FURNISHINGS

Cork Media Console

We’ve been fans of Iannone Design for quite some time now, so it’s no surprise that this low storage unit would eventually have its turn in the spotlight. Just under 2 feet, it’s low enough to fit a good sized flat screen above or on it without sacrificing a reasonable viewing height, and the cork doors and plywood core edges add just the right amount of natural elements to balance out the tech.

Two compartments (each with an adjustable shelf) and wire/vent holes in the maple back.

Designer/Manufacturer: Iannone Design
Material: Amber bamboo/cork/maple plywood.
70″l x 20″d x 23.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,800.00
Availability: Buy Cork Media Console here

Clarity Color Glass Tables

This looks like something straight out of Verner Panton’s portfolio, doesn’t it? Pink, orange, and yellow glass is combined to form these colorful ‘color-wheel’ tables. Now, if only they made this in a lucite-ish version at, let’s say, a fifth of the cost, then maybe it’d fit nicer into all of our budgets.

side table (20″dia x 16″h): $2,495
coffee table (31″dia x 12″h): $3,195

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,495
Available from: ABC Home

e15 Arie Shelving by Erik Levy

The e15 Shelving creates interesting patterns for displaying books, records, magazines and collectibles with the joinable, seamless units with endless configuration possibilities. The construction allows the unit to be put against the wall as traditional shelving, or can even be used as wall dividers.

The unit comes in 2 different heights and is available in either white MDF or waxed oak.

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,873.80
Availability: Buy e15 Arie Shelving by Erik Levy here

Reclaimed Gym Floor Table

Gym class. Did you love it or hate it? Either way, now you can remember (or rewrite) any old memories by owning this hand crafted table made from the maple floor of Kendigan Gym, built in 1964 in Ashland, Wisconsin.

Materials: reclaimed wood
Surface is intentionally unfinished.
Dimensions: 48″ L x 16″ W x 18″ H; frame: 1.5″ W

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Available from: UncommonGoods

Spark Lounge Chair

This affordable (and colorful) lounge chair is from the same designer that did the Aeron® and Chadwick chairs (both task chairs for those of you that didn’t know already). Surprised? I am. With all the tilts and levers and stuff on the latter two, this chair seems quiet and unassuming in comparison, except for the color choices, of course. It’s lightweight (polypropylene) and stackable, which makes it a good choice for a multi-purpose space.

Designed by Don Chadwick.
Stacks six high.
30.5″h x 25.5″w x 25.5″d
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Purchase Information:

Price: $247.00
Available from: DWR

Civic Stack

The Civic Stack by Portland-based design studio Von Tundra is an eye popping stack of industrial-inspired drawers. Each one is made to order and available in a variety of color combinations. I highly recommend checking out their official website (Von Tundra) to see more of their great work.

Materials:plywood, pine, plastic laminate, pallet straps
Dimensions: 37.5″h x 37″w x 18″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2300.00
Availability: Buy Civic Stack here

Lamino Chair

Pretty much every time I walk by the Skandium Store near my flat I see this chair. It’s lovely in person, just as it seems in the photos, with quiet lines and impeccable craftsmanship, plus it’s comfortable (as all lounge chairs should be). Voted the Twentieth Century’s ‘Best Swedish Furniture Design’, it’s sure to be a piece that you won’t get tired of.

Designer: Yngve Ekstrom
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,305.00
Available from: Huset

Dune Grande Lounge

This fiberglass shell chair looks like a mid century classic went through some kind of warp zone, doesn’t it? At just about 4 feet wide, it’ll not go unnoticed as a seating option, that’s for sure. And don’t fret if you’re short on space; there’s a slightly smaller (and less stretched) version available (shown below).

Dune Grande Lounge: $1,895.00 (49.25w x 34d x 24.5h inches)
Dune Lounge: $1,695.00 (39.25w x 31.5d x 26.5h inches)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,895.00
Availability: Buy Dune Grande Lounge here

Pianotable

You may be inviting your musical friends and family over more often if you had this dining table with a built-in electric piano. I have a feeling that food and drink may not mix well with electronic equipment, so I’m hoping that that the internal keyboard mechanism is shielded from the inevitable spilled wine resulting from an impromptu post-dinner rock session. Of course, very few of you would have these worries once you look at the price tag.

