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FURNISHINGS

Can Sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

This sofa is has a secret; any guesses as to what it is? Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay, the Can Sofa is modern, looks quite comfortable, and has several color options. There’s a 2-seater, 3-seater, and a Lounge Chair. The secret is that it arrives at your door flat-packed, in a box. That gives you eco-friendly points, as it cuts down on shipping and delivery costs. Assembly is uncomplicated- no screws or tools needed. Nice, right? Oh, and if you get the 3-seater, please note that it quickly becomes a quick guest bed by just removing the back cushions.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,270.00 - 6,255.00
Available from: A+R Store

Milà Chair by Jaime Hayón

Let’s take a look at the Milà Chair by Jaime Hayòn for Magis. It’s a little less severe than some of our other favorite chairs, but it has a sculpted, playful quality that reminds us a little of Gaudí’s creations (i.e. Catalan Modernism). The organic shape is achieved thanks to a a gas-assisted injection moulding technique, which makes the Milà easier to produce and therefore very affordable. Keep a set outside or indoors; they’re stackable too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Afteroom Bench by Menu

You could say that this price is kind of high for a skinny leather bench, but then I’d need to remind you that it has a marble side table incorporated into its powder-coated metal frame and it would be a cool piece to have in an entryway or odd corner space, especially as it would add seating without taking up too much visual or physical space. Then you’d say I’m right, and we would both be glad we’re friends that can discuss design without punching each other in the face.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,150.00- 1,200.00
Available from: A+R Store

Commune Leather Sling Chair

Ready for another Commune + West Elm piece? This wood-framed sling chair knocks the socks off other lounge chairs from the retailer, as it has raw, undyed leather for an authentic feel. That plus the angular frame and stitching gives an eclectic personality that would fit easily into most rooms, giving you lots of options on placement. Living room, bedroom, study… put this Sling Chair anywhere and enjoy it as the leather develops a vintage patina (it’ll look even better).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: West Elm

Billy II Box

Need more storage space for paperwork? You could get a ho-hum boring rolling file from an office supply store, or you could shell out a little more dough for one that actually looks like a fair amount of design thought went into its creation. Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection has caught our eye before, and their Billy II Box stands out for its combination of solid oak and lacquered stainless steel. A large opening in the back accommodates cords (not apparent in the picture above, fyi) while one drawer provides just enough space for essentials. Need a stack of drawers instead? Consider the Oak or Walnut Billy Box.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Commune Storage Bench

One of the more exciting things to happen in the furniture retail world this month is the arrival of Commune’s collection over at West Elm. I won’t bother with talking about how this represents a shift in design sense or quality, because hopefully that will knock you over the head once you look at the pieces up close. The piece I’m most excited about is the Storage Bench, mostly because it has a mid century vibe with its black and white sliding doors and removable leather cushion. You’ll most likely see the rest of the collection (at least the Sling Chair and Marble-Topped Coffee Table) featured here on our site over the next couple of weeks, as they’re great deals to be had*.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: West Elm

Kai Shelving by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Treku

Does this shelving remind you a tiny bit of the New Order Shelving by Stefan Diez? Maybe a little? It’s similar in that it has dividers and optional panels that can be moved around to suit your preferences. Each shelving unit comes with two movable dividers, one back panel, and one storage box with push latch. Each unit is fully finished on all sides- you know what that means, don’t you? Yep, you can float one in the middle of a room to separate and define a space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,490.00 - 3,490
Available from: DWR

Chairs by Donald Judd

So, how big a fan are you of Donald Judd, on a scale of 1 to 10? If you answered 7 or above, you might just like a reminder that Artware Editions is selling Judd’s chairs, $1,800+. I’m thrilled, though I might have to save up, as collecting some of the “most recognizable and significant artist-designed furniture in existence” isn’t cheap*. And, for fun, take this test: Donald Judd, or Cheap Furniture?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00+
Available from: Artware Editions

Sale: Finn Chaise, Eos Lounge

Whoa, if you’re still in the market for outdoor furniture, take a look at the Finn Chaise and the Eos Lounge, both on sale right now from DWR. Maybe you wouldn’t buy them both for the same outdoor seating area, but if you need a pair of either, now’s the time to snap ’em up. The Finn Chaise (in black) is $1,305.50, on sale from $1,865.00. The Eos Lounge Chair (in white) is now on sale for $213.50, on sale from $305. $213! For the Eos Lounge! Come on, doesn’t that seem like a steal? Oh, and the Dusen Dusen Towels are also on sale ($56). Adding to cart now…
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,305.00
Available from: DWR

Paulistano Armchair in Canvas

It’s rare that outdoor furniture is described as exciting, mostly because it’s meant for outdoors and not many of us have the time and money to spend on amazing furnishings that will only get rained on. Such is the state of things. However, the Paulistano’s canvas cover means it can go outside and be its comfortable pleasing-to-the-eye self, thus saving us from the unfortunate cry of ‘there’s no decent outdoor furniture!’ (If you’re not familiar, the Paulistano is a 1957 classic originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,250.00

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Available from: DWR

Cork Family Stools

Lest we forget, Jasper Morrison’s Cork Family is a smart choice for any living area. Each piece could be a side table or stool and is light enough to move around easily. Cork is also pretty tough, so you wouldn’t need to be too precious with keeping it away from kids. Oh, and you could also use them outside if you so desire. Available in 3 different styles (and yes, they’re priced individually).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $485.00 - 490.00
Available from: Lumens

H55 Easy Chair

Might this be the nicest deck chair ever to pass before our eyes? Designed by Björn Hultén in 1954 and first used by Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf, it certainly has a veritable pedigree, if you care about that sort of thing. An adjustable head cushion and four different seat tilt options ensures comfort, as it should for the price. Folds flat for storage or transport. Available in Black, Oatmeal, and White.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $900.00
Available from: Dwell

Ready Stacking Barstool

Whoa, look at this new barstool. It’s stackable, made from powder-coated steel sled legs and a molded plywood seat. Not impressed? Oh, and it’s under $200. Compare that price tag with another favorite barstool and it’s a downright steal. Choose between black, grey green, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Palissade Collection by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

All right, now, we’re in outdoor furniture shopping mode, thanks to the summer heat. If the Hot Mesh Lounge featured yesterday didn’t quite hit the spot, maybe you’ll like the Palissade Lounge Chair by Ronan + Erwan Bouroullec. Why? It’d be easier to ask why not, because then we could agree on your ignorance or lack of design sense* and then our conversation would be over.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $385.00 - 425.00
Available from: A+R Store

Hot Mesh Lounge Chair

Ooo, the Hot Mesh collection just got a new sibling: a lounge chair. You know what’s great about that? It not only looks modern and unfussy, it’s very affordable. I mean, come on, $299 for a cool lounge chair? It’s a no-brainer. Oh, and it’s stackable and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. If we had a little celebratory ‘great deal!’ ribbon jpg to add to certain images, I’d add it without a second thought.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot