FURNISHINGS

Easy-hard chair

If this was sold through a US retailer, I would buy it.

Designer: Sebastian Hejna
Resins and fibreglass.
The Drape collections are made to order and can be purchased directly
through farm. Please email designer for more info.
£650.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £650.00
Availability: Buy Easy-hard chair here

Mute Chair Blue

Whoa, bright electric blue will surely cure any living room woes. I remember seeing this at ICFF last year and am so happy to see it available for purchase. It’s beautiful.

Designed by Mike and Maaike, 2007, for Council. The Mute chair is designed to inspire serenity and calm. The simple, uninterrupted lines flow gently around the fully upholstered seat.

Available in Charcoal, White, Blue, and Red
Size: W: 33 x D 33.5 x H: 30 Ottoman sold separately.

$3,150.00, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

Espasso Sale

If you’re lucky enough to live in the New York area, you might want to swing by Espasso’s design showroom in the next few days. They’re having a floor sample sale and it looks like there are some pretty hefty discounts on some interesting pieces.

Where: 38 N Moore Street, New York, NY 10013, (212) 219-0017
When: February 28th to March 7th, 2009. Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm. Sat: 12pm – 6pm

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Tea Cup Stool

This Alice-in-Wonderland type stool will have you wanting to host strange tea parties and dress in odd finery…or maybe you’re too old for that sort of stuff. Not me, though I do feel the need to state I prefer ‘humorous’ over ‘funky’ in describing this item and any sort of party I might or might not throw.

The funky and humorous design of the Tea Cup Stool will appeal to the young and young at heart. Available in several bold colours, they are guaranteed to brighten up the decor of any room.
Also suitable for outdoor use, the Tea Cup stools will make eating al fresco an enchanted experience.

Dimensions: H 41cm Dia 58cm
Suitable for use with table heights of 40-65cm.
£140.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £140.00
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Prince Charles Side Chair

Messing with a good thing can sometimes be disastrous, but other times it’s interesting and strange in a good way, which is the case of this interpretation of the Eames classic.

Modernica’s design studio has collaborated with artist Peter Shire to design the Prince Charles Chair based on the company’s Case Study Fiberglass shell chair and playfully named after the originator of the design, Charles Eames…The Prince Charles chair is an elegant and ironic juxtaposition – past and present. It is an innovative combination of two recognizable styles artfully embracing 300 years of furniture design into a single chair. This, along with the chair’s Queen Anne-like legs, which look like broken violin cut outs, prove opposites attract.

from $359.00-$469.00, depending on the seat selected (arm, shell or wire)
Buy it here.

Rubber Stool

The rubber seat of this stool is made from recycled tires and is held in place by tension rather than hardware.

With a seat made from 100 percent, post-consumer recycled tires, the Rubber Stool re-contextualizes recycled rubber as an ergonomic and pliable material for furniture. The Rubber Stool is designed to use the properties of recycled tires instead of hardware for attaching the seat to the frame. Each stool comes ready to be assembled and adjusted according to the user’s proportions and intended use. With a powder-coated frame and a resilient rubber seat, it can be used indoors or outdoors. Seat is removable for transportation efficiency and ease of recycling.

Design: Jamie Salm
Made in the USA from locally sourced materials
Colors: Matte Grey, Red and Matte Black
Material: 100% recycled tire rubber, powder coated tubular steel
Dimensions: 53 cm h x 53 cm w x 51 cm d

$230.00 CAD, Buy it here.

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Price: $230.00
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Rex Lounge Chair

A steal of a deal- for $124 you can own a comfortable folding armchair. Not bad.

Designed in 1952 by award-winning Slovenian designer Niko Kralj, the Rex appeals to the trained-and untrained-eye with its simple solid birch wood construction and fluid folding mechanism. Despite its storage capability, the design’s wide, comfortable seat and backrest, and sloping armrests invite frequent use in a lounge or office. When folded, the armchair measures less than six inches wide. Made in Russia.

H 29.5″ W 23.5″ D 24″ Seat H 14″ Folded: H 23.5″ W 29″ D 4.5″

$155.00 Now: $124.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $155.00
Availability: Buy Rex Lounge Chair here

Pouf Capitonne

Talk about a wish list, add this square pouf with lovely button tufting to the list of amazing-yet-completely-unaffordable-furniture…

Non-removable cover. Plinth base in wood
47″w 47″d 15.7″h
59″w 59″d 15.7″h

$11,338.00, Available at Suite NY

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Price: $11,338.00
Availability: Buy Pouf Capitonne here

Viesso Customizer

This retail site is actually pretty neat; you’re able to pick a frame and then customize it to your specifications. You can pick what size, legs, fabric, and filling you want, which means you decide how much you spend. Prices listed below are the starting price, so just for example, if you pick the Mota 84″ (shown in cream above), once you add Polyurethane Foam for the filling (+$246), Polyester Fiber for back pillows (+$124), fabric (at least +$180), and legs (as shown +$96), the price comes to about $1541, so keep that in mind. They also have some decent rugs and occasional tables.

