Seating

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

Bag Stool

Originally commissioned for the Design Museum Tank, Gitta Gschwendtner created the Bag Stool as a comment on material consumption. There’s an outdoor concrete version (143 lbs.) that comes with a fixation system and an indoor version made from a concrete and wood fiber mixture (66lbs.).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $798.00
Available from: YLiving

Sean Dix Factory Stool

I’d say this is a pretty good price for a modern stool, no? At 27″ high, it’s the right height for a high-ish counter or bar area and powder-coated steel means it can take a beating.

Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00
Available from: Nood

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

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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