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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

    1. Member barry2952's Avatar
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      01-04-2012 11:11 AM #251
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      I am on a mission, I want one of these:

      Its a 50's train station wall mounted double sided clock. I saw one mounted in a Cliff May dining enty way. Ebay - no / Craigs List - no. This google picture is one of the only 50's era item that came up which was sold.

      You can buy those new from National Time in Royal Oak, MI. They still look the same. So does their building.
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    2. 01-04-2012 03:06 PM #252
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      You can buy those new from National Time in Royal Oak, MI. They still look the same. So does their building.
      Awesome thanks barry, but crap their site doesn't post any prices, they make you email them for that info or call I guess. You wouldn't happen to know off the top of your head what they are asking for these things do you? I have a felling they are going to ask $$$ for them.

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      01-04-2012 03:27 PM #253
      NFI
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    4. 01-09-2012 09:35 AM #255
      That Picture is sweet....

      I have confidence that Ice-Cube has tons of MCM pieces in his home.

    5. 01-09-2012 04:34 PM #256
      .....Anywho if you all don't mind here's another MCM home (it's been a while)

      1964 Donald Scholz AIA design Natchez, Mississippi
































    6. 01-09-2012 05:01 PM #257
      Moar.....

      1958 Baldwin Hills, Ca
      Kaz Nomura home - draftman to the Eichler homes for A. Quincy Jones






























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      01-09-2012 10:58 PM #258


      I considered those pulls when I did my kitchen remodel but decided that they'd do nothing but rip out belt loops. I didn't do the tile backsplash but my kitchen is very similar with white corian counters and maple slab cabinets. I love that look. I wish I had the square feet to make it feel that open.



      They must have moved a lot of walls around to make a 21st century bathroom. I'll bet the original was tiny.

    8. 01-10-2012 09:28 AM #259
      Quote Originally Posted by GeoffD View Post


      They must have moved a lot of walls around to make a 21st century bathroom. I'll bet the original was tiny.
      Yeah if you notice in the reflection of the mirror you'll see the separate shower area which is behind the door, that size bath and its arrangment is totally not in line with 50's bath philosophy. You get a better idea from looking at the master bed bath that bathrooms were somewhat low on the priorety list, almost an after thought, as is the case with many MCM homes.

      and then look here:






      If you notice you'll see that the counter is at the bed room door so that as soon as you walk in BAM!! bathroom counter at your immediate right, (probably the best they could do with the limited space during the remodel) Because I absolutely love the house I would put up with that, but boy it would totally bug the living crap out of me
      Last edited by RENOG; 01-10-2012 at 09:40 AM.

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      01-10-2012 10:19 AM #260
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      If you notice you'll see that the counter is at the bed room door so that as soon as you walk in BAM!! bathroom counter at your immediate right, (probably the best they could do with the limited space during the remodel) Because I absolutely love the house I would put up with that, but boy it would totally bug the living crap out of me
      You would think they could have easily walled the bath off and put a door in the partition wall. I don't think they wanted to separate the two spaces. I can't say I care for it the way they did it either. You would wake your partner too easily if you have a different schedule than they do and needed to use the bathroom.

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      01-12-2012 10:40 PM #261
      Just picked this up.

      90" long!!

      Vintage 60s danish teak.





      Sorry for crappy BB pics.
      Last edited by Preppy; 01-12-2012 at 10:49 PM.

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      01-12-2012 10:55 PM #262
      very nice! now do something about that coffee table and you'll be in business

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      01-12-2012 11:10 PM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      very nice! now do something about that coffee table and you'll be in business
      lol one thing at a time...

      the coffee table went with the classy ikea tv bench that the credenza replaced.

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      01-13-2012 07:01 AM #264
      Sweet find!
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      01-13-2012 09:44 AM #265
      Has anyone seen these, or sat in one?

      Comfy?


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      01-13-2012 10:38 AM #266
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Has anyone seen these, or sat in one?

      Comfy?

      Other than a Scandinavian leather swivel-recliner with ottoman, I don't think any of the furniture you find in a typical MCM house is "comfy".

      I had a really nice Ekornes chair that wive v1.0 decided she absolutely needed to have. Those are super-comfy.

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      01-13-2012 02:16 PM #267
      Anyone have experience with repro eames lounge + ottoman?

      I've found this in BC, seems like a reasonable copy in walnut.

      http://www.eternitymodern.com/eames_...r_ottoman.html



      Good repros should feature:

      ■Shell of cherry, walnut, santos palisander or rosewood. Any others are likely fakes.
      ■Look for six-inch thick urethane foam cushions with soft leather upholstery.
      ■The chair will have a five-legged base (“five-star”) and the ottoman four. Legs rise at a slight angle – they are not flat nor do they rise too steeply creating a “cone” effect.
      ■Look for die-cast aluminum back braces – not square tubular aluminum.
      ■The bases are also die-cast and painted black with polished aluminum trim.
      ■Some copies have a loose cap over the base to hide rough welds or bolts where the legs meet the post.
      ■Natural rubber shock mounts and adjustable stainless steel glides.
      ■Armrests are curved, not flat.
      ■Look at the leather upholstery on the armrest. Fakes often have a single piece of leather wrapped around the edge. Authentic models have a separate piece of leather welting wrapped around the edge.
      ■The ottoman is the exact same size as the seat of the chair. In fact, the cushions are interchangeable.
      ■Most copies recline, an authentic chair does not.
      ■There should be absolutely no visible screws or bolts. None.

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      01-13-2012 02:22 PM #268
      You should test-sit before you buy. Most people find them uncomfortable. They lack the adjustability of a modern chair. One size fits all, doesn't.

      If I were you I'd do what I did. Buy the miniature and find a chair you love to sit in.

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    18. 01-15-2012 08:56 PM #269
      Go to DWR and sit in one and decide from there. Eames chairs aren't made for the big man. However the Lounge chair is the most comfy MCM piece I've personally found so far, I'm 6'1 and 220lbs. The chair is not as big and wide as pictures would have you think, it's actually on the smaller side for a full sized lounger.

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      01-15-2012 10:38 PM #270
      I've always had an interest in architect and designer chairs. For the most part they were just meant to look at.
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    20. 01-16-2012 12:12 PM #271
      I've head many times that alot of folks find the "knockoff" Eames loungers to be more comfy than the originals.
      I own neither, not for lack of want...

    21. 01-16-2012 01:52 PM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by xnoitaNx View Post
      I've head many times that alot of folks find the "knockoff" Eames loungers to be more comfy than the originals.
      I own neither, not for lack of want...
      and this is true. Think about it, the Eames furniture or any of the other top modern furniture designers of the day weren't your typical mass produced everyday goto type stuff, it was basically prototype/ case study pieces, designs based on discovery. Much like art they quickly turned into just pretentious show pieces for the upper middle class as most aren't really practical for daily use whatsoever.

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      01-16-2012 05:58 PM #273
      A lot of that had to do with the size of the chairs. People were definitely smaller in the '40s and '50s, when these icons were designed. Not all of them are uncomfortable. These gang seats were designed in 1952, the year I was born. When they built Metro Airport's new terminal they filled the place with them.

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      01-16-2012 09:20 PM #274
      Just got a full heywood wakefield dining room set including dining table, 6 chairs and buffet. Not actual set but pretty much the same thing (the chairs I got are upholstered in a sea-foam green solid pattern:



      Used someone else's photo because mine is in storage (mine below):



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      01-16-2012 09:34 PM #275
      My wife loves their stuff. Her grandmother had a HW bedroom set with a make-up table and mirror that she played at.

      Beautiful and timeless designs.
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