FURNISHINGS

Hathaway Desk

So, this looks pretty simple from the front, but what makes it stand out is the handy storage space in the back for power strips or cable management. Power strips aren’t the nicest things to look at, and a desk that has a specific space to hide that and computer cords deserve a mention. I suppose you could float it in a room as well (as shown by the happy guy in sneakers below), though take note of the perforated panel detail.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Available from: HORNE

Metal Truss Work Table

This work table caught my eye the last time I visited West Elm (had to check out the Glass Greenhouse in person), and despite its rather small footprint, it’s a great price. While the size is a tad small for my own personal workspace, it would do well in a tight spot or as an entryway console.

Solid mango wood top with weathered finish; iron legs.
54″w x 28.5″d x 29.5″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: West Elm

Stash Stacking Drawers

These stacking drawers are somewhere in between the dresser category and a side table with storage. While the mix-and-match look might not fit everyone’s taste, I can see how the versatility of this would be handy to have if you prefer to change things around often.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00 each drawer
Available from: nood

Horqueta Chair

This Horqueta* Chair has an awfully friendly price tag, don’t you think? Especially considering it’s less than a light fixture made from corrugated cardboard (see Upcycle Pendant Lamp). Steel frame in hi-gloss carbon powdercoat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Available from: CB2

Lap Shelving System

So, maybe you remember the Lap Shelving System feature from earlier this year (see the post for more pics), but now that it’s available stateside, I can’t help but shine a little light on it again. The novelty of the design lies in eliminating shelves in favor of movable trays and boxes that provide organization without additional storage pieces. The powder-coated sheet metal works nicely with the solid oak frame and gives a clean modern edge to the collection. If I needed shelving this would be a serious contender.

Designed by Marina Bautier.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00 and up
Available from: DWR

Gear Coffee Table

Looking for a low-priced-yet-modern coffee table? This one is pretty affordable in the price tag department and has a slight cantilever to make things interesting. There’s also a super simple console ($249) to match.

Industrial steel with clear protective powdercoat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: CB2

Beam Table/Stool

If you need some character in a room- as in a big chunky side table or stool- here it is. HollerDesign brings us the Beam table and/or stool; it pretty much nails the rustic modern look with its interesting joint (see pic below) and hand charred finish.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Available from: HollerDesign

Milking Stool and Candy Table

This colorful table and stool by UM Project would be a great choice for occasional tables. Whether you choose to go monochrome or mix colors, the duo-tone finish would add interest and warmth to a room. It’d be smart to use the sturdy stools as side tables and then use as extra seating when needed.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Available from: 2modern

Grove Office Center

This piece would be perfect for tucking away a home office. The size is big enough to hold a computer, accessories and files, yet it’s not too large… as in, it’s not a wooden behemoth crouched in the corner of your living room. There’s the mid century feel that most of us are fond of, and it’s handcrafted (domestically) of solid cherry wood, which means it’ll last long enough to pass down to your children/relatives.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,699.00
Available from: Room & Board

Shanghay Chair

Four narrow boards bend to form this very simple chair. Interestingly enough, you can create your own hybrid design if you own multiple colors, as it’s easy to disassemble and reassemble. It was originally created for the Danish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and you can read more about it at KiBiSi and HAY Denmark.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Available from: A+R Store

5 drawer Classic Cabinet

Whoa, this cabinet by Xavier Pauchard is on sale for $299, from the regular price of $499. The steel cabinet has 5 compartments with doors that swing up and close magnetically, and it’s available in 4 colors: orange, green, cream, and black. There’s also a 10 drawer version in cream or black, on sale for $510 from $850.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.40
Available from: The Conran Shop US

The Sidebar by urbancase

Do you have an extra 3 grand lying around? If so, you could spend it on this handcrafted bar cabinet by urbancase. It has a sliding panel on the front that reveals compartments inside (perfect for glassware) plus a drop front drawer and a pull-out drawer for tools and such. Mostly it’s a great looking cabinet that doesn’t necessarily look like a liquor cabinet… and, there’s got to be some sort of pleasure in opening it up for the big reveal when you have guests.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,100.00 - 3,500.00
Available from: urbancase

Sandberg Chair

Hmm, this chair from Room & Board has a quiet sort of beauty, doesn’t it? It has just enough mid century modern flavor to keep it from being boring, yet it’s not something that screams ‘look at me, look at me’ when you first enter the room. It would be an excellent seating choice for a low key area. You have a choice between solid maple, solid cherry, solid walnut or solid maple with ebony stain (do you get that it’s made from solid wood?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Room & Board

Beanbag Pit Stop

By all means, if you’re able to make this yourself please do so. The price tag is a bit hard to swallow, I know, especially since it’s a beanbag in the shape of a tire and intended for kids. However, it is knitted wool, sewn to a polyester fleece, and has appropriate detailing that puts it well above, say, something you’d find on sale in the kid’s section at your local furniture store. And, of course, Bertjan Pot is the designer, so if you’re an admirer (I am) you’ll appreciate the concept, if not the price point.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £645.00
Available from: twentytwentyone

Rig Barstool

Sustainable Mango wood plus a pop of hi-gloss red, and it’s adjustable (~ 4″) too… you can’t really go wrong with this barstool. At $149, it’s firmly in the affordable category, which is always nice to see, especially if you’re needing a trio.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2