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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

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      05-23-2012 05:09 PM #316
      when I called on Sunday to setup my bid the girl did say there were already several absent bids on the chair, so it's likely that the auction was being played out with left bids right in front of me. This auction house does some MCM stuff from time to time but this auction had very few items so I was hoping that it was looked over by the masses and I could snag it for a song. man was I wrong

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      05-23-2012 07:21 PM #317
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post
      I do maybe a half-dozen left bids at auctions every year.

      If it really went $500 to $2500 with a left bid, the person who had the left bid got screwed by the auction house. With a left bid, the auctioneer is supposed to step up by the pre-agreed increment for that object. If they started at $500, the increment was probably supposed to be $100.00. If that happened to me, I'd refuse to pay and file a complaint with the state licensing board.
      Not if there are multiple left bids. They automatically bid each other up until the highest one is left. So in the case of the $500 to $2500 bid, two left bids, one for $2300 and one for $2400, the $2300 bid drops out and the $2400 bid is now the high bidder. Next bid is automatically $2500.

      Now if there was only 1 left bid for $2400 and the auctioneer starts at $500, then the left bid should become the high bidder at $600 and open to the floor or telephone.

    3. 05-24-2012 11:56 AM #318
      Wow, lots of Noguchi backlash lol

      In fact, every single person I've talked to, here and in person, has tried to turn me away from it.

      The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards something less decorative and more functional. I've heard people say that the glass top is easily bumped out of position. Plus, the way it's set up you can't really put your feet up on it. I'd like my living room to be comfortable and inviting and less of an art exhibit...

    4. 05-29-2012 11:25 AM #319
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      Wow, lots of Noguchi backlash lol

      In fact, every single person I've talked to, here and in person, has tried to turn me away from it.
      ...
      I perceive the Eames lounge chair to suffer the same fate...

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      05-31-2012 06:52 PM #320
      Found a GREAT Flickr set of a TON of mid-century mod homes & floorplans... LOVE IT!

      MCM Houseplans

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      06-01-2012 09:28 AM #321
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      I perceive the Eames lounge chair to suffer the same fate...
      Authentic loungers, no. knock-offs, yes.

    7. 06-01-2012 11:21 AM #322
      So, I ended up ordering an Eames LCW in White Ash.

    8. 06-01-2012 03:10 PM #323
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      So, I ended up ordering an Eames LCW in White Ash.
      Sweet be sure to post a picture once you get it....

    9. 06-01-2012 04:45 PM #324
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Sweet be sure to post a picture once you get it....
      Definitely! Too bad there's about a 4 to 6 week lead time on the White Ash. I think they just stock up on the Walnuts for the sale, but that color too closely matches my hardwood floors.

    10. 06-11-2012 11:26 AM #325
      Just picked up this little guy off of Craigslist.



      Hard to tell from the pic (sorry about the stupid phone camera filter), but it's only 24"(D) by 20"(H). It'll go next to a couch or I have an unused corner in my master bedroom - thought it might look good flanked by a couple of loungers.

      It's not an original Noguchi Cyclone, but a Modernica. Still pretty damn impressive quality. Plus, I got it for a song, so I couldn't say no.

      Bought a townhouse a few weeks ago and I'm knee deep in the renovation/restoration. Exciting stuff.


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      06-11-2012 11:28 AM #326
      Nice-looking table.
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    12. 06-13-2012 09:17 AM #327
      Wow ok please excuse my ignorance, all these years I assumed that was an Eames design, I saw the wire work and never bothered to think otherwise...Learn something new every day.

    13. 06-15-2012 07:43 PM #328
      Just ordered a couch and loveseat.

      Couch



      Loveseat


      Ordered them both in the second color you see there (Belgium Sage or some mumbo jumbo). Pretty excited - 6 week build time, though.

    14. 06-18-2012 07:51 PM #329
      Very nice man

    15. 06-20-2012 10:42 AM #330
      All right its been long enough.. need some more home pics going on here...

      Quincy A Jones AIA 1950 Crestwood Hills Community in So Cal.












    16. 06-20-2012 10:50 AM #331
      2011 Remodel 1961 Palos Verdes Neutra house...




































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      06-20-2012 02:50 PM #332
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      Just ordered a couch and loveseat.

      Ordered them both in the second color you see there (Belgium Sage or some mumbo jumbo). Pretty excited - 6 week build time, though.
      Good luck dude. My parents ordered two of these chairs from the same company:



      They sent them back immediately because the build quality was so bad.

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      06-20-2012 03:58 PM #333
      I wanted these for the longest time, until I sat in them. Didn't find them comfortable at all.

