Seating

J107 chair

Are three legs better than four? Sometimes, and especially when it’s the J107 chair designed by Poul M. Volther. The J107 is part of Hay’s 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society. Available in black, coral, grey, natural, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sputnik Chair Collection

Want a little bit of retro with a dash of modern? This Sputnik chair collection has a few colors to choose from, and they all have fully adjustable seats (height of 18″ to 29.5″) which gets handy if you’re planning on moving them from desk to bar to dining table. (If you need more than one, start saving your pennies, because it could get expensive.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $495.00 - 595.00
Available from: Horne

J110 chair

This dining chair catches the eye, doesn’t it? It almost appears to be a lounge chair because of its high back, but rest assured that the seat matches the standard dining height. Made from solid beech, the J110 chair is part of Hay’s 2011 relaunch of the Danish furniture classics originally made for FDB, the Danish Consumers’ Co-operative Society.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Redo-me

Redo-me is a system of pieces that you can reconfigure to make an endless array of furniture. Sounds a little far-fetched, but it looks pretty easy to assemble and the end result has a modern erector-set-feel that actually looks nice. You’ll have to do a little translating on the site to figure out which set combinations you need to make what you want, and for those of you that go for it (despite the overseas shipping) you get a high five. It’s also worth taking a look at Redo-me’s blog for customer pics and such.

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Purchase Information:

Price: €240.00 and up
Availability: Buy Redo-me here

2nd Shift Studio

2nd Shift Studio has a couple of seating options worth checking out, and while you’re perusing their site, you’d do well to take a look at their collection of boxes made from reclaimed lumber. The stool (pictured below) has an interchangeable seat top (wood/cushion top) and is priced at $295. The bench features no hardware, instead acrylic rods secure the legs, and can be stacked to create shelving. Contact 2nd Shift Studio for more pricing and info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00 and up
Available from: 2nd Shift Studio

Trine Bench-Valet

Update: Does 50% off sweeten the deal? This is on sale for $149 from $299 (I’m assuming until quantities last).

The whole bench/valet idea has seen a few iterations in the last few years, but this version is perhaps the most affordable. A solid ash frame and white lacquer gives a light look while the vertical post provides a spot for hats, bags, jackets or clothes. Might be perfect for an entryway perhaps?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

B&B Italia Leather Sectional Sofa by Afra Scarpa

I’m obsessing over 1970’s vintage leather right now, and mainly this arose out of living with a man who is allergic to my cat. My wool Bottoni sofa is a virtual sponge for cat dander, and my poor boyfriend can’t take it any longer. We looked at new leather–but if you buy a high quality piece it will cost about as much as a car. So, on to Ebay I went. I scored a cool 70’s Italian leather piece from B&B Italia for a song. There are similar listings on auction sites for around $8500, but if you’re not in a hurry, you can wait it out and get a good price like I did.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2000-$8500. Varies by seller.
Available from: 1st Dibs

Modern Windsor Chaise

It really doesn’t matter if you’re into the whole ‘modern Windsor’ look or not, this chaise is on sale for $389 from $699. Spice it up with some colorful fabrics or leave it sparse, either way $400 for a chaise longue (not lounge!) is pretty darn good in the price department. And, yes, it’s from West Elm, so keep that in mind that there’s ‘simple’ assembly involved.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $389.00
Available from: West Elm

Bend Seating: Farm House, Lucy, Ethel

My-oh-my, what do we have here? Indoor/outdoor chairs from Bend Seating that mix old fashioned flair with modern geometry. The backrest of the Farm House Chair (right) is inspired by the architecture of old Amish barns, while the Ethel Chair (left) is the straight lined sister of Lucy (below). It’s enough to make your head spin (with longing).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Bend Seating

Ming Green Side Chair

The dull January sky has me itching for some color so, of course, this bright true-green metal chair caught my eye. With a little Ming Dynasty thrown in, it fits the bill for robust seating in a modern-yet-eclectic home. And it’s welded from steel, so you can have it indoors or out.
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No longer available.

Vollen Bench

Remember this bench? It’s definitely time for an update as Chadhaus now has its own online store. The Vollen bench is hand built in Seattle from sustainably harvested local hard wood. Modern and simple, they’ll fit into many a room easily, especially as there are several sizes and finishes to choose from. Also, use the code STORE LAUNCH for 20% off, effective now through 12/31/11.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00 - 1700.00
Available from: Chadhaus

Lagarta Stool

Check out this beauty. Designed by Ana Mestre, a Portuguese furniture designer, the Lagarta stool is made from agglomerated expanded cork, the most sustainable kind of cork composites. There’s a hollow in each stool, allowing them to nest together for infinite modular seating. At a price of $345, it’s just under the cost of the Cork Stool by Jasper Morrison for Moooi.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Corque Design

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Desi Sofa

If you’re needing a sofa and an end table, consider this combined version that’s inspired from the mid century era. While perhaps this isn’t the most lounge friendly (as in slouchy-curl-up-and-read-a-book, just take a look at the seat back angle), it does have a tailored silhouette that would look entirely proper in a modern day living room. Plus, it’s right under the $1G mark, which is rare for a sofa these days.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: CB2

Fatboy Pullover

Just when you thought the whole beanbag thing is well and truly over, they go and pull out this Moonlander* print Pullover. A Pullover, as you might of guessed, is a cover for the Fatboy, and is available in four different prints, shown below. Sort of perfect for a kids room, or maybe even a media room or lounge area, if it fits your style.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $220.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Aluminum Stool #1

Does this stool remind you a little of planes or bridges? The fascination of such things is the inspiration for this very strong and lightweight stool. It weighs less than 2 lbs., so you can carry it around the house with ease, yet holds up to approximately 250 lbs. Not a bad return weight-wise. The seat pad is 1/4″ natural wool felt.
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Purchase Information:

No longer available.