Classics, essentials, stuff you own, stuff you want
ahahahaahahh i guess you also dress to get girls lol
>tfw need to buy a bunch of shit furniture to stock my apartment and hopefully start improving it later on
a-any recs, I want an /fa/ living space but I can't even afford a decent sofa
The Barcelona chair looks so beautiful, I wish it was more comfortable to sit in
I want some barcelona chairs, a tufted leather daybed, a stone coffee table on a cow hide rug and some square columns with bonzai or seasonal flowers on them in whatever vase may fit. minimal lighting as well, probably some sconces or hidden thing that runs the length of the wall that just reflects off the ceiling for light to keep things dim but not caveman dark
If you don't have a front porch with a rocking chair from which to smoke tobacco from your pipe, then you aren't really /fa/.
If you want basic cheap furniture that looks nice just get some ikea shit if you can afford that. If all you need is stuff to live with though then i wouldn't worry too much about looks until you can afford to spend a little more.
>not even the real chair
>reproduction of a meme chair
Sam Maloof made very /fa/ furniture.
I used to live close to his workshop.
also his rocking chairs are ridiculously comfy. Wish I could afford to shell out for one.
I guess I could ask here?
what would you call this style of room, it's like to who ever designed it had to work with a lot of shitty cheap furniture, but at the same time make something pleasing and cutting edge but then came up with this mess.
come on now samefag, if you can't tell eames furniture is a meme, not much I can do to help you.
Donald Judd did some dope 80's minimalist stuff...
Ettore Sottsass did exactly the opposite with his Memphis flair
Gaetano Pesce kinda followed his path of debatable aestheticism, though more process oriented
Benjamin Hubert and Max Lamb's stuff in cool.
If you insist on minimalist scandi stuff, Fritz Hansen is the ticket.
Dutch are still tacky as ever (see Marcel Wanders and Maarten Baas, Mooi, Droog, etc.)
I'd avoid mid-century modern (dames, eero aarnio, arne jacobsen, george nelson) if I didn't know what I was doing.
Try to get your hands on a couple of pieces shaker furniture first ( inexpensive second hand, will last a lifetime, no ifs and buts) if you're just starting out getting piecing together your interior..
then maybe go towards utilitarian yet sculptural pieces, (breuer, prouvé) and contemporary brands, like Hay, established & sons, de la espada
not a big fan either but I can appreciate his approach, even though I think "furniture as a conversation starter" is a lame excuse for an overpriced chair... glad the memphis revival movement is on a decline
As an actual desk light the Tolomeo is more functional.
never heard of Rudolf Steiner, his stuff looks really cool though and was probably a big influence on Wright.
If you haven't been I strongly recommend checking out Taliesin West (or any of FLW's other buildings). I didn't care anything for architecture or design before I went there, and it really opened my eyes to how cool this shit can be.
No shit, because the way the fabric/leather is tensioned between the aluminium frame makes a reinstall almost a factory job.
I've restored a few and without several people and brute violence it's almost undoable to reattach the base. Unless a fat american sat in it for 40 years and stretched it beyond believe.
You should now that if you have one.
steiner isn't well known, but his influence is massive. On top of being a great furniture craftsman and architect, he was weird and esoterically as well; made the first "organic" concrete buildings , wrote about bees and cosmic energy, founded a commune in Switzerland... an amazing character altogether. He reminds me of gerrit rietveldt or jean prouvé in how he chose to abandon the ideals of beauty of his time and build a new visual language.
Wright did superbe interior design but his track record as an architect wasn't that great if you consider the technical aspect of his work, in the sense that he is notorious for consistently drawing leaky ceilings , or so I've been told. That being said, the building of his that I've visited were all breathtaking. There are even stories of building being repaired for serious structural damage due to design flaws where they discovered that contractors disregarded his orders and reinforced weight baring walls and cantilever planes against Wright's will, avoiding collapse had they not added metal mesh and aggregate.
Worked at this design workshop/school where they have a great architectural pavilions collection (maybe a dozen small buildings on the site).
Sometimes, I'd act as a tour guide when the old lady wasn't around to give it. Nedless to say I had some good fucks in the Shigeru Ban pavilion... thanks for bringing back those memories.
bump with classics, if anyone's interested. I'll try to put a year if I know it.
tell me when..
george nakashima - c. 1960
donald judd 1982
How did they age? I have made a couple of them when I worked with him and remember being shocked by the disclaimer stating that this "chair" was actually a sculpture upon which you could sit on at your own risk... We build them as pieces of furniture, but deep down wondered if he didn't truly believe in his product or if it was something his gallerist insisted was to be attached to the "art".
It is an acquired taste, I'll give you that
We got the coffee table and several chairs. This setup was placed in a small corner of our house. We would only use these Baas pieces irregularly, every once in a while. The chairs are sturdy enough, but sitting in them is a practice of faith. We always treat the furniture gingerly.
The Baas pieces, individually, are quite ugly. When they are placed together, in a set, it actually looks charming. When you have a Baas table with the appropriate Baas chairs in a room full of modern art with a similar style . . . it just works. I wish I had a photo.
you're absolutely right, but you still have to tone them down. They have to stand out in a way; if they don't, it probably means your setup is quite busy. Kinda like stuff by the campana brothers, pic related.