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    19. 06-20-2012 11:31 PM #334
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliver@triplezoom View Post
      Good luck dude. My parents ordered two of these chairs from the same company:

      They sent them back immediately because the build quality was so bad.
      Good looking out. Do you remember the specific qualms they had?

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      06-21-2012 08:49 AM #335
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      Good looking out. Do you remember the specific qualms they had?
      Don't recall offhand, but I'll ask them.

    21. 06-21-2012 11:48 AM #336
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      I wanted these for the longest time, until I sat in them. Didn't find them comfortable at all.
      The Barcelona chairs Barry? The last time I sat in one I remember them not having much give, kinda like sitting on a leather park bench.

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      07-06-2012 04:54 PM #337
      eichler for sale a street over from where i live...........$699,000









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      07-15-2012 04:25 PM #338
      It's so damn hot here we decided to do inside stuff, so we went to one of the best antique malls around the Detroit area, Knightsbridge, in Northville. We've pulled some gems out of there.

      Not sure if this MCM, but looks the part. The lamp appears to be brand new, but old stock. The newer Artemide Spy has a different shape shield. I couldn't find anything on the date of the design, even using the Google machine.

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    24. 07-16-2012 03:36 PM #339
      Sweet Eichler VR6Jetpilot, not sure about that kitchen though....

      Berry the lamp is slick, and I'm digging that table. I can't tell though is that a coffee table or bench?

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      07-16-2012 03:49 PM #340
      Coffee table. Salvation Army Store for $45. It's Drexel, marked 1953.

      It has some stains on the first 1/2" of each leg as though it was set on wet carpet. They add character.

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      07-16-2012 04:16 PM #341
      going to be really thinning out some of our MCM stuff as we are trying to vainly make an attempt to make the move out West. It's most smalls/knick-nacks/houswares but I do have some furniture that I'm going to be selling if anyone is local to me in the Philly area. As soon as I get stuff photographed and posted somewhere (etsy/craigs) I'll post up some links.

    27. 07-17-2012 11:36 PM #342
      Well, it was definitely worth the wait. My Eames LCW arrived today!










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      07-17-2012 11:45 PM #343
      Nice! You almost want to keep the box just because too, right? I had the Modernica box that our fiberglass shell chair came in for months. haha.

    29. 07-18-2012 08:53 AM #344
      @barry
      That table is a very nice find

      @TimesNewRoman
      Sweet chair man, I love those things. Its very seldom I see that color, what is it ash?
      Keep the box in storage if you can, it will help with resale, seriously.

    30. 07-18-2012 11:28 AM #345
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      @barry
      That table is a very nice find

      @TimesNewRoman
      Sweet chair man, I love those things. Its very seldom I see that color, what is it ash?
      Keep the box in storage if you can, it will help with resale, seriously.
      Agreed, I love that table too, barry. I really like the little magazine shelf under the main section.

      And yes, it is "white ash." I thought the walnut would be too close to my floor's color and I didn't want the chair to be camouflaged lol

      And noted on the box - thanks for the tip.

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      07-18-2012 11:30 AM #346
      I used to save boxes, but now I never consider resale.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

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    32. 07-19-2012 10:30 AM #347
      Great thread, just wanted to chime in that anyone who loves architecture or interior design should drop in to the Decoration and Design building in NYC if they're so inclined, it's a whole building of design pr0n

      When I'm working in NY i use the back office of my company showroom (Crestron)

    33. 07-25-2012 09:25 AM #348
      Quote Originally Posted by BagelConsultant View Post
      Great thread, just wanted to chime in that anyone who loves architecture or interior design should drop in to the Decoration and Design building in NYC if they're so inclined, it's a whole building of design pr0n

      When I'm working in NY i use the back office of my company showroom (Crestron)
      noted.

      Thanks

    34. 08-06-2012 12:52 PM #349
      found this on design boom: V4 House, Sao Paolo, Brazil






    35. 08-06-2012 05:21 PM #350
      My furniture arrived from "Thrive" this morning. I had posted above about ordering a couch and loveseat in a greenish color. Well, shortly after posting that, the wife-unit and I decided that our townhouse would look less crowded with a loveseat and ottoman combo. We also changed the color to "lucky turquoise."

      I checked the loveseat and ottoman out front, back, top and bottom, and the quality seems to be fine. A member above mentioned their parents weren't happy with their order, but maybe the quality has gone up since then. Time will tell I suppose.

      Anyway, here are the ubiquitous cell-phone picks. The wifey and I are still in the move-in phase, so we don't have any pictures or much furniture to speak of, so things are a little sparse. Slowly but surely things are coming together.







      I'll try and get better pictures with a real camera at some point.

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