FURNISHINGS

Guapo Desk

One drawer might not cut it if you tend to collect lots of stuff on your desk, but if you lean towards the ‘less is more’ approach, then this desk might just be a good fit. A thin, iron frame gives strength without taking up too much visual space and the depth is right at 19″, which means it could work as an entry console if you have the room.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Available from: CB2

Shale 4 Drawer / 2 Door Credenza

Storage is a rare commodity for most, and the smokey, shale color of this new credenza from Blu Dot means that it could live pretty much anywhere in a home- bedroom, living, or dining. Leather pulls add a bit of luxury while adjustable shelves and wire management holes are there in case you’d rather store your DVD player and cable box than Tshirts and sweaters. There’s also a Shale 2 Drawer / 2 Door Dresser (shown below), Shale 4 Drawer Dresser, and a Shale Bedside Table.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,399.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Capellini Alodia Counter Stool

Finding the right bar/counter stool is no easy task, yet I’d be willing to take on the challenge knowing this guy is an option. It’s minimal in design, stackable (a definite plus) and looks oh-so-cool with metal tube and steel sheet materials. If you’re looking for something taller than 27.5″ high, no worries, as it’s also available in a 31.5″h bar height ($494.00).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $356.00
Available from: AmbienteDirect

Sway Stools

How fun are these? I know it’s hard to think ‘fun’ when it’s the first day back from a long holiday weekend, but put on your regular design-appreciative hat and you’ll see I’m right. They’re on sale now from Plastica- 50% off!- so pick up one or two or twelve for a few extra swaying seats. Each stool is hollow and filled with dry sand for ballast.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $70.00 - 100.00
Available from: Plastica

Era Round Armchair

There’s nothing wrong with a little Thonet in your life/home/office, especially as the bentwood chairs have been in production for more than 150 years and still look at home in many a modern setting. One current promotion gives you a break if you buy four of the Era Chairs or Era Round Armchairs- 20% off. So, if you’re wanting a few for a breakfast nook or a full set of 8 or 12 (lucky you that you have a large dining room), now’s a pretty good time. Details below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00 - 275.00
Available from: DWR

Cain Bench 2

Need a bench? How about this Cain Bench by Staach? It’s been around a while now (the first time we posted it was in 2008) but simple lines and an affordable price tag never goes out of style. The wood is sourced sustainably from New York and Pennsylvania, and each bench is fabricated completely in Staach’s workshop with a limited use of only two tools. Think of it as a landing pad in the entryway for bags and putting on shoes or as seating for one/both sides of the dining table.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $386.00
Available from: 2modern

Magazine Table

Quick update on price for this table by Axel Bjurström; it increased ever so slightly from $295 to $330. However, thanks to one of the summer sales, greenergrassdesign is offering 20% off all Design House Stockholm goods until Friday, so if any of their products are on your ‘must-buy-soon’ list, you can save a little bit of dough.

Combining a magazine rack and a side table is nothing new, but add some wheels and us bibliophiles will sit up and take notice. Wheeling a stack of books and magazines around the house to wherever our reading spot might be sounds just fine- we can keep our current collection together without resorting to an actual library cart.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Available from: Design House Stockholm

Opencase Wall System

What loveliness is this? The Opencase Wall System is from none other than Henrybuilt, and there’s no doubt we can expect the same exacting quality and craftsmanship as with their kitchen construction. The Opencase offers customized components to create a storage system suited to your needs. Shelving, wine storage, laundry/recycling bags, closet rods and more, contact Henrybuilt directly for more information or to receive a quote.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $POR
Available from: Henrybuilt

Denizen Secretary Desk

How about an updated secretary desk for your home workspace? This guy by Coalesse has a cork panel back splash to pin important notes and photos, a pull-out keyboard tray, two file drawers, and a cord management system to keep things tidy. Integrated pulls and skinny, brushed nickel legs lend a clean and modern aesthetic while self-close slides will give a luxurious feel each time you sit down to take care of your important/unimportant business.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,299.00
Available from: YLiving

Lollygagger Lounge

Yep, we’ve posted the 4 slat Adirondack by Loll before, but this one is new, and has less ‘slat’ and more of a clean, modern look. As is with most of Loll’s lounge chairs, this one is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE = milk jugs), and is 100% recycled and recyclable. That means no maintenance needed- ever- and no storing/packing up when the seasons change. And, as an extra bonus, an integrated bottle opener is hidden underneath the sitters’ right arm for opening up a cold one when the weather gets warm.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $440.00
Available from: Loll Designs

Bank Sofa

Well, what do we have here? I’d say one heck of a well proportioned, piped-cushion sofa. Go ahead and insert a wolf-whistle to fully pick up the appreciation that I’m putting down for this Bank Sofa by Blu Dot. Grey is usually the color choice I’d recommend for longevity, but this lava-lipstick red sure is a show stopper. Choose between super skinny blackened metal or brass legs.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,199.00
Available from: Blu Dot

M3 seat/storage

Seating with integrated storage is a big bonus for any room short on space, and add the color lime to the mix and you’ve got a winner. This M3 storage box will hide away all manner of odds and ends and will double as an extra seat when needed. Could be a good fit for a kids room or a casual living area perhaps?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $239.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Scamp Tables

Sale alert! The Scamp Coffee and Scamp Side tables from Blu Dot are marked down significantly over at MoMA Store, so if you’re in need of occasional tables, you’re in luck. Inspired by the form of tennis ball hoppers, these tables have powder-coated steel bases and can live indoors or outside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $249.95
Available from: MoMA

Islita Armless Chair

In the market for outdoor furniture? Man, do you have my pity. It’s hard to find the right sort of modern look when you go hunting in normal stores, and you’ll see a plethora of teak and/or metal atrocities that will make you want to cry. Or maybe you do find the right sort of modern look, but you’ll have to sell your liver car to pay for the interest that will be on your credit card. That nice, expensive furniture will sure be comfy while you’re weeping outside in the summer sun because you can’t go anywhere.

All that to say that this Islita Armless Chair is $349 right now, on sale from $399. It fits with other pieces to make a sectional for a larger seating area, and the bi-level shelf in the back will be perfect for resting drinks and your summer reading.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: CB2

Echo Coffee and Side Table

You might be a little tired of hearing me talk about the new collection from Debra Folz, but you’re just going to have to deal with it, because these tables are pretty spectacular. The glass portion is made from four different layers, each having one color/layer of the pattern. As the layers overlap, deeper hues appear with a three dimensional effect. Now, the price is a little higher than you might like, but keep in mind those four layers of glass and the wonderful pattern they’ll project onto your floor.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,200.00 - 3,400.00
Available from: Debra Folz