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Copy That: Altamura Canvas Sectional

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 06, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Remodelista Team last modified Oct 05, 2015

Casamidy, the creative shop founded by husband/wife team Jorge and Anne-Marie Midy, is known for its one-of-a-kind rugged yet refined furniture, designed by the couple and made by artisans in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. "The Altamura line took a while to catch on and it's been one of our best-selling pieces for the past two years," Jorge says. When the newly launched Restoration Hardware Teen came out with a catalog recently, we couldn't help noticing how similar their Flynn sectional is to Casamidy's Altamura sectional. Let's take a look and compare and contrast: Casamidy's Altamura Sectional Above: Casamidy's Altamura Sectional is available in an armchair, side chair, right corner, left corner, and ottoman configuration. The frame is 1-inch tubular iron and the cushions are covered in Altamura waxed cotton canvas  detailed with ties of saddle leather. All pieces are made to order by craftspeople in Mexico and custom finishes, including color matches for the frame, are available. RH Teen's Flynn Sectional Above: RH Teen's Flynn Lounge Sectional  (the version shown above is $2,849) comes in an armless chair, corner chair, ottoman, and love seat configuration; pieces can be mixed and matched to create various configurations. The frame is iron and the cushions are covered in 100 percent cotton canvas. The proportioning and materials are notably less refined than the Casamidy original, and the RH version features leather webbing instead of canvas panels as in the Altamura, but the inspiration is immediately apparent. (The RH website does not provide any information on country of manufacture, but when we called RH they told us it's made in India.)  Side-by-Side Comparisons Above L: Casamidy's Altamura Side Armchair is covered in waxed reclaimed canvas with flow-through foam and is intended for use in an outdoor covered setting; price on request. Above R: The Flynn Corner Chair is $899; the cushions are 100-percent cotton canvas in charcoal (stuffing unknown) and designed for use indoors only. Above L: Casamidy's Altamura Armless Chair has a slim tubular iron frame and a generous seat; price on request. Above R: RH Teen's Flynn Armless Chair is $799 and has an iron frame "inspired by steel pipes and finished in a dark steel color."  See all our High/Low posts here  and see our original post on the Altamura line here . More Stories from Remodelista Table of Contents: Nightshade Current Obsessions: Enchanted 12 Favorites: Best of Household Tools






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