FURNISHINGS

Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench

This bench is absolutely spectacular. If you’ve got the money, buy it.

“Is it a bench, a coffee table, or a sculpture? Yes, it is! The Son Of A Bench features interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel create an intriguing form of mass and negative space. A glossy black rubber-dipped skin positively drips with attitude.”

54 W x 16 H x 15 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $1299.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench here

Woven Water Hyacinth Accent Tables

These have an interesting texture…for the price, they’d make a good choice for a side table or nightstand.

Wrapped in textural water hyacinth, these side tables evoke an authentic folk-art appeal. Group them together for a distinct alternative to the traditional side table or nightstand. The fast-growing sustainable fiber is hand woven over a wooden base.

Small: 13” diam., 16” h, $99.00 $69.00
Medium: 20” diam., 18.5” h, $129.00 $79.00
Large: 13” diam., 26” h, $129.00 $79.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Availability: Buy Woven Water Hyacinth Accent Tables here

Draper Cabinet

Now here’s a nice modern take on sophistication.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1685
Availability: Buy Draper Cabinet here

Melrose Sofa

The Melrose sofa is modern without looking too stuffy.

With its rich color and modern styling the Melrose collection will bring design home. The beautifully tailored corners, stainless steel legs and sculpted form make these contemporary classics you’ll love.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $799
Availability: Buy Melrose Sofa here

Eames Lounge and Ottoman

A couple of years ago, in a completely uncharacteristic move, an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman joined my living room*. Yes, it was expensive, and, yes, quite a bit of thought and deliberation occurred before the actual purchase, but it is possibly the most comfortable chair ever (really), and will remain so the many years to come. So, if the iconic Eames Lounge is something you’ve been thinking about, I give my thumbs up, and remind you that there’s only a day or two left to take advantage of the sale price. If you can’t yet take the plunge, don’t worry, there’s always next year.

In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s. In Charles Eames’ words, the vision was a chair with the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” The result has become the consummate lounge set, timelessly blending old-fashioned comfort and visionary modernism. Pairing soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded plywood, the seat is balanced on a five-star, die-cast aluminum base. All parts are replaceable by Herman Miller;. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.

Chair, H 33″ D 33″ W 33″ Seat H 15″ Arm H 20.5″
Ottoman, H 17.5″ W 26″ D 21.5″

Was: $3,599.00 – $4,499.00,
Now: $3,239.10 – $4,049.10 (offer expires June 21)

(*I think every person that has sat in it has let out some form of exclamation or audible sigh of pleasure, which to be honest, is sometimes funny and other times a little disturbing (depending on the person).)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,239.10
Availability: Buy Eames Lounge and Ottoman here

Cutting Table No. 1 by Sruli Recht

This is such a smart solution. It gets a bazillion points for being biodegradable, transportable, affordable and having replaceable parts.

…this light and sturdy corrugated structure was developed to meet the requirements of both the traveling designer and space limited student… or the traveling student and space limited designer, needing an ergonomic sturdy plane on which to cut, fold, draft, design or dine. The affordable biodegradable alternative is easily packed down at the end of your day to regain precious real estate.

Has thus far been employed as a cutting table, meeting table, dinner table, baby changing table, RPG table, and a bed. She comes with 3 collapsable drawers, Jute strap moving/storing box, laminated white surface top, and all replaceable parts.

1500mm x 1200mm x 930mm
(59″ x 42″ x 36.6″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Availability: Buy Cutting Table No. 1 by Sruli Recht here

Light and Stout Chairs by ref-use

Not only are these chairs made from wood that would normally end up in a landfill, but you also have the delightful option of hand picking the color you prefer for the sides of the chair.


Ref-use
, a small furniture company in Austin, TX. makes modern chairs from reclaimed plywood. The duo finds their waste in dumpsters of large wood manufacturers, then transform it into their two current products; the stout and the light.


Light Chair
(left), $325.00: Buy it here.
Weight: approx. 12 lbs, 33 3/4″h, 19″w, 24″l

Stout Chair (right), $450.00: Buy it here.
Weight: approx.35 lbs, 32 1/2″h, 18 1/2″w, 20 1/2″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00-$450.00
Availability: Buy Light and Stout Chairs by ref-use here

Dwell Lounge Chair

This guy can compete with some of the more expensive models 3 times the price.

