FURNISHINGS

Animate Writing Desk

Hold onto your pants, dear, because this beauty is not stateside. I know, it’s so frustrating when not all beautiful things are available to us right away and without shipping fees, but, such is the nature of our world. So, if you live in a European country or if you have loads of cash, consider this writing desk by Young & Norgate. The sleek silhouette has its drawer mechanics exposed, making a feature out of the function. Sized for your correspondence needs (laptop or pen and paper), there’s adequate surface and storage space, with an optional cable well hidden into the back. Having a desk like this would make answering emails less of a chore and more of a pleasure, I’d think.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £2,449.00 - 2,679.00
Available from: Young & Norgate

FlexibleLove

Similar, of course, to Molo’s softseating, this FlexibleLove bench folds up to less than a foot in length while providing seating for 8 to 20 people when fully extended. Impressive, no? I’d say it’d be extremely handy for parties.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $$200-$800
Available from: Industry Gallery

Slope Desk by Jenk Design Office

I’m really digging this new Slope Desk by British via Norway designer Thomas Jenkins.

It gestures at traditional sloped drafting tables with a downward angled surface and adds two hinged doors revealing felt-lined compartments for storage and organization. Two included wedges create a level surface for holding pens and your favorite drink. Solid maple legs support a desk surface constructed from a mix of birch veneer MDF and plywood.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €1000.00
Availability: Buy Slope Desk by Jenk Design Office here

Essai Chair

Since this chair is powder coated steel, one can only assume it’s appropriate for outdoor use. While $300 is not cheap, it’s a heck of lot more affordable than, say, the iconic Bertoia Chair that requires more of an investment.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: ABC Carpet & Home

Modern Windsor (match off)

Perusing the various Windsor chairs designed by Matthew Hilton (for De La Espada), made me think that I had recently sighted a similar modern Windsor lounge somewhere else… and indeed, I had… at West Elm. Maybe it’s obvious which one’s which, but have a guess at the price difference and see if you’re right…

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Lancaster Chair

Not being a huge fan of all-aluminum chairs, I’m happy to see that British designer Michael Young has partnered with Emeco to bring about a hybrid with solid ash legs (harvested from fallen timber near Lancaster, PA, hence the chair’s name). The seat and back are available matte or polished, either of which gives a nice contrast to the softer wood. You also might be happy to hear that these stack up to six high, making storage optional.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Available from: DWR

Strung Shelving Unit

Nice. These shelving units are made of 1/2″ thick formed acrylic with rubber cord to create the illusion of floating space. From a distance they look hazy, yet up close they have an interesting linear pattern.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: debrafolz.com

Stanley Console Table

Over the past few years, I’ve read (and responded) to quite a few emails asking about the Hola Y Adios Entry Table and where it might be found. Sadly, it seems to remain unavailable despite its apparent popularity. However, there is hope: look at this little new console table from Gus*. It measures 36″w x 32″h x 10″d, which is the exact same depth as the Hola Y Adios, and is a tad less wide (-4″) and tall (-3″). Plus, it’s got a rectangular recess to keep important things in place (like keys, phones, mail, etc.).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: 2modern

Atwood Sofa

Hello there, you handsome devil. I’m such a sucker for blind tufted upholstery (and piping! swoon), and this new sofa from Gus* has caught my eye thanks to its sleek lines and tailored feel. At the $2g mark, it’s not the cheapest seating option, but it’s sure more affordable than most high end sofas you’ll find with the same styling. Also available in a lighter beige (Cabana Hemp).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,999.00
Available from: 2modern

Enchord Mobile Cabinet

Yeah, yeah, you’ve seen the Enchord Desk before, but did you really take note of the Mobile Cabinet? Priced at $429, it’s definitely more expensive than a run-of-the-mill filing cabinet, but it looks a heck of a lot sleeker than those boring (if not awful) cabinets. A recessed tray on the top means small thingamajigs will stay in reach and there’s a handy cutout for cords and cables. More supplies fit in the front drawer, with books and such in one of the lower compartments, and the removable oak file bin is accessible from either side of the cabinet.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $429.00
Available from: Herman Miller

Twig Stool

Some might perceive as this stool as a borderline objet d’art, yet the vertical branch is actually quite useful as a hat or coat rack, or even for back support. In a more commercial or museum setting, several stools grouped together appear as a ” field of stylized grass”… sounds nice.

Made of natural beech wood.
Note: Available for a limited time only.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Tie-1-on Chair

Oh, beanbags. Just when you think you’re sick of them, this outdoor version makes you think twice. Nylon web strapping on the sides means you can tie chairs together for a loveseat or sofa, or even a chaise if you add the ottoman. Now, the red isn’t for everyone, of course, but it is relatively inexpensive, and for (modern-ish) outdoor seating options that’s few and far between.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Primary Desk by Nathan Yong

This desk is an odd sort of fellow with its angles and points and slim drawers. Inspired by mid-century furniture in the designer’s childhood, the desk looks both classic and futuristic, which by no means is an easy task. Solid walnut makes for a sturdy frame with just enough worktop space for a small computer and writing space, and five drawers are available to squirrel away odds and ends. There’s also another thoughtful detail worth mentioning: the angle of the top drawers allow for the pitch of an open laptop.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,805.00
Available from: DWR

Kola Rocking Chair

Did you like the Kola Chair (and its price)? If so, you could be over the moon that there’s a Kola Rocking Chair. The seat is made from 100% recycled polyester molded and epoxy coated and the base is steel (black or yellow option).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $504.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Splice Stool

The inspiration behind this sustainably sourced birch ply stool was angular shapes seen around ships and dockside machinery. The stool can be used in a commercial or residential setting indoors or out, and it’s stackable, which makes it all the more appealing. Keep in mind that it’s made to order though, so it could take a few weeks.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £180.00
Availability: Buy Splice Stool here