Always wanted this fuckin Chaise from Restoration Hardware
nothing says new money like an overpriced resort assorted with a display of petrified wood coffee tables and mock-oyster bracelet sofa chairs, except maybe an infinity pool and a 94" flat screen behind a bar.
I was there while he was still in Eindhoven... their workshop was on some sort of commune in the middle of Geldrop and the boss (maarten does designs, he solves the production) slept in a van in the back.
Burned a boat, made speakers out of logs, turned a carriage/trailer into a sauna, turned huge chandeliers for venetian glass blowers to reproduce, and loads more stuff and learned a lot in the process... granted, they're an unconventional bunch, but they treat their employees with the greatest respect and party like there's no tomorrow. I've got nothing but love for them.
where did you end up doing your internship?
yea, it sounded to me like too much party, not enough design, but i think that is just my personality not fitting their style. i ended up going to a design firm in denmark. what do you do? did you study design/product design?
Can anybody recommend a nice modern open wardrobe less than $1k? I want to get rid of my dresser/nightstand.
I don't know if their habits changed since they moved the shop to the country, but they were quite disciplined at the time. I would only imagine they are even more so since they've got kids now. They goofed around a bit but it was all about getting the work done from from 8 to 6... after that, get as loose as you want, but you better be on your feet tomorrow morning. they are dutch after all.
I worked at the Vitra design museum / centre george pompidou design school for a couple of years. Tried for a gig with joep van lieshout but european laws wouldn't allow it so I went back to montreal. Right now, most of my clients are mostly artists, architects and contractors. I'm also preparing a class that I'll be giving next semester. Studied graphic design in uni and architectural woodworking and furniture production at the national trade school... i think that covers it.
Frank Lloyd Wright made his students sleep in tents in the desert.
they were getting subsidies for salaries from the government for european citizens or students in european universities; since I was neither, they couldn't afford to hire me and decided it was a right moment to head back home. I'm sure I could have pushed through some way but didn't feel like getting the bureaucrats all up in my business, since I'm not sure just how legit my employment was with the baron's school... that school was on par with baas I'd say as far as excitement goes. it's worth the look if you're interested in these things.
fun fact: Wright only made a few couches by request and hated them for being wastes of space.
He much preferred chairs and cushioned benches
yeah I wouldn't call most of his furniture comfortable either. His chairs often look like torture devices.
Eames lounge chair and Barcelona chair are two of the most dissapointing chairs out there. Uncomfy as fuark.
>tfw sitting in Karuselli armchair by Yrjö Kukkapuro
How's Eames' La Chaise Lounge rate on comfiness?
Depends on your body, I find the Barcelona to be comfortable, hate the Eames, one of my friends is exactly vice-versa.
Stranger is that I have a friend with a perfect Rood-Blauwe replica from Rietveld, I can sit in it just fine, but 99% of the people hate it.
it's the opposite. you don't need to have all this shit in your room if you live by yourself, you've got other room(s) for that.
you do keep all of this in your room if you're NEET though.
>you don't need to have all this shit in your room if you live by yourself
I absolute love micro appartments. Especially if you manage to make great furniture work on such a small place
The Nakagin Capsule tower appartments for example look amazing to me
Why would you want an open wardrobe? It takes up an entire wall and all it does is look like a shopping display.
also strongly recommend a triple armoire with mirrors, once you're done dressing yourself you can just open the side doors to create a tri-fold mirror.
it's in the quality of finish and material, but at a glimpse, Judd often uses solid wood whereas cheap furniture is made of stratified sheet material (like particule board) and has edge banding to hide it.
Old chair I bought from a mate for $20.
It's an actual antique.
I really enjoy the aesthetic; not as nice as some stuff on here though.
...man now I'm remembering an older guy some buddies and I befriended from college who lives on an ancient plantation house in rural North Carolina. He always seemed really excited about visitors because his kids are grown and his wife is gone so he has no one really to share the house with.
I should probably write him a letter to see how he's doing.
Eames chairs used in chevy commercial
Now my vintage shit is associated with some geniric ass disposable truck brand
W/e least the dont know about pollock, knoll, saarinen, wegner, gray, noguchi etc
are barcelona chairs considered pleb tier? Or babby's first nice chair? Or the BMW of furniture?
I really like it, and keep pestering my parents to buy me one, but I also know nothing about interior design which makes me think maybe I don't know enough and just like the first nice one i've seen.
>babby's first nice chair
nope, thats always >pic related
no taste; >>9689200 is better
like the mouille
mom hired a decorator.
st martins of course
best in show
get rid of everything except the orange ottoman and the plants.seriously. you've got great light and your house looks nice.
top of the morning to you lad
anyone here actually studying interior design or architecture, if so how hard is it? what have been your personal experiences? starting interior design at Hines college of architecture & design (houston, tx) this summer
Are these wood and steel coffee tables /fa/? I just like the look of them.
$25k for one of his rocking chairs. Dunno how much his lowback chairs are/were. His stuff jumped up in price after he died, but you can get chairs made by his proteges for a bit less.
maloof is really a hit of miss with me. He's known for his rocking chair and I do like some of them, but his work is too flowing and organic for my taste.
I like'em a little more structured