Seating

Runda Samsas Sofa

Dare I say that Carl Malmsten’s furniture is becoming trendy again? (Gasp.) I halfway despair when certain classic items become popular, because usually those cherished-from-afar pieces start to spread throughout every magazine and blog almost to the point that they lose some of their appeal. Now, in the case of this sofa, I have my fingers crossed that won’t happen. It’s just too elegant and timeless to succumb to that particular fate.

Purchase Information:

Price: £3,555.00
Available from: Lollipop Shoppe

Respite by Tirsh Hunter

Ran across this cast concrete stool/side table while on Svpply yesterday. Considering the design and actual heft, I’d say $375 isn’t too bad of a deal. In fact, if I saw this in a high-design storefront, I would probably guess a much higher price tag. It can go outside in a patio or garden or be just at home next to a sofa. For more on the design process, visit innovative verve . com .

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Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Etsy

Source: Svpply

Another Country

Another Country has a lovely collection of handcrafted wood furniture. What you see is exactly what you get; there’s honest construction along with a pared back traditional style that’s refreshing to see. Each piece is produced by hand in a small workshop in Dorset, England.

Purchase Information:

Price: £130 and up
Available from: Another Country

Desile Folding Chair

Talk about a thin folding chair, this one by Christian Desile is less than an inch thick when closed. Maybe you like the sustainable bamboo, or maybe you’d like the Black/White Laminate ($375) which can be opened up either way so you can choose the preferred color (see pic below). Also worth mentioning is that the chair can be hung on the wall when closed as a sort of graphic wood artwork (if it’s to your taste). What’s most impressive though is that 100 chairs closed and stacked side by side takes up only 2 linear meters.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $335.00
Available from: A+R Store

ROLU Chairs

If you’re looking for a true-to-materials seating option, check out these chairs hand made by ROLU. They all are extremely simple plywood and OSB chairs inspired by 70s DIY books. There’s also a variety of bigger armchairs and tables which I’ll bookmark for posting at a later time.

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+ CHAIR Ply: 16” width x 20” depth x 33.25” height
Price $279 plus s/h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Available from: ROLU

Source: Reference Library

Briq Stool

A polypropylene stool might not seem like a deal of the day, but this guy has got a lot going for it. It can be used indoors or out and can be stacked to save space. If you flip it upside down, it doubles as a storage bin for newspapers/magazines or kid’s toys, or even a cooler for beer or soda when filled with ice. Or you can choose to use it as a side table. Not too shabby for a cheerful little seating option.

The Briq Stool won the prestigious FORM Design Award in 2009.

Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00
Available from: SFMOMA Museum Store

Chair IV

Chicago based design studio T J O K E E F E presents Chair IV, the ‘skeleton of a chair reconstructed as a geometric puzzle’. Made from solid wood and finished in two coats of paint.

The chair costs about $530 and can be purchased through emailing T J O K E E F E or by calling their office at tel. 734 730 9845.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $530.00
Available from: T J O K E E F E

Toro Chair from Blu Dot

Olé, motherf#c!xr, indeed. Talk about a whole lot of bang for your buck, this chair from Blu Dot is one heck of a looker. A saddle leather sling in either natural or black (with accompanying white or black-stained beech frame) has a high end look with a downright affordable* price, especially if you figure in the 20% savings until November 8 (use promo code BLUDOT20 at checkout). That brings it down to $799 from the regular price of $999.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00 (799.00)
Available from: 2modern

Flux Foldable Armchair

Behold the Flux foldable armchair by Douwe Jacobs and Tom Schouten. Made from a single piece of recyclable polypropylene, the Flux transforms from a flat, self-contained “envelope” into an armchair. In ten seconds. Pretty neat. Available mid-November in lots of colors.

(Video below showing assemblage… with music, so turn your speakers down if you’re at work.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Made In Design

Source: Switched On Set

Sparkling Chair by Marcel Wanders

So, this little chair was launched in Milan this year and has now just hit the shelves, so to speak. Produced with the same blow molding technique used to manufacture water bottles, the hollow spaces of the chair are filled with high pressure air to strengthen the design. Plastic usage is minimal this way and the chair ends up weighing in around 1kg. The legs can be unscrewed from the shell as well.

Made of 100% PET (i.e. fully recyclable)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $532.00
Available from: 2modern

Hut-Hut

Any guesses as to what exactly this is? Sure, it’s a sort of seating/table thing, but it also has an element of fun that’s not immediately apparent. It’s a reinterpretation of the rocking horse, made up modern and sleek. The engraved star pattern are actually machining lines which are left as a decorative element.

There’s also a version for kids, in either wood ($870.00) or resin ($125.00).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,595.00
Available from: Kalon Studios

Denim Poufs by Ferm Living

These Denim Poufs by Ferm Living seem to be just the right size for propping up your feet at the end of a long day. Plus, they’re denim, so they’ll look better once they’re beat up a little bit. Available in either Gray or Blue denim.

Pre-Order Now; ships at end of November.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.95
Available from: ferm LIVING

Softwood Chairs by Veronika Wildgruber

Have you seen these wooden hand sculpted chairs by Veronika Wildgruber? Note that I inserted ‘hand sculpted’ right off the bat so you wouldn’t expect big box store prices. All three chairs (more shown below) are limited editions, so you might want to get a move on if you’re interested. Wildgruber’s Wood Bulb Lights (£150/light) are also worth checking out.

Visit Veronika Wildgruber’s site for more info.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £1,500.00
Available from: Curate40

Malhoun Sofa

The first impression of this tufted back sofa is one of a cloud. The low, horizontal proportions and generous scale looks worthy of a serious sit-down-and-ponder (or nap), while the clean geometry of its base and feet keeps it feeling firmly modern.

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View Malhoun Sofa here

Ant Chair, 3 leg

You are probably familiar with the regular 4 legged Ant Chair, but take a look at the 3 leg version. I think the shape of the chair looks a little more interesting with only 3 legs to balance on, and considering it’s slightly less expensive than its sibling, this guy might just be the one to go for.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $427.00
Available from: DWR