Thought of the Day

25 May

I just realized I can’t stand George Nelson.

I think this is one of the most hideous classic pieces of mid-century modern furniture EVAR. It’s ungainly and it looks like a chest sprouted legs. There’s something about its proportions that make me shudder. I hate it.

This takes a close second. Ugh.

I will say that his classic daybed is nice and one of the few pieces I like that have hairpin legs.

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5 Responses to “Thought of the Day”

  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© 05.25.2011 at 10:14 #

    Form before function!
    ~

  2. B^4 05.25.2011 at 12:55 #

    I think this is one of the most hideous classic pieces of mid-century modern furniture EVAR

    I got nothing to say, I’m of the “used cable spool as a table” school of interior design.

  3. Substance McGravitas 05.25.2011 at 20:12 #

    A cable spool is FREE.

  4. bbkf 05.26.2011 at 13:14 #

    The Marshmallow Sofa is often said to be ahead of its time both aesthetically and technically. The original manufacturing run of the sofa was not very long and did not include many units.

    it may be ahead of its time, but it looks uncomfortable as fuck…really, they didn’t sell many? color me shocked!

  5. truculentandunreliable 05.26.2011 at 13:26 #

    B^4, I admire the creativity that goes into that. Minimalist, eco-friendly, original, and multi-functional.

    bbkf–Unfortunately, that’s the case with a lot of mid-century modern and Danish modern seating–sofas, mostly. It’s probably comfier than some of those square-ass chairs and sofas that have hard-ass springs instead of cushions. This is why, if I even have money to buy a mid-century modern-styled sofa, it would be a modern one.

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