Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Oh I didn't get it first. The papal chair, right?
     


  2. savage_here

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    Can somebody ID this low bench/ottoman for me? Please!!

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  3. StephenHero

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    Wow, very clever indeed.
     


  5. zissou

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    I received the Modernica Eames armchair shell rocker from GILT today. The finish quality of the shell is excellent. They did a very nice job on the edges of the shell, and it has the nice dull luster and visible fibers of the HM originals. The chair looks lower to the ground than I expected, but it's the perfect height when I sit in it. Both I (6'2") and my daughter (~4'8") find it very comfortable. Although, it would be even more comfortable with a blanket draped over the back.

    My only disappointment is that the 'walnut' runners are maple stained to look like walnut. Both Modernica and GILT listed the material as walnut, so I've emailed GILT asking them to have Modernica send me some actual walnut runners.
     
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    Anyone have suggestions for a wall-mount piece with key-hooks and some sort of magazine/mail inbox type document holder? Something to keep shit from piling up on my table when I come in the door.

    Looking for something relatively cheap or DIYable but baller stuff is good for inspiration.
     


  7. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I was in Philly for a conference this week, and had a chance to stop by Minima. It was an impressive shop!

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    that's down the block from me. Love Minima.
     


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  10. StephenHero

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    Guess who just bought one of these things?
     


  11. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I'm trying to make a furniture decision, and could use some advice. I need a small table and four chairs for my kitchen, and I currently have four greige HM Eames sidechair shells that need bases.
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    And I was planning on putting maple dowel bases on them.
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    But, the local shop recently received a Paul McCobb Planner Group dining set with this table (it has two small leaves)
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    and four of these chairs (essentially everything you see in this photo)
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    Here is the dilemma:
    The set has been stripped and needs sanding and finishing (not that big of a deal). The shop owner is so nice that he offered to sell me just the table, or take back the Eames shells for what I paid and give me credit toward the whole set. If I did that, the whole set would cost what I would have paid for just the Eames shells and four bases (not counting any refinishing costs). So, should I keep the Eames shells, put them on maple dowel bases, and purchase just the table, or return the shells and buy the whole set? I think the Eames shells on maple dowel bases would look great with the table, but the whole set seems very appealing. I love the design of the McCobb chairs, especially the leg end visible through the seat of the chair:
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  12. Find Finn

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    How about a Hans Olesen Dinette.

    You should be anke to find one on eBay for less than a grand.
     
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  13. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    They tend to be about 2-3x as much here in the states... and shipping is always a killer.
     


  14. NickJohannessen

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    I say you trade in the Eames and get the set. Around here the Eames is too common,especially with the dowel bases. The table and chairs look mucher nicer and less common.

    Acid test: Hang your tweed Mallory on the back of each chair and see what works ;-)

    Nick
     


  15. Find Finn

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    Yeah saw that, but the only ones on ebay are 6 chairs or with four legs.

    I'm thinking about this one (shipping from europe should be less than 400$).
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