FURNISHINGS

Thomas O’Brien Modern Bi-Fold Shelf

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/5/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $239.99
Availability: Buy Thomas O’Brien Modern Bi-Fold Shelf here

Origami (stool)

A suitably priced stacking stool in oak plywood…if you choose to add the tray, it becomes a side/coffee table, or an upholstery option also exists just in case you’d like a little extra padding…

Natural Oak or Wenge stain.

20.5″ x 13″ x 17.75″h

Stool: $254.72

(Tray, add $138.24)
(Upholstery, add $74.24)

Purchase Information:

Price: $254.72
Availability: Buy Origami (stool) here

Stella Chair by Blu Dot

Great new chair from Blu Dot available in black leather, brown leather and robin’s egg blue leather.

Purchase Information:

Price: $749
Availability: Buy Stella Chair by Blu Dot here

Parsons Tower

Assembling furniture is definitely not my favorite thing to do, but saving money is, so that’s why this shelf is a sight for sore eyes…nice classic modern shape would fit very easily into any room and budget.

Assembly required.

Available in acorn, chocolate and white.

46″l x 16″w x 77″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Tower here

Parsons Desk, Now on Sale

I’ve had my eyes on this desk for a while and now it’s on sale. I’m not sure how I feel about the limed blonde wood, but I think a nice coat of white paint (almost lacquer-like) would make it stand out nicely.

parsons desk with drawers

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Desk, Now on Sale here

Blu Dot Nick Table

Look at the lines of this piece-quite a nice shape and size for the price. I’d say you’d be getting your money’s worth.

Cherry or Walnut veneer on ply.

74.5″L x 34.5″W x 29.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1199.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot Nick Table here

Elemento Bed

Not sure why we haven’t posted this before (maybe because it has a 2 before the comma in the price tag) but it sure has a pretty enough picture. Platform beds are the thing to have nowadays, so jump on the bandwagon and update your bedroom (if you can afford it).

“This upholstered platform bed combines fabric and metal in a sleek profile, which stands on a highly original base of chromed iron rod. Fully finished on all sides with soft padding everywhere, including the platform that extends 2″ from the mattress. The padded headboard is gently sloped to create a comfortable backrest for reading.”

Slipcover is removable.

Queen-H 27.5″ W 65.5″ D 93.5″
$2,498.00 $2,248.20

King-H 27.5″ W 81″ D 93.5″
$2,698.00 $2,428.20

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,248.20
Availability: Buy Elemento Bed here

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Track Green (Cabinet)

I’m such a sucker for different-looking furniture. You know, the type that not everyone has or can get, or for that matter, even likes. Now, why someone wouldn’t like simple lines, a strong graphic presence, and such a suprising color is beyond me. Green goes with everything, right?

Solid Ash, Powder Coated Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Availability: Buy Track Green (Cabinet) here

Cubitec Shelving

Hmm, what’s that? Storage on a shoestring budget? Well, you could go the cement block route, as there’s invariably that time in one’s life, or you could spring for this particular shelving system. It looks pretty nice for the price, and you’d be able to buy a bunch without hurting your wallet (or maybe it would hurt a little, but not a whole lot).

“Each kit contains 18 panels to create six attached cubes. Two cubes can be doubled in depth, using the remaining parts to accommodate larger items. The cubes can be attached vertically or horizontally with the included plastic hardware, and easily anchor to the wall with common fasteners (not included) for configurations that exceed heights of three cubes. Made of hollow injection-molded polypropylene, a corrugated core allows the shelving components to be superbly strong and lightweight. Each shelf is able to hold 55 lbs. The Cubitec shelves to be equally at home in playful or sophisticated environments, and even includes a clear option for subdued retail or gallery display.”

Available in Blue, Orange, Red, or Transparent White

Dimensions per cube:
H 18.25″ W 18.25″ D 10″

Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00
Availability: Buy Cubitec Shelving here

Couchoid Studio Sofa

Blu Dot is one of those companies who can’t seem to misstep; every product they introduce becomes an instant favorite of mine. The new Couchoid upholstery group is no exception. A recessed chrome base makes the solid sofa appear to float, and the dense seat, back, and arms have just enough detail to avoid looking like a big block of foam. The only problem is that I don’t think any pillows would look good on this, so let’s hope it’s as comfortable as it is striking.

Hardwood frame, high density foam. Upholstered in a leather alternative in dark brown,
white, or robin’s egg blue with contrasting stitching.

H 28″ (Seat height 15″) x W 75″ x D 34″ (Seat depth 24″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1399.00
Availability: Buy Couchoid Studio Sofa here

Biwing Table by Reform

It’s easy to become desensitized to prices these days- especially since it seems like everything you want is way more than you can spend. So, that’s when you have to grow up and start saving for the things you really want, which means you’ll appreciate them that much more when the item of desire actually arrives, right? All this jabber is just so I can make a point that sometimes it’s worth the big price tag.

“The Biwing Table is an instant classic with its sleek curves and functional shelves tucked below the surface at both ends. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, the A1 is made from a single sheet of 1/4″ aluminum and created without any hardware or adhesives. The minimalist modern form is materia efficient and 100% recyclable.”

45.5″ long x 22″ wide x 15.5″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $597.00
Availability: Buy Biwing Table by Reform here

Spacecube

What a steal- one, two, three or four of these would function quite well as a table/ottoman, and with removable slipcovers, it’d be a cinch to clean up (or change) your living area.

“The latest multifunctional idea from Danish designer Stine Engelbrechtsen is the Space Cube, where simplicity and ingenuity meet in a soft fabric-covered block that can function as a stool, table or ottoman. At 8 lbs, the Space Cube is also light enough to move easily and often, and can be used in multiples, whether in public waiting rooms or in children’s areas where soft surfaces are called for. The cube is resilient yet solid, and is upholstered in a blend of linen and cotton that offers visual texture, a soft hand and enduring strength. The slipcover is easily removable for dry cleaning.”

Cell foam and polyester fiber; upholstery, 74% cotton, 20% viscose, 6% linen.

Available in Anthracite, Brown, Lime or Red Orange.

H 16″ x W 18″ x D 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $198
Availability: Buy Spacecube here

Parsons Coffee Table

Speaking of parsons tables, this one’s on sale for $139, so you can afford to put your feet up in style.

Acorn or polished white

36″sq x 18″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Coffee Table here

Victoria Sidechair by Philippe Starck

It’s always nice to find a well designed chair under the $300 mark.
“Fashioned in transparent polycarbonate, Starck’s modern interpretation of a baroque-inspired form with the Louis Ghost chair quickly attained icon status, prompting him to design a complementary armless version that’s ideal for dining. A daring example of single-mold injection, these classic Louis XV-style chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made by Kartell.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $265
Availability: Buy Victoria Sidechair by Philippe Starck here

Semplice Platform Bed

Of the best well constructed platform beds out there, this has got to be the most cost effective.

“Tino Novati’s Semplice Bed is our newest modern bed that meets the growing desire for utility, comfort and aesthetic refinement. Veneered in either wenge-stained oak or in Ovangkol, a West African hardwood with a moderately course grain, the rich colors of this bed coordinates with a variety of other woods. All sides are finished and the frame stands 12″ off the ground, higher than many platform beds, for a visually bolder profile. The recessed legs each have a metal plate at the bottom to further the floating look that’s become a trademark of Novati’s designs. The deck is constructed of wood slats woven together with nylon strips for a combination of assured suppleness and enduring strength. Compatible with our Sonno mattresses.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1098
Availability: Buy Semplice Platform Bed here