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  1. #1
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    Contemporary Furniture. Online?

    For the first time ever we're not going to get used crap off craigslist or snagged from a family member moving.

    We're not going to spend a lot of money, but for us, spending a few hundy on a chair is a big deal.

    Our house is sorta conemporary. ikea-ish?

    and we need a chair. Not like a lay-z-boy but way smaller. Next to the woodstove were you'd want to hang and chill out.

    so where are all the cool kids buying furniture these days? ikea doesn't do mailorder. overstock.com has some stuff but I have a feeling some of you hipster folks know something I don't. I already PM'd rontele but I'm waiting to hear back (wtf).

    thanks

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    Try hivemodern.com

    When you recover from price shock, try searching ebay for used versions of the stuff you like

    Good luck

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    Roomandboard.com has some nice stuff too...the modern stuff is not bleeding edge, but adult furniture, a step up from ikea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    ikea-ish?
    Jesus, no.

    See above ^^^. You can do way better with the same budget.

    edit: the shit ain't free. But I'll let you into a rich people's secret: buy something nice once, instead of buying crap over and over. It's cheaper that way.

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    Just go to Ikea.
    Besides, the free twine they give you that's somehow supposed to hold the 150lb box to your car's roof is well worth it. And they have monkeys there now!
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    whoa. i can't run with the big boys. $1000? $3000? for a badass looking chair? nope

    cool stuff guys but I didn't mean to give the impression that I'm a high roller dropping a couple grand on a reading chair.

    that being said there is some great stuff on thehive and DWR. so thanks. now I'm searching ebay and c-list for the same pieces

    thanks very much

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    Evinco and Modernica are two vendors of knock off lounge chairs at about 1/3 the cost of the originals. We're talking about $700-800 and up instead of $2800 and up. A licensed Eames lounge chair and ottoman are $4500 for example. If you want something in the $300 range that's kind of Ikea territory. Sorry none are close by to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    whoa. i can't run with the big boys. $1000? $3000? for a badass looking chair? nope
    thanks very much
    Read the edit I made.

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    I had no idea furniture was going for those kind of prices. Freaking insane. Basic tables for 3-5K ?

    Insane.

    There must be custom furniture makers making a killing.

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    Try searching Plycraft on ebay. They made a nice Eames knockoff.

    This one goes for $800, and looks pretty solid.
    http://www.bestcovery.com/reactive-d...nd-ottoman-set

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    Of course you'd be better off with something cool and cheaper and custom made.

    edit: money where mouth is.

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    Buy something old. Craigslist maybe. Not as pretty, way more character.
    #HughConwayMatters

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    thrivemodern.com

    Less than Room&Board, more than Ikea.
    US made, lifetime warranty.

    As iceman said, more expensive tends to last longer.

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    What, Northpoint Home Furnishings isn't suiting your needs?
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "everybody's got their hooks into you, fuck em....forge on motherfuckers, drag all those bitches across the goal line with you." - (not so) ill-advised strategy

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    costco.ca or .com does free delivery, and some nice knock offs...


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    Check out West Elm.
    All I want is to be hardcore.

    www.tonystreks.com

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    These are the best prices I've found for the real thing, anywhere:

    https://www.moderndesignmarket.com/
    .

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    Ok, bumping this 10-year old thread back up.

    Any furniture recs? Will be furnishing a bedroom, family room, and kitchen. Top starting items are a bed frame, couch + love seat/chair, coffee table, but will also need other items. Looking for good to great quality, decent style, long-lasting (5-10+ years), and reasonable-ish prices. I know the Room and Board, West Elm type recs - which will be considered but are a little spendy - but also looking for something higher quality than Ikea (I think).

    I've heard good things about this bedframe company: Get Laid Beds. And there are a few interesting bed frame options in this Wirecutter article. Also not opposed to Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace finds too. Thanks in advance.

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    If you need couches check out Stanton, made in Oregon to your order. Nearly unlimited fabric choices. We got feather stuffed cushions. Fluffs back to new. Pretty reasonable too.


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    If you can catch a sale on Design Within Reach their stuff is on point cool. Currently free shipping, but it’s worth waiting for a sale.

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    Check out https://ethnicraft.com/us/en/. I've sat in the sofa and dined at the table, very comfortable and modern, and well made.
    "... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." Edward Abbey

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    Im more of a $700 Eames knockoff guy myself. Tell me where to find that, because Id rather retire with a less awesome chair than not retire with something that the next generation wont want to inherit.


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    However many are in a shit ton.

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    I keep a commercial account with Wayfair and their sister site AllModern,

    My tip is to read the reviews carefully. I've also had success with their customer service on the one piece that didn't work out.

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