Seating

Studio Nola

studioNOLA has a couple of collections that are worth taking a look at. Clean lines and durable materials make for a timeless no-frills appeal and the pricing is comparatively reasonable.

studioNOLA was founded on the idea of creating innovative, yet affordable modern furnishings while being mindful of the production process. Our goal is to provide sustainable designer-built furniture… Striving for a timeless appearance and created to be versatile in function, our furniture is constructed by hand ensuring durability and quality.

LOFT collection: NOLITA bench, 40″w x 16″d x 16″h, $799.00,
Buy it here.

KANSANESE collection: EDO bookshelf, 36″w x 12.5″d x 42″h, $999.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Studio Nola here

Woolly Chair

This is obviously* more of a ‘hey, look at this’ than a ‘omg-this-will-make-your-life-better’ post, though the description will have you believing otherwise.

Jason Miller creates something prehistoric in the woolly chair, a seat that that furniture will ponder and feel ancestrally drawn to. Seemingly upholstered by a mythical Beastie (the fur-like creature, of fairy origins, whose sole purpose is to comfort), it is decadent and playful, a Jason Miller standard.

Designer:Jason Miller
Bison Hide, Industrial felt, polyester, brass
30″ x 30″ x 30″

$7,998.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $7998.00
Availability: Buy Woolly Chair here

Sheepskin Pouf

With cooler weather just around the corner, this sheepskin pouf looks like a comfy thing to add to your living area or reading nook.

Pliable beanbag inserts conform to the body’s shape. Zipper closure. Soft natural sheepskin. Spot clean. Imported.

24″sq x 13″h

$349.00 special $299.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $299.00
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Peel Chaise/Sleeper Green by Council Design

Minimal elegance, indeed. This chaise by Council Design is a sight for sore eyes (or head, as the case may be), looking like the perfect resting place after a long day’s work. It’s quite dear in price, though, really a shame for those of us without super thick wallets.

Designed by Khodi Feiz. The simple and beautiful conversion mechanism that takes Peel from vertical to horizontal is on display in this study in minimal elegance.

Material: 100% Wool.
Size: W 31.5 x H 16.75 x D 78.75 inches
$5,200.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $5,200.00
Availability: Buy Peel Chaise/Sleeper Green by Council Design here

Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach

Uh, how much do you love these tables by Mr. Loebach? If you didn’t say ‘very much’ or were stricken speechless then I don’t know what to do with you. First off, they are tables and step stools, which makes them functional for small spaces, yada yada yada. Second, they are available in some of the best color choices (charcoal, green, and the most delightful shade of blue (in my opinion)). Third, and perhaps most importantly, each table/stool opens at the top (with safety hinged lids) for extra storage. Fourth, they are a little awkward in just how humble they look, and doesn’t that just make you love them more? All that said, I think it’s the colors that make them stand out as wonderful little nesting tables/step stools. Take note they won’t ship until mid-October.

Material: Wood and MDF with safety hinges

Dimensions: 17.25 x 14 x 18 inches
Available for pre-order.
Approximate ship date: 10/15/2009

$400.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Nesting Tables/Step Stools by Paul Loebach here

Risom Rocker

Jens Risom, perhaps best known for his Lounge Chair (you know, the one with woven straps) has designed an upholstered rocker that looks decidedly mid century yet feels current somehow (perhaps that’s the magic of classic Danish modernism?).

The Risom Rocker (2009) has a nine-button tufted back; a nod toward the classic Danish modern aesthetic that can be found in all of Risom’s work. Made in U.S.A.

* A high back supports your head while you rock.
* The armrests are sculpted for comfortable support.
* A hidden counterweight in the front rail helps ensure a smooth, deep rock.

Materials: Solid walnut frame; Maharam Milestone fabric, 78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon.
H 39″ D 36″ W 29″ Arm H 24.5″

$1,680.00, Buy it at DWR.

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Price: $1,680.00
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Sway Stool by dmfd

Back in November of ’05 one of us posted this Sway Stool. Fast forward to today where it’s $102 more than the orginal price but just as entertaining to own (I’m sure), hence the update.

These stools are made completely from cork that originates as the waste material from the bottle stopper industry. The central column of the stool, located directly under the spine of the user, is flexible, solid cork while the rest is perforated. The result is a seat that flexes and pivots under the weight of the user, responding to the slightest body movement. The user’s muscles remain slightly engaged to maintain balance, improving posture and circulation. Many have reported this to be a perfect seat for working at a desk or computer, enabling the user to move and rock while working and thinking. – dmfd

Designed by Daniel Michalik of dmfd
Material is completely recyclable.

