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lamberson house pics jan. 2009
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The green Origamis will contrast nicely with your hassocks. . .



These are the colors of life; of nature -- often seen in Chinese art, and in Wright's best work. The recently-seen video tours of Wingspread include a
delicious view of copper roofs, grass, and drive in greens, contrasting with red paving borders and brick walls. Everything in the shot seems to be either red or green. . .

(see Wingspread video thread)


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the photos of the origami chairs, tables, and hassocks. They look wonderful, and the fabric choices are first-rate. What type of wood was used for the hassocks and table....cypress?

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks-

The hassocks are solid redwood boards, the chairs and tables are redwood veneered plywood and solid redwood trim, all according to Wright's specifications.

Some well aged cypress looks similar, but when new it is usually significantly lighter in color than redwood.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, peterm. The redwood is beautiful and it does indeed look like well aged cypress (much like the cypress in the Shavin home). I admire and appreciate your dedicated efforts to follow Wright's specifications.

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 9:02 am    Post subject: Ensemble Reply with quote

Stafford just sent me an additional photo which shows the whole ensemble: two origami chairs, coffee table, and one of the twelve hassocks. Chair #2 still needs finish touch up and will be done.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31185895@N06/sets/

Wrightchatter SDR did detailed shop drawings for the hassocks and table, Stafford Norris 111 built them:
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter - they really do look great - both in design and color. And they are going to look even more wonderful when they can compliment Lamberson's interior.

Congratulations (to you, Stafford and SDR) on taking the time and effort to do things correctly. These pieces are a personal, long-term investment into a beautiful home.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. These photos well illustrate the assertion that it's never too late to realize the ideas and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. For those designs, large
or small, where there is adequate original design documentation from the hand of Wright and his assistants, why shouldn't we permit, and applaud, the
construction of previously unrealized works ?

Mr Norris seems to have done a superb job with these pieces. Redwood may seem an unlikely material for fine furniture, and these pieces will require a
little extra care to avoid minor damages, but they will look so good in the Lamberson redwood-and-brick environment. Congratulations to Peter and to
Stafford Norris.

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:30 pm    Post subject: upholstery Reply with quote

I failed to mention the significant contributions of Lloyd's Recovery in Minneapolis who did a suberb job of upholstering.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31185895@N06/sets/

(It's good luck to have the name Lloyd in there, too...)
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The set looks great. Though the origami chairs are the most complex pieces of the set and probably demanded the most time and effort, for me, the triangular table is the most significant. It is the first time in 60 odd years this little gem of a design has existed in 3D outside of Wright's head.

Kudos to all involved.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I concur with TnGuy, SDR, and DRN....all of the pieces are wonderful and will undoubtedly compliment the Lamberson interior very well for years to come. SDR, I agree completely that we should permit and applaud the construction of previously unrealized FLLW works, especially whenever they are done with such great care and precision as in this instance. Excellent work peterm, SDR, Stafford Norris, and Lloyd's Recovery!!

EP

BTW, peterm---where did you purchase the redwood? It appears to be of the highest quality.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The veneer was purchased here in Los Angeles from GL Veneer: http://www.glveneer.com/index.html?id_glv=0514GL444108
and the solid wood came from a supplier named Jeff McMullin: http://www.sawemup.com/products/products_tnail.html

All of the wood is clear all heart reclaimed old growth redwood, so that is why there are no knots and no whitish-yellow sap wood:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31185895@N06/sets/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bringing back Lamberson House pics thread post-outage.


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