FURNISHINGS

Aura Credenza

You’ve seen the Aura Media Unit featured here before, but this is the Aura Credenza and it might just be the answer to your storage issues. Wood veneer and lacquer mix well for contrast, and the three drawers plus an open shelf and two cabinets will hold all sorts of stuff. Removable shelves and a cord escape means it would fit well in an office or living area, hiding your printer and/or other electronics without sacrificing a streamlined, elegant look. I might just have to buy one for my own home office, especially as it’s on sale.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,358.75
Available from: DWR

Stanley Stool

Can you have too many stools and side tables? Nah. This stool has a powder coated steel frame in several autumnal colors (orange, bordeaux, green, light grey, dark grey) and a natural cork seat that’s friendlier to your guests’ derrières when used as an extra seating spot. Get a couple to keep your sofa company, and know that they’re stackable should you ever need more floor space (for a dance party, of course).
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Price: $220.00
Available from: A+R Store

Muuto Around Tables

The aim of Thomas Bentzen’s Around Table for Muuto is functional simplicity. The tables are meant to be stable, durable, and the raised edge keeps coffee cups and drinks right where they belong. As Bentzen says, “around thus forms a practical and welcoming place to gather.” A small opening in the edge accommodates power cords, and, better yet, it’s currently on sale from DWR.
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Price: $381.65 - 594.15
Available from: DWR

Trip Cartoon Coffee Table by Seletti

A serious interior is fine for some, but a little bit of humor goes a long way to making a space feel more inviting. This coffee table by Seletti has hand drawn lines around its edges that give an appearance of being plucked straight from a cartoon. Put it next to a very severe upholstered piece and suddenly the room says ‘hey, come sit down and relax’ instead of ‘be quiet and don’t touch anything.’
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Price: $260.00
Available from: Burke Decor

Kreten Side table

This amorphous Kreten Side Table by Souda owes its shape to stretch fabric. Concrete is poured into a stretchy fabric mold, creating a slightly different form each time. With such a distinctive shape (some might say odd personality) this table could be mistaken for an art piece, but do be sure to use it now and then as a table, or else it would feel unloved. Choose between four different hues.
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Price: $1,025.00
Available from: Dwell

Flash Rectangular, Square, and Round Tables

Good news, there’s a Tom Dixon Design Sale now through October 15. That means savings on all sorts of wonderful things, like the Flash Rectangular Table, Flash Square Table, and the Flash Round Table you see above. Created in the same spirit as Dixon’s Mirror Ball, these tables combine a mirrored bronze top and a brass plated steel base to make a strong metallic statement. Don’t forget about the Beat Lights (so popular nowadays), the Slab Chair, or any of Dixon’s accessories- all are 15% off.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $446.25 - 607.75
Available from: YLiving

SR Ranger Stools

These stools by Scout Regalia have storage space underneath the seat, which give them a schoolhouse sort of look and feel. They’re made of white oak and powder coated steel, so if they were put in a room full of crazy kids they’d probably come out looking just fine at the end of the day. Available in 3 sizes and 2 standard colors (Forest Ranger Green or Cream), with custom colors available on request.
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Price: $360.00 - 395.00
Available from: Scout Regalia

Sterling Side Table Stool

For $100, you could do so much worse than this Sterling Side Table/Stool. Believe me, I just did a quick search and it’s not a pretty sight. Save yourself by considering this sand cast aluminum seating option. It has a slight rippled surface thanks to its hand-poured nature, with a high mirrored finish to obtain a sleek-yet-subtle vibe.
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Price: $109.00
Available from: CB2

Calvo Side Table

Lee Kirkbride’s Calvo side table for SCP’s Boxed collection sets itself apart with a tilted support and 3 point base which allows the table to sit closer to your chair, sofa, or bed. A slight tray edge and a tapered base further add to the design detail, making this table a quiet favorite for years to come.
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Price: $475.00
Available from: Horne

ZZZ Stool

Another piece from Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection? You got it, and it certainly won’t put you to sleep. When a room has to function in multiple ways, it’s best to choose pieces that are robust and versatile. This ZZZ Stool is made from powder coated steel and may also function as a side table, which checks off both boxes. One would assume it would be safe outdoors as well.
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Price: $349.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Powder-Coated Steel Folding Table

Folding tables, ick. They never look good and they’re so very tacky… right? Wrong! There’s one folding table that actually looks decent, and sort of cheery, thanks to its bright green color. Designed by Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, this Steel Folding Table has detachable legs and may be used wherever you need an extra impromptu surface- indoors or outside. You can even hang it on the wall for storage and double the function by using it as a message center with magnets and dry erase markers. Smart.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Marble Wall-Mounted Shelf

If you’re a complete snob, you might turn your nose up at “Carrara-style” marble, but marble is marble is marble for most people, and a smallish shelf for just under $50 might just go a long way to helping a storage problem. Maybe you could use an extra surface in the bathroom or in the kitchen? Snap one (or two) of these shelves up for an easy fix.
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Price: $47.96
Available from: CB2

Para Hammock

Does this remind you of a wood bead seat massager thingy? Or is it just me? In any case, it certainly looks about a hundred times better thanks to its handcrafted flat walnut tiles. The Para Hammock is made of over 700 pieces of walnut, all connected by paracord. The flexing wood tiles provide comfort and is finished for outdoor use, so consider it for your patio or backyard; it should last a lot longer than any rope hammock you might have been considering.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,200.00
Available from: 4th Period Woodshop

Fronzoni Chair

This chair might not look like the most comfortable, but it is delightfully minimal. Graphic designer A.G. Forzoni designed this metal square tube frame and lacquered wood seat back in 1964, and its simplicity lies in Forzoni’s goal to “avoid waste and excess.” White or anthracite will set you back just over a grand, and for another Benjamin (plus some) you can get one lacquered in India blue, sun-yellow or cherry-red.
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Price: $1,034.00
Available from: Hive Modern

Trace Coffee Table by Tom Dixon

What is this lovely thing before us? It’s a coffee table by Tom Dixon and it’s strange enough to catch our eyes and have us thinking a glass coffee table is a good idea. The thinly printed stripes intersect at different angles depending upon our perspective, and that creates an interesting sort of moiré pattern. Made from UV‑bonded sheet glass, the Trace Coffee Table is designed for domestic or contract use.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,100.00
Available from: Vertigo Home