Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it?

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

  1. twistoffat

    twistoffat Senior member

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    Even the inkling that I would later regret something would be reason enough not to do it. Don´t get me wrong money is always an important factor but if you saved how long before you would have been able to buy the real deal?
     
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    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Good question. My life has been so unpredictable the last couple of years, I mean one thing after another. I thought we were doing great money wise and then I wrecked my car over a small hill in an ice storm. Turns out, that small wreck left my engine hanging on by a thread. Then we up and move across the state of WA and that got spendy. So, right now I am waiting for the next disaster to happen and trying to save for that and not an authentic eames lounger. But let me tell you, I always have my eyes peeled for a thrifty find. Every yard sale I drive by, I dream of finding something like this:
    http://www.the-brick-house.com/2010/03/thrifty-67/
     
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    Okay, lets go a step further. If you managed to find a deal like this or even for a bit more say 1000USD. You buy, bring it home etc etc. How will you view the fake you bought knowing the prominence of the real one you now have. I´m not trying to trick you with this question but simply stating that I feel deep down you let a combination of lusting after the chair for years together with your current financial situation, coerce you into a buying a fake, a fake that under under circumstances you would probably have avoided. To be honest after seeing some of your other nice original items and following your contribution to this thread I detect a slight hint of lamentation on your part (correct me if i´m wrong). This was the whole issue that started the thread. I know from my own experience. Years ago I bought a fake Burberry bag as a poor student thinking it would still my desire. I used it once, it wasn´t the same and I gave it away disgusted at my own impatience.
     
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    Forget the $4500 chair, if you have any financial issues whatsoever, you really should not be buying a $1200 chair. Even a $200 recliner is even a splurge at your level. Before you start pissing money on luxuries, you should have 3 years of living expenses in the bank, at a bare minimum. You may find the following thread interesting, and it will also shed light on the financial lives of typical (broke) posters here.

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/248651/net-worth-before-you-can-afford-500-shoes/0_100
     
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  6. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Yeah, I know. I agree totally, but I actually came in to some money right before I got the chair so that's how I justify it in my mind. And it's not like I'm at the risk of living on the street. I'm resilient, trust. :)
     
  7. Brittany Paris

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    Rico Suave over here. Lol
     
  8. SkinnyGoomba

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    I agree in a sense with the comment, but your post can describe many things that he is overly reading into. Some have a theoretical threshold for monthly spending that they simply chose not to exceed because there is priority elsewhere or it simply makes them uncomfortable. Which out of context might seem like something else entirely.

    Many of the architects and designers that we so admire were driven to build for the masses, rather than building only for wealthy patrons. currently this is something that require spending power, but the implication that this is a lifestyle and reserved strictly for the wealthy is rediculous.

    This furniture is not a lifestyle, but can be part of one. This is for the enthusiast as much as anyone else. Furniture sold as a lifestyle and advertised specifically to the wealthy is often one-off or short run completely hand made.
     
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    Reevolvings question is irrevelant to the thread and Brittanys purchase. It has been proven that during times of recession that the phenomnen known as "Nesting" is more prevelant than during the good times. If you are a bit finalcially strapped its easier to merit a 1000$ purchase over 500$ shoes although for some low income groups such amounts would keep a family above water for a month or possibly more. As for the "Typical broke poster here" its an internet forum and not Bobbys pub on a friday in January so I wouldn´t expext to be surrounded by millionaires, to be quite honest that would be dreadfully boring. Reevolving posts regularly here as well so I presume he is as broke or as bored as the rest of us. This forum is a cheap and efficient way to get opinions and discuss a hobby with like minded people. You don´t need money to have an opinion.
     
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    All opinions are equal, but some opinions are more equal than others....
     
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    You could also say that it doesn´t matter how you dress it up, a pig remains a pig...good or bad.
     
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    Can I ask a random question, that does pertain to this thread? Does dust and debris get caught in anyone else's lounge chair buttons? What about you out there with the genuine Eames lounge chair? It's driving me crazy, I vacuum every few days and have to meticulously vacuum out the buttons every time. :/
     
  13. SkinnyGoomba

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    Yes, it can happen. Every couple of days seems a bit much, but I'm usually wearing slippers that never see outside whe using my lounge so I don't bring much dust.

    I end up taking apart my furniture on a regular interval and cleaning it thoroughly, Every couple of months or so. The process involves maintaining the leather with a conditioner.
     
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    just catching up with this thread, but my god, does this woman belong in SF.
     
  15. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Is that a question or a statement? It could be taken two very different ways. lol
     

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