The Mechanic with Jason Statham has one of my favorite lamps of all time in it. Laurel’s mushroom floor lamp is incredibly elegant yet really fun and pop at the same time. The thing about this lamp is that the shade is frosted glass and can break over time which makes these lamps a bit pricey when trying to find one in great condition. If you hunt long enough and wait you can probably find one for a few hundred dollars – give or take otherwise if you don’t want to wait Nick Brock Antiques has a white base version for $850. Red Modern Furniture has a pair of chrome base ones for $2600 for the pair. So far I’ve found pairs to go for about $2600 to $3500.
Jason’s vintage desk chair is Charles Pollock’s 1965 Executive Chair, sometimes considered to be one of Knoll’s most memorable designs. Having had these chairs personally I can tell you they’ve a pretty great and a comfortable chair. If you go the vintage route which I prefer you can find these on ebay or craigslist for a pretty fair price, sometimes under $100. If you go the new route say on Hive Modern they start at $1700. The vintage ones have 4 leg star base and the newer model has 5 leg base.
CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and NBC’s Whitney have a few things in common. 1st – Whitney Cummings (creator of both shows) and 2nd - G Plan’s Astro Cocktail / Coffee table. I wonder if that was intentional or just laziness? The great thing about this table is that it can look chic and a bit upscale in the Whitney apt or low key and hip in the Brooklyn 2 Broke Girls apartment. Versatility!
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.