FURNISHINGS

The Hot Seat from Bend Goods

Looking to fill up your outdoor space with furniture? You should be aware that there’s a sale on Bend Goods over at one particular retailer, and, at 20% off, you could snap up a few deals. Take the Hot Seat, for example. Normally, it’s at a semi-scary price of $3,200, but now it’s $2,560. Still a bit too high for your wallet? Check out their more petite lounges (like the Bunny Lounge) and their accessories (Bend Baskets, anyone?).
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Price: $2,560.00
Available from: YLiving

UX4 Bracket Kit

Get a UX4 kit, a few 2x4s, a table surface, and you’re on your way to making your own custom table. How does that work, you ask? SWENYO’s UX4 Kit is a set of four steel brackets that accept 2x4s as legs. Want a standing desk? Cut your 2x4s at around 40″ (or just below your elbow height), slot them into the brackets, and screw the brackets onto your desk surface. TA-da! You’re done. Change the height and the top and make a coffee table, a dining table, or a nightstand. Further customize with paint. Fun!
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Price: $55.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries

You might as well succumb to the bad habit of shedding clothing onto furniture. It just takes so much extra effort to put them away. Imagine that last sentence said in a whiney voice, and know that I admit to a little laziness now and then. So, go ahead and buy the Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries why don’t you, and see the pile of barely-used and needs-to-be-cleaned clothes pile on up into a spectacular mess of colors and textures. You could even call it an objet d’art if you want to sound pretentious.
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Price: $140.00
Available from: Thing Industries

Afteroom Lounge Chair

From the front or back, the Afteroom Lounge Chair may not look like anything special, but turn it slightly to the side and you’ll see the exaggerated arms swoop forward for an imposing silhouette. Afteroom’s Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei took inspiration from Thonet’s Bentwood Chair and Børge Mogensen’s Spanish Lounge, merging curves in powder-coated steel with low proportions and leather to make an interesting seating option for any lounge. Oh, and until March 31, get 20% off using code MS2016.
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Price: $1,350.00
Available from: A+R Store

Foldin, Wall Mounted Modular Bookcase

A small, flat packed bookcase may be just the thing to sort out any messy stacks of miscellany. The Foldin has convenient folding shelves (plywood with felt corners), which allow you to easily move them around for different configurations. Fold down the sides and slide out the shelf, it’s easy as can be. Choose between three different sizes, all with extremely affordable price tags.
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Price: $140.00 - 180.00
Available from: Gessato

Wall Desk by Norm.Architects

Small desks that fold away are rare these days, despite all of the laptops and tablets floating around us at home. That’s exactly why this minimalist drop-down Wall Desk catches the eye. It’s suited for a small work surface or as a minimalist valet or dressing table. There’s a cable management compartment for hiding messy cords away, and you’ve got the option of folding up the whole thing to keep things tidy and to create more space. And, to sweeten the deal, Menu is offering 20% off all their goods through the end of March (enter code MS2016 at checkout), so the desk is on sale for $160. Not too bad, eh?
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Price: $200.00
Available from: A+R Store

Brace Bench and Stool

If these pieces by Dino Sanchez remind you a teensy bit of childhood, you’ve picked up on the inspiration of elementary school desks. Note the small detail of wood peg joins, rounded corners and slightly chunky proportions. Endearing, aren’t they? And, if you’re prone to collecting, you’ll be happy to know that each bench and stool is marked as a numbered edition.
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Price: $475.00 - 675.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Bed Side Tables

Nightstands, bed side tables, whatever you call them, they’re somewhat necessary for a good night’s sleep. So says anyone that has knocked over a glass of water, groped blindly for an alarm clock or phone, or lost their device/watch/jewelry/what-have-you under the bed or in the covers. Here’s a few that are easy on the eyes, have at least a little storage space, and are relatively easy on the wallet… except for a couple, which qualify as expensive as they have a comma in the price tag.
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Cubist Shelf Small and Large

Don’t get too attached to the way these shelves are displayed; turn them around any ol’ way to get just the right look. Both the vessel and shelf tray are removable, so you’ve got quite a few options when it comes to which way is up. Use the cup for a planter (it has a plastic insert) or as a pencil holder. Place one on a desk or hang several on the wall with the provided brackets.
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Price: $40.00 - 50.00
Available from: Umbra

Casey Dzierlenga Bar and Counter Stools

These may not be around forever at this price, and that’s more the reason to seriously consider them as an option for your bar or counter space. Casey Dzierlenga has quite a collection of heirloom pieces, and though these stools may not have the same pedigree as her locally sourced materials, they still possess the same thoughtful styling and classic design. Plus, we should all support stores that work with designers to create affordable options of their designs- soooo much better to see than the evil alternative of rip-offs. And, if you like these stools, do be sure to take a look at Dzierlenga’s Little Potat Thinking Stool– it’s a thing of beauty.
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Price: $189.00 - 398.00
Available from: West Elm

Mesh Coffee Table

Sometimes you want a piece of furniture that strikes just the right note of quiet edginess. Restrained, yet still a little odd in some way. I’d say this Mesh Coffee Table by Bowles & Bowles hits just that note with its airy, steel wire mesh base. Paired with a smoked glass top that reflects light, it’s a great choice for smaller sitting areas, as it will help a room feel larger than it is.
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Price: $1,475.00
Available from: Horne

Arco Desk by Design House Stockholm

You’d best steer clear of the Arco Desk if you’re allergic to clutter. However, if you like to arrange things just so and have everything within view, then take a long look at this oak trestle desk with tempered glass top. The drawer is completely visible, so there’s no hiding any secretive snacks or less than desirable belongings.The drawer also opens from either side, so feel free to float it away from the walls.
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Price: CAD572.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Cherner® Task Chair

Do you know the contentious history of the Cherner Chair? I didn’t, but I’m glad Cherner’s sons revived their father’s designs, and created the variation you see above. Task chairs often look terrible, especially with today’s advanced ergonomic technology, and the simplicity of such classic lines when applied to an office/desk area seating option is enormously appealing. Now that we’ve discussed its aesthetic appeal, someone just needs to test out how comfortable this chair may or may not be after a few hours’ work.
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Price: $1,049.00-1,349.00
Available from: Dwell

Revolver Stool

There’s no telling how much fun you’ll have with a spinning barstool, but enjoyment aside, there’s a practicality in having a stool rotate a complete 360 degrees: ease of use. The Revolver Stool designed by Leon Ransmeier for HAY has circular seat, upper leg portion and footrest that spins completely around, giving you a comfortable and sensible seating option that fits in nicely with many a modern interior.
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Price: $280.00
Available from: Luminaire

Brooklyn Desk

The Brooklyn Desk has clever little storage boxes that slip over its edge, which means the boxes can be arranged to suit the user’s preferences exactly. Now, do keep in mind it is a smaller worktop, so it’s ideal for smaller people (and smaller spaces), and would be especially suitable for a growing child, as the desk height is adjustable (up to adult height). Perhaps with enough interest, Oeuf will make a larger version? One can hope.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: Oeuf