9.05.2007

Living Hand to Table?

I've always really liked the design of BluDot's Strut Table. Clean lines, juicy colors - what's not to love? It's minimal and maximal all at once. But I was really perplexed to find this line in DWR's new catalog:

"While furnishing post-college apartments, designers Christakos, Lazor and Blanks discovered they couldn't afford the things they liked, and didn't like the things they could afford. Inspired to change this, they started their company in 1997."



Um, the Strut Table is $1,100. Their sculptural Butterfly Rocker is $849.

That's a really admirable statement and all - who says people with low incomes shouldn't be able to have beautiful homes? - but I don't know any new college graduates who would consider dropping over a month's rent (or possibly two) on a table. I'm sure that lots of people would consider this furniture "affordable" but ... people in their early twenties (lacking trust funds) are not among them.

For the record, my IKEA dining table cost $149. Is it wrong of me to feel outraged about the term "affordable" being thrown around so loosely?

3 Comments:

Anonymous rachel said...

you're not the only one perplexed by that statement. i love that table, but it's not exactly affordable for me either. (funny how everything in "design within reach" is out of my reach!)

September 7, 2007 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger ma vie en rose said...

I know, what a joke that name is. I'm glad you agree!

September 8, 2007 at 12:23 AM  
Blogger lsaspacey said...

I have been working for over 12 years since college and that table is still not affordable. But a good simulation is the Muddus table at IKEA for $40, just put two together.

September 17, 2007 at 9:43 PM  

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