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    Thread: Mid-Century Modern Appreciation Thread

    1. Member barry2952's Avatar
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      01-16-2012 10:30 PM #281
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      Barry I absolutely love the gang seats, they have them all over the Oakland airport and I make it a point sit in them everytime I'm out there.
      It's hard to believe that's a '52 design. Think of ho ugly cars were in '52. Big and bulbous is all I remember.
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    2. 01-17-2012 10:09 AM #282
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Berry is a fruit. I am not a fruit.
      Lol sorry about that wasn't paying attention...

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      01-17-2012 10:11 AM #283
      No problem.
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      01-20-2012 09:45 AM #284
      SERIOUSLY considering getting a piece like this in my half sleeve:


      the wife isn't super sold on it yet, I do appreciate her feedback on my ink, so I have some work to do. I was also considering a technical drawing of the chair, like one of those line drawings with the pieces exploded. I'm working with a small(ish) space so I'm restricted on the size.

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      01-20-2012 09:46 AM #285
      Seriously?
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      01-20-2012 11:13 AM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Seriously?
      sure, why not? almost all of my tattoos have meaning for me, either a time in my life or something I want to remember.

      I have one for each of my grandfathers to remember them, I've decided my left half sleeve is going to be pieces for each one of my family members.

      My right arm is for times in my life and my hobbies. I have a diamond inside of a horseshoe to commemorate my wedding. A vintage TLR camera, I'm a photographer. a crow drinking a bottle of hooch, got it at my bachelor party.

      My love of design goes back to about middle-school and I'm at a point in my life where I have honed in exactly what I like: Mid-Century/Danish design. A lot of people get tattoos for the sake of getting them without any real meaning or thought behind them. What's wrong with dedicating a piece to a timeless design that I have been fond of for years?

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      01-20-2012 11:17 AM #287
      No problem. It's your arm.
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      01-22-2012 06:01 PM #288
      Found this beauty today at an antique mall. Bent plywood veneers. Looked to be Teak or maybe Walnut with a stain.



      Went home with this. Marked Lewis '74. Not exactly MCM, but along those lines.

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    9. 01-23-2012 01:55 PM #289
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      SERIOUSLY considering getting a piece like this in my half sleeve:


      the wife isn't super sold on it yet, I do appreciate her feedback on my ink, so I have some work to do. I was also considering a technical drawing of the chair, like one of those line drawings with the pieces exploded. I'm working with a small(ish) space so I'm restricted on the size.


      O....k....

      Anywho, hey Barry that bent plywood thing what is that used for, you know? I thought it was a wine rack but then I see that the yellow pole like objects are running through on each row so....
      Last edited by RENOG; 01-23-2012 at 01:58 PM.

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      01-23-2012 02:41 PM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post


      O....k....

      Anywho, hey Barry that bent plywood thing what is that used for, you know? I thought it was a wine rack but then I see that the yellow pole like objects are running through on each row so....
      Those are to keep the bottles from slipping through the openings as the rack is on an angle for proper wine storage.

      The other pegs are to give it stability, I think.
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    11. 01-23-2012 02:59 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Those are to keep the bottles from slipping through the openings as the rack is on an angle for proper wine storage.

      The other pegs are to give it stability, I think.
      Ah-ha!! I can see it now.

    12. 02-07-2012 10:47 AM #292
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      02-28-2012 11:19 PM #295
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      picked this up at auction, now on Craigs.

      funny story, this chair sat around for months. I decided I was going to break it down to refurb it. I go out and get a can of high gloss black oil paint and start sanding. No more than an hour in I get an email from a kid who wants to buy it. So, it left in pieces and I got a pile of $20s in my pocket.

      Another auction coming up soon, hopefully I can do good this time around again, it's so hit or miss.

    16. 04-09-2012 04:27 PM #296


      Lamp designed and made by the man himself Richard Neutra.
      One of only two in existence recently auctioned off at $20,000.00

    17. 04-13-2012 01:31 PM #297
      I know we talked about the Eames Lounge Chair, but how about the DCW? I love the design; anyone ever sat in one and care to comment on the comfort? (DCW being the dining room chair variant, not to be confused with the LCW)


    18. 04-18-2012 10:02 AM #298
      I love that chair generally and find that the LCW is easy to sit in, but never sat in the DCW let alone seen one. My wife thinks they all look like pre-school chairs so she doesn't take them serious. Unfortunately besides the kids room I could never convince the wife to agree to sit one of these in any other room in the house.

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      04-18-2012 10:06 AM #299
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      I know we talked about the Eames Lounge Chair, but how about the DCW? I love the design; anyone ever sat in one and care to comment on the comfort? (DCW being the dining room chair variant, not to be confused with the LCW)

      I own a DCW that I use as a desk chair.
      Very comfortable despite no padded surface. The flexible rubber grommets between the back rest and the support provide enough movement. Ergonomically, the chair is perfect for me. I'm 5-10 and 150lbs.

      On another note, I picked up an Eames Lounger and Ottoman last week. Love it!
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    20. 04-18-2012 01:14 PM #300
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      I own a DCW that I use as a desk chair.
      Very comfortable despite no padded surface. The flexible rubber grommets between the back rest and the support provide enough movement. Ergonomically, the chair is perfect for me. I'm 5-10 and 150lbs.

