When I was in design school, one of my professors exposed us to a lot great designers outside of the world of graphic design. I didn't really know much about Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, or Harry Bertoia, for example, until this professor spoke about them.
There wasn't an IKEA in Cincinnati at that point (one opened a year ago) so I needed cheap furniture that had some style. I had always like thrift store shopping, so I started keeping my eyes open for mid-century furniture, which I needed to fill my apartment.
I'm sorta glad this happened, since I've been able to find some cool stuff. None of it, except for some fiberglass Eames chairs, is worth anything, though. The lounger is an Eames knock-off (sorry Charles and Ray.) However, I think it all looks really good. It's sorta developed my aesthetic into one that's a bit truer to me. Maybe I will get sick of the vintage/thrifty decor eventually. But, for now, it's fun.
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