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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Check out Rodolfo Dordoni's bed's. I like the bed that Matt suggested as well that is certainly in the realm of what I like for upholstered beds without becoming a b&b look-a-like.

    We stayed at the Kimber Modern hotel in Austin for a few days and I loved everything about the bedrooms that they put together, it is certainly worth a google search.
     
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  2. imatlas

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    Do you find yourself banging your shins on that frame? That's always my worry with platform beds that aren't cushioned.
     
  3. Wallcloud

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    In answer to the bed question, have you considered Vioski?

    http://vioski.com/collection/beds

    My wife and I are building a house and I think we will be going with one of these.
     
  4. lefty

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    Thanks. The Zurich is nice and hits my mark of "substantial".

    lefty
     
  5. imatlas

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    That's a great looking bed. Price?
     
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    I agree. The Zurich is substantial. We are leaning towards that as well. I will think of you whenever I get in bed.

    A little research shows the base price to be about 6100 dollars. Other materials and colors are available.
     
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  7. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    You won't be the first on this forum. Or the last.

    lefty
     
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  8. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a fan of the George Nelson Case Study Bed, but the Traci here looks really nice and you can't go wrong with a soft headboard like that.
     
  9. otc

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    I don't think I am anal enough about my bed-making for one of these beds.

    The case study bed is one of my favorites when the comforter is all neatly tucked in on all sides and sharply folded on the corners, but I imagine it looks like shite when the bed is just made normally and everything is just hanging over the side (which seems more comfortable and crawl-into-bed-friendly)
     
  10. lefty

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    The Traci is nice. I think Gilt offered it for a whopping $50 off retail.

    lefty
     
  11. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :laugh: Solid point. I'm in the same boat you are and would probably not take the time to neatly tuck in my linens every morning and would end up killing the look of the bed.




    Gilt's pricing these days is all over the place, but mostly unimpressive.
     
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  12. the_drizzle

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    Had it for a year and haven't yet.
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    If you use a blanket instead of a comforter it will look neater.
     
  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those Vioski beds each seem to have a problem with proportion. I wish I had better words, but they are all off a bit.
     
  15. lefty

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    Maybe. Have to see them in person.

    lefty
     
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  16. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Here is what I mean.


    If you look at the Case Study Fastback, which is clearly the model from which he worked, the two main aspects of the bed are movement and light. Movement in that the slant of the bed and legs make it appear to be in motion, and light both in the enormous amount that the bed lets into a room by taking up so little space, and in the impression of being physically light.
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    The Traci, on the other hand, is a slanted bed that creates an impression of heft without real solidity, and darkness without any romance. It is like he took a really good model and said "Americans like overstuffed, oversized, solid furniture." It is incongruous with the original idea, and the result is silly looking. While the fastback looks like it is going to take flight, this one looks like it is being weight down and is going to topple backward. It strikes me as right out of the handbook of Interior Desecration as contrasted with good design.
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    FWIW, the best copy of the Nelson bed is the Jasper Morrison "Bed. It incorporates all of the feel and image of the original while increasing the comfort and using shapes that are more contemporary, yet not losing, even enhancing, the minimalism and the feeling of movement and light.

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  17. lefty

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    The Fastback looks too frail to me. Almost to the point of feeling like it's going to collapse. Similar to those hill houses in Wonderland where I was never comfortable. The thin mattress doesn't help.

    I appreciate what you're saying about the Traci, but I think the heft of the rails ground it without being overbearing. If you want to see "falling back" look at the Traci chair:

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    Makes me queasy just looking at it.

    The Morrison is nice. I'm really torn with what I want this bedroom to look like. Severe and clean or lefty love palace.

    lefty
     
  18. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Then there really is only one solution:

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  19. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Lefty,

    How big is the room? How high are the ceilings? ect.

    Matt,

    That looks like the Eileen Gray sofa in bed form.
     
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  20. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Yeah. Baby.

    Med size - 22' x 13'. 11' ceilings. But the bed can only go in one spot as they guy built in dimmer/switches for bedside lamps.

    The leftette says this in a richer colour scheme:

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    And a De Sede sofa in the LR. Apparently to match our new Plato's Retreat lifestyle.

    Yeah. Baby.

    lefty
     

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