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The furniture we'll keep when we move

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by designprofessor, May 8, 2006.

  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Andree Putman is another designer I rather like.

    Do you have a picture of this "toy?"
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    Andree Putman is another designer I rather like.

    Do you have a picture of this "toy?"


    She always reminds me of Sylvie Maugham and her white room. Very nice, but a touch too polished for me.

    Here is the "toy". The eyes are a bit haunting [​IMG]
     
  3. LabelKing

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    The aspect that I really like about Putman is her adherence to the diktat: God is in the details.

    That "toy" is very enticing in its visceral former cuteness. It's almost grotesque and would look stunning against some highly polished black lacquer table, maybe a Rococo one.
     
  4. itsstillmatt

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    Another great Wanders piece is the Snotty Vase. He did 3D models of different sorts of sneezes. The one we have is Sinusitis:[​IMG]
     
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    The name is literally tongue-in-cheek. Or should that be tongue-in-chic?
     
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    Labelking,

    Where have you seen ornate Baroque design juxtaposed with minimalism? Is that even possible?
     
  7. itsstillmatt

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    Labelking, Where have you seen ornate Baroque design juxtaposed with minimalism? Is that even possible?
    It is more typical in Italy than anyhere else that I have seen. Typically you see a lot of very modern furniture in homes with classical architecture. THe Driade showroom in Milan is a great example. Here is one final picture: Marc Newson Felt chair next to a white lacquer sideboard and another mangled stuffed animal. This time it is dipped in Tool-Dip:[​IMG]
     
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    It is more typical in Italy than anyhere else that I have seen. Typically you see a lot of very modern furniture in homes with classical architecture. THe Driade showroom in Milan is a great example.

    Here is one final picture:

    Marc Newson Felt chair next to a white lacquer sideboard and another mangled stuffed animal. This time it is dipped in Tool-Dip:[​IMG]


    I can conceive of that possibility, but that would only be ornate crown moldings and such. Baroque furniture is obscenely expensive and difficult to find. However, I could see something like a Barcelona chair fitting in.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

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    I can conceive of that possibility, but that would only be ornate crown moldings and such. Baroque furniture is obscenely expensive and difficult to find. However, I could see something like a Barcelona chair fitting in.

    I really like Barcelona Chairs. I like Eames lounges and Egg chairs better. All three are really at the point where they are "period" designs. The best looking modern furniture that I have seen in a traditional environment have been various Ron Arad one-off pieces. I was at a Palazzo outside of Torino this summer and it was filled with Ron Arad furniture. It looked amazing, but there was nowhere that was comfortable to sit.
     
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    I like the mix of periods. I like some aspects of the Empire Style. i think it would look great against a minimal setting.
    But again, the real deal is out of my price bracket.

    Don't kmow if any of you have ever seen pictures of the studio /home of Julian Schnabel, but there is a nice mix of
    antiques and just raw industrial space.
     
  11. vincent

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    I really like Barcelona Chairs. I like Eames lounges and Egg chairs better. All three are really at the point where they are "period" designs. The best looking modern furniture that I have seen in a traditional environment have been various Ron Arad one-off pieces. I was at a Palazzo outside of Torino this summer and it was filled with Ron Arad furniture. It looked amazing, but there was nowhere that was comfortable to sit.

    I've often found egg chairs to be gimmicky, and unless well done, slightly on the Ikea side. Mies van der Rohe managed to avoid the sparcity that underlies most "modern" design. I think he distilled opulence to its simplest form, making it the most timeless of perhaps all the creations we're mentioning here. With a few idiomatic flourishes, I one could easily picture a Barcelona chair in virtually any period of time. Eames chairs are great, but like you say, you sit low, and it seems that every Frasier wannabe yuppie has them. Although, Barcelona chairs seem to occupy every upscale lobby and waiting room in existence.
     
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    I've often found egg chairs to be gimmicky, and unless well done, slightly on the Ikea side. Mies van der Rohe managed to avoid the sparcity that underlies most "modern" design. I think he distilled opulence to its simplest form, making it the most timeless of perhaps all the creations we're mentioning here. With a few idiomatic flourishes, I one could easily picture a Barcelona chair in virtually any period of time. Eames chairs are great, but like you say, you sit low, and it seems that every Frasier wannabe yuppie has them. Although, Barcelona chairs seem to occupy every upscale lobby and waiting room in existence.


    The Egg chair that I speak of is the one manufactured by Fritz Hansen from the original design of Arne Jacobsen. It is a very difficult, expensive chair to make, and the bump offs are junk.

    The Bacelona chair is easier to bump off, but the bump offs do not age as well as the real thing. Spinneybeck leather, which Knoll uses, ages very gracefully.

    We used to have Eames lounge chairs in our house and they wre probably the highest sitting chair that we had. My wfe now has tehm at her office. I am very comfortable sitting low, as most of our furniture has a seat height between 10 and 14 inches.
     
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    I know the chairs by Corbusier are classic, but to sit in them, they are just not comfortable. The back height is awkward. (I like to slouch in a chair and get comfortable.)
    I love the design, but could not bring myself to buy one for this reason
     
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    Just want to say thanks for the pictures and info guys, I'm at a loss when it comes to home design.
     
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    Just want to say thanks for the pictures and info guys, I'm at a loss when it comes to home design.
    I second this sentiment. Moreover, I'm totally lost when it comes to buying furniture at discount. Do most of you simply pay retail? Is furniture much harder, than say highend clothes, to come by at discount? Where should I be looking?
     
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    I second this sentiment. Moreover, I'm totally lost when it comes to buying furniture at discount. Do most of you simply pay retail? Is furniture much harder, than say highend clothes, to come by at discount? Where should I be looking?

    Yes, discounts are available. However, most good furniture is made to order.

    If you see something that you like in stock, you are likely to get a pretty good discount. Orders will be discounted, but by a bit less.

    Since you are in LA, you should check out the DIVA group sale. They probably have the best modern furniture selection in LA. http://www.cappellinila.com/n_springsale.html

    I don't have much love for newly made traditional furniture, so I don't know anything about it. Somebody else probably will.
     
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    I know the chairs by Corbusier are classic, but to sit in them, they are just not comfortable. The back height is awkward. (I like to slouch in a chair and get comfortable.)
    I love the design, but could not bring myself to buy one for this reason


    I couldn't agree more. I love the look, but they're just not comfortable. As a compromise, I find myself gravitating to the modern, but comfortable Danish/Norwegian furniture designs. They're fairly simple, well-made, well thought out, and look great (at least to my eye).

    Another LA place to check out is http://www.denmark50.com

    I really want a Stokke Peel chair.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Wright20 is an auctionhouse for modernist furniture and other items of the 20th century:

    www.wright20.com/
     
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    Is that your house?
     

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