Seating

Plopp Stainless Steel Stool

Have you seen the Mini Plopp Inflated Stool? The ones made of industrially inflated sheet metal? As cool as the colors are, hold on to your hat and take a look at the polished steel version. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? And what artist’s work does it remind you of? Answer below.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $725.00
Available from: A+R Store

Bisonte Stacking Stool

Obviously the name denotes the design, but what strikes me most about this stool is not only the shape of one on its own, but the shape when stacked several high. It almost looks like an extremely robust coat hanger or totem-like sculpture.

Designer: Michele De Lucchi
Materials: birch plywood
10.25″ x 15.75″ x 19.5″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $850.00
Available from: Moss

Miniature Tabouret Hemp Stools by Christian Astuguevieille

So rough and uncouth, yet so chic and expensive. Irreverent design is Astuguevieille’s signature, as is rope…he uses it whenever possible! And when he’s not using rope, he’s covering things in other questionable media…

(Available with short or long legs)
21 x 13 x 30 cm
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Purchase Information:

Price: $608.00
Availability: Buy Miniature Tabouret Hemp Stools by Christian Astuguevieille here

Nap Chair

This curvy seat is available with or without arms and is also stackable. So, whether you’re looking for commercial (a linking device is also available) or residential seating, it’s got some nice lines to complement whatever dining table or desk you have.

Designer: Kasper Salto
Seat and base available in milk white, butter yellow, coffee brown or pepper grey.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00
Available from: Suite NY

Vienna Side Chair

It’s pretty amazing that Thonet’s first bentwood chair was designed in 1859, especially considering how popular it still is. Plus, this particular chair is very affordable at $120, and you can rest easy knowing it’s produced in one of the original Thonet bentwood chair factories.

White or Black.
16.5″Wx21.25″Dx35.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00
Available from: Crate&Barrel

Dazzle Chair

Oh, dear Bertjan Pot, how he never ceases to amaze and wonder. The Random Light, the Carbon Chair, the Lazy Bastard. So much goodness. And now the Dazzle stacking chair, apparently named in reference to the Dazzle painting used on ships extensively during World War I.

L51 W50 H82 cm

Purchase Information:

Price: €290,00
Available from: Skitsch

111 Navy Chair

Why are there Coke bottles around this Navy Chair? Well, because it’s made from them. Yep, this chair is the result of a collaboration between Emeco and Coca-Cola. Made from 111 recycled plastic coke bottles, it’s a plastic version of the iconic 1006 Navy Chair.

Suitable for outdoor and commercial use.
Available colors: Grass, Flint, Charcoal, Persimmon, White, or Red.
H 34″ W 15.5″ D 19.5″ Seat H 18″
Materials: 65% recycled post-consumer PET (plastic bottles); 45% pigment, glass fiber and fire inhibitor.

Purchase Information:

Price: $230.00
Available from: DWR

Tavares Chair, White

Just yesterday I updated the post of this chair from last year, as the price had increased from just under $700.00 to $1,459.00. Now, I’ve no idea how MoMA has the price of $825.00, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than $1,500.00. Plus, knowing that it can go outdoors as well is all the more reason to snap it up.

Designer: Marco Sousa Santos
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
25h x 27.5w x 23″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $825.00
Availability: Buy Tavares Chair, White here

Zig Zag Pouf

Can you take it? Are you man/woman enough to add some strong pink and purple zig zags to your home? Yeah, you might talk the talk, but when it comes to getting some real color and pattern contrast, can you walk the walk?

100% jaipuri cotton
24×24
Also availble, Jodphur Pouf (shown at upper left).

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Available from: Calypso

Embrace Tables

This smart piece of furniture is made of two low tables that ‘embrace’ each other to form a storage unit and/or bench. Originally designed as a modern take on the Isokon Penguin Donkey (which dates back to 1939, as a bookcase for Penguin books).

Designed by John Green.
Available in Oak or Walnut.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £269.00
Available from: johngreen

Spark Lounge Chair

This affordable (and colorful) lounge chair is from the same designer that did the Aeron® and Chadwick chairs (both task chairs for those of you that didn’t know already). Surprised? I am. With all the tilts and levers and stuff on the latter two, this chair seems quiet and unassuming in comparison, except for the color choices, of course. It’s lightweight (polypropylene) and stackable, which makes it a good choice for a multi-purpose space.

Designed by Don Chadwick.
Stacks six high.
30.5″h x 25.5″w x 25.5″d
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Purchase Information:

Price: $247.00
Available from: DWR

Lamino Chair

Pretty much every time I walk by the Skandium Store near my flat I see this chair. It’s lovely in person, just as it seems in the photos, with quiet lines and impeccable craftsmanship, plus it’s comfortable (as all lounge chairs should be). Voted the Twentieth Century’s ‘Best Swedish Furniture Design’, it’s sure to be a piece that you won’t get tired of.

Designer: Yngve Ekstrom
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,305.00
Available from: Huset

Dune Grande Lounge

This fiberglass shell chair looks like a mid century classic went through some kind of warp zone, doesn’t it? At just about 4 feet wide, it’ll not go unnoticed as a seating option, that’s for sure. And don’t fret if you’re short on space; there’s a slightly smaller (and less stretched) version available (shown below).

Dune Grande Lounge: $1,895.00 (49.25w x 34d x 24.5h inches)
Dune Lounge: $1,695.00 (39.25w x 31.5d x 26.5h inches)
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,895.00
Availability: Buy Dune Grande Lounge here

Table Bench Chair Series

It’s three in one. Sam Hecht got the idea of combining several seating options while he was traveling on the Tokyo subway. A communal bench was the starting point, and lucky for us, this Table Bench Chair series is where he ended up. Traditional bent birch frames and solid oak slabs makes each piece seem worlds away from the commercial plastic benches we’re all familiar with, yet both might share the experience of slight discomfort if sat upon for long periods of time.

Chair: $1,760.00
Bench (shown above): $3,020.00
Loveseat: $3,430.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,020.00
Availability: Buy Table Bench Chair Series here

Autoban Box Sofa

Yep, you guessed it, this sofa’s inspiration was a box. Really, it was. That, along with a bit of 1950s modernist aesthetic forms an altogether ideal sofa for the purist. Encased in Black Walnut or White Oak, the sofa’s beauty and austerity redeems any possible comfort shortcomings (it isn’t a sink-into/sprawl-out-on sort, is it?) and it won’t ever disappoint a proper sitting area. It’s safe to say that this is certainly an investment piece (pricing starts at around $6,500) and that it will remain so throughout the years.

Designers: Seyhan Özdemir & Sefer Çaglar of Autoban.
Oak or Walnut, upholstery.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.

compact sofa, (71″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $6,445.00
large sofa, (86.6″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $7,045.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,445.00
Available from: hivemodern.com