The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i'm a huge mixed material fan. Steel and platic and marble and wood and wool and leather and aluminum and laminate and ...
     


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    ... dog fur.

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    It's a showhome done by an architect for a new development, so not far off, but it's still better than most homes you see in AD etc.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    D is only useful for suburban families who want to gawk at Oprah's house.


    AR is where it's at
     


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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    The roots are obvious, but I think they are a step apart from MCM in the same way that minimalist architecture is very much grounded in modernism.

    For instance, If one were to start making carbon fiber chairs, I'm sure the place where they would start would something very similar to eames/saarinen before breaking from it.
     
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    Thinking of creating a laminated card that lists the provenance and the current market value of my furniture for my less furniture-literate neighbours.

    I'd kill to be a rich housewife. NYC rich.

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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    the problem is, there's no need to make chairs out of carbon fiber. It's just vanity. Carbon fiber is an extremely strong and lightweight material, but it's also expensive and hold no more performance advantage over a material like aluminum when it comes to furniture. It's just for looks.
     


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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    I keep trying.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    actually bertoia.

    Anyway, of course everything is derivative somehow, but there are many different traditions and good marketing has defined MCM/Danish and its progeny as the flavor of the day while many other, and often more interesting, schools of thought thrive outside the US but not inside. Unfortunately, the American market has not changed from when it was into period French or period English or whatever. It is still a period market, and has very little to do with anything other than a boxed set. B&B, or course, thrives in that situation. So do the Cassina Maestri. MDF Italia, Established, Glas Italia, Porro etc, not so much despite their more compelling designs. Not period and not Luxe de Luxe and you don't do well here.
     


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    I agree completely, it doesn't solve any problems. It's the same with stuff like cast concrete furniture, it has some merit, but it's also completely impractical. 12/4 walnut slab tables are practical by comparison.
     


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    Do you have this masterpiece?
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    Sorry, could not help it. I have never heard of Jasper Morrison and checked his website...Is he so influential that 90% of generic Chinese furniture from random NYC store looks like Jasper Morrison copy? How can wooden box be copyrighted, it is a geometrical shape afterall?
    I must be so not getting it.:foo:
     


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    I'd agree with this for indoor furniture, but not for outdoor furniture. Concrete has a certain aesthetic, yes, but it's also heavy (won't blow away) and weatherproof. Yeah, it can be expensive, but so is most nice wood furniture.
     


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    what? 90% of generic Chinese furniture from random NYC stores looks like even more crappy versions of the stuff they sell at Pier 1 or Crate and Barrel.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I do have that box. I think it is in storage. It's pretty cool. Morrison is a genius. He kind of reminds me of the Clash. Not punk rock design, obviously, but in huge, immediate, and relatively unseen to the uninitiated influence.
     


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