The Pianotable is made to order, available by contacting the designer at [email protected].

Designer: George Bohle
Material: oakwood, electric piano
Dimensions: 75 x 115 x 230 cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,000.00
Availability: Buy Pianotable here

Source: Behance

Indie Furniture

Indie Furniture certainly has hit a lot of the right targets with their new customizable furniture. Rather than selling a completed product, Indie Furniture provides universal shelving joints that ultimately require you to put together yourself with your own provided wood. The benefit of this is that you can customize your shelving to your exact needs, use any type of wood you desire, save a whole lot on shipping, and enjoy the task of putting together your own set of furniture. Customization is done through their online configurator which tells you final dimensions, how many connectors are needed, the cost of the connectors, and how many wood panels are needed—all in one convenient PDF! Brilliant I’d say.

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More information:

View Indie Furniture here

Table Bench Chair Series

It’s three in one. Sam Hecht got the idea of combining several seating options while he was traveling on the Tokyo subway. A communal bench was the starting point, and lucky for us, this Table Bench Chair series is where he ended up. Traditional bent birch frames and solid oak slabs makes each piece seem worlds away from the commercial plastic benches we’re all familiar with, yet both might share the experience of slight discomfort if sat upon for long periods of time.

Chair: $1,760.00
Bench (shown above): $3,020.00
Loveseat: $3,430.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,020.00
Availability: Buy Table Bench Chair Series here

Foldschool DIY Cardboard Furniture

Foldschool is a project from designer Nicola Enrico Stäubli, which provides you with free downloadable patterns to create your own folding cardboard furniture for kids. Just follow the instructions and you’ll have a neat, recyclable alternative to purchasing furniture. Available patterns: stool, chair, and rocker.

Autoban Box Sofa

Yep, you guessed it, this sofa’s inspiration was a box. Really, it was. That, along with a bit of 1950s modernist aesthetic forms an altogether ideal sofa for the purist. Encased in Black Walnut or White Oak, the sofa’s beauty and austerity redeems any possible comfort shortcomings (it isn’t a sink-into/sprawl-out-on sort, is it?) and it won’t ever disappoint a proper sitting area. It’s safe to say that this is certainly an investment piece (pricing starts at around $6,500) and that it will remain so throughout the years.

Designers: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Çaglar of Autoban.
Oak or Walnut, upholstery.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.

compact sofa, (71″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $6,445.00
large sofa, (86.6″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $7,045.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,445.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Le Bouc

My goodness, isn’t this the perfect table for the modern bibliophile. A perfect companion for reading, it stores a moderate stack plus it has an angled surface for placing your current open book. Whether you keep it as a bedside table or an under-the-desk organizer, you’ll have all your favorite tomes on hand.

Designed by Mathieu Gabiot
Bouc red: 195€
Bouc black or white: 245€
H 502 x L 400 x P 550 mm
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Purchase Information:

Price: €195.00
Available from: Le Bouc

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Lucky Beam Bench

For those of you that are fans of New York City, you’ll appreciate that the Lucky Beam Bench was inspired by the I-beams on NYC subway platforms. For all you other non-fans, forget that bit and take a look at the colors available. Even if you’re not fond of the industrial look, the colors will hook you. The outdoor versions run a bit higher, but considering the benches will pretty much last forever, it could be a good investment.

Materials: powder-coated solid aluminum plate, reclaimed or sustainable wood slab tops.
Mini Bench: 15″ w x 23″ l x 17″ h
Large Bench: 13″ wide x 48″ long x 17″ high

Mini Bench, $1,200.00
Large Bench, $2,600.00
Outdoor Mini Bench, $1,500.00
Outdoor Large Bench, $3,200.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Katch Design Company