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Postby ch » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:55 pm

Is "Outside" still in business on La Brea? They used to restore and reproduce classic modern California patio furniture. They are/were nearby to Futurama.

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Postby SIB723 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:33 am

Thanks. "Outside" sounds intriguing. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it on-line.

I just saw a lounge chair and ottoman that would be perfect.

This link has a photo. Wondering if this exists anywhere.
http://www.lottaliving.com/gallery/life ... io_lounge1

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Postby sid » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:48 am

If you're looking for precise replicas of vintage, then Modernica might work for you: www.modernica.net/browseProducts.asp?Catid=1004
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MISSING my long and straight beams, stretching from the outside and piercing through the interior and back out again; seeing it all in one glance! WOW, it was gorgeous!

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Postby Chimay » Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:48 am

Outside still exists. I googled it yesterday and found this:

http://www.studio-props.com/outside.htm
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Postby SIB723 » Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:20 pm

Connie: Thanks. I know what you mean on the vintage front. Although I really like a few re-dos of old pieces, most don't do it for me.

I looked at casuali yesterday. It is a great site. Portofino is cool. We're looking for a lounge chair with ottoman. The chair that grabbed us
the most was more than we intended to spend.
http://www.cozydays.com/outdoor_furnitu ... r_171.html

Sid: I like the case study chair and ottoman at Modernica. Still hoping to find something for less, or we will have to adjust our budget.

Chimay: turns out Outside is out of business and the number on their site was bought by Modernica! I like your "butterfly" chairs, by the way.

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Postby Chimay » Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:06 am

I know what you mean about finding good modern patio furniture. I've had my eye on Starck's Ploof series now for a while, but they're a bit expensive (like all patio furniture, it seems) so we'd been putting it off. Well, I just found one on Craigslist that I just bought! Lucky find! You may want to check there (but check back frequently).

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Postby synthetic space » Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:41 pm

Check out the French company Fermob at www.fermob.com. Not all of their stuff is modern, but they do make some nice, high-quality pieces at reasonable prices. I'm sure some dealer in L.A. must carry the brand.

We bought the "Dune" lounge chairs for our pool deck. They were designed by Pascal Mourgue, who has done work for Knoll, Ligne Roset, etc. The chairs have held up well, and they cost a fraction of the Schultz pieces (our true first choice for outdoor furniture):

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And no, that's not our house.

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Postby scowsa » Sat Sep 17, 2005 2:48 pm

SIB723 asked
"So many great options and unfortunately, most of them more $$$ than I can justify spending. Does that make me a modernist?"

Well, it makes you a modernist who cannot afford to just pick up and buy from the DWR catalog or its equivalents.

As the discussions show, you have many peers on this site and almost as many views on how to solve this dilemna, from finding well designed lower-cost alternatives to waiting patiently while you save the funds. Others will seek out vintage pieces and redo them while others will find stores that have already redone them.

In the latter category, Palm Springs has many vintage stores that offer renovated patio furniture. We just back from there with two Hoop Chairs from Dazzles, similar to those shown in the following link from another store, as Dazzles has no web site and is only open Fri/Sat PM, but he has numerous pieces for sale, single & double loungers and a wide range of chairs.


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Postby sloanfiske » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:55 am

i found a few cool pieces at, of all places...

overstock.com

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Postby mladish » Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:42 am

Found this on Craigslist
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/fur/98419997.html
Great Price!

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Postby SIB723 » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:25 pm

mladish, excellent find. Can't believe that set was $150. It looks like it's worth a couple of thousand.

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Postby mladish » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:59 am

Thanks, here's another cool set from Brown Jordan
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/fur/98889005.html

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Postby classic form » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:21 am

Here's what the wife and I used to lounge on back when we were pretending we lived in Calif. (not easy to do in Mich. notice the rain). Found them in front of an old ma and pa style backroad motel. More Jetsons than case study but so was the house.
The chair just outside the slider is Brown Jordan...still have a full set.

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Postby bitzala » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:45 pm

Here's a link to a site that has a nice lounge chair that we're considering.

http://www.aliasdesign.it/

The site won't let me link the exact page: After clicking English on the left, then click on products, then outdoor furniture; on the right, click on "relax" and then click on the left chaise lounge to see the lounge chair and ottoman.

Good luck.

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Postby bitzala » Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:36 am

Hi, check out this chair made of stainless steel & rope.
I know it's expensive, but it's still fun to look at ;-)

https://www.inhousefurniture.com/design ... Chair-rope

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Postby SIB723 » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:16 am

bitzala- I love that chair. And you're right, they are a lot. Maybe worth saving for.

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Modern outdoor sectional sofa?

Postby reds » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:00 pm

Hi,

I'm in the market for modern outdoor furniture too. Anyone seen modern sectional sofa that can be used outdoors?

I've Googled and haven't been able to find anything except in Pottery Barn catalog. They had (no longer available, though) a teak sectional, clean lines, with white canvas cushions.

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Postby Chimay » Sat Nov 05, 2005 2:46 pm

Don't know about sectionals. We just got a Starck Ploof outdoor sofa... Found it on Craigslist!

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