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Inspiration: UNNGHHHHA BUHHHHH GAHHH puuuke..

12 Sep

http://www.retromoderndesign.com/

Dude, we got a Dux.

12 Sep

“Folke Ohlsson moved to the US from Sweden in 1953, and established DUX, Inc. in San Francisco the same year. In 1959 he moved the company to Burlingame, California. His design is generally referred to as “Scandinavian Modern” but frequently gets categorized as “Danish Modern” or “Danish Teak”.

A popular designer of the late 1950s early 60s, and highly collectable, Folke Ohlsson has been credited for creating the concept of knock down furniture, or KD. This is furniture which can be flattened and assembled at its final destination which makes it less expensive to ship.

Folke Ohlsson passed away Oct. 23, 2002.” (via lushpad)

We went to visit writer Rose’s husband, Ben “Squid” Della Rosa’s screenprinting studio Interval Press that had just moved into the Verge Gallery on 6th and S.


They had a rummage sale recently at the Verge Gallery and had some assorted miscellany tucked in the back roped off with caution tape. Of course seeing a collection of old crap I wandered in it’s direction. Between some amusing ash trays and beat up drafting table I saw a bright green chair sitting on a teak base. I of course grabbed my boyfriend to come look at it. As soon as he saw it he said “I think it’s a Dux.” He has a thing for Dux couches, and I could quickly note the urgency in his voice of “mmmehhh I waaaaant it!”

There are large splits in the arm rests where we were told that it was probably due to weather changes and moisture in the air – having the material drying out and shrinking and pulling apart. It is also in need of new strapping below the seat cushion, otherwise you just kind of fall in! The chair was donated by a family who sponsored the gallery and had bought it new in the 1960’s. The fabric is clean and obviously came from a caring home.

It was priced at $200.00, I told Alan to offer $100.00, and they accepted. HURRAH! Chair! I love the color of green so would like to see if some sort of repair can be done instead of completely reupholstering it. I e-mailed a photo to B&T Reupholstery who specialize in Deco and MidCentury furniture and asked if they had any thoughts on the matter and am waiting for their reply.

I can tell he already loves it and is happy to have a chair to put his impression into. Feast your eyes on these other mighty Dux.

Our same style chair in green suede (I like ours more)

Craigslist-Roseville

12 Sep


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25 dollars?! Is this thing possessed? Will it end up creating an Indian cemetery underneath my apartment? Did these lovely chairs eat your pug? What the hay? I really want to go buy these bad boys just to have a project (that I hopefully do not ruin). I think these chairs could end up something really amazing.
This set is hanging out in Roseville and it’s calling your name.
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I am almost lost for words It’s either the early morning and lack of coffee or the couch. Pretty sure it’s the couch. This couch is going for 150.00 in Roseville. It has great little legs and a color filled with opportunity. That is all.

Craigslist-Vacaville

12 Sep


Look at this gorgeous looking thing for a 100 bucks! It’s got all the great characteristics going on: white little knobs (well hello there), Cute stumpy legs, and crazy drawer action. So what’s on your to do list today? Vacaville you say?
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Here also is

A darling little table and chairs that is in need of your love and care.
Check out some fabrics at St. Vincent’s and see what you can do.
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