Seating

Bella Rifatta stacking chair

Kool-Aid colors make these stacking chairs seem fit for summer. Take note that they are recycled plastic, which gives them double points.

Meaning “resurrected beauty”, the Bella Rifatta stacking armchair is the product of William Sawaya’s three-year experiment with reused plastics and injection-molding technology.

designer:
William Sawaya
dimensions:
22″ x 22.5″, height: 32.25″
seat height: 17.75″

$400.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $400.00
Availability: Buy Bella Rifatta stacking chair here

Isometric Table and Chairs

Austere lines and precise craftsmanship make this dining set a serious consideration if you’re in the market for updating your dining area. Take special note of the Isometric Chair; it’s incredibly lovely.

Designed to accompany the Isometric Chair, the Isometric Table is a study in reduction and opposition. The design explores the intersection of two-dimensional planes flowing together to create a three-dimensional form.

materials: Solid bamboo, non-toxic water-based polyurethane glue, non-toxic wood oil

Small Table: 65″ wide x 33.5″ deep x 30″ tall (Seats 4-6), $1,600.00,
Buy it here.
Medium Table: 86.5″ wide x 35.5″ deep x 30″ tall (Seats 6-8), $1,900.00, Buy it here.
Large Table: 94.5″ wide x 39.3″ deep x 30″ tall (Seats 8-10), $2,200.00, Buy it here.
Isometric Chair: 17.25″ wide x 20.625″ deep x 33″ tall, $380.00, Buy it here.

ODEChairs by Jolyon Yates

These sculptural chairs sure pack a visual punch. They almost look more ‘art’ than ‘chair’ with their curves and evident workmanship, though I’m sure the comfort is up to par.

An ODE to the elements, – Breeze, also known as the Savannah Rocker is a comfortable reclined rocking chair on which to savour and reclaim time. Whilst unashamedly modern, It’s flowing surfaces lead the eye on an easy journey into a slower era.
The Savannah Rocker is sculpted from birch and finished in specialist PU satin lacquer.
This brings out the rich wood tones and provides maximum protection whilst maintaining a simple natural finish.

lead time of 6-8 weeks

Ocean Rocker III (Birch), $3750.00
Savannah Rocker III (Birch), $3750.00
Leaf Stool (Birch), $1095.00
Stingray Stool (Ash), $1595.00
Stingray Stool (Birch), $795.00
Stingray “Junior” (Birch), $295.00
Stingray (Painted Resin), $125.00

Buy it here.

MUJI manufactured by Thonet

I’ve been super excited by this ever since I saw the press release, and even though it’s not available for purchase online, you can buy the pieces from the two New York stores where they are on view.

MUJI U.S.A. LIMITED announces its new furniture line, MUJI manufactured by Thonet. Thonet, a German manufacturer of high-quality furnishings, is producing a simplified form of bentwood and tubular steel furniture for the MUJI line.This line aims to bring back design masterpieces with MUJI’s extraordinary and clear simplicity. It reflects part of MUJI’s basic concept, to offer quality goods with affordable prices by streamlining the process and selecting materials which coincides with the Thonet’s original philosophy.MUJI manufactured by Thonet is displayed at Times Square Store and Chelsea Store.

Thonet Beech Table, $795.75
Thonet Beech Bentwood Chair, $495.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Chair, $575.75
Thonet Steel Pipe Desk, $675.75

Contact MUJI Times Square or Chelsea location to purchase.

Tato Footstools

As usual, these odd footstools caught my eye. I’m not liking the price as much as the strange imagery, but what can you do, right?

Egg-shaped foam footstool with drawstring/removable stretch cover in three-dimensional motif. Plastic base. 19″ tall. 56″ diameter. Dry clean.

Tato Skull Footstool – Black, $595.00, Buy it here.
Flamingo Footstool, $595.00,
Buy it here.
Snakes Footstool, $595.00,
Buy it here.

More information:

View Tato Footstools here

Q collection Junior Alberto Winged Glider

It seems like I know a bajillion couples that are having or have had babies this year, and if they should happen to call upon my expertise of available rockers online, I shall recommend this one.

It rocks and swivels, it’s cozy and wide and of course it’s friendly to the environment too. Perfect for a lullaby, story time or a cup of coffee and a good book, this Winged Glider can hold parent and child together (or several children at once) and will quickly become the favorite chair in your home.
The Alberto Glider is inspired by traditional wing chairs which in early American homes were meant to protect the lounger from a draft. This Winged chair envelopes the lounger and quiets the noise of the everyday bustle.

The slipcover (made of 100% Belgian Linen) is easily removable, machine washable and tailored. A hidden zipper along the back seam allows for the cover to be removed quickly.
Slipcover available in three colors: Cloud, Pebble or Twig.

