4/14/2011

Familiar?


Does this dresser strike you as familiar in any way. Why yes, you say...it's a Campaign dresser.   It even has brass pulls, so it must be vintage.  Right?  WRONG.  Apparently someone at CB2 has been watching the trends and putting their findings to good use.  Meet the Archive dresser from CB2.  An updated version of the classic Campaign style. 


 I literally did a double take when I was flipping through and saw this looking back at me.  So for those of you want a classic, without having to deal with the vintage part of the equation...here you go.  But, let's talk about what it means for the Campaign style itself.  Since CB2 has officially caught on, and put this classic look into production, will it fall out of favor now that is is being mass-produced?  Or  is this a good thing, making good design more accessible?

I struggle with this, as, I am a person whose likes things to be personal and unique for my spaces.  If everyone else has it, most likely, I don't want it.  I'm not sure how I feel about it.  It is a smart looking piece of furniture, to be sure.   But, will it cheapen it?  Hmmmm.  Thoughts?

Speaking of classic knock-offs...look what Ashley from Meet Me in Philadelphia found...



  Yep, a repro of the classic Re-Trouve chair (shown below) from none other than PB Teen (above.)



Again, I ask.  Good?  Bad?  Whatever?

7 comments:

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Both? haha I don't think the value and quality of an original piece will never be replicated by reproduction. But when something is everywhere, it's hard to be unique.

Julip Made said...

CB2? what craziness. I'm usually more just the CB shopper, but recently I've found a few great basics. I'll have to add this dresser to my list.

Heather (love your space) said...

I like the idea of taking inspiration from the CB2 piece and spraypainting the HARDWARE of an original campaign dresser for a modern take. I blogged it here: http://loveyourspace.blogspot.com/2011/02/campaign-furniture-update.html

And I love the little outdoor chairs!

Kim said...

I don't think it's bad per se, but I always enjoy buying something old and updating it to make it more my style better.

pimp my bricks said...

I'm with you - if something is everywhere, I no longer want it.

And your question? Overall - bad. We just succumbed and bought our first classic piece reproduction in the form of tolomeo lights. They LOOK the same, but what they've done is take a good design and pair it with shonky, substandard components and materials. They arrived dented, because the metal is so thin, and took two hours to put up (apiece). Won't be going there again.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

Clearly an original campaign would be best...but I've yet to find one! I do love the CB2 one...I'd have to see in person though.

courtneyoutloud said...

I loved the CB2 piece in person -- it's more of a pickeled finish with lime green handles. It's cute, but will it replace the original? Probably not - but on the flip side, when it goes on sale, I might able to get a dresser, in teh style I like, for less than what I would pay for a junkie piece I still would need to fix up.

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