The Ultimate "Contemporary Traditonal" Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I suspect many of you are unwitting ConTrad aficionados and adherents.

    Post a photo. I'll tell you where you fall on the ConTrad spectrum.
     
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    I just broke out in hives.
     


  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Judge not lest ye be judged.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Who will be first to lay claim to his righteousness?

    SkinnyGoomba, will it be you?
     
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  7. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    This is just contemporary.
     


  8. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Proof of your purity.
     


  10. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    This is what I will contribute:

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    Designed in 1927.
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    You're missing the point. No one piece of furniture can distinguish a room or setting apart from ConTrad.

    That is why I fear many of you are victims of the very disease you loathe.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Oh, so you are to determine it? When you know what it is, then you can judge.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I've been quite clear about what defines ConTrad. It is the assemblage and adaptation of traditional elements to suit current fashion. That doesn't mean all pieces in a room must be traditional in some way to qualify the room as ConTrad. On the contrary, legitimate modern or postmodern pieces might be included to bring the room "up to date" and signal a contemporary flavor. However, it is true that many ConTrad proponents will fail to distinguish such pieces from what is merely contemporary product with reduced ornamentation.
     
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  14. SkinnyGoomba

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    This is just a way for you to attempt to justify whatever it is that you bought for your living room.
     


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    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    No, it is a way for the forum to indict itself--namely, by letting me indict it.

    I get the feeling you don't really grasp ConTrad. Prove me wrong.
     
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