Seating

Masters Chair

The outlines of the three chairs that inspired the design of this chair weren’t immediately apparent to me, and it was only after noticing such that I began to see it in a non-alien-like way. Seeing that owning a 7 Chair by Arne Jacobsen ($466), a Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen ($1,390), and an Eiffel Chair designed by Charles Eames ($249) will run you approximately 2 grand, this chair’s price could be considered a steal.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: arango

Felt Chairs

Tanya Aguiniga transforms the surface of cold metal folding chairs into thick upholstered seating with hand-wrought felt. Each are made to order, so expect a 2-4 week wait.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Felt Chairs here

Ercol Loveseat

I’ve had my eye on this loveseat for a while now, and though I’ve no room for it, I keep imagining just where it would go. Especially after seeing it with what looks to be the Original Windsor Dining Table (shown below), there seems no better choice for a smaller eating area.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £595.00
Availability: Buy Ercol Loveseat here

Iko Iko Chair

Take a look at this laid back chair by Jardan, an Australian owned and family run company. The seat angle and low silhouette look ideal for a lounge chair.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Availability: Buy Iko Iko Chair here

SOS Stool

A stool, table and serving tray all in one. The side arms might look like they’re just handles, but they can also act as holders for cups or wineglasses. Plus, these stools are safe for outdoors, so you can think about whether one or two would work on your patio or deck.

Included in the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Purchase Information:

Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy SOS Stool here

BCN Barstool

How often do you think of barstools as comfortable? Designers Harry & Camilla chose an industrial plastic to form a curved seat that has flex and give, and although I’m not sure how much ‘spring’ there is, it’s sure looks more comfortable than other barstools.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: arango

Motley Ottoman

You’ll have to allow me some leeway here, as this ottoman isn’t technically available for purchase online, but it’s so colorful that I can’t really help it. Specially knitted by Donna Wilson, this Chesterfield inspired ottoman is a lovely example of how a traditional piece can be turned on its head simply by use of fabric and color. And don’t worry, if you’re not the sort to appreciate the rainbow-esque color scheme shown above, there’s 4 other different colour ways available.

Designed by Donna Wilson
Manufactured by SCP

Purchase Information:

Price: £2,005.00
Available from: SCP

Pelican Chair

Seeing that we’re all usually up for saving some money, you might be interested to know that DWR is having their annual sale on upholstery and rugs. A quick peruse through their offerings and I kept getting caught on the Pelican Chair (1940). Curves and comfort are words that spring to mind, and of course, you just can’t go wrong with a piece designed by the architect and designer Finn Juhl. While his furniture is certainly in the ‘investment piece’ price range, you can possibly save a good chunk of change from now until the end of August.

And, if the Pelican Chair isn’t quite your cup of tea, there’s several other iconic pieces to set your sights on. Check it out: 15% off at DWR’s Upholstery and Rug Sale.

“A chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself.” -Finn Juhl
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,900.00
Available from: DWR

Bufa Chair

What do we have here? Felt, stainless steel, and accordion-like sides… hmm. Inspired by tailored attire, the sides of this chair are threaded together with rope, presumably allowing for some adjustment. The idea of felt being transformed from flat 2D surface to a 3D form is nothing new, yet this chair utilizes elements of fashion to make an impressively stitched and very ‘this season’ seating option.

by MOWO Studio
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Purchase Information:

Price: $759.00
Available from: Gessato

Kingstown Barstools

Spankin new product alert! Studio Dunn has introduced sister Barstools to its popular Conventry Stool; made in the same eco-friendly credo and with all the graceful lines of the original.

Available in Maple, Cherry, and Walnut
16 x 16 x 24″, $470.00
17 x 17 x 30″, $490.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: $470.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

Heller Selene vs Bartoli

So, these green chairs stood out quite a bit when I ran across this photo the other day and habit proved unavoidable. A quick lookup to see if my memory served correct and surprise, surprise they weren’t quite the chairs (see #1) I thought they were. Now, onto the questions regarding the two chairs on the right:

a) which one do you think was made first?
b) which one costs less?
c) which one has removable legs?

Do you care? Maybe? Answers below.
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Barrington Chair

You know that feeling you get when you see someone really cute and you can’t get them out of your head for days, even weeks? That’s what’s happened with me and Studio Dunn’s Barrington Chair. Yes, I’m crushing on a chair. I wrote a haiku about it…

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Purchase Information:

Price: $upon request
Available from: Studio Dunn

Tom Dixon Peg Chair

Constructed from solid birch, this café chair is light-weight and robust which makes it perfect for a breakfast or dining area. The “quietly pared down character” of japanese architecture was the inspiration for its functional shape.

Available in 3 colors.
30.7″h x 20.9″w x 21.2″d.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: ABC Home

Playground Sofa

If you’re in need of some creative options for your seating area, this Playground Sofa from Eilersen has two free-movable back sections that allow you some versatility. And how do these free-movable back sections stay in place? They have a rubber material that ‘stick’ to the top, which means you have tons of freedom to place them wherever you want. Two additional large cushions come with the sofa.

Available in many fabrics.
Solid-wood frame, polyurethane foam.
82.75″ L x 45.25″ W x 16″ H
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,650.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Myto Chair

Pretty much everything that Konstantin Grcic has designed is worth wanting. This chair is certainly no exception. Now on sale through MoMA Store.

Lightweight, stackable and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Made of Ultradura® High Speed plastic, a 100%-recyclable material.
Made in Italy
32.5h x 21w x 20.5″d

$495.00 reg., $259.95 Sale (Black or Red only)

Purchase Information:

Price: $259.00
Availability: Buy Myto Chair here