Seating

Mate Sofa

This sofa is so incredibly comfortable. It has excellent proportions and fits the curve of your lower back perfectly. I would completely recommend it if it’s within your budget. (Also, there’s a floor sample on sale at the Marylebone location in London*; I think it was marked at £2,000.00 and looked a little more red than the orange pictured here.)

Launched at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, Robin Rizzini’s Mate sofa is hugely inviting. Its soft cushions make it wonderful to curl up in, while it remains equally comfortable to sit upright in, thanks to seat cushions that are not too deep and a back that is just the right height to be supportive. It has a solid wood frame with elastic belts, concealed feet and a fully removable cover. It is available in other fabrics and as a modular system in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. Spare covers are also available to order.

W94 x D35.5 x H26.5 in.

$4,995.00, Buy it here or here (£2,900.00 – £5,800.00).

*Yes, I’m in London. More to follow soon.

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Price: $4,995.00
Availability: Buy Mate Sofa here

School Chair

Whether this reminds you of your early school years or not, it does seem like a sturdy option for seating.

A modern reinterpretation of the classic elementary school chair. Features a bent-ply seat and back which are fastened to the frame with rubber gaskets, which provide durability and add a functional aesthetic.

Material: Powder coated steel frame, bent ply.
Specs: (inches) 19.5w x 21d x 30.5h, Seat height: 17.5

$265.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $265.00
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Upcycle Ottoman

How do you feel about feed bags as upholstery? It sounds sort of awful (doesn’t it?) but I actually like the way these ottomans look.

The Upcycle Ottoman is upholstered using a supply of surplus jute bags previously used to transport organic coffee beans. The durable bags, which would otherwise be thrown away, have been repurposed to make an original accent piece. The jute features screen-printed stencils and logos which identified the original goods, making each ottoman completely unique. Bench-Made in Canada.

18d x 18w x 16h (inches)

$425.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $425.00
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Asterisk Stool

These leaning asterisk stools pack a lot of fun design into one little seating option. You can order from a variety of color swatches or provide your own material (a.k.a. ‘COM’) for a customized look.

-recycled HDPE plastic inner structure -high density seating foam upper surface -$525 tall $500 short -Lake Michigan sailcloth $450 tall $425 short -customer supplied material $350 tall $325 short -Place your order online and we will contact you with color swatches. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

sustainable upholstery options: recycled polyester/wool felt/hopsack
19.3″ h x 24.5″ (short) x 21″ w, $500 (COM:$325)
25.1″ h x 26.1″ (tall) x 21″ w, $525 (COM:$350)
Buy it here.

More information:

View Asterisk Stool here

Chair No. 2 – Black / White

Designed and fabricated by Hankbuilt in collaboration with Tanner Goods, Chair No. 2 blends modern design with simplistic construction, comfort and style.

Our first offering features a zinc-phos coated steel frame, black oxide hardware, and premium black / white cowhide stretched over birch ply.

$595.00, Buy it here.

Confluences by Philippe Nigro

I love the look of this so so much (such fun!).

How can one design a settee which satisfies the requirements of the majority of users? Different people have different physiognomies. And then there is the subjectivity of taste. CONFLUENCES is a ‘reconciliatory’ settee, since it draws its inspiration from such differences. CONFLUENCES attempts to supply an answer to an ergonomic problem, and in this way becomes a playground for plastic forms and colours in many shade variations. -Ligne Roset

Price available upon request. Buy it here.
(Apologies for the trouble in no pricing…it’s a new product so info isn’t readily available yet and I like it too much to wait.)

[via dezeen]

Shadow Chair

This chair at first appears to balance only on its front legs. Clever.

A chair that integrates shadow into its structure…At first glance it is a simple chair that seems to defy gravity by standing upright while only having two front legs, but on closer inspection the shadow is part of the chair and made from steel, which is attached to a metal frame built inside the chair. Available in a number of finishes please contact us for more information

Materials: Wood (Birch) From Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources,Steel
Dimensions: (H) 85cm (W) 45cm (D) 60cm

£795.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £795.00
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Bate-Papo and Mocho Stool

These two entirely intriguing stools are part of MoMA Design Store’s new Destination Brazil collection.

Bate-Papo Stool, $495.00 ($445.50 Members),
Buy it here.

Inspired by stools used in the Brazilian countryside, designer Flavia Pagotti Silva created this contemporary seat. In Portuguese, “bate-papo” refers to an informal conversation between friends. This low, comfortable stool, made of four plywood disks attached to the chair’s frame through ball joints is meant to be used casually and as additional seating in informal settings. Made of plywood, ball joints, recycled rubber, and metal tubing. Size: 14h x 14l x 14″w

Mocho Stool, $550.00 ($495.00 Members), Buy it here.

