in Edelman all-grain and it doesn't take on stains. That was tested the day that I nodded off while holding a full espresso. The chair was unscathed.
     


  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    One of my close friends growing up started following my blog and we reconnected after something like 15 years. He's a videographer and so we put together some videos of the woodworking that I do. This is the first one, hope that you guys enjoy:

    https://videopress.com/v/XbjGe6vW
     


  15. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    Pretty neat. Kinda looks like it could be the credit sequence of a show where Dexter is a cabinet maker.
     


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