Wednesday

The Oven Lounge



Great Googly Moogly! Somebody's gone back to the seventies, hijacked a "harvest gold" (oh yeah, that was really the name of that color) Amana Radar Range and made a...a....thing out of it. I can't decide if this is awesome or not. Your votes will make the difference.

via Recyclart

21 comments:

  1. Hey Paul,

    I'm voting for a definite NO to awesome - this concept ain't cooking with gas.

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  2. I've also got to say no. If you're going to do something this gimmicky the execution needs to be perfect. The gap between the top plate and doors does not look right. It also looks like this will not fold down in a fluid motion.

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  3. Love the reuse/recycle aspect, but, um... no.

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  4. I'm giving the lounge a yes. With some serious side padding on the inside, and dare I add, Rustoleum paint to upgrade the color (I know, I know)I think this thing rocks.
    Annie
    (I had to use 'Anonymous' as profile since this dino does not know what any of the other stuff is.)

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  5. I had to mull this over for a while and I'm still sort of waffling... so maybe that's a sign of it being successful in some way? I think I'm going to have to go with an ultimate "No", though. Maybe. Uh... hmmm....

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  6. I think I'd call this a great prototype and concept. Refine a few things in it and it'd be awesome. Issues I see with this sort of thing, some of the old stoves used asbestos insulation so you have risks there, might have not been in later models from the 70s but still a consideration.
    I'd at least cover the side panels so it's not just metal, maybe throw a faux print in the door window of a turkey cooking or something for when it is closed.

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  7. Well, I say it's good for a giggle or a conversation or two. A+ on inventiveness, but overall...as furniture it's ... odd. I'm completely, 100% with beangirl on this one a solid, ummmmmmmmm. no..maybe..ummm

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  8. Erm...um...NO! I bought a whole living room package for $500. Not the color i wanted but i got 2 small lamps, 1 large lamp, a coffee table, 2 end tables, and a sectional couch! Not to mention i wont have to have a tetenous shot if i sit in it.

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  9. Despite the prevailing opinion, I'm heavily in the pro-awesome camp. It's at least no uglier than the original stove, it's a clever, unique reuse, and it's a nicely done, functional conversion that obviously took a lot of thought and work to turn it into reality.

    And it has a built in clock.

    Awesome.

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  10. Totally with you, Steve. I want it. Now.

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  11. No. Could be neat, but I'm with the others who think something's not good. It looks like it was done in a hurry. The setting and color and the lighting in the picture is depressing and makes me think of the outdated, depressing, horrible home ec rooms at my middle school in the 80's. It was outdated then. Neat idea, though, and I would also want the sides covered so I would look stupid sitting in my oven. Or as stupid?

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  12. Wow. Between facebook and these comments, it seems that the oven lounger is an even split!

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  13. I think it's definitely awesome.

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  14. Totally freakin' awesome! It's like a transformer for your home! A comfy, comfy transformer! In harvest gold, no less... Oh man! I wonder what the avacado green fridge will turn into!?!

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  15. About 14 years ago when my hubby and I was first start out together in married life we rented this old house from what I would call a true slum-lord. He had advertised "modern appliances." When we looked at the house it had an oven/stove just like that on in the picture. Except it was olive green.

    But the place was cheep and in a rather crime free area so we rented it. The "modern appliance" stove stop working in 6 weeks. He never replaced it. We stayed there for about 6 months and none of the repairs that were listed in our lease agreement he ever did.

    Oh the memories that picture brings out. Looking back now, I wish I had taken the stove when we moved out and turned it into an easy chair like this guy :-)

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  16. omg so awesome YES.

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  17. Sell it to guys who don't know how to cook - it's a comfy lounge for them, but when the girl they're dating comes over they can pretend they have a stove to impress her :) Very clever concept and quite well executed!

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  18. It might be Amana, but RadarRange was the name of a microwave....

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  19. I want to point something out that I think a few people missed. I was bugged by the gap between the range top and the oven door at first, too. Looking more closely, and critically, at the photos, it appears that this is the "handle" or hand hold for pulling the lounger out of the box. The second thing that bothered me was how easy is this to transform (has that sound effect stuck in her head now) from oven to chair and back. The range top is the part he is using as a foot rest. If that is the case, this should pull out and pack up almost as easy as a standard hide a bed. This is a rather clever reuse. Win!

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