Designer Sergio Rodrigues favors working with traditional materials like leather, wood, and cane splints in his product designs. The Mocho Stool, an update on the traditional milkmaid’s stool used throughout Brazil, is made of a solid hardwood frame, a single-lathed hollowed seat, and three lathed legs. A handle is incorporated into the design of the stool’s seat, making it easy to transport from place to place. Made of eucalyptus wood.
Size: 15.75h x 17.75″diam.

[posted by katie]

GJ Chair

Whoa, check this chair out. If you’re considering a lounge chair in a major-purchase sort of way, you might consider this one for it’s relative rarity.

Originally designed in 1963, just 300 pieces were made due to the complexity of the chair’s design. Just a few of the originals exist today. One is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In keeping with Jalk’s intentions, the chair and tables are reproduced in their original materials, teak and Oregon pine as well as black-stained ash. Two pieces of wood are moulded and conjoined in this daring design, which won Britain’s Daily Mail Design Competition in 1963.

Designer: Grete Jalk
Lounge chair in moulded plywood.
Available in Oregon pine, teak or black stained ash.
24.8″w 27.6″d 29.5″h

$2500.00, Buy it here.

GJ Table also available here.

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Price: $2500.00
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Patty Lounger

This armless lounger has such nice fluid lines. Take note that this is more of a custom piece, so you would have to pick out your fabric and be patient with delivery.

Armchair with fully removable covers, frame in foamed polyurethane and feet in black MDF.
31.1″w 29.1″d 26.8″h

$1,798.00-$3,206.00 depending on fabric or leather selection, Buy it here.

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Price: $1,798.00-$3,206.00
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Sheffield Sofa

Hmm, charismatically caramel or not, the price is not too outrageous on this sofa.

Charismatic in contemporary caramel, fluid in silhouette, these modern furniture supermodels are naturally poised for comfortable seating. Tantalizingly textural, too, in 55% polyester/ 45% linen. We also selected them for our unique collection because of their environmentally-sensitive construction including a durable, hardwood maple laminate frame and legs and seat cushions that have been filled with a recyclable virgin polyester fiber.

dimensions:
80″L X 32″H X 32″D.
note: expected in stock on 5/6/2009

$1,598.00, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

MB Furniture Collection

Self-cushioning polymer makes for a comfortable option indoors or out. Plus, the sharp angles contrast nicely with the soft curves of the arms.

Another classic Bellini. Another technological innovation. Made of self-cushioning polymer. The MB group includes an armchair, sofa, and pouf/table. For office, home and hospitality. Indoor and outdoor. Exceedingly comfortable. Produced in Dark Grey and White. Bravo Mario!

Armchair, sofa and pouf/table appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial and residential use.

$250.00-$850.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $250.00-$850.00
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Bardolino Lounge Chair

With credentials to show weather-worthiness, this lounge chair would be an excellent candidate for being an indoor/outdoor chair (as in, would look just fine as an indoor chair until the weather’s nice, then pull it outside).

The indoor/outdoor Bardolino Collection has lines that echo the forms of classic mid-century European furniture, but its materials are squarely in the new millennium…They’re made from a powder-coated aluminum frame that’s wrapped in WaProLace® – a polyethylene fiber that has been specially tested to maintain its color and resist corrosion from chlorine, salt water or other outdoor elements. Nontoxic and 100% recyclable, WaProLace is easy to maintain and can withstand temperatures from -94°f to 176°f. The Lounge Chair is distinguished by a deliberately low seat and slightly inclined back.

Lounge Chair: H 27.25″ W 24″ D 27.5″, $650.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured:
Bardolino Dining Armchair
Bardolino Two Seat Sofa
Bardolino Dining Table

Scrub Together Bench and Cleaner Stools

Scrub Together Bench, price upon request, Buy it here.
Lazy Cleaner Stools, around £225,
Buy it here.

[via designboom]

bottegaMontana Stools

The left walnut stool has a humble name yet is reminiscent of the Eames Time Life Stools (it follows that the price makes a little more sense when noting the cost of the Eames Stools). Also notable is their other colorful stools, some of which are outdoor friendly (thanks Jake!).

Kitchen Stool (left): 26″ x 15″,
$1,450.00, Buy it here.

hand-turned black walnut stool inspired by the design of chess pieces. the oversized object becomes a captivating sculptural presence. waterfall sculpted seat

Also shown: Barstool Outdoor (middle), Spool Stools Outdoor (right).

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,450.00
Availability: Buy bottegaMontana Stools here