      On another note, I picked up an Eames Lounger and Ottoman last week. Love it!
      Cool, good to know. I actually stopped by Design Within Reach yesterday to check out the Eames stuff. They didn't have a DCW, but they did have an LCW. Super comfy. Sat in the Lounge chair. Sales guy laughed at me when I wouldn't put my feet up on the Ottoman - that's what it's there for, he told me (so I did). Man, what a great chair/work of art. Too bad I don't have $6,000.00 burning a hole in my pocket...

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      04-18-2012 06:49 PM #301
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      SERIOUSLY considering getting a piece like this in my half sleeve:

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      04-30-2012 02:29 PM #302
      MCM inspired.

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    23. 04-30-2012 05:13 PM #303
      Sharp couch...

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      04-30-2012 10:41 PM #304
      Here's a cool place near me outside of Pittsburgh. Built in 1960. Only $4500 a month.

      This UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND STUNNING CONTEMPORARY home is nestled on 3.8 wooded ACRES and was designed by the reknowned architect Paul Schweiker. The home, SURROUNDED BY A FANTASTIC DECK for DINNER PARTIES, boasts multiple large windows allowing an abundance of NATURAL LIGHTING and BREATHTAKING VIEWS . A HOME GYM WITH SCENIC VIEWS IS LOCATED IN THE MASTER WING ALONG WITH A LOFT OFFICE. The MEDIA ROOM WITH PROJECTOR is perfect for all of you movies. The home also features A CUSTOM DESIGNED OFFICE, FIREPLACE, and KITCHEN. The MASTER BEDROOM VIEW IS FANTASTIC as is almost every room in the house. This house WILL AMAZE you and leave you BREATHLESS!




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      05-01-2012 12:14 AM #305
      ^^^ It's cool but has a distinct "80s" vibe to it, especially on the exterior. and $4500/month in Pittsburgh, c'mon now, that place will sit vacant until it rots away.

    26. 05-02-2012 03:39 PM #306
      ^^^Gonna have to agree.
      Look like it was remodeled in the mid to late 80's.
      80's modern is not attractive to me at all, it struggled greatly in an effort to pull away from the Art Deco/ or Streamline movement but something got lost in translation and the result is the above rental. I can only imagine what it looked like furnished

    27. 05-04-2012 01:53 PM #307
      Quote Originally Posted by RENOG View Post
      ^^^Gonna have to agree.
      Look like it was remodeled in the mid to late 80's.
      80's modern is not attractive to me at all, it struggled greatly in an effort to pull away from the Art Deco/ or Streamline movement but something got lost in translation and the result is the above rental. I can only imagine what it looked like furnished
      Lots of neon colors and coffee tables with little mirrors and rolled up dollar bills on them.

    28. 05-07-2012 11:01 AM #308
      Quote Originally Posted by TimesNewRoman View Post
      Lots of neon colors and coffee tables with little mirrors and rolled up dollar bills on them.
      Miami Vice style.

    29. 05-22-2012 11:13 PM #309
      DWR is doing a 15% off sale for Herman Miller stuff for the beginning of June. I was thinking of picking up a Noguchi coffee table and Eames LCW. Hm....




    30. 05-23-2012 09:43 AM #310
      It'll still be pricey after discount about 1200 for the table and about 660 for the chair...But a good price if you want to buy brand new. I find that Knoll's is a tad cheaper than DWR if you compare the two.

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      05-23-2012 10:53 AM #311
      I say go for the LCW but skip the Noguchi, that table is PLAAAAYED like a drunk chick at a frat house. Go for something like a Lane Acclaim articulated coffee table.

      unrelated:

      I had a phone bid in on an original Herman Miller Plycraft on Monday and the convo went like this:

      "Ok, we're just about ready for this lot, all you need to do is say YES or say NO."

      "got it"

      "Opening bid $500"

      "Yes"

      "Next bid $2500"

      "NOOOOOOOOOO"



      Seriously though, a jump straight to $2500, that's cray cray.

    32. 05-23-2012 02:07 PM #312
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post
      I say go for the LCW but skip the Noguchi, that table is PLAAAAYED like a drunk chick at a frat house. Go for something like a Lane Acclaim articulated coffee table.

      unrelated:

      I had a phone bid in on an original Herman Miller Plycraft on Monday and the convo went like this:

      "Ok, we're just about ready for this lot, all you need to do is say YES or say NO."

      "got it"

      "Opening bid $500"

      "Yes"

      "Next bid $2500"

      "NOOOOOOOOOO"



      Seriously though, a jump straight to $2500, that's cray cray.

      Whoa! that is rediculous...

      Also too as much as I love the Noguchi table (and I really do) I'll never get one because of the fact that its in just about every MCM related promo ad / real estate / magazine known to man..Its the Rolex watch of MCM.

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      05-23-2012 04:47 PM #313
      Quote Originally Posted by synthsis View Post

      Seriously though, a jump straight to $2500, that's cray cray.
      Likely they had multiple "left or absentee bids" that automatically jacked the price up to the $2500 mark.

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      05-23-2012 05:01 PM #314
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Likely they had multiple "left or absentee bids" that automatically jacked the price up to the $2500 mark.
      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.

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      05-23-2012 05:03 PM #315
      I'm not allowed anywhere near auctions.
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