We head to LA at the end of the week for an anniversary trip. We already have reservations to see the Case Study House and have some plans to try to see some of the other MCM goodness in the area. I also want to check out the Modernica showroom since they make the Eames shell chairs in house. Anything else you think I should look for? I plan on shooting a ton and I'll post up when I get back.
If you're familiar with SoCal you'll know that Mailbu has a very nice tract of MCM's too....ehhh of course they are about a Million more than any Eichler, although its clear that they were *ahem* inspired by Claude Oakland and Quincy A. Jones NorCal Eichlers (OC Granada Hill Eichler tracts were not yet built). Please note: like Eichlers they too have atriums and front courtyards (not seen in pics below)..
This tract is known as Malibu West, designed by architects Nisan Matlin and Eugene Dovretzky
Here's a (remodeled) example.....
I just picked this baby up Saturday. Sounds great too.
We don't have a MCM house, or even a MCM theme, but I do appreciate the look and I like to keep things as minimal as possible. I'm really happy with this new addition and now get to enjoy rich analog sound while I fart around the house!
Very nice Gorgeous, very nice indeed. Did you find it at a garage sale, thrift store, hand me down, MCM furniture store?
I've been scouring Craigslist for the right one for a few months now. I missed a couple great finds a while ago, but last week I found this one, and another, both great deals, but this was a better design and fit the space much better. Bought it off a couple guys who are starting to take their appreciation for MCM to a level that's more than just a hobby. (buying, cleaning, refinishing as needed, and re-selling)
Most I've found are not in the style I like, or the phono is broken, or have tube stereos that are a pain to repair, so when this one came about, I hopped on it. I woke up on saturday morning and it was like christmas going to pick it up.
original Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggins sofa
Modernica Fiberglass shell chair, only 2 weeks old, bought on the trip to LA (see Stahl house pics above)
Bookcases were bought about a year apart from 2 different places (craigslist and thrift store) but were EXACTLY the same make/model/finish
the floor is a rubber tile configuration. see that little monster sitting in the middle of the couch? yea, she's handcapped, had a spinal stroke about 15 months ago, has bathroom troubles and her legs only work at about 75% capacity. We needed something with enough traction so she wouldn't "drift" but be able to be cleaned up in case she has an accident. It has been a godsend compared to the carpet that we had before.
I can kinda understand. It's one of those "must haves" I guess to be some sort of MCM fan, but not really. I'm kind of sick of seeing them everywhere.
In all honesty me too, I mean look at all the pictures in this thread, those in Atomic Ranch, dwell etc...However I still want a LC4
synthesis, don't go on a Palm Springs mcm home tour then I do feel where you're coming from though. As I mentioned before (in this thread I think) Its getting the the point of being very trite. In fact all the top 10 19th century modern furniture is becoming this way, i.e. the Eames Lounge chair, Wassily Chair, Barcelona chair, Le Corbusier, Nelson drop lights, Sarrinen table and chairs, etc. If the popularity continues to grow as they are these items will suffer the same social fate as the Rolex watch.
THIS is one of the main reasons I'm begining to embrace MCM Danish Teak furniture.