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Sayword
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5582 posts since 1/4/07

22 Aug 2011 05:28
Does anybody know of a place that sells coffee tables similar to this paul mccobb? I've already got an actual one in radar but Cheap is def my first priority….

Seventyfour
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9434 posts since 6/10/05

22 Aug 2011 12:04
plank Dining table is similar

http://www.conranshop.co.uk/432986/PLANK_TABLE_NATURAL/Product


[edit] Sorry just realised its a coffee table Puzzled looks nice how much?
pops
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4284 posts since 2/9/09

22 Aug 2011 14:34
jimm wrote:
MLI wrote: the more eames becomes mainstream the less I like it.

I don't like the ubiquity of modernist furniture now either,



Why ? i'd rather see people sitting on Eames bucket chairs than derivative Ikea crap.Good design trancsends fashion - these designs have been in continuous production for 50 + years & will continue to be in production for another 50 years.Point taken about the snide stuff but i'll still be sitting in my HM 670/71 long after people have moved on to the next big thing.
RTHQ
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39 posts since 1/2/07

22 Aug 2011 15:33
Coffee tables like that Sayword are ten a penny at any reasonable vintage flea market etc.

On the Eames chat it is true that it is getting a bit played out in every photo shoot in any home magazine. Whilst form function and design was at the forefront their furniture was never cheap; the lounge chair and stool has always been very expensive since it was released. As for whether it is a Vitra vs a Herman Miller release, the Vitra quality is amazing.

What are peoples thoughts on Modernica and their fibreglass chairs? I have the BAPE one and it is top notch and as modern Eames is plastic its nice to get a fibreglass shell but I think I;d rather go vintage Eames than any more new Modernica.

I visited the Paris flea markets for the first time this year. I know they are over priced and not what they used to be etc etc but for all the latecomers like me I can assure you that the selection of furniture on offer is mindblowing. If I had the budget I would do the whole house from top to bottom from there.
Sayword
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5582 posts since 1/4/07

22 Aug 2011 15:50
yea I'm hitting goodwill and salvation army today to see if there is anything similar

Russ, one I'm looking @ is $400
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

22 Aug 2011 21:59
beedub wrote:
russ74 wrote:
TheConductor wrote: This definitely apply to all Habitat's? I need some furnishings for my room I've just moved in to so might pop to the Tott Crt road store in a bit.

As far as I'm aware, I heard they'd gone into administration just before I went on holiday, I've been into the Leeds and york stores and both where closing down

this is the desk i bought just needed a small desk for a small space, its perfect size. need a decent chair now Laughing out loud

We bought a smaller, lower version of this with a Purple top from the the Leicester store when it closed down a year or 2 ago, think it was about £15? Heading to Brum tomorrow, so going to go to Habitat to see what's happening there.

Brum Habitat closed in November. Sad
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

22 Aug 2011 22:11
Brum Habitat closed like three years ago Puzzled if you mean the one at solihul, it was open couple of weeks ago. Got a dinning table from £350 to £100 Cool
Was in Manc yesterday and it was their last day there. Theyve had this closing down sale for about two months now tbh, I'd imagine most stores would just have shitty bits left.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

22 Aug 2011 22:53
Nope, city centre one. Nobody said anything when I mentioned it earlier in the thread so I assumed it was still open.
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

22 Aug 2011 23:06
Yeah, they closed the city centre one to move to Solihul. Just over 2 years ago I reckon.
wellworn
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831 posts since 6/7/02

22 Aug 2011 23:16
Just painted my bed, very happy with the result


Sayword
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5582 posts since 1/4/07

23 Aug 2011 00:24
is that carpet? you gonna strip it up? let that Hardwood show
wellworn
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831 posts since 6/7/02

23 Aug 2011 00:40
yep, the carpet is just the old stuff that was already down, it's being ripped up soon but unfortunately the flooring is chipboard panel, haven't got the budget for a wooden floor so i was just planning to re-carpet.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

23 Aug 2011 00:47
Carpet in the bedroom is fine, you want it to be warm, comfortable etc. and bare wood floors isn't always best in every room.
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

23 Aug 2011 00:59
Maybe not that carpet though…
leemc77
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2615 posts since 24/10/06

23 Aug 2011 11:55
If we are talking cushions, I managed to get these a few years back at the height of my Bape craze
Sayword
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5582 posts since 1/4/07

23 Aug 2011 13:54
sick with the eames haha
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

24 Aug 2011 11:00
sell the 1st camos to me. or at least one of the yellows.!
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

24 Aug 2011 11:03
RTHQ wrote: On the Eames chat it is true that it is getting a bit played out in every photo shoot in any home magazine. Whilst form function and design was at the forefront their furniture was never cheap; the lounge chair and stool has always been very expensive since it was released. As for whether it is a Vitra vs a Herman Miller release, the Vitra quality is amazing.

What are peoples thoughts on Modernica and their fibreglass chairs? I have the BAPE one and it is top notch and as modern Eames is plastic its nice to get a fibreglass shell but I think I;d rather go vintage Eames than any more new Modernica.

I think vintage will always be safe. Did Gallery 1950 in Japan do any fibreglass chairs? Do they still even exist? Never saw the store.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

24 Aug 2011 11:10
the_boy_lanz wrote: Why ? i'd rather see people sitting on Eames bucket chairs than derivative Ikea crap.Good design trancsends fashion - these designs have been in continuous production for 50 + years & will continue to be in production for another 50 years.Point taken about the snide stuff but i'll still be sitting in my HM 670/71 long after people have moved on to the next big thing.

yeah, you're right. as long as you have genuine pieces, or vintage you're buying for life and its just a matter of riding out the current trend. Most people in Australia will just buy the fakes in almost every furniture store here, the "leather" on their eames replica recliners will start to peel, the shitty dowel leg shell chairs that look like absolute trash from anything under a metre away will break. Nothing will be worth repairing or maintaining because the retail on them is negligible anyway and all their shit will end up in their garages with their parents Cane "Golden Girls" sofa from the '80s and people will buy new shit, whatever is in fashion. and the cycle continues.
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

24 Aug 2011 11:42
leemc77 wrote: If we are talking cushions, I managed to get these a few years back at the height of my Bape craze

Nice. Wish I'd bought them rather than countless hoodies.