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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Brutality courtesy of Lane Furniture. Mod Brutalist Bedroom set in the manor of Paul Evans. Status: Gone.

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This bedroom set was still sitting in the Salvation Army (54 Grandview Plz Shp Ctr Florissant, MO 63033-6105 (314) 921-5761) when I left this afternoon.  (Update 08/29/14 - Just found out this line by Lane is called "Pueblo"!)

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It's a little banged up but looked like a great candidate for a before / after treatment. If only I had the room in the garage... ::shakes head:: I can only bring so many strays home. If it's still sitting there next weekend I might just HAVE to make some room. Do a little Googlin' and check out the asking price for some of this stuff. It's ridiculous and while it might never be realized, that anybody thinks it's a resonable starting point, well that says SOMETHING.

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It's definitely inspired by the Brutalist pieces by Paul Evans but reeks of mass production. I've not found a lot of info about it but it LOOKS like it was manufactured in the '70s. I've seen it listed on various web sites as being manufactured in the '60s as well, but I'm not buying it. It's got that splattered stain finish that seems so prevalent in the '70s. This set is so not my thing...but I bet a few years from now I'll regret not snatching it up. Who am I kidding...I'll probably head back tomorrow and buy it.

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Update: 10/16/10 It was gone today when I went to check.

29 comments:

  1. What?! There are no words. THIS was in Salvation Army??????

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  2. Yeah, thrift store goodies! Think I should make room for it in the Garage?

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  3. It's absolutely hideous but kind of cool at the same time. You'd have to have just the right buyer.

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  4. Exactly! Like a horrible auto accident on the highway! Or those SAW movies...or no no...wait, the Hostel movies!

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  5. I've always liked Brutalist stuffs. Killer style.

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  6. I get more of a Polynesian or Tiki vibe from it.

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  7. D.B. - Heh, "killer" style...I get it..."horrible auto accident" "SAW movie" "Hostel movie"...maybe that not what you meant though.

    Mdrnsa. - I can TOTALLY see that! Would have never thought about that though had you not mentioned it! Surround these pieces with exotic tropical plants and viola! It's totally TIKI time!

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  9. Thanks John. I try to please my readers.

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  12. Wow...love the collection of photos. The interiors are so inspiring...with the right amount Indian and Western decor to be appreciated by all.Thanks for sharing the photos :))

    Susan Graham

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  13. Susan - You're welcome. I'm glad you like the pics.

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  14. http://theculturalpsychologist.blogspot.com/2011/02/lane-brutalist-dining-rm-suite-in.html

    Lane is really on the "come-up." Its finally finding its place among the big boys-McCobb, Eames, Saarinen...

    It sells like wild fire on the east & west coasts.

    Appreciate all the info you are sharing. At AOM we hold Lane in very high regard. I especially like the exaggerated sawtooth examples.

    Cheers!
    Lynne McDaniel of An Orange Moon

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  15. http://shop.ebay.com/haillais/m.html?_nkw=mid+century&_sacat=0&_sop=10&_odkw=mud+century&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313
    click here for mid century thrifting from hoeme

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  16. I would rather thrift online, like here,http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-50s-Heywood-Wakefield-Ashcraft-Desk-MidCentury-/360360983341?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53e7303b2d

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  17. i have the massive long low chest from this set. w/ matching double mirror for sale... charlotte nc.

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  18. Anonymous - How might one contact you if they'd like to purchase your dresser?

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  19. I have this exact set (with two nightstands) as seen your photos. I'm about to list it on CL in the Chicago/Milwaukee area. If anyone's interested, call or text 847-668-5994.

    Thanks,
    Janney

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  20. I have the same set too..I bought it in the mid 1970's. I was told it was the Pueblo Collection from Lane...Very heavy, very nice..I only have the dresser with two mirrors, and two nightstands. I am looking for a headboard. If you know of anyone selling one, please contact me. kareval@hotamil

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  21. Wow, thanks for sharing, she is awesome!

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  22. Thank you for sharing the important information about the lane furniture.

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  23. Okay, so it's been a while but I HAVE to know... did you ever buy the set or fix it up? More importantly, do you still HAVE it?

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    1. Much to my chagrin I did not. I've kinda been kicking myself ever since. Lesson learned!

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  24. I have the whole set, armoire, headboad, night stand and long 9 drawer dresser with original mirror in Ohio, contact if interested christypotter3 at gmail.com (correct that "at" when addressed)

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  25. I bought the identical set last night @ a junk auction for $110.... It's realistically $1000 wholesale needing some tlc... Pressed wood and cast resin garbage, but they want it, so.......

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  26. I have a king bedroom set in the Paul Evans Brutalist Style (Lane) 1970's . Set includes armoire, dresser w/mirror, mirrored headboard, 2 nightstands. Original owner. Great to excellent shape . Recently modified with hardware. Downsizing. Sell or consign. St. Louis area. Pscheelcfa@sbcglobal.net.

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  27. just bought the queen set for $500 on craigslist . . . . . I had only seen iy in pictures and well . . .. there might b a stick or 2 from a tree on it . . . . . . .so 2 nighties 9 drawer, queen hedbord, armoire . . . etc . . . . it really does reek of 70"s not just splattered stain .... but stapled back board . . . and the mosaic is some kinda plastic laminate . . . . . .so I c these sets goin for 2k and I really wanna scratch my head bald? . . . . but I just really do like it ? ......

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