It took several trips but we got them home. The set is more mod than what we usually go for but I love it. And who can beat free furniture? I'm wondering if anyone knows anything about the three pieces on the right?
Nathan, a friend from Flickr kindly researched the one on the left for me through the book 1000 Chairs and says this: The chair at left is by Sergio Mazza for Artemide. Here is the info from my book: "The stackable, single-material single-form 'Toga' chair was first shown at the 1969 Milan International Furniture Exhibition to wide acclaim.. It was manufactured in compression-molded fiberglass-reinforced polyester. No longer in production, the chair was initially produced in only orange and white and later in red and black."
From photos online, this chair was sleek and shiny when new. Looks like we've got some work cut out for us!
The pieces are really huge and made of fiberglass. They have seen many years and need a lot of clean-up and work but I think they'll be really cool on our patio. I'm thinking the other pieces might be from the sixties too but a Flickr friend showed me a similar couch in a photo from a mall built in the mid-seventies. The ladies that gave them to us were really awesome and said that they had bought them all on eBay years ago. At that time, they were told that they were all from the sixties and by some designer that they can't remember now. They said that they wanted to see them gone and were just sick of sweeping the water out of them after rain storms. And sure enough, first thing this morning...I was outside sweeping water out of those babies.
I've been unable to find the other three pieces online anywhere but do remember seeing them somewhere before. If you have any ideas, please let me know!
In other Craigslist news, if anyone is in the Nashville area and needs some slammin' vintage double ovens, you HAVE to get these!
Sweet, huh? One of my favorite colors for appliances. The Seller is letting them go for a super cheap $150. or best offer.
I'd have those in a heartbeat if our kitchen were set up for wall ovens. Also, check out this single wall oven in another beautiful shade!
If you're interested, all the photos link back to the sales ads. Click on towards happiness! Disclaimer: And if you do, be sure and have them checked out by a pro. I'm only a professional in the "Ooh! Cute!" department.
Until next time,
x's and o's,
THEY LOOK COOL LIKE SPACE ITEMS...CAN YOU PAINT THEM...THEY WOULD LOOK CUTE IN YELLOW... I LOVE LOVE THE TURQUOISE OVEN WHICH I COULD GET IT...HAPPY MONDAY...WITH LOVE JANICE
Very cool! Amazing that you got them for free! Have fun restoring these! I'm sure they will look awesome!
My parents had a set like this in the late-60s/early-70s. Oddly enough, they also had that exact same wall double oven!
Janice: Thanks! I think that they can if done by a professional who is used to working on fiberglass. You have a happy Monday too! :)
Suzy: Thanks! It's gonna be a lot of work...we'll see what happens!
clotho98: Wow! Your parents had it going on! Was their furniture white too?
That outdoor furniture is off the charts!!!! I can't wait to see what you guys do with it (other than despider it, ha ha). And oh I wish I had a dang built in stove to replace with one of those colorful gems at the bottom of this post. Le sigh.
I do not know the maker or anything, but these sure are wicked cool. If they are really fiberglass, I'm presuming you can clean them up beauteously with Penetrol aka my tulip table process: http://retrorenovation.com/2011/01/25/how-to-restore-avintage-tulip-tables-and-shell-chairs/
The ones my parents had were white, and perpetually dirty as well. Someone on Flickr mentioned that it might be a good idea not to get them too close to your fire pit, and I agree. From what I remember, they were very susceptible to cigarette burns.
That patio set is SERIOUSLY awesome Ms Kitsch!!!!
I cannot believe that patio set. So incredible and cool!
Very cool! Can you start browsing the Portland, OR craigslist for me? Thx. :D
The patio set looks like it has gorgeous possibilities; think of the funky fabrics you could use for cushions! Why.....why oh why do they remind me of Fisher Price doll house furniture from the same decade? That only makes them cooler to me. :)
Awesome find chick! The Flinstones will be jealous :-) I can't wait to see how they look once you've worked your magic on them.
Whoa...I am very jealous of you patio score!!!!! Congrats....what an amazing set. Looking forward to the revamped reveal!!!!
Patio set is amazing! I need to share the pink stove my dad was trying to sell. If only I had the space. I would have bought it to use in my next house! Old appliances are the best.
Awesome patio set Eartha, congrats. I'm guessing that Pam is right, I'll bet the Penetrol treatment could work to make those look like new. Good luck!
Wow! Those are soooo cool! I am a bit jealous....:):):)
Whooo killer find!!! I've gotten some incredible stuff on the craigslist free section too...but you're right, you do have to be crazy quick to snatch the goodies up!
Wow, that furniture set is crazy! I imagine it being totally awesome when it is all cleaned up. Love it!
This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that whole set!!!! SCORE!
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