Approx. 18″ tall x 15″ wide x 15″ deep
$450.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $450.00
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Vegetal Chair

Vegetal, Vegetable…whatever the name, pay attention to these five things: lightweight, sturdy, stackable, indoor/outdoor appropriate, and comfortable. The price point isn’t exactly the most affordable thing, but the chair is notable nonetheless.

Nature served as the inspiration for this chair’s organic design. Its plant-like structure is made from dyed recyclable polyamide using innovative injection-mold technology. Lightweight, sturdy, and comfortable, the chairs stack up to three high and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Hand-wash only. Made by Vitra.

Designers: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, 2008
Size: 32h x 23.75w x 21.75″d

$555.00 ($499.50 Members), Buy it here.

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Price: $555.00
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Design House Stockholm Cloud Chair

Ooo, I remember seeing this years(?) ago, perhaps in its initial design phase, and being utterly disappointed that I couldn’t post it because it wasn’t available to purchase yet. Now it is, thankfully, though I’m sure it has been for some time and I just missed it. Please take note that the chair adjusts to each person’s comfort; the seat becomes the back and vice versa depending on the angle of recline you prefer.

Lisa Widén’s idea to create the Cloud chair was born sitting on an airplane looking down at the clouds below. The thought of being able to lounge around on soft and fluffy clouds inspired her to create this soft, comfy and playful upholstered easy chair with a black metal support frame. The Cloud chair is easily adjustable, meaning that the seat can become the back support and vice versa. This enables everyone, regardless of height or size, to find their own favorite position.

Dimensions: 22.25″w x 28.9″h, and 39″l

$975.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $975.00
Availability: Buy Design House Stockholm Cloud Chair here

Parlour Chair from CB2

Does anyone have parlours anymore? I know I don’t, but I guess that doesn’t stop me from appreciating this little chair.

Fresh tangerine slubby weave is no slouch on bona fide living room chair inspired by our thing for Danish design. Barrel arms curve in a warm minimalist hug that looks great from all angles. Clean tapered back offsets deep comfy cushion.

31.25″Wx32.5″Dx31.25″H

$699.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Parlour Chair from CB2 here

Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist

Ah, how great are these chairs by Lina Nordqvist? Each one has a slightly different back and leg spindle design, yet they all form a family around a table. Very fitting for a dining room, don’t you think?

Inspired by objects that possess individuality, something beyond function, the designer transformed something well-known and traditional into something unexpected. A fresh interpretation of Swedish stick-back chairs, each of these four chairs features a slightly different yet complementary design on the back and on the spindles between the legs. Together they form a family, each displaying a distinctive character around the table. Versatile and practical, they can also be used throughout the home or office.

Made of lacquered birch wood. Wipe with a damp cloth.
Size: 34.5h x 15.75w x 15.75″d; Seat: 17″h

$350.00 each ($315.00 Members), Buy it here.
Set of Four (Item On Backorder), $1,295.00 ($1,165.50 Members)

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Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Family Chairs by Lina Nordqvist here

Reee Chair

This chair is made in the UK from recycled Sony Playstation consoles. While it’s a little alarming that there’s enough Playstations to recycle into furniture, it’s nice to know that they become chairs instead of ending up in landfills. (Just so you know, the 2.4 kg of plastic saved/recycled is about 5.29 lbs.)

W 56 x D 47 x H 80 (cm)
Custom frame colours available for large orders.

around £107.66, Buy it here or here.

[via edenproject]

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Price: £107.66
Availability: Buy Reee Chair here

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Son of a Bench by Blu Dot

This bench is fantastic. It’s made of interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel coated in glossy black rubber.

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Price: $1299
Availability: Buy Son of a Bench by Blu Dot here

Vincent Twin Sleeper

Here’s a little love seat that pulls out to make a twin bed. (Shown on the left in Linen and on the right in Graphite).

“Roomy enough to loveseat two, its slim angled arms and comfy back would never lead you to believe there’s a full-length twin bed hiding inside. Comfy bi-fold coil mattress with foam cushion. Tailored slubby linen look in graphite; optional total seal protection. A great extra piece in bedroom or office. Also in natural linen.”

eco-friendly construction:
Certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frame
Seat cushion is multilayer soy- or plant-based polyfoam

features:
Poly fabric: graphite
Twin bi-fold 5.25″ mattress
Mortise and tenon joinery
Benchmade in USA

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Vincent Twin Sleeper here

Ringside Stool

I always find it interesting when mass retailers sell one of a kind pieces. In this case, CB2 is selling these little stools from 100% reclaimed sal wood retrieved from “older village buildings in India as newer construction moves in”.

“Sanded smooth with matte wax finish. Some cracking and darkening may occur over time. All ready to go, no assembly required.”

Holds up to 200 lbs distributed evenly.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Availability: Buy Ringside Stool here