The eternal debate over real vs. copy continues. The articles that caught our eye in this week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section speak to that dilemma. If you sit firmly on the side of the real, there's an upcoming auction of Eames furniture in Chicago; for those for whom cost is more of a consideration than authenticity, there's a look at the Wegner Wishbone chair; a tempting replica of the Jacobsen Egg chair and a dissection of Almodovar's sets for Broken Embraces. Links to these stories and more on the Los Angeles Times website, after the jump.
All things Eames on the block April 8 in Chicago: On April 8, the Eames Design Archive of John and Marilyn Neuhart goes on the block at the Wright auction house in Chicago. Along with furniture, there is office memorabilia and design records. The preview begins March 29; you can also view the lots online. Can't make it to Chicago? You can bid by phone, fax and email.
Set Pieces: Eye-popping Deco and Pop interiors of Almodovar's 'Broken Embraces' now on DVD: Pedro Almodovar's films are known for their vivid interiors. Broken Embraces is no exception. Contemporary designers such as Patricia Urquiola make an appearance; there's a Saarinen table and Bertoia wire side chairs and a red Enzo Mari apple wall hanging.
The Deal: New Copenhagen chair reduced at Restoration Hardware: Arne Jacobsen's Egg chair aka the Copenhagen chair is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. A version by the London furniture reproductionist Timothy Oulton is on sale at Restoration Hardware.
The Look for Less: The Wegner Wishbone chair for purists and wishful thinkers: This week, one of our favorite features in the Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section takes a look at Wegner's iconic Wishbone chair, a beautiful piece that, at full price, is definitely in pipe dream territory. If you want to purchase this piece with smaller budget, here's what you should know.