No Go for this Togo (Show)…


So HBO’s How to Make it in America is cancelled… I have been slacking on my posts, but figured I would add this one anyway.

Season 2 Episode 10 ( IN or OUT) has Ben and Cam crash a party where the host’s son has a room that’s more stylish than the average teenager.  Ben comments on a Eames lounge chair but in the corner there’s a Togo Chair by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset that caught my eye. Originally designed in 1973, this design is still in production.  You can order them directly in various upholstery through Ligne Roset and the wait time varies (immediate to 3 months).  I’ve found a few on Ebay ranging in the $2000-4000 range. They are now making a child’s version of this set for toddlers…

So as my last post of 2011, Happy New Year Everyone and Hope to See you Soon!

Paulin,Plycraft, and Stark

Ok, so I have to admit, I’m not the biggest Ironman fanatic.  Maybe if I was 8 then it might turn into some unhealthy obsession like Star Wars has for me, but back to the point of this and why you’re reading any of this… Ironman 2 has one of my favorite designers chair.  Pierre Paulin’s Pumpkin chair shown in light gray/off white is not a typical mid century vintage piece.   It was originally designed in 1971 for the private apartments of Claude & Georges Pompidou at the Elysée Palace and has been produced by Ligne Roset for the past few years. I haven’t found any of them for resale but you can contact Ligne Roset directly for prices.

What I’m kind of puzzled about is the Plycraft lounge chair, often mistaken for the Eames 670 Lounge Chair. I wouldn’t call Tony Stark a humble character so to see a vintage Plycraft lounge was kind of a head scratcher… like… Hey Tony couldn’t drop a few more dollars for the real mccoy?  I guess billionaires like deals too?!? Maybe it’s a sentimental piece??? But now I’m stretching.  You can find these chairs with or without the ottoman pretty frequently. The color of the wood and upholstery varies along with prices. I personally wouldn’t pay more than a few hundred for one, but it’s still a solid chair and It’s actually a better way to go than getting a New Eames knock off.