FURNISHINGS

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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Purchase Information:

Price: $180.00
Available from: Thing Industries

Palo Corner Sofa Right Blue

Hmm, here’s something new on the radar. Not only does this sectional sofa possess the clean lines and modern form that we’re all after, it also can be rearranged as you see fit. Cushions and armrests may be moved (with the struts) to create different combinations. So, maybe you’ll get the Palo Corner Sofa Right in Blue (shown above), or maybe you prefer the smaller Two Seater in Grey (below) with the Ottoman to keep it company. Either way, there’s a certain satisfaction knowing you can mix things up in the future by adding or moving certain pieces around to fit your space.
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Price: $2,599.00
Available from: Hem

Stone Shelf

If you don’t need a small-ish shelf, then good for you. For the rest of us, we could probably use a small perch to set our phone and/or keys when we walk in the door, or as a diminutive ledge for the bathroom or bedside for our watches and jewelry. This one from Fort Standard is made of marble, which adds an extra ounce (or ounces, as the case may be) of luxury.
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Price: $275.00
Available from: Fort Standard

Coleman Stool

Barstools can be tricky. The truly impressive ones seem to be quite expensive, and the decent ones aren’t cheap. So, what do you do? You keep your eyes out for certain designs that are worth spending a tiny bit more than you want. We’ll count the Coleman Stool as one of those, as it has thin, geometric solid steel legs with a handmade concrete seat. It’s suitable for indoors or outside, and there several good color options- black or white for the base and a seven seat colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Available from: Greta de Parry Design

Superfront Legs

You might have heard of Superfront, but did you know they have legs that fit Ikea’s mattress bases? And those legs can be shipped to North America? That means you can get a sharp look for a whole lot less than buying a regular bed from a decent retailer. There’s five leg styles to choose from in lots of different colors, so have some fun and play around with what you’d pick for a bedroom upgrade.
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Price: €15.00 -28.00
Available from: Superfront

Hay Denmark Pivot Table

I bet you’ll have some fun with these Pivot Tables. They’re made from steel circles, and each one is folded in different ways in order to create varying geometric compositions. Four variants plus a multifunctional mount let you place the Pivot in just the right spot, and I dare say it would be a shame to order only one, as it seems like a grouping would make the most impact.
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Price: CAD199.00
Available from: The Modern Shop

Stool 7 from STANDSEVEN

Two legs balanced with a looped sort of kickstand creates this visual trick of a barstool from STANDSEVEN and architect/designer David Adjaye OBE. It’s made from sustainable, recycled metals and, if you need further temptation, there’s an ethical intention thrown in as well. Each stool pays for one Ebola response kit for a family unit in Sierra Leone. You read that right, you can own this marvelous barstool and brag about helping end Ebola. That’s a win/win situation right there. (You can also donate directly to Doctors Without Borders or UNICEF.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £920.00
Available from: STANDSEVEN

LBR-2 Book Bench

Do I really need to explain how this bench is worth every cent of its price tag? Seating + Books = (!). It has an angled shelf for books (why, yes, I am nerding out a little bit over that detail). That will give you a perfect place to keep your favorites, tucked away under a handy seating surface.

Maybe it goes in a hallway (don’t even dare to think about putting shoes on it) or maybe it lives at the end of the bed. Either way, it’s a dual-function piece that would fit into any minimal/modern interior with ease. There’s also the LBR-1, a smaller nightstand/stool size that will be your best friend. I might have to post that separately just so it gets the attention it deserves.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $950.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Parsonal: Custom Furniture, On-Demand

Custom furniture? For $200-$650? Yes, please. Simply choose a product from Arrister’s catalog, customize the dimensions, and checkout. Their line is based on the Parsons table design, so there’s nothing fancy, just the tried-and-true basic lines of the familiar T-square design. What can you customize? All sorts of things: End Table, Coffee Table, Short Bookcase, Tall Bookcase, Sitting Desk, Standing Desk and Dining Table, for starters. You can finally get exactly the right dimensions without emptying your bank account. High five!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00+
Available from: Kickstarter

Moiré Side Tables

Before you hyperventilate over the price, do realize that these are two side tables, and not just one. Okay? Okay, let’s proceed. This pair of Moiré Side Tables nest together to create an interesting interplay of line patterns. The molded wood bases in white and gold complement the striped walnut tops and together the set would easily provide a versatile option for a seating area. Expand or separate the tops for more surface area or nest them tightly together for a more compact footprint.
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Price: $1,950.00
Available from: Leibal

Mater Space Stool

More lovely furniture on sale? Yes, please. With ever-so-thin legs, these handcrafted stools are sort of stunning. We first posted these stools back in 2010, and, of course, they need some updating in the pricing field. However, do keep in mind they’re currently on sale, so you will save a tiny bit should you choose to splurge for your bar or countertop area. The Space Stools are crafted from premium oak (FSC certified) with sustainable and socially responsible methods. Be sure to check out the Aluminum version too, as it has more of a futuristic feel ($950 $760).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00 and up
Available from: YLiving

The Ledge

Sure, this looks like a wall shelf at first glance, but it hides a small work surface inside. Urbancase’s The Ledge has a pullout shelf/work surface that’s pretty perfect for a laptop, plus a cord management system and drawer, all within a relatively small footprint. Plus, the ‘no legs’ bit will keep a space from feeling too cramped. Aaaand, just to make your day a teensy bit better, it’s currently on sale.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,432.25
Available from: Urbancase

CH28 vs. Lars Lounge Chair

When Room&Board released their new Lars Lounge Chair, I thought that maybe I had seen it somewhere before. Of course, it borrows heavily from a handful of classic Mid-20th century designs, and, in this particular case, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s lots of mid century lounge chairs that hit a pretty perfect note of top-notch design and comfort, and often you can find a pair for a decent price (i.e. less than $1k) if you scour eBay and/or resale shops. There’s also a plethora of dodgy manufacturers that copy classic designs outright, and that’s not cool (or so most people think, myself included) because it’s pretty much stealing someone’s work.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00 - 3,358.00
Available from: Room & Board / Hivemodern

The Captain Chair

Here’s something snazzy and new from Bend Goods. It’s called The Captain Chair, and it’s currently available in gold and white, though the product images show a bold red that’s sure to follow. Add the optional cushions for a softer seat or keep it bare to show off the grid work.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: Bend Goods

SawHorse Table

This SawHorse Table has substantial legs that are sure to withstand many heavy dishes of lots of casual dinners. No need to worry about the tabletop surface either, as the table will age well thanks to its fitting materials. The ebonized oak base holds a blue ash top, and both are made to order by Matt Alexander of HollerDesign in his family’s workshop/CowBlade Sawmill.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,300.00
Available from: Holler Design