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Modmom1



Joined: 03 Dec 2017
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been waiting 3 years for our Ted van Fossen built-in sofa to be completed with cushions, so I though I'd share the finished product!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/39713982532/in/album-72157650444413635/

Here is an original photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/14412401584/in/album-72157650444413635/

and same view now: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/39713983792/in/album-72157650444413635/
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you can see that all the work was worth it. Beautiful!
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DRN



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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmmm. Looks great!
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DavidC



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Location: Oak Ridge, TN

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful work, Modmom1! Congratulations to you and your husband for all of your dedication and hard work in saving such a fantastic home!


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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting ready for the polar vortex (expected temps to -35) and thought I'd show off some of Joe's latest completed projects. I especially thought SDR would enjoy the furniture pieces.

Covers for bathroom ventilation fans (matches the radiator cover between the work space and point room). This one is in the point room bathroom:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/46006315635/in/album-72157650444413635/

Spice rack for the narrow cabinet that houses the electrical panel, next to the range.: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/46195859424/in/album-72157650444413635/

Joe fabricated a new desk and file cabinets for the living room with scrap pieces of birch left over from the ceiling and walls (and matches the AV cabinetry). The dark components are the original, much too low to function at normal height. New components are the lighter birch:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/46195861164/in/album-72157650444413635/

Detail of file cabinet:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/46195862724/in/album-72157650444413635/

Too cold/wet to work on the tower. The top roof has been removed and replaced and now we have to wait for warmer temps and drier weather so the roof terrace can be removed and rebuilt.

Also we were pleased to learn that we won a 2018 State of Ohio Preservation Award. Nice to be recognized with such other notable buildings.

Stay warm everyone!
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo -- again ! Jack does nice work. (Is he your hubby ? Sorry, I missed that part.) I admire the designs very much . . .

What steps did you take to get the stone so clean and neat ?

Is that copper-framed Grand Confort -- or am I seeing reflection from the floor ?

S
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JChoate



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very, very nice.
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe is my husband and he is designing/fabricating all the cabinetry, which is consistent throughout the house.

As far as cleaning the stone, you will recall we had to lobotomize the house so first it went throughout a natural cycle of rain storms then we lightly wire brushed it and shop vac-ed the dust. Now, we regularly vacuum it.

As far as the "copper framed Grand Comfort", I'm sorry, SDR, but can't understand what you are referring to with that comment.

I will say that the hydronic heat is wonderful in the bitter cold. I did pop in a tension rod and added a drape for the corner glass since it is single pane glass but the house is toasty warm despite the frigid -10 temps outside.
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peterm



Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The “Fauteuil Grand Confort” or the lc3 is the iconic chair designed by Le Corbusier:

https://www.cassina.com/en/lc-collection/lecorbusier-furniture

(I think the chrome is reflecting the red floors in your photo.)
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Modmom1



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes...LC3 x 2. We had the chairs prior to Gunning and they fit perfectly between the stone piers in the living room:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/46876653422/in/album-72157650444413635/
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the LC Collection page, Peter. I hadn't seen several of the items before. The text makes clear who designed what, there, and when:

"Charlotte Perriand was a furniture designer, and was the partner of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. She took over the project and in 1928, created the Fauteuil grand confort, grand et petit modèle armchair, the
Chaise longue basculante and the reclining Fauteuil dossier basculant small armchair, the swivel Fauteuil pivotant small armchair, along with the Tabouret de salle de bains stool which she had previously designed."

Perriand has her own pages at Cassina. It is perhaps interesting that LC gets credit, generally, for most of her best-known designs ?

https://www.cassina.com/en/designer/charlotte-perriand

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peterm



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Mies was given credit for much of the work of Lily Reich.

“ "It became more than a coincidence that Mies's involvement and success in exhibition design began at the same time as his personal relationship with Reich."

"It is interesting to note that Mies did not fully develop any contemporary furniture successfully before or after his collaboration with Reich".

When Mies van der Rohe became the director of the Bauhaus School of design and architecture in 1930, Lilly Reich joined him there as one of few female teachers on staff. Reich taught interior design and furniture design until the late 1930s. “ -Wikipedia

https://www.core77.com/posts/55200/Lilly-Reich-Was-More-Than-Miess-Collaborator
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Documentation of the authorship of Wright's furniture is quite thin, I believe; I will consult Hanks, but I don't expect to find much evidence that anyone other thnt Mr Wright was responsible
for the design of his furnishings.

One wonders if any of the Usonian chairs, for instance, is owed to an unnamed apprentice -- other than the Heritage Henredon lines, which we know were designed by them. What might
have happened if one of those close to Wright -- of either gender -- had been given the task of making comfortable furniture suitable to Wright's houses. Gene Masselink ? Cornelia Brierly ?

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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modmom's album link of a year ago (February -- on this page, above) showing the original kitchen cabinets -- a treat in itself; go there again, back up (go left) a dozen or so images, to start at the beginning, with shots of the house as found -- and in the snow, too . . . !

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125471081@N02/15587488807/in/album-72157650444413635/
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