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Anyone else collect modern furniture?

Discussion in 'Creative Arts' started by lesterm, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. lesterm

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    Modern furniture is a little obsession of mine. After college, I found myself with my own home, and the need to buy furniture. At first, I bought the bulk of my stuff from Crate & Barrel, and similar stores. One day, however, I frequented a local specialty store that sold high-end Italian furniture like B&B Italia, Cassina, Cappellini, etc. Needless to say, my furniture budget spiraled out of control quickly. Considering this is F-chat, I'm sure other people have a love for Italian design ;) Does this also extend to furniture for many of you?
     
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  3. moretti124guy

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    I like to collect mostly vintage 50's and 60's Modern
     
  4. scot993

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    I am a fan of Minotti, Knoll and Herman Miller for the home.
     
  5. a8guy

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    if I wasn't poor this is something I would be doing.
    Have a design within reach down the street
     
  6. TG

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    How extensive is your collection?
     
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  8. Prancing 12

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    Where are the pics people?! :D
     
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  13. b-mak

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    Beautiful stuff, Andy.

    Mostly Eames here.
     
  14. moretti124guy

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    Dining room, den, just started really going room by room as I find stuff here and there, type Eames in ebay and you may find me bidding on it. I am planning on moving so I have been find furniture before I find the place I plan on putting it.
     
  15. Rubi

    Rubi Formula Junior

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    I'm in the furniture business (if you can call it a business these daze) and have acquired stuff from all over. I have a 70s-era Eames lounge in rosewood (dumb that they quit making it that way. Vitra makes it in Germany in rosewood--they're licensed for the Eames pieces in Europe like HM is here) Mies Barcelona table and Brno chairs and a pony skin Corbu lounge. I need to find 4 Cab chairs from Cassina. As far as interior design I like eclectic stuff so the rest of the house is a mish-mash but it works pretty well.
     
  16. wetpet

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    just started myself. have a couple allan gould string chairs from the 50's, florence knoll bench from the 60's, and some more contemporary philip stark chairs. all original vintage. my gould string chairs still have the original finish and string from 1952. Still need a couple barcelona chairs and a LE CORBUSIER couch. also plan on getting a couple platner tables.

    here are some links if you are interested, past my photo limit.

    http://www.objectsusa.com/images/Gallery/OtherItems/gould_chair.htm

    http://www.designicons.co.uk/img/products/Philippe-Starck-Costes-Chair-1271-1.jpg

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.bonluxat.com/cmsense/data/uploads/orig/Florence_Knoll_Bench_7r7.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.bonluxat.com/a/Florence_Knoll_Bench.html&usg=__s6_kB7-rlhnOcSPBkn8a2dJD6Nk=&h=330&w=330&sz=10&hl=en&start=4&um=1&tbnid=d2HZLbM1a4Z3_M:&tbnh=119&tbnw=119&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dflorence%2Bknoll%2Bbench%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1
     
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    Big fan of Raymond Loewy
     
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  23. beepx2

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    I have a collection of 20th century design classic chairs and objects which I started when in design school.

    Eames leg splint
    Olivetti valentine typewriter
    Eames bucket chair with rocker base
    Saarinnen Knoll tulip chair
    Mies Cantilever chair, cane seat, no arms
    Eames aluminum group office chair
    Bertoia side chairs, chrome
    Breuer cane-seat dining chair with arms (black)
    Wassily chairs knock-off :(
    I don't use them as much as I used to, but I admire them all.
     
  24. norcal2

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    Im looking for a few pieces of ib koford Larsen furniture, to match a few pieces I have Im not having much luck in the US is there any places in Sweden/Denmark/Europe that might have a better selection? thx..
     
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    Interestingly enough, we have purchased a lot of Deco modern furniture from a place here in LA called Atmosphere Interiors, owned by a man named Ib. Very good quality and we always get compliments.

    Modern & Contemporary Furniture for Home or Office, Los Angeles
     
  27. norcal2

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    Thanks for the sites..it may take me years to find matches and pieces its always fun looking!
     

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