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seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Oct 2015 14:43
I have quooker, best thing we brought for the kitchen, we have the all in one as small kitchen,very useful saves ton of space not having to have kettles etc
DuffMan
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14270 posts since 21/2/07

21 Oct 2015 14:50
I am sceptical about the energy saving properties of those things but the biggest downside I have seen from busy offices where they are used a lot is that they break (as mentioned) and also you have to have a huge great tank which is venting tons of waste heat into your cupboards.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Oct 2015 14:57
Ive not noticed any heat issues, the tank is pretty small, what else are you going to put in a cupboard under sink?its about 8inch diameter. the use issues again cant really compare office use to a home? I think thats fair to say about anything. no idea if they save electricity I doubt it, but they save a lot of effort and time in kitchen
sydneyking
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4531 posts since 26/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 15:02, edited 21 Oct 2015 15:02
@Fuzzy I'm pretty sure nowhere in the northwest stocks the HAY mags, someone on here has one though (can't remember who sorry) so they should be able to give you some info. Fabric samples you can order through any HAY stockists, personally i'd cover for the Hackney Sofa over the mags
Seventyfour
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8742 posts since 6/10/05

posted 21 Oct 2015 15:20, edited 21 Oct 2015 15:20
I have an Hay Mags, I don't know anywhere in Manchester that has them but Cimerman in Harrogate and Nest in Sheffield have them in store. Mine is covered in Kvadrat Hallingdal which seems plenty hard-wearing enough my 2 year old jumps all over it! II think davina is supposed to be the most hard wearing though.
exactlythat
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2331 posts since 27/10/07

21 Oct 2015 15:22
there's one on display at ferrious (on sale too) and another place by shudehill bus station stocks them also
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 15:34, edited 21 Oct 2015 15:34
seenmy wrote: eames at barbican is worth a visit

Almost went at lunchtime today but figured first day might be a bit mad. Hoping to get over there later this week though. Did you pre book or just pitch up ?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Oct 2015 15:47
I just pitched up,as looked online and they had full availability on tickets so didnt bother buying online, it was pretty busy being first day and its quite a tight gallery
Fuzzyduck121
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1595 posts since 14/12/12

21 Oct 2015 15:59
Cheers all
I know the shudehill place cant remember name so will go there and ferrious too
nice one
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 16:07, edited 21 Oct 2015 16:07
Cheers seenmy. Will just pop over when I've a chance

+1 on quooker. Expensive but if you've the budget definitely worthwhile
NickMSM
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369 posts since 21/8/13

21 Oct 2015 16:18
How big is the Eames exhibition? quite a trek for me so want to make sure it's worth going to.
classikon
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167 posts since 2/2/14

21 Oct 2015 16:26
Guardian review here:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/18/world-charles-ray-eames-review-barbican-rowan-moore

pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 16:33, edited 21 Oct 2015 16:33
It's backed the Eames office so worth going for a chance to see some rare pieces & prototypes
Make a day of it & see the Robin day centenary thing at the V&A too !

Did you buy the book seenmy ?
NickMSM
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369 posts since 21/8/13

21 Oct 2015 16:54
Will probably pop over then. Went to the Robin & Lucienne day exhibition at Pallant House a few years back, was pretty good.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

21 Oct 2015 17:38
Yes got the book,not opened it up,I Don't have any other books on them so cannot comment on how good it is in terms of content beyond the other published books
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 17:52, edited 21 Oct 2015 17:52
I already own the neuharts book which is 2 volumes & pretty comprehensive. she worked with the eames for many years. Interested to see if this adds anything. Hopefully there'll be an open copy to have a thumb through as its nearly £50 !
sydneyking
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4531 posts since 26/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 17:55, edited 21 Oct 2015 17:55
Apologies fuzzy It seems I was very wrong

Be careful ordering from urban suite, I ordered a sofa from there and they sent 1 bloke to deliver it. Had to give him a hand and it was heavy as fuck
pops
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4026 posts since 2/9/09

posted 21 Oct 2015 19:02, edited 21 Oct 2015 19:02
Only 25 pieces of each produced . Poul kjaerholm in Raf /kvadrat fabric



NickMSM
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369 posts since 21/8/13

21 Oct 2015 20:32
Like that..wouldn't mind adding to my PK collection!
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

22 Oct 2015 06:24
Seventyfour wrote: I think davina is supposed to be the most hard wearing though.
That's what I was told when I ordered my sofa compact in it. Four years later it still looks as new so I guess it's true. Always thought Maharam and Kvadrat were different companies and Maharam produced Divina? But Kvadrat do? But it's on the Maharam website? Hunh?