FURNISHINGS

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 edge around the table keeps coffee cups and drinks right where they belong. As Bentzen says, “around thus forms a practical and welcoming place to gather.” Two different sizes are available: a larger coffee table and a smaller side.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00 - 699.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Branch Dining Table

Well, look at this. You can save a little bit of dough on this new Branch Dining Table from Blu Dot as their annual 20% off sale has now kicked off (from Oct 20 to Nov 8). The solid oak is nicely supported by black powder-coated ‘branch’ steel legs. Two sizes to choose from: 76″ and 91″.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,599.00 reg.
Available from: 2Modern

Piana Folding Chair

Man, this folding chair is something else. When you think about regular folding chairs and their clunky look and quality, this one is a winner. Sleek and simple, it folds completely flat, allowing for stacking horizontally or hanging on a wall hook. This would be a great choice for extra seating, as you can store it away in a closet when not needed. Also suitable for outdoor use. Sale is valid October 6–18 (2011), so you can save a little by ordering now.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $191.25

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Available from: DWR

Trunk and Stump by Kalon Studios

How in the world has this bench and stool not been featured on our site before? Color me surprised. The price point seems rather reasonable, not to mention the smaller Stump Stool is an absolute steal at $85. Both pieces are raw and unfinished and are cut from the green wood of a tree trunk, so you’ll see the surface split as it ages and dries. Made from FSC Certified domestic Maple or Ash, sanded to a smooth finish.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $145.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Wall Clamp by Brendan Ravenhill

Designer Brendan Ravenhill makes a third appearance on BLTD with his newly released Wall Clamp. We previously featured his fabulous Facet Lamps and Cord Lamp, and we’re excited to see he’s continuing an industrial theme with this pair of shelving brackets. Inspired by the functional beauty of working tools, these brackets have nothing to hide in their appearance, and work exactly you expect them to work; mount them on your walls, clamp in your shelf. As of writing, Wall Clamp is available for pre-order with an approximate ship date of Oct 1 2011.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00
Available from: Areaware

MUJI Table

Where do you go for minimal furniture that doesn’t cost an entire arm and a leg? MUJI, of course. And what do you know, MoMA Store has this MUJI Table for $420, which is a pretty good price for a dining/work table. Made of ash wood veneer and MDF; easy to assemble.

28.5h x 59w x 11″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Krusin Lounge Armchair

What do you think about this armchair? I see a little midcentury influence, yet the size and angles make it appear to have a more contemporary/modern flair. Designed by Marc Krusin, the Krusin lounge chair is available in many options: White Ash, Black Lacquer, Danish Blue Lacquer, White Lacquer, Ebonized Oak, Fumed Oak, Grey Oak with White Cereuse, Grey Oak with Black Cereuse, Natural Oak or American Walnut. Also, check out the Krusin Lounge Chair (armless, $817.00) shown below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,034.00
Available from: yliving

Dylan Dining Table

Designed by Jonas Wahlstrom, this sustainable shesham plank table has just the right balance of wood and iron to give the industrial vibe without getting too heavy metal, if you know what I mean. The architectural iron ‘W’ base changes shape depending on your sight line; it adds an interesting visual touch. A water-based clear lacquer sealant protects the wood, though coasters are recommended to protect the finish from temperature extremes and spills. Best of all, the price is under the $1G mark.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Available from: CB2

Salt Chair

Whoa, the Salt Chair is now down at $83.30 due to DWR’s dining sale. I believe that makes it the least expensive chair that DWR has ever carried (correct me if I’m wrong). The Salt Chair is a classic choice for a dining area, especially as it has a very compact footprint, which means less wasted space.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $98.00
Available from: DWR

Atwood Bed

Hmm, what do we have here? Reclaimed peroba wood gives a nice rustic modern vibe, but it’s really the built in bench/bookshelf that caught my eye. Dovetail joints and just enough storage space for books gives it extra points over other platforms. Perhaps it’s not the best choice for very small bedrooms (or very small budgets), but it sure would do well when a strong presence is needed.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,399.00 - 2,599.00
Available from: Crate & Barrel

Silo Shelf

Is it a container, a shelf, or perhaps both? Designer Charles Job wanted a shelf that was large enough for storage purposes yet was “plain and pure in its expression” as not to dominate. I can see it working well in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry, or even (as one of the suggestions) a planter for the terrace.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Available from: Emmo Home

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