2.26.2015

mid century modernity

The Noguchi coffee table

The Eames chair
 The Design Not Within Reach catalogue appeared on my doormat again. I don't usually look at it, because the prices piss me off. But I decided to page through. I paused at the Noguchi coffee table to read the SALE! price. @$1700 Same coffee table that was thrown out  I took from the basement in NYC to Hannah's Hideaway in Block Island. Oh, and there were the Eames chairs. I've got several originals (vintage!) that are falling apart. I keep moving them from house to house. Then there was Chris's grandmother's Saarinen dining table, Hannah's grandmother's Corbusier chaise longue and the chairs I remember from my Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired childhood in Arkansas. Thank goodness we already have this shit, because who could afford it now that it's become really, really popular, per this NYT article!

The childhood memory

4 comments :

DaDa said...

What about My Grandfather's Chair?

Claudia said...

You mean the book? I finally found it on line. Granny's Wonderful Chair, I think its called.

Anonymous said...

Hey wait! I remember those Arkansas chairs. Didn't we have them in NY circa 1965?

Dianne said...

I can't believe the wonderous --wondrous ? -- stuff you find discarded in your own building. I suppose that's just another way of proving income disparity between NYC & The Ozarks. Nothing of any value is ever discarded here. And by the time something finally is discarded, no one could possibly wring any more use out of it!