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Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I'm a little shocked it's over $500 now.

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  2. Kaplan

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    Agreed.
     
  3. lefty

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    Crikey, it sold for over $630. Should have bought a dozen.

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  4. SkinnyGoomba

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    My photography is worse than usual. Working on a desk for myself, top is spinneybeck sabrina leather. Making drawers for this to hold a laptop. sketchpad and some pens but this will mostly exist to hold a humidor.

    Building a bookshelf for behind it shortly after in walnut. Bought a moller chair for it, walnut/leather.

    Obviously not finished yet, just doing the test fit on the top before I finish the frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. UnnamedPlayer

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    meh.
     
  6. Find Finn

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    Are you selling this light, i really love to get it =P?!
     
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    Are you selling this light, i really love to get it =P?!
     
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    It's like BMW adding a new paint colour for a really old car model, and then releasing a press statement to the effect that it's an important development which has refreshed the model.

    It's not. It's the same fucking car, made more or less the same way for the last 40 years, but now with a most (literally) superficial change.
     
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    Can you put that in more artistic terms???? :) (serious though)
     
  12. itsstillmatt

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    Not really. Choosing to do it in black is significantly different in that it is a departure from so much of that era while keeping the form. It isn't like having a new BMW color for the 635Csi. That is too simplistic a view. Sure, it looks like shit, but it is provocative in its own way. I'd prefer to see a different sort of update, but it is enough of a departure that it is semi-meaningful.
     
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    Matt, I understand the point you are making - but taking something from a different era and "modifying" by applying a different small m modern colour palette has been done so many times for so many different things that it's lost its ability to provoke nothing else other than "meh" from me.
     
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    I agree it sucks, but I am kind of happy to have seen it.
     
  15. Find Finn

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    The lounge chair has lost all personality, the black "wood" hides the craftsmanship and makes it plastic looking.

    If they were intelligent they would have started offering different woods (rosewood etc.) and/or different fabrics and leathers, the best lounge chairs I've seen have been refurbd old ones, f.ex. the green cord on dr. House.
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    They haven't done much in the way of changes that I've loved. The white ash for example, does nothing for me. This is not the first time vitra has done the all black, so I'm not shocked by it.

    They offer rosewood by way of palisander which is also a species of rosewood. Brazilian rosewood is no longer able to be sourced on a large scale and is extremely expensive when it can be.
     
  17. Find Finn

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    It was an example, they could de a lot of other woods and the frame is plywood, so in essences it's only the exterior that needs to be said wood.




    Have you met :satisfied:

    http://inodasveje.com/wp01/products/furniture/dc09/

    [​IMG]

    Only 2929€ in rosewood. :embar:
     
  18. SkinnyGoomba

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    Looks like that is indian rosewood.

    I'm not sure what they would do that would be unique and have some sort of context which relates to the original design's intention.
     
  19. Find Finn

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    Then you keep your hands in your pockets and leave it alone.


    Herman Miller version

    http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/lounge-seating/eames-lounge-chair-and-ottoman.html



    Vitra (who makes the black one)

    http://www.vitra.com/en-un/product/lounge-chair#


    I still don't understand why both Vitra and HM makes the same Eames products.
     
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