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05-29-2012 12:01 AM

Furniture styles change and there are regional variations and of course beauty
is in the eye of the beholder…. But I thought it would be fun to make
a thread of furniture designs we find unattractive, hopefully in a good-natured

I ran across an ad for this chair for sale today and I thought it was real
heinous, but you know somebody will love it somewhere.


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#1 posted 05-29-2012 12:08 AM

Ooh! Nasty. That would only look good after half a bottle of Jack Daniels.

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 12:09 AM

Hey, I want that…...pass the jack.

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 12:20 AM

Wow, takes me back to my childhood. My Grandma had a set like that only from real leather. The couch was a ‘fold down’ or futon and everytime we visited I had to sleep on it.

think, Hot, Sweaty, stick to the skin…... But it did smell like real leather and remember that smell to this day.

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 02:06 AM

Why is my chair posted on the internet?? Is there no privacy any more….................

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#5 posted 05-29-2012 03:02 AM

Being from the southwest I kind of like that chair!

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#6 posted 05-29-2012 03:14 AM

This piece is from the bedroom set my parents bought in the 60s. Note the typical 60s “futuristic” look, with the sharp-edged trim, and the short, round legs. I call it the “Jetsons look”.

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#7 posted 05-29-2012 04:01 AM

Did you buy it?

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#8 posted 05-29-2012 05:40 AM

That 60’s piece is probably back “in” now. I could see the wife saying “awe, thats cool, you should make one”

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#9 posted 05-29-2012 12:53 PM

This piece gets a special mention, because it is still in production.
It exudes cheapness, yet still has an appeal to a certain generation.
No amount of Jack Daniels could improve this in my opinion.

The horror!
The horror!
The horror!

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#10 posted 05-29-2012 02:58 PM

Loren, I haven’t seen one of these since I was a kid. I think I’ll save your picture of it. Down here in Texas, I bet those would sell. I may have trouble finding turquoise leather.

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#11 posted 05-29-2012 03:18 PM

Actually that chair looks like something a friend of mine from college in Tucson owned.

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