Seating

Lazy Bastard Armchair by Bertjan Pot for Montis

What a Lazy Bastard. If you bought this chair, you could say that all the time, and if someone got mad and started to punch you, you could say, “Wha?! I was talking about the armchair you’re sitting in!! WTF?!”…Wouldn’t that be fun? Basically a bean bag on legs, this armchair looks super comfortable because it is. May I recommend the black color instead of the suspiciously-seventies-inspired pea green color?

Available by special order only.
W36.6 x D38.5 x H29.9 in

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Available from: The Conran Shop

Quilt Sofa and Armchair

As beautiful (and comfortable) as this collection is, the price just plain hurts. When will the Bouroullec brothers do an affordable line of wonderful items? (Now, if you’ve got 7 and 13 grand allocated for a chair and sofa, respectively, then good for you, but I’d rather not hear about it.)

Designer: Ronan Bouroullec and Erwan Bouroullec
Available colors: Navy Blue, Black, Pale Grey, Red

Sofa: $13,420.00 (L 78.7″ x D 47.2″ x H 27.6″)
Armchair: $6,550.00 (L 33.1″ x D 47.2″ x H 27.6″, Seat H 13.8″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,550.00-13,420.00
Availability: Buy Quilt Sofa and Armchair here

Blu Dot Flat Out Sleeper Sofa

Similar to the One Night Stand Sleeper Sofa (except armless), this sofa bed folds down to accommodate afternoon napping or overnight guests.

The name says it all. Sit up or sleep it off. Quickly convert from upright lounging to horizontal sprawl. Playful contrast cross-stitching, kicky French seams, and a solid stainless steel base add pizzazz to the straightforward yet inviting form.

Material: Wool blend upholstery, brushed stainless steel legs.
Specs: (inches) 80w x 41d, Seat height: 16, Seat depth: 22

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,099.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot Flat Out Sleeper Sofa here

Studio Ubico, “stump” series

These 100% recycled stool/tables are double the fun (sort of like the gum) with their affordable price tags and quirky made-from-woodscraps design.

Stump series started in the industrial garbage cans in the area near our factory. Small pieces of hardwood are thrown from carpentries in the area in large quantities. Through the series development it became clear that we can reduce costs and become socially involved through passing some of the production to a factory which employs disabled people.

“oli” stool: $195.00
“dodo” side table: $160.00
(shipping not included, email for quote)

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy Studio Ubico, “stump” series here

Cork Stool Drop 12 By Skram

Cork. It’s a delight to see another stool made from a material with so many positive attributes. (Other cork stools posted: Sway Stool, Rolha Cork Stool, and of course the Cork Table and Stool by Jasper Morrison.)

Put four of these together, and you have a four-leaf clover – or a wonderful circle of friends. You’ll think you’re lucky, with these gems of stools – eco-friendly, sustainable, and good-looking…

Material – sustainably harvested cork
Size – 12″ x 11.62″ x 11.62″

Purchase Information:

Price: $364.00
Availability: Buy Cork Stool Drop 12 By Skram here

Trattoria Sedia Chair by Jasper Morrison

Because you just can’t get sick of Mr. Morrison, these candy colored chairs mix beech and polycarbonate for an interesting match of materials.

Designed by jasper morrison for magis, the trattoria sedia chair features a solid beech frame in natural finish with a polycarbonate seat and back.

dimensions: 17″w x 31″h (seat height: 18″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $372.00
Availability: Buy Trattoria Sedia Chair by Jasper Morrison here

Monopod Chair by Jasper Morrison

On Jasper Morrison’s site, this chair is listed as made from “precision milled blocks of recycled wine-bottle corks” and upholstered in leather. It’s also noted as a limited edition, but I found no mention of that on the retail sites.

Jasper Morrison’s Monopod is a sculptural piece, vaguely reminiscent of primordial stone or wooden objects. The Monopod stands sturdily, tapering with an elegant curve to a wedge-shaped backrest. As a small visitor armchair, the Monopod is a companion for sofas and larger armchairs, and in public areas thanks to its solidity can be used in lounges and reception areas. The structure of the armchair, with its plastic shell upholstered on the inside means that the Monopod retains its precise shape even if used for lengthier periods and is very comfortable.

materials: polyethylene carcass, polyurethane foam seat and backrest upholstery.

Also available through here, but priced at $2,700.00.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,000.00
Availability: Buy Monopod Chair by Jasper Morrison here

Naviglio Sofa

So, a while ago (back in ’07), I posted this sofa saying if I was filthy rich, I would buy it. Now, let’s fast forward to this past weekend, where I happen to be in London walking through a shop and saw this same sofa at 20% off. Even with the exchange rate, that’s roughly $2,200 off what it currently retails for in the US. I am not filthy rich (repeat that again), but I could not help but buy it. It’s modern, classic, comfortable, non-pet-hair-clingy, wine-spill-proof, and I love it. I vow to keep it, sit in and sleep on it at every available opportunity for as long as I shall live.

Designer: Umberto Asnago
W113 x D39 x H27.5 in.

