General Discussion: interior design


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Fläsket
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3577 posts since 14/8/04

21 Dec 2012 20:20
Dee wrote: borrow one - neighbour ? ^ sounds like you just need a decent masonry bit

Cool
reminds me of steve's yacht that has been seized by philippe starck
Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

21 Dec 2012 23:55
since jobs estate must be worth a billion pounds at least, quibbling over a verbal contract in the difference between 3 and 6 million is just petty.
Entropic
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294 posts since 1/4/12

22 Dec 2012 00:03
is that a row of imacs across the bridge? Jawdropping!
Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

22 Dec 2012 00:07
of course, ego mania rules all.
MLI
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4264 posts since 6/10/09

22 Dec 2012 01:43
yellowpages wrote: Looking at a high pile grey rug from Ikea,
Sick!
MLI
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4264 posts since 6/10/09

22 Dec 2012 01:53
Dee wrote:

These are really cool.
MLI
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4264 posts since 6/10/09

22 Dec 2012 01:57
the_boy_lanz wrote: Fake/real - its an interesting debate & not always clear cut.for example, HM own the licence for Eames designs in USA. Modernica make Eames bucket chairs to the original design in the original material ,fiberglass on the original machinery that they bought from HM. Whereas HM now make them in polyprop that Eames never used or approved. So which is "real" ? !

I had to make this decision recently. Basically the Modernica compared to the originals don't look the same, the textures in their fibreglass are different or something, colors are wrong too, basically everything made by modernica just looks a little off imo, despite using original tooling etc. So I went with HM's modern versions that look highly finished and fit in better with my other stuff (cleaner rather than highly textured like fibreglass).

You have to remember that Eames and co didn't design with great environmental sensitivity as it wasn't a pressing issue back then. Some of those manufacturers, like Herman Miller, might be producing new ways to make mid-Cent classics using materials that are far more environmentally sound than the ones used in the 50s. And I'd say that's far more impressive than making exact replications just to please a few snobbish collectors.

This is a false argument. The HM sales staff tried to put it across too. But honestly who is going to pay $4-$500 for a chair these days and then throw it in landfill a few years later? You buy Eames by HM because it's built well (loooong warranty) and doesn't date, ie you buy it to last.
Seventyfour
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8700 posts since 6/10/05

22 Dec 2012 07:59
do herman miller still make them, thought it was only vitra now?
pops
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3993 posts since 2/9/09

22 Dec 2012 09:02
Herman Miller in the US, Vitra in Europe (& Asia?)

Which base did you go for MIL ? i know the "Eiffel" is popular but i prefer the simplicity of the "H" Base
MLI
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4264 posts since 6/10/09

22 Dec 2012 09:38
maple dowel with black wire, was going to go with stacking base for the added functionality but I want more and more wood lately.

yeah in Australia US Herman Miller is most easily available.
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

22 Dec 2012 13:48
had a box made to hang stereo on the wall,wires feed through to cupboard under the stairs so everything out of sight
Hello World
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12096 posts since 7/3/05

22 Dec 2012 13:51
looks good.
Dee
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11094 posts since 22/11/07

22 Dec 2012 14:02
^
Lyall
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1857 posts since 1/6/10

22 Dec 2012 14:19
Really nice.
Dee
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11094 posts since 22/11/07

22 Dec 2012 14:21
anyone know who makes this chair?


jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

22 Dec 2012 15:36
seenmy wrote: had a box made to hang stereo on the wall,wires feed through to cupboard under the stairs so everything out of sight

Awesome.
sydneyking
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4492 posts since 26/9/09

22 Dec 2012 16:49
Hello World wrote: looks good.
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

22 Dec 2012 17:07
Am I the only one that sees a hotel air conditioning unit?
01huba
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390 posts since 14/7/11

22 Dec 2012 17:36
dee, designed by Henrik Bønnelycke original designed for the lounge area of Cafe Castenskiold in Århus, Denmark…
Produced in China aswel as Denmark, pretty inexpensive too, goes for around 500GPB. Quality is good. Model 102….

Dee
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11094 posts since 22/11/07

22 Dec 2012 17:52
cheers