Eames Lounge Chair copies... worth it?

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  1. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Thank you!!! Whew, I was beginning to feel like I was crazy or something! Haha! I will most definitely let you know if it has the shock mounts. The rep I talked to said that yes, they have the rubber shock mounts and also the zippered leather but we'll see. I don't trust anything until I have it in my house and am able to go over it with a fine toothed comb. PS: They gave me a huge discount for delayed shipping. I paid $1261 total and that was for shipping and everything. Buuuuuuut I did have to wait 2 months and still haven't gotten a shipment confirmation email. :/ So, I will let you know what happens. They said I should receive it before May 9th.
     


  2. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Also, the rep said that it is so close to the original that it looks almost exactly the same side by side. The same quality materials are used and the leather is directly from Italy, supposedly. They promise a lot so I hope it's all legit.
     


  3. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Just throwing this out there, I will bet you that in 10 years, everyone is going to find a new style to be obsessed over and MCM style will be burnt out. So I doubt the original will still fetch that much cash in the future.
    But what do I know.
     


  4. twistoffat

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    As Skinny has mentioned. Over time the Original Eames have proven themselves to be able to counteract somewhat the effect of inflation.
    To be honest the "Fake buying" mentality could be applied to everything from watches to cars. You get what you pay for and as you say yourself
    it won´t be as enjoyable. You can sit in any chair but the Eames lounge chair is all about enjoyment.. Yes its difficult putting a price on something
    as intangible as enjoyment but the only enjoyment that comes from having a fake it tricking people who think it may be real.
    No man wants to be informed that this woman is faking it :nodding:
     


  5. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I will gladly put 100$ down on that wont happen.
     


  6. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Well said! So true, who would voluntarily buy a counterfeit Rolex? Unless they thought it was real. And the Rove Concepts chair I just bought doesn't have a fake Eames sticker on the underside of the chair. They even state that they have no affiliation to Herman Miller. And their upgraded chair may very well be just as good quality as the original. So again, I feel great about my decision and will also add that the people at Rove are very easy going and have answered every OCD question I have and let me tell you, I'm pretty sure I have contacted them more than I should. Very good customer service. I just contacted Art about an update and he was more than willing to track down that info. So if everything goes well, I will be getting the chair sometime next week.
     


  7. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    I would totally put $100 down on that. Guess I'll see u in ten years. Lol
     


  8. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    And I'm totally gonna love MCM style in 10 years, just saying. I will love it for the rest of my life here on earth. But the world will find other fads to replace it, guaranteed. It's how the world works.
     


  9. SkinnyGoomba

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    The most amazing part of this discussion IMO, is that you have not actually received the thing yet. However, you are still raving about how great it is.
     


  10. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    If you read some of my comments, you would realize that I have said a few times that I hope it's all legit and that they promise a lot, we'll see.
    Maybe I'm just not an antagonist like you. :)
     


  11. twistoffat

    twistoffat Senior member

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    Thats because he´s a spammer touting the knockoffs of this company. They try to pull the wool over customers eyes with lingo like "We wish to demonstrate the difference we believe to exist between 'knock-off' and 'reproduction' furniture. A 'knock-off' copy is a version intended to imitate appearance while making do with as little input as possible in terms of material source, labor skills, and even the design process itself."

    The reality however looks like this:-
    http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2012/11/herman_miller_sues_canadian_co.html
     
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  12. Brittany Paris

    Brittany Paris Senior member

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    Bahahahahahaha!!!!! That's a new one. Wow. I'm actually a girl and I work at Ace Hardware. Good god. Thanks for schooling me on who I am though, since you know everything. You guys seriously need to get a life and open your minds a little. Peel your bodies out of those computer chairs and get some vitamin D.
     


  13. Brittany Paris

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    PS if I ever find someone asking a question on here again, I'll refrain from trying to help them out. Don't want to get y'all's panties in a bunch. And with your logic, you work for Herman Miller. Geez
     


  14. twistoffat

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    LOL, I ate at Ralph Lauren with Ray Griffith recently. I must send him a link to this to let him see what his employees get up to :nodding:
     


  15. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    MCM is not a fad, as fads are trends not strong enough to become trends and as MCM has been in style since the 60's, we are far far beyond the fad stage.


    I work in Interior design, so I should know. ;)
     


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