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Alfi
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220 posts since 12/10/09

11 Sep 2020 10:14
darko wrote: Recs for a shop/brand for getting a nice sofa on a budget? Probably don’t want to spend much over a grand if possible

https://www.castleandgregory.co.uk/product-page/orwell-fabric-sofa

Seems alright for the cash.

I'm after a king size bed but nothing has caught my eye yet, any links to look at ?
DuffMan
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14384 posts since 21/2/07

posted 11 Sep 2020 15:29, edited 11 Sep 2020 15:29
Crackajack wrote: Thank you both.

I'm looking at the 3 seater (no arms) as a loungey / TV sofa for a modest sized sitting room in a Victorian terrace.

With a corner or single seat it would fill most of the wall opposite the TV. The room is open to a slightly larger room with a bay which we were thinking would be a bit more formal in seating for entertaining. Heals have 20% off today but it's quite a bold piece so maybe a bit more thought needed.

Bit late but I've got a 3 seater togo plus chair and footstool in yellow (#luxurystudent) and I love it, the comfort with the footstool is Cool

Bought it off ebay for v. reasonable price
Paulie
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767 posts since 10/5/11

12 Sep 2020 08:23
Dee wrote: Paulie - may be still out of budget but have a white leather with pigmented walnut 670 + 671 that we're looking to replace. Also have a Mogensen daybed on ebay if anyone int.

Swede - https://www.doorhandlecompany.co.uk/

DNDhandles make some nice stuff, bit pricey.

Thanks mate, assuming that will still be out of budget though.

swede wrote: congrats paulie Cool

other than standard millenial shops swoon and made.com (+ mid century stuff on ebay) I cant really recommend anything else

@everyone: we want some new door knobs for our fitted wardrobe - recommendations for sites with good stock? ideally want brass coloured - not super expensive. considering some from anthropology but dont love them

Cheers, never knew about swoon I’ll have a look at them.
pops
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4163 posts since 2/9/09

12 Sep 2020 10:39
Swede - FSB make the best door hardware https://www.fsb.de/en/products/door-and-window-hardware/knob-handles-door-knobs-and-knob-backplates/
pops
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4163 posts since 2/9/09

posted 12 Sep 2020 10:43, edited 12 Sep 2020 10:43
anyone else noticed the Pierre Jeanneret office chair seems to be all over insta ?

R
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13050 posts since 17/5/03

13 Sep 2020 23:00
I don't use insta, but it's been big for years. great chair - going to get a couple I think.
morning mist
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3336 posts since 29/5/05

14 Sep 2020 00:31
R wrote: I don't use insta, but it's been big for years. great chair - going to get a couple I think.

going to look great with your Noguchi table and Basquiat collection
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

14 Sep 2020 11:00
pops wrote: anyone else noticed the Pierre Jeanneret office chair seems to be all over insta ?

All over it. Marcel Breuer starting to set in now as well. I think the Jeanneret was down to an exhibition curated by Oscar Humphries a few years ago. Since then there's been an influx. Not sure how widely they were produced? Which makes me suspect some or replicas, or there's a very busy stylist somewhere travelling around the country with a couple.

Side note but Oscar has Judd exhibition on in London at the moment. I went to the Spring St house last year which is great. Looking to go to Marfa next year to see his other places.
seenmy
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6596 posts since 17/6/06

14 Sep 2020 11:42
fashion wise its been brewing for many years as Raf uses Jeanneret furniture for his showrooms, which i think in turn has influenced its pop appeal, kanye has them etc etc there's a company in india who are making high quality repros for several years now which i think is what you would be seeing in 'normal' peoples homes Phantomhands.in
TheConductor
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4233 posts since 17/11/09

14 Sep 2020 13:28
I get quite a few sponsored ads for them - I assume they must be replicas, but I've never clicked or really taken much notice as they've always been a bit bait.

Burny, any more info?
swiftus
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1187 posts since 1/7/09

posted 14 Sep 2020 13:46, edited 14 Sep 2020 13:46
Remember reading an article about them last year (Sunday Times Magazine, FT Weekend, or something like that) about demand for them in Europe from India. They're like gold dust in Chandigarh.
Birdman
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1434 posts since 10/3/10

14 Sep 2020 19:51
burny wrote:
pops wrote: anyone else noticed the Pierre Jeanneret office chair seems to be all over insta ?

All over it. Marcel Breuer starting to set in now as well. I think the Jeanneret was down to an exhibition curated by Oscar Humphries a few years ago. Since then there's been an influx. Not sure how widely they were produced? Which makes me suspect some or replicas, or there's a very busy stylist somewhere travelling around the country with a couple.

Side note but Oscar has Judd exhibition on in London at the moment. I went to the Spring St house last year which is great. Looking to go to Marfa next year to see his other places.

Been to Marfa before if you need any info - did a road trip from Dallas/Ft Worth that took in Big Bend and Terlingua (which is also worth a stop) that was really good and can recommend. There is a great hotel called the St George that is within walking distance of the Judd office. Be aware that it is still a proper one horse town though.
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

15 Sep 2020 08:33
Ah, that's great, thanks. Will definitely hit you up once we've got it all booked. Did you go to the Judd house?
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

15 Sep 2020 08:35
TheConductor wrote: Burny, any more info?

Do you mean on the Judd exhibition? From what I can tell it's very small. Just a few of the chairs. It's at The Edit Shop in Notting Hill. https://shop-edit.com
misled
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4293 posts since 3/1/02

posted 15 Sep 2020 09:56, edited 15 Sep 2020 09:56
anyone recommend any decent mirrored wardrobes that don't cost a fortune? finding it hard to see much around. these look alright

https://arthauss.co.uk/products/multi-35-sliding-mirror-door-wardrobe-233cm?variant=32750759313485

but at that price worried they may be shoddy.
diederik
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3245 posts since 16/8/11

15 Sep 2020 10:10
Always sceptical when there's only rendered photos. In the lower segment Ikea Pax perhaps? Quality is good and plenty of customisation possible (like Superfronts etc)
misled
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4293 posts since 3/1/02

15 Sep 2020 10:18
thanks. was really trying to stay away from ikea just to have something different in the house! could go up to around a grand but struggling to see much at all.
diederik
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3245 posts since 16/8/11

15 Sep 2020 10:47
Yeah I have very little Ikea stuff for that exact reason, but in their price category some of their basic ranges like the Method Kitchens (especially if you just use the framing with custom doors etc) and Pax closets are good and honestly I've seen lots of other brands in same or even higher price ranges and most looked shite unless you up the budget and go for higher end stuff. I am going to retire my Pax closets next year when I finish the fitted wardrobes which I am having made by a furniture maker - but that's a total different price range.

You can customise Pax quite a bit, some examples

https://www.reformcph.com/en/inspiration/pax/
https://superfront.com/nl/wardrobes/inspiration
https://www.instagram.com/a.s.helsingo/
Crackajack
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7627 posts since 21/4/05

15 Sep 2020 12:40
Along similar lines a cheap mirror / shoe store unit would be handy. We had the Italian one that cost £1000+ a while ago, anyone seen anything else
fouineoursb
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1557 posts since 12/11/06

posted 15 Sep 2020 12:54, edited 15 Sep 2020 12:54
I am using Pax with Superfront doors.
Superfront is quite expensive, but they have an excellent customer service, and great products