Viesso offers an easy way to customize our products on this interactive website: select the model, the layout, and the appropriate size for your space. Next, choose from a large variety of Green options for fabric, finishes, legs, filling and more to create your own unique piece. You can price and purchase online, and we’ll build your order in Los Angeles to ship nationwide.

Nein 48″ Two Arms, starts at $712.00
Rondi 72″ Two Arms, starts at $897.00
Mota 84″ Two Arms, starts at $895.00
Gio 60″ x 18″ Buffet, starts at $910.00
Buy it here.

More information:

View Viesso Customizer here

Strips 4 Seat Sofa

Oh, man, I hate it when there’s a price range and you get fooled into thinking the piece you’re seeing is actually the price at the low end of the spectrum. In this case, the ottoman is $1,485.00 and the sofa is $4,900.00. (I should have known it was too good to be true.)

Designed by Cini Boeri in 1972, this inviting sofa features removable quilted covers available in a range of colors – click below to request swatches. An ottoman is also available. Sale price applicable to in stock items only.

W98 x D36 x H26 in.

$1,485.00 – $4,900.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $1,485.00
Availability: Buy Strips 4 Seat Sofa here

Marie Table

Hello, little tables. I love your black and silver finishes.

Just the touch of texture: a pair of distinct notches in the base of this round contemporary side table add loads of visual interest to any room in which you place it. If that place just happens to be a wall in a contrasting color, you’ll be delighted at the way it silhouettes against the negative space like your own mini Rorschach Test.

silver or black
17.7″ DIA X 21.7″ H.

$298.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $298.00
Availability: Buy Marie Table here

Urban Hardwoods

Urban Hardwoods has such a wide variety of beautiful pieces, all handmade from salvaged wood in Seattle. I found them while drooling over a coffee table (lower right), and I’d recommend taking a look through their collection if you’re fond of modern wood pieces.
And, for you lucky San Francisco residents, they’re opening up a new showroom in March.

“Our goal is fairly straightforward — to be the most progressive, responsible and sustainable wood furniture manufacturer/retailer in America…With every piece we craft, we respect the natural character and imperfections of the tree we use. We let the natural shapes, holes, curves and “live edges” of the tree remain. Our craftsmen work to preserve the tree that once was — and the work-of-art that will be.” -Urban Hardwoods

Headboards range from $650.00-$3500.00
Black Walnut Dining Table, shown bottom left: $8650.00
Seattle Bench, top right: $1200.00
butternut console table, middle left: $3300.00
cedar occasional table, middle right: $650.00
pacific madrone coffee table: $950.00
maple valley coffee table, lower right: $2100.00

Buy it here.

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View Urban Hardwoods here

Trestle Desk

Not sure how this would stand up to years of use, but if you’re on a budget, it looks like it would be an acceptable work surface.

Simple lines and clean construction give this functional desk a modern appeal. Perfect for a home office, it offers plenty of options for storage with its four side shelves and ample desk top. Desk with solid wood construction is easy to assemble.

White or Black.
Measures 29″ H x 64″ W x 30″ D.

$239.99, Buy it here.

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Price: $239.99
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Bond Desk

If you’re on a budget, one of these desks might do the trick of getting your home office in tip top shape.

Functional modular office essentials with a contemporary slant. Cantilevered desktops sit atop angled legs. Two drawers. Wood construction. Simple assembly. Oak veneer.

large, 52.5″w x 26″d x 30″h, $399.00, Buy it here.
small, 36.5″w x 26″d x 30″h, $299.00, Buy it here.

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Min Bed Headboard

Something about the sound of ‘clip-on’ when describing this plexiglass headboard seems a little odd, yet there’s no argument that the translucent material would add a modern edge to any bedroom.

This clip-on Headboard (2008) is designed to fit the Min Bed…The translucent plexiglass was specifically chosen to coordinate with any color bed, and maintains the light, unobtrusive character of the Min Bed Collection. The single-piece construction spans the bed’s entire width, extending just slightly beyond each side, and the slightly curved shape of the Min Headboard provides a comfortable backrest for reading or watching TV.

$700.00-$900.00, Buy it here.
(Min Bed: $900.00-$1,100.00, Buy it here.)

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Price: $700.00-$900.00
Availability: Buy Min Bed Headboard here