What Would An Angel Say, The Devil Wants To Know

I’m kind of dying to know where and how Mark Romanek found someone’s 1970′s sex den to film Fiona Apple’s Criminal video. No, actually let me rephrase that. I’m amazed that this is most likely someone’s REAL home and not a staged set and HELLO, this video was shot in 1997 and someone was still rockin the crazy porno wood paneling and shag carpet. I should also clarify that a friend has pointed out that I may be, possibly inadvertently, recreating this “look” in my own home… to that I say “Hells Yeah I Am!”

There are so many pieces to list I’ll try to make this as short and sweet as possible.  First off The Le Corbusier LC2 Chair designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, is kind of the Louis Vuitton of chairs (for me). There are so many copies, and they are getting better at knocking them off it’s kind of hard to tell at first glance if it’s real or not.  The authentic Cassina version is about $4600 but you can score the fakes for about $100 and up.

The Le Corbusier LC1 is next on this furniture pornopalooza tour. A pair from the 1960′s can be found for $2900 at Pegboard Modern or if your Barbie or progressive GI Joe (with Kung Fu Grip) is looking for something for the dream house Vitra has the miniature for $350.

Next, is Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen’s Series 7, Model 3207.  This is the runner up to my previous LV comment… What’s that saying, Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… Yeah it’s also stealing, but whatever…

Some Victor Vasarely prints to stare at…before we enter full blown nerdom and self satisfaction of information only another furniture dweeb would twitch with delight over.

The Tucroma Chair designed in 1972 by Guido Faleschini for Pace Collection Furniture Company.  This can be found for about $995 and up per chair. Don’t worry I’m almost done only 3 more to go…

There are a few variations to this mirror.  Turner made a smaller version and RAM out of Michigan seems to have the market on the 36 Bubble Pattern. These can be found on Ebay for a few hundreds.

Kirsch-Hamilton’s Aurora clock is amazing and these photos do not do it any justice. The original color from the 1970′s dull over time. Luckily I found a company that repairs these. It’s about $225 to replace the motor and LED light that brightens the ambient mood light. Granted that’s about the going rate for the clock, but I have seen them for as much as $1200.

And the final piece, the one that proves I have a full blown obsession.  I saw the corner of the credenza in the video and even though it was for a sec and the whole piece isn’t shown in the video, here it is. Circa 1970 for Pace. Tom Gibbs Studio has one listed for $7500.

So that’s it. If you’ve continued to read you’re as obsessed as I am, or atleast getting there.  And down the rabbit hole we go…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still in peaceful dreams, I see the road leads back to you

Brace yourself this is about to get a little nerdy, but that’s why you’re here right? The biopic Ray about legend Ray Charles has designs I want to nerd out about.

The first piece is Paul Mccobb’s lounge chair (mid left of above photo).  I believe that this chair is part of the Calvin line.  Paul Mccobb’s prices in the past few years are a bit all over the place.  I personally prefer the Calvin’s lines to the more commonly seen Planner Group that you can get for a pretty fair price on ebay or craigslist. Oliver on 1stdibs currently has a pair for $4200. It cracks me up that they have it described as “fabric is clean, but ugly”, way to finesse a sale guys! But, I do applaud their honesty. I found a prettier version but it’s sold

So now for the second design.  On my first glance I instantly thought check out the pair Kofod Larsen chairs.  Then I looked closer and it looked all kinds of wrong. The pair of chairs are actually by Kodawood based out of Miami. There are subtle differences in the back supports of the Larsen chairs vs the Kodawood, as well as the two-toned lower leg detail.  I’m hoping this mention will help anyone who may be purchasing what they hope to be REAL Larsen pieces.  I haven’t been able to find any exact versions of the  Kodawood chairs from Ray, but I have found a single Larsen at Tom Gibbs Studio for $775.

The unupholstered pair are Kofod Larsen from Pegboard Modern and the teal upholstered pair (sold) are the Kodawood. Personally I prefer the Kodawood, but it could just be that the upholstery color is my favorite.



 

I Love Juhl, Man

Initially when I first spotted Jason Segal sitting in his man cave in I Love You, Man I thought it was Finn Juhl’s Bwana Chair and Ottoman for France and Sons. Then I got a better look at the wood at the top of the chair and the ottoman and realized NOPE, it’s actually a design from the 1960′s out of Sweden. I’m partial to this version with the matching “posts” on the top of the chair as well as the ottoman vs the Bwana chair. Tishu Gallery has a gorgeous orange leather one (no ottoman) for $4750, Machine Age has one in the same wood as in I Love you, Man for $4900, and Tom Gibbs Studio has the steal for $2400.  Since I don’t really know anything about this company I can’t say if this is a TRUE knock off.   They both definitely have the baseball bat detail so I can’t tell you “who’s on first…” with that design.