The 1961 bachelor pad by Playboy.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Luc-Emmanuel, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. designprofessor

    designprofessor Senior member

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    Good question....fraught with implications, I wonder if we are living at the tail end of an "interest in art" period, doesn't Bill Gates have screens on the walls showing a variety of changing art works?

    The money pouring into the current art market doesn't seem to be slowing down despite the consumer technology.
     


  2. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would have had scenes from Fellini's Satyricon playing on huge LCD screens.

    That changes everything!
    From guache to being apropos.
    Forget everything I said.[​IMG]
     


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    Now this is just mid-century [​IMG] : [​IMG] Did Playboy ever publish a best-of book of interior design/architecture? If not, they should. I bought a stack of old sixties Playboys at a flea-market once, and stupidly gave them away when moving house once. Damn, damn, damn.
     


  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I think Gates had the electronic art screens put up when he first built his house in the late 90s. But FWIW, Microsoft has an art committee that goes out and acquires art to display in their various buildings. They've apparently had their share of complaints about how some art is inappropriate for the workplace, but have usually held their ground.

    --Andre
     


  5. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The money pouring into the current art market doesn't seem to be slowing down despite the consumer technology.

    I wonder if there is an age factor?
     


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    I wonder if there is an age factor?

    age of the work? age of the buyer?
     


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    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    age of the work? age of the buyer?
    The buyer.
     


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    If Playboy did the same piece now, I wonder how much of the modern art would be replaced with plasma screen televisions. . .
    Playboy just recently did update the "bachelor pad". I'll see if I can find it.
     


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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    Here you go. But Gehry? I'm not a huge fan of his. If it were my house, I'd rather have it done by Bart Prince. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The aforementioned Bart Prince: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]
    Looks like a Kleenex box. Gesundheit.
     


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    That's the problem with Gehry and his repetitive designs.
     


  12. designprofessor

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    More bachelor pads on an unlimited budget.

    1. Richard Meier -Douglas House
    Furniture: Bauhaus -Intl Style furniture -throw in a some Baroque pieces by Boulle. Some "Cold Mountain paintings by Brice Marden.

    2. Richard Neutra -for a desert view
    Furniture, probably some contemporary with clean lines.
    For art: a selection of photography, a Frank Stella -black painting, some pop art by Ed Ruscha and Wayne Thiebaud
     


  13. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    If that is the Dauffman desert house, it is one of the most spectacular places that I have ever been. I was at a party there two years ago and it is better now than it was when built. Not only is the house great, but the plantings are spectacular.

    If it is a different Neutra house than I am sure that it is still great.
     


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    Kaufman House, also linked with Wright's Falling Water

    One of several famous homes I need to visit.
    I'm jealous.
     


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    Long before Hef departed Chicago to set up camp in Holmby Hills, another "bachelor" put together his idea of the ultimate pad.

    [​IMG]

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