Seating

Coleman Stool

Barstools can be tricky. The truly impressive ones seem to be quite expensive, and the decent ones aren’t cheap. So, what do you do? You keep your eyes out for certain designs that are worth spending a tiny bit more than you want. We’ll count the Coleman Stool as one of those, as it has thin, geometric solid steel legs with a handmade concrete seat. It’s suitable for indoors or outside, and there several good color options- black or white for the base and a seven seat colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Available from: Greta de Parry Design

Stool 7 from STANDSEVEN

Two legs balanced with a looped sort of kickstand creates this visual trick of a barstool from STANDSEVEN and architect/designer David Adjaye OBE. It’s made from sustainable, recycled metals and, if you need further temptation, there’s an ethical intention thrown in as well. Each stool pays for one Ebola response kit for a family unit in Sierra Leone. You read that right, you can own this marvelous barstool and brag about helping end Ebola. That’s a win/win situation right there. (You can also donate directly to Doctors Without Borders or UNICEF.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £920.00
Available from: STANDSEVEN

LBR-2 Book Bench

Do I really need to explain how this bench is worth every cent of its price tag? Seating + Books = (!). It has an angled shelf for books (why, yes, I am nerding out a little bit over that detail). That will give you a perfect place to keep your favorites, tucked away under a handy seating surface.

Maybe it goes in a hallway (don’t even dare to think about putting shoes on it) or maybe it lives at the end of the bed. Either way, it’s a dual-function piece that would fit into any minimal/modern interior with ease. There’s also the LBR-1, a smaller nightstand/stool size that will be your best friend. I might have to post that separately just so it gets the attention it deserves.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $950.00
Available from: BOOK/SHOP

Mater Space Stool

More lovely furniture on sale? Yes, please. With ever-so-thin legs, these handcrafted stools are sort of stunning. We first posted these stools back in 2010, and, of course, they need some updating in the pricing field. However, do keep in mind they’re currently on sale, so you will save a tiny bit should you choose to splurge for your bar or countertop area. The Space Stools are crafted from premium oak (FSC certified) with sustainable and socially responsible methods. Be sure to check out the Aluminum version too, as it has more of a futuristic feel ($950 $760).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00 and up
Available from: YLiving

CH28 vs. Lars Lounge Chair

When Room&Board released their new Lars Lounge Chair, I thought that maybe I had seen it somewhere before. Of course, it borrows heavily from a handful of classic Mid-20th century designs, and, in this particular case, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s lots of mid century lounge chairs that hit a pretty perfect note of top-notch design and comfort, and often you can find a pair for a decent price (i.e. less than $1k) if you scour eBay and/or resale shops. There’s also a plethora of dodgy manufacturers that copy classic designs outright, and that’s not cool (or so most people think, myself included) because it’s pretty much stealing someone’s work.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00 - 3,358.00
Available from: Room & Board / Hivemodern

The Captain Chair

Here’s something snazzy and new from Bend Goods. It’s called The Captain Chair, and it’s currently available in gold and white, though the product images show a bold red that’s sure to follow. Add the optional cushions for a softer seat or keep it bare to show off the grid work.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Available from: Bend Goods

Stackable Stool/Table by Atelier de Troupe

A stackable stool is a pretty smart buy, as you’ll not be caught without extra seating if a whole load of friends stop by (we all know how popular you are). Plus, this stackable stool by Atelier de Troupe could easily double as a side table in the living area or bedroom. Made of an iron base and a waxed alder wood seat, it’s a safe bet you’ll not regret adding a few of these, as they’ll last a very long time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $345.00
Available from: Atelier de Troupe

Plywood Print Stool by Piet Hein Eek

I promised to post these Plywood Print Stools by Piet Hein Eek this past Friday, and here they are, in all their glory, with a retail link and everything. You can buy them directly from NLXL for $219, which isn’t bad considering what Eek’s other pieces cost.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00
Available from: NLXL

Slowood Studios Modernist Collection

What the what(!). If you’re not impressed with the subtle colors of this stool, side, and coffee table, then we can’t be friends. Steel frames with tonal powder coated panels combine to create these versatile little surfaces from Slowood Studios and Hawkins New York. With their smaller silhouettes, they can easily fit in beside a sofa or bed, or nestle alongside a favorite reading chair. Choose between three different sizes and blue, pink, or peach color ways.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00 - 350.00
Available from: Hawkins New York

Pal Barstools

Well, aren’t these a sight for sore wallets? At $199 for the ash, grey, yellow or black barstool, and even less at $149 for the smaller stool, the Pal collection over at Hem hits the right price point. They’re easy to assemble, lightweight, and sturdy. Plus, for a fun fact, the curved legs were inspired by skateboard-making techniques. The circular metal bracket adds strength as well as a spot to rest your feet.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00 - 199.00
Available from: Hem

Loveseat Shift by Margaux Keller

I know you’re in the thick of things, picking out holiday gifts in these last days of the non-rush shipping window, but let’s take a break and look at this Loveseat Shift by Margaux Keller. It’s not a traditional upholstered two-person seat, instead, the smaller stool has been modified to create a potential perch for two. The size is entirely suitable as a side table or extra seat, and the clever spliced shape will add a little bit of humor to an interior.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $336.16
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

Anita Johansen Day Bed

I know, I know, you’re in full gift-getting mode and have little interest in improving your home’s seating options, but just take a moment to look at this daybed. Its simple ash frame nods to Nordic construction while the thin ribbing of the seat cushion adds a big dose of modernism. The size would easily fit in a hallway, conversation area, or bedroom and its quiet sophistication is friendly rather than intimidating. Designed by Anita Johansen, the day bed is available in a Dark Black with black leather or a lighter, natural ash with grey wool.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,300.00 - 3,200.00
Available from: Fitzsu

Sleeper Sofas

Holidays almost always means visitors, family or friends, and if you like those visitors enough to invite them to stay at your home, you certainly don’t want them to sleep on the floor. Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a whole dedicated room just for guests (lucky you), you’ll need a sleeper sofa. Here’s a few sleepers that look comfortable to sit on and comfortable enough to get a decent night’s rest, not to mention they’re utterly acceptable to shoe-horn into your modern-ish abode.
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Yogibo Bean Bag

If you can get past the fact that this is, in fact, a bean bag, let’s ask this question: Does this or does this not look incredibly comfortable? I know, I know, it’s really hard to get past the video-gaming-soda-drinking sort of perception we have of bean bags, and, let’s be clear, no one is saying you should put this in your living room next to a Wegner Chair (the horror!).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $119.00 - 399.00
Available from: Yogibo

Revolver Stool

There’s no telling how much fun you’ll have with a spinning barstool, but enjoyment aside, there’s a practicality in having a stool rotate a complete 360 degrees: ease of use. The Revolver Stool designed by Leon Ransmeier for HAY has circular seat, upper leg portion and footrest that spins completely around, giving you a comfortable and sensible seating option that fits in nicely with many a modern interior. And the price? Not too bad, considering the other barstools on our want list.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: Dwell