It’s rare for a nearly transparent design to have such presence. But noted architect Ralph Rapson achieved exactly that with this lounge chair. A skillful union of mesh and either stainless steel or satin black powder coating. Winner of the 2007 Blu Dot/Dwell Magazine competition.

49 W x 33 H x 34 D

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00-$999.00
Availability: Buy Dwell Lounge Chair here

rph sofa by fabio novembre for cappellini

I have to say that I think the black leather is too imposing for this, but in a felt or softer fabric I think it would be an interesting piece.

rph is a soft and sinuous sofa in polyurethane foam metallic internal frame, available with integrated chaise lounge on left or right side. fixed cover with the possibility to combine different fabrics and leathers for sides and seat. rph elements have the possibility to be composed in different ways through the use of a low service table available in rigid polyurethane in white or anthracite colors.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $14,479.00
Availability: Buy rph sofa by fabio novembre for cappellini here

Satellite Chair, White (Floor Samples)

At over half off, these floor sample chairs are a pretty good deal. Not sure how much shipping would be, but it might be worth checking out.

“These white powder coated steel chairs are really comfortable…and while they’re designed for an outdoor range, we think they look great inside too! These floor samples are regularly $600 each. We’ve got 6 left…hurry!”

White powder coat metal

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Satellite Chair, White (Floor Samples) here

10 Grain Lounge Desk

Is it just me, or does it seem entirely unfair that kid furniture is looking pretty cool these days?

If only adult sized furniture were so multipurpose. The 10 Grain Lounge Desk can be used as a desk for a little brainiac, a chair for the introspective types, and with the aide of a little tape, an easel for the petite Picasso. The Lounge Desk is available in chili red or Small Paul® graphics.

25″L x 20″H x 16″D

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy 10 Grain Lounge Desk here

Zurich Lounge Chair & Ottoman

So, if you’re not too concerned by bonded leather*, this chair looks pretty decent for the price.

Adding a modern twist to the style and comfort of a leather chair, the Zurich Lounge Chair instantly infuses style into your home. Its sleek look makes it a pleasure to look at, while its roomy and comfortable seat makes it the perfect place to relax. With these chairs you can take the modern look of a leather couch to a whole new extreme by placing several together for truly unique couch. The Zurich Lounge Chair is constructed of bonded leather, CA fire rated safety foam, and a chrome wire based. It measures 32.25″L x 29.75″W x 36″H and is available in your choice of black or white. Choose a matching ottoman for the ultimate in modern style and relaxation.

Chair: 32.25″L x 29.75″W x 36″H, $375.00
Ottoman: 29″L x 20″W x 16.5″H, $200.00

(*If you’re curious what “bonded leather” is exactly, wikipedia has an excellent description)

Purchase Information:

Price: $375
Availability: Buy Zurich Lounge Chair & Ottoman here

Bello Marble Table

The large base of this table makes it seem so much more sophisticated than one with four spindly legs.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1399
Availability: Buy Bello Marble Table here

Anywhere Sofa

When you buy an economy piece of furniture, sometimes it comes with a bit of cringe-factor when dealing with the upholstery, but this Anywhere Sofa actually has some upholstery that is very workable.

This surprisingly lightweight convertible sofa is compact, comfortable and capably cool. Boxy and modern, with sophisticated proportions and foldout high-density foam cushions – perfect for accommodating overnight guests or just plain lounging around! Sized small and easily moved, our sofa is sure to look great, well, just about anywhere! Imported. Spot clean.

56″w, 27″h, 24″d; bed folds out to 46″w, 73″d

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $325
Availability: Buy Anywhere Sofa here

Red Hô bookcase

This bookcase has an integrated ladder (or this ladder has an integrated bookcase).

Range about 200 cd and dvd or about 100 books
Red lacquered ladder bookcase
Design jocelyn DERIS

240 cm x 63,30 cm (depth on the soll 50 cm)

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More information:

View Red Hô bookcase here