On the internetz: Ruh roh! Urban Outfitters is on the case.

2 Oct

Occasionally I’ll cruise over to UrbanOutfitters.com and peruse some of their deliciously designed and midcentury modern inspired furniture, that I’m sure, will fall apart – go floppy – break down – just, will not hold up like the originals. Sigh. But still, I look. The rocking chair makes my heart skip a beat.. but then I know in 2 years it will probably crap out like a florgenborgenjorgen from Ikea. And that, dear readers, is why we love the old stuff, am I right?

Anyhow, I checked out UO to take a gander at the apartment wares, and by god! Looks like they’re onto me! Check it out, maybe buy a lamp, or something you don’t invest too much money/your love into. :( Ughh and the color options. If you own anything from UO, I’d love to know how it has held up!

2 Responses to “On the internetz: Ruh roh! Urban Outfitters is on the case.”

  1. Jonathan October 4, 2010 at 11:20 am #

    I’ve had the same dilemma with UO furniture. The “mid-century” chair and rocker are interesting, if only for the fact that they’re readily available, but if you compare them to a real nice mid-century chair or rocker such as those made by Selig, they just don’t compare. The vintage chairs have nice curved lines at the joints whereas the UO chairs look like they could have been built from straight lumber picked up at Home Depot.

  2. Serene October 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Most of the reviews for the furniture is pretty good, except that it is only online and you have to assemble it. That means – probably as you said – cheap wood, and “easy to assemble” design which lacks the durability of the originals.

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