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Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by musicguy, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i don't mean become soul mates. All they usually need is an AIA number and a call to a retailer. H-M's trade discounts can be very deep, just google it.

    Two crisp $100 bills for the architect/designer to keep can help the process as well.
     
  2. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Preach it!!! ;)
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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  4. Find Finn

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    Hmm... my calculations says 5-10$.
     
  5. archetypal_yuppie

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    Step 1 - Find our where architects are

    Step 2 - Go to those places a lot of times

    Step 3 - Eventually become someone's acquaintance

    Step 4 - Foster the relationship into a friendship

    Step 5 - Cautiously ask if the friend can get you a deal on an Eames chair

    Step 6 - Bring it up again

    Step 7 - Check on how that purchase is going

    Step 8 - Get the chair

    Step 9 - Never talk to the person again cause he/she hates you because you used them

    Yeah that sounds like a worthwhile endevour.
     
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  6. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    much like knowingly buying counterfeit products :crazy:
     
  7. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    :laugh:
     
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  8. archetypal_yuppie

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    FYI I don't condone that practice. Reproductions are also clearly less favorable, but the extent to which it is acceptable or not (to me) varies from item to item (different from counterfeit). If I were in the market for an Eames, I'd get the real thing.

    For now, I'm just a participant in the thread. Not sure if there was an insinuation that I am seeking to buy a fake in your post. I don't have a spot for a real or fake one in my place, but the chair looks nice.
     
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  9. Find Finn

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    You are making it much harder than it really is, but then again I know a bunch of architects and furnitures dealers....




    Better look up the laws where you live, It's not legal everywhere.
     
  10. Find Finn

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    This thread keeps producing new gold posters.
     
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  11. gomestar

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    all i'm suggesting is, it's not as hard as you make it. Post an ad on craigslist "seeking architect to source furniture" pay 10% of the cost as a fee assuming they can get it for you ($220 for only calling a company and placing an invoice is a good deal for them), and get your chair. I suppose it sounds a little sketchy, but so do these other "100% authentic reproduction" companies.
     
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  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As I am discovering, you often don't need an architect to get an architect discount. It can't hurt to ask what the trade price is and see if they just give it to you.
     
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  13. gomestar

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    that was crazy. I feel like my earlier furniture shopping has been rendered a waste in overpayment.
     
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  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The salespeople on the floor don't care about checking if you're really working with an architect or designer--they just want to make a sale. If you promise you're working with one, they're eager enough to believe you.
     
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  15. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Sad to say, but you're not going to get any good answers to your question here. This thread is full of snobby bullies who try to brainwash you with a bunch of BS about how reproductions are illegal, you're a terrible person, blah, blah, BLAH. Oh, and if you end up buying a repro and would like to share it here, they will accuse you of working for the company and being spam. Honestly, if I were you, I would try to find another site to ask your question. Just a head's up. :)
     
  16. VaderDave

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    Learning about the architect hook-up has instantly made this thread worthwhile for me. I have several architect clients. Maybe it's time to call them up and take them to lunch. :)
     
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  17. ES670

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    I'd love to hear an actual successful purchase through an architect. I casually asked an architect friend about purchasing Herman Miller furniture through her firm, she told me it'd only be a couple hundred dollar difference. So I don't think it's as big of a difference as some have claimed here.
     
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    and yet you keep coming back !
     
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  19. iamacyborg

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    I think she's into being bullied ;)
     
  20. Brittany Paris

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    It's really a give and take. ;)
     

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