$8,995.00, Buy it here.
£5,995.00 £4,796.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: £4,796.00
Availability: Buy Naviglio Sofa here

Sebastian Ottoman

Oooh, the Sebastian ottoman is 60% off. Available in cream or black, this would look super modern in the right space.

The Sebastian ottoman is the perfect company for the Sebastian sofa collection or a snazzy piece all on its own. This stylish ottoman is made of a wooden frame with stainless steel legs, CFS foam and imported Italian fabric. This ottoman is available in a choice of cream or black.

Dimensions: 37.4″w x 37.4″d x 13.8”h

Purchase Information:

Price: $284.00
Availability: Buy Sebastian Ottoman here

Bentwood Chair from the Well Considered Collection

For those of you that keep on top of new products in the marketplace you’ll know that I’m a bit behind in featuring these chairs. For those of you that don’t care, you’ll be glad to know the price is still just as right for your seating needs.

This classic bentwood shape has been given a completely new lease of life by its glossy green or red lacquer providing a statement chair with a strong flavor of the 60s at a great price.

W15.9 x D15.9 x H33.8 in

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Bentwood Chair from the Well Considered Collection here

Hollow 3-seat Sofa

Shazam! Check out this snazzy seating option from the lovely Ms. Uroquiola. While perhaps the thinner cushioning seems to be more fit for an office or reception area sofa than a jump/sink/settle-in-to-watch-a-movie-type sofa, the lines and style are spectacular.

Hollow is a modular compact seating collection for reception, lounge and meeting applications. The concave plastic panels enhance the appearance of the lightness and give the collection its name. Numerous variations in finishes and dimensions allow the Hollow collection to be specified in diverse variations with alternative monochromatic or contrasting aesthetic options.

Design Patricia Uroquiola, 2006.
Steel, polyurethane, plastic material, leather.
Made in Italy by B&B Italia.

sofa 202; 79.5″ w | 26.75″ d | 27.1″ h
sofa 230; 90.5″ w | 30.3″ d | 27.1″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,806.00
Availability: Buy Hollow 3-seat Sofa here

Bottoni Slim

I love the slim arms on the Bottoni line by Marcel Wanders. It really adds an edge of sophistication.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Bottoni collection, the concept is that you can change the look of a piece by switching out “plaids” by attaching them to the buttons. Plaids can be attached to each model using Buttons and are available in 5 unique patterned fabrics.

The Bottoni collection is available in three different models: standard, slim and shelf. You can order each model in four different sizes.

24.4″ h | 35.8″ w | 33.8″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,956.00
Availability: Buy Bottoni Slim here

Modern Tree Trunk Stool

Add a tree trunk stool to your home and wait for the squirrels and mice to start helping you clean while they merrily sing along to your favorite tune. Maybe that won’t happen (and maybe it will), but the finish on this stool helps modernize the tree trunk look so that it could easily be at home amongst a contemporary room setting.

This striking contemporary stool is entirely hand crafted [and] features lifelike detail. Made with ceramic which is glazed in matte gunmetal. It has a very elegant finish for a rustic motif but fits equally well in a contemporary home.

Size: 18.50″ h x 15.50″ w x 15.50″ d
Material: ceramic with matte gunmetal finish.

Purchase Information:

Price: $360.00
Availability: Buy Modern Tree Trunk Stool here

Kada Stool by Yves Behar

How much would you pay for a handy all-in-one seat, tray, and table that folds away flat? Not $900? I thought so, me either. It’s such a shame; it’s so incredibly smart and useful, yet it’s too steep of a price for most.

Kada is a multifunctional folding seat which has infinite possibilities of use. Its versatility makes it an absolutely transversal object, that fits all spaces and can be changed to fit all situations thanks to its different finish and the possibility of becoming custom-made, according to different layers put on its laminated surface. Its performances change thanks to different uses of the metallic top which can become seating, table or tray.

Technical Description: structure in natural wood or laminated white, grey, black, red neoprene zipper metal top varnished light grey or dark grey.
Size: 13.78″w x 13.78″d x 17.72″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy Kada Stool by Yves Behar here

TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona

Here’s a new sofa to add to your list of considerations. It’s got that Danish Modern feel that we all know and love (right?), and if you lean towards neutrals for large furniture pieces, there’s five excellent shades to choose from.

The Luna sofa is a modern take on a classic Danish design. Its beautifully simple shape is upholstered with a comfortable and versatile cotton blend fabric. Button tufting on the back cushions gives the sofa a retro feel. The solid wooden frame and legs give it a sturdy, confident stance. Luna’s removable back and bottom cushions sit atop an upholstered well-tailored deck. The Luna sofa is available in five color choices: Charcoal, Chocolate, Pewter, White and Khaki. Wooden legs are available in two finishes: Honey and Espresso.
TrueModern uses sustainable birch and low VOC finishes, making them a green manufacturer.

Materials: Metal legs with white enamel, fabric.
Specs: (inches) 84w x 31h x 36d

$1,499.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,499.00
Availability: Buy TrueModern Luna Sofa by Edgar Blazona here