Seating

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

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.

See more at studioNOLA.

Purchase Information:

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.

*see price

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Sheepskin Pouf here

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,680.00
Availability: Buy Risom Rocker here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Sway Stool by dmfd here

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.

Purchase Information:

Price: $555.00
Availability: Buy Vegetal Chair here

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.

Purchase Information:

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