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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the dining table here:



This looks like a French art deco piece, described as having a "u base". Here's an example:




Probably a recent reproduction as the u-shaped "legs" look like they might be made of bent plywood. There's a few images of this kind of table to be found in Google images.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, it's from the Pel Ltd Manufacture of London U.K. They had a lot of models/designs from the '30s to the late '40s...I don't know if they're still in business. Rarer to find in the U.S. and Canada, but might pop up from time to time in antique market across Europe.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting. Never heard of PEL before, but found this: "PEL (Practical Equipment Ltd.) was formed in 1931 to help market the high quality steel tube produced by Accles and Pollock both companies were part of Midlands based Tube Investments."

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exact! The most used design for their tables was the "bent round tubes" (3 in general), but as you can see, the table in BR is designed with 4 "square tubes". Some were left in an aluminum look, while others were chromed or painted. Those "feet" are usually secured on rectangular wooden feet (lacquered or painted) with 2 transversal bars at the bottom (people had the bad habit of resting their feet on it, that's why you'll see some of those table with bent/ crooked or damaged transversals). The top was lacquered or painted (2 tone was the norm, but you'll see one solid colour also), the side were usually a one piece, or grooved ). Hope that helped.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a ton of variations of this table design, including all wood ones. I used to look through hundreds of tables on ebay under "Deco Table" almost every day, but I haven't in a few years. I had come across a few matching side tables that are closer to the original in details, but not a dinning table as of yet. It may be time to rejuvenate the search.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy, you mean the Endless Search. What an obsessively overdesigned set this is. Luckily, I suppose, we all are obsessive enough for the job. Now to ID those other chairs (not those Mackintosh ones already ID'd).

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a couple of images of that Coonley desk. The first is a rather small drawing of the table:



The second is a big photograph of the table (sorry about the image size):



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coonley desk is a rather simple piece of furniture to make (no major curves here ) It's just that the lamp would have to be made from scratch to respect the ones used in BR.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, Here is the "Elephant" and Rhino. Q? Can you FIND the Rhino in the film? ( it IS on screen) Pay attention, reaction time is a factor.

I got these at were else, Pier 1 in about 84-85? for about $25.00

Also anyone know anything about the bonsai trees Deckard has around his aprt.?

http://propsummit.com/upload/949/elephant.jpg

http://propsummit.com/upload/949/rinobonsi.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been somewhat obsessed with the Rhino sculpture. It's in a tracking shot in the apartment on a desk in the background and it's backlit. I'm not sure but it looks like it may be a black rhino although it may just appear that way due to silhouette. I'm contemplating making a version...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panaflex,

Check at Pier ONE they have a lot of hand carver "African Folk Art" animals, it's were I got the one I have. It cost about $7.00-10.00??


Your right on were it is in the film!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have been somewhat obsessed with the Rhino sculpture. It's in a tracking shot in the apartment on a desk in the background and it's backlit. I'm not sure but it looks like it may be a black rhino although it may just appear that way due to silhouette. I'm contemplating making a version...


Best shot I could find..
http://propsummit.com/upload/696/screen_shot_2014-03-17_at_64803_am.png
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Bwood...best bet is those African stores for sure as mentioned above Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look up ebony carved rhinoceros/rhino sculptures, and you will find many like it... http://www.ebay.com/itm/AFRICAN-HAND-CARVED-EBONY-WOOD-RHINO-8-3-8L-x-3-7-8H-/181353164051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a397dad13

It may have been a reference to both Unicorns, and disappearing black Rhino, which is now officially extinct. Extinction of animals plays a huge role in the book "Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep".

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shared this on the FB group, but for those not following those proceedings... Is this something previously unnoticed and un-discussed by the Blade Runner prop fan universe‽

I don't know that there is any such thing. What I can say is that I've not paid much attention to this piece of set dressing before, and have no idea why it caught my eye this time around.

Who knows what countless pieces of kipple were on set that we will never even see, much less get a clear view of... Anyway, for your consideration: the Ma-Roller.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's great! Nice to see that things are still being discovered!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool discovery, always great to see new identified props in Deck's apartment !
Well done !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very useful item after a day chasing Reps Great eye and great discovery!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't find this magnifier / loupe via Propsummit search - apologies for any duplication.



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find!
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