Seating

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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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

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

Neutra Boomerang Chair

House Industries is now taking deposits for the second edition of the Neutra Boomerang Chair. I’m sure you can see the boomerang-shaped veneered plywood frame, from which it gets its name, but for historical relevance you might be interested to know that Richard Neutra designed this chair for the interiors of the Channel Heights Housing Project (San Pedro, California) in 1942.

Available in maple or walnut with black or natural webbing.
25.5″w x 31.5″d x 29.75″h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Available from: House Industries

Cachao Grellow Chair

Pretty decent price for some extra modern seating, don’t you think? The ‘grellow’ might be a nice color pop for your dining area, especially if it’s feeling a bit drab and in need of some summer refreshment.

Steel frame and seat with a green-yellow powdercoat finish.
20.5″Wx20.5″Dx29.75″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Available from: CB2

Coventry Stool

Clean, crisp, and cool – the hallmarks of Studio Dunn. We love the Coventry Stool as if it were our own; in fact, we’ll take one in every color: Maple, Cherry, and Walnut!

12 x 14 x 17.5 inches
American hardwoods

Purchase Information:

Price: $320.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

Magis Spun Chair

This chair made the rounds after its launch at Salone del Mobile, but it wasn’t until I saw the production pics and the video did I fully appreciate the design. Thomas Heatherwick (of recent UK Pavillion fame) was inspired by the craft of large scale metal spinning used to make Timpani drums. Using a rotationally symmetrical form, the Spun Chair appears to be more sculpture when upright, yet when lent on its side, it becomes a comfortable and playful chair. This version of the chair by Magis (shown above) is made of plastic rather than metal, which means it can be used outdoors and eventually recycled.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and manufactured by Magis.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $692.00
Available from: 2modern

PANTONE® Flight Stools

These certainly aren’t new, but they are definitely worth a nod. Pantone has licensed a ton of great products in the past few years, making all of us color nuts quite happy to pick our favorite shade of mug, bag, etc. This stool would be perfect for a little jolt of color in seating options.

Designed by Barber Osgerby
Made from birch veneer
400 cm length x 415 cm width x 460 cm height

Purchase Information:

Price: $549.00
Available from: Pantone

Hatfeild Grellow Rocker

Budget conscious folks will be happy to see the just-under-$200 price tag on this Bertoia-ish rocking chair. Grey acrylic cushion is included.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Hatfeild Grellow Rocker here