FURNISHINGS

blow up bamboo collection

You’ve seen the original “blow up” series in stainless steel (2003), but take a look at the newer bamboo version. The natural bamboo sticks are hand tied using raffia soaked in glue, which results in a strong yet lightweight framework. It’s nice to see a warmer alternative to the original steel.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $100.00 and up
Available from: Unica Home

Felt Chairs

Tanya Aguiniga transforms the surface of cold metal folding chairs into thick upholstered seating with hand-wrought felt. Each are made to order, so expect a 2-4 week wait.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Felt Chairs here

Ercol Loveseat

I’ve had my eye on this loveseat for a while now, and though I’ve no room for it, I keep imagining just where it would go. Especially after seeing it with what looks to be the Original Windsor Dining Table (shown below), there seems no better choice for a smaller eating area.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £595.00
Availability: Buy Ercol Loveseat here

Iko Iko Chair

Take a look at this laid back chair by Jardan, an Australian owned and family run company. The seat angle and low silhouette look ideal for a lounge chair.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Availability: Buy Iko Iko Chair here

Nap and Pounce by Everyday Studio

If you’re looking for an alternative to those horrid carpet covered scratching posts for your feline friend, please consider snapping up these corrugated cardboard pieces by Everyday Studio… plus, they’re on sale, which always helps.

Nap Scratching Object (right), $75.00 $48.75
Pounce Scratching Object (left), $155.00 $100.75

Purchase Information:

Price: $48.75
Available from: emmo home

Mi Chair

Made from a completely recyclable thermoplastic polymer, this chair is suitable for both indoors and out. While the silhouette offers a pleasing fluid shape, the apparent comfort and ‘ergonomic versatility’ will make the price tag that much more understandable.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $680.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Commune Nap Bag

If you’re lucky enough to not bat an eyelid at the price of this Nap Sleeping Bag, good for you. For the rest of us, we’ll take note of the wonderful idea of having a sleeping bag specifically for taking naps or picnicking on, especially one with stripes and plaids such as this one, and file it away for a future DIY project.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00
Available from: Commune

FunQuilts

If you’re looking to add some new textiles to your home, FunQuilts has a nice selection of modern designs to choose from. Whether you’re wanting a smaller wall hanging (38″ x 46″) or a quilt big enough for a bed, know that they’ve got several sizes to fit and even a custom order option should you need it. Also, be sure to note their smaller reversible 30″ x 40″ Many Hands Blankies ($75.00, shown below) made by developmentally disabled adults.

Shown: Sparkler Quilt, $1,900.00 – $5,600.00
More quilts below.

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View FunQuilts here

Source: Dwell

Atlantico Sideboard

Talk about a modern classic, this sideboard from Atlantico (the people behind De La Espada) is sure to be a piece that stays with you no matter how many times you move. There’s a choice of American white oak, American black Walnut or American cherry, all of which are sourced from sustainable forests. And if you’re balking at the price tag, be sure to look closely at the joinery; as is often the case, you get what you pay for.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,495.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

SOS Stool

A stool, table and serving tray all in one. The side arms might look like they’re just handles, but they can also act as holders for cups or wineglasses. Plus, these stools are safe for outdoors, so you can think about whether one or two would work on your patio or deck.

Included in the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy SOS Stool here

BCN Barstool

How often do you think of barstools as comfortable? Designers Harry & Camilla chose an industrial plastic to form a curved seat that has flex and give, and although I’m not sure how much ‘spring’ there is, it’s sure looks more comfortable than other barstools.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: arango

Motley Ottoman

You’ll have to allow me some leeway here, as this ottoman isn’t technically available for purchase online, but it’s so colorful that I can’t really help it. Specially knitted by Donna Wilson, this Chesterfield inspired ottoman is a lovely example of how a traditional piece can be turned on its head simply by use of fabric and color. And don’t worry, if you’re not the sort to appreciate the rainbow-esque color scheme shown above, there’s 4 other different colour ways available.

Designed by Donna Wilson
Manufactured by SCP

Purchase Information:

Price: £2,005.00
Available from: SCP

Pelican Chair

Seeing that we’re all usually up for saving some money, you might be interested to know that DWR is having their annual sale on upholstery and rugs. A quick peruse through their offerings and I kept getting caught on the Pelican Chair (1940). Curves and comfort are words that spring to mind, and of course, you just can’t go wrong with a piece designed by the architect and designer Finn Juhl. While his furniture is certainly in the ‘investment piece’ price range, you can possibly save a good chunk of change from now until the end of August.

And, if the Pelican Chair isn’t quite your cup of tea, there’s several other iconic pieces to set your sights on. Check it out: 15% off at DWR’s Upholstery and Rug Sale.

“A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself.” -Finn Juhl
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,900.00
Available from: DWR

Bufa Chair

What do we have here? Felt, stainless steel, and accordion-like sides… hmm. Inspired by tailored attire, the sides of this chair are threaded together with rope, presumably allowing for some adjustment. The idea of felt being transformed from flat 2D surface to a 3D form is nothing new, yet this chair utilizes elements of fashion to make an impressively stitched and very ‘this season’ seating option.

by MOWO Studio
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Purchase Information:

Price: $759.00
Available from: Gessato

Linvin The Queen of Love Armchair

Well, if you need a pop of color indoors or out, this over-the-top throne might suit your fancy. Personally, I tend to lean towards the black or white because color seems a bit superfluous, but maybe I’m boring that way.

Made of recyclable linear polyethylene, UV resistant.
Available in 11 different colors.
Made in Italy.
W40 x D35 x H43″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050.00
Available from: Bobby Berk Home