$1995.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1995.00
Availability: Buy Q collection Junior Alberto Winged Glider here

Peacock Armchair by Cappellini

It’s never a good sign when you have to call in order to get the price on a chair, but this one is worth highlighting despite its lack of available information. It’s pretty new, so hopefully within the next week or two there will be a price posted.

Function meets poetry with this piece made entirely of a single sheet of felt wrapped over a metal base varnished in dark brown. A beautiful, comfortable and inviting chair.

dimensions: 43.25” x 35.5” x 17”seat height x 35.5”h
designed by dror, 2009 (this is the same designer who did the collection for Target posted a couple of days ago)

Price available upon request. Buy it here or here.

Donna Wilson ‘Pouffes’

These poufs not only add pattern and interest to a room, but also they add a soft texture to a seating area. Plus, you can’t go wrong with anything done by Donna Wilson, or maybe you can and I just refuse to believe it.

*Each is made by hand stuffing Calico bags and upholstering them with knitted panels, reminiscent of segments of an orange.
*Upholstered in a specially designed Donna Wilson knitted wool pattern made in Scotland.

Henry Pouf, 16″ x 16″, $349.00, Buy it here.
Frank Pouf, 31.5″ W x 16″ H, $625.00, Buy it here.
Ernest Pouf, 24″ x 12″ H, $495.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $349.00 - 625.00
Availability: Buy Donna Wilson ‘Pouffes’ here

Block and Brick Cushion

Sorry for the UO overload lately, but these cushions are particularly comfortable looking.

Substantial cotton rib brick-shaped cushion with a sophisticated herringbone cover is perfect for additional seating or use as an ottoman! Looks great in just about any room.

Block Cushion (Approx 24″w, 24″d, 20″h) $98.00,
Buy it here.
Brick Cushion (Approx 48″w, 24″d, 20″h ) $198.00,
Buy it here.

In a Pinch Chair (+oo™ by Blu Dot for UO)

Holy smokes, this has to win the first place award for the ridiculously affordable ($128!) lounge chair. Those of you on a super tight budget now have absolutely no excuse for sub-par seating.

Sit in a pinch! Minimalist modern chair by Blu Dot – 3-guy design company inspired by mid-century design and fueled by love for architecture – chair with a reinforced felt seat and strong, structured coated metal frame. Perfect for lounging, the cradling design of this chair is truly nap-inducing and adds a sophisticated minimalist feel just about anywhere! Some simple assembly required. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters. Imported. Spot clean.

* 27.5″w, 33″d, 32.25″h
* Powder coated metal, felt

$128.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $128.00
Availability: Buy In a Pinch Chair (+oo™ by Blu Dot for UO) here

+oo™ by Blu Dot for UO

Blu Dot at Urban Outfitters? For real? It seems that the company that put ‘affordable’ next to ‘modern furniture’ has paired up with UO for a small collection of seating, tables, and a storage piece. See for yourself.

Tripod Side Table, $98.00,
Buy it here.
Bendzo Sofa, $648.00,
Buy it here.

Lily Pad Coffee Table, $248.00, Buy it here.
Easy Reader Side Table, $148.00,
Buy it here.

Slider Console, $548.00,
Buy it here.

Leman Stainless Steel Lounge Chair

You know you’ve been looking at too many high-end sites when $1000 for a chair seems like a bargain.

the leman chair is constructed with a brushed stainless steel frame and high resilient foam cushions. inside the back & seat cushions there is also a solid wood piece, giving the chair extra support & durability. the additional back cushion is filled with a feather down blend. some assembly required, approximately fifteen minutes per chair. shipping charges will apply.

overall dimensions: 27.5” wide x 33.75” long x 29.9” high

$1,041.00-$1290.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,041.00-$1290.00
Availability: Buy Leman Stainless Steel Lounge Chair here

Tavares Chair

Wow, when I saw this at ICFF I thought it would be way more expensive than it is (because usually all super modern sleek chairs command a hefty price tag).

Developed by request of a landmark Lisbon restaurant bearing the same name, the Tavares chair is an object of thoughtful geometric lines, a “Shell” as a chair. Built in black steel, its forms reveal the the simplicity of an object that integrates with its surrounding architecture defining a common space identity.

Dimensions: H25/14.6 x W22.8 x 28 in (H64/37 x W58 x D71 cm)

$1,459.00, available at TemaHome

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10. Have no idea why the price jumped from $670.00 to $1459.00, but it did. Shoot.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,459.00
Availability: Buy Tavares Chair here

Do-lo-rez Modular Sofa

I almost had a heart attack when seeing the price tag, but it’s worth checking out just for eye candy.

“The Do-Lo-Rez project, whose name comes from the expression ‘do low resolution’, is based around the concept of the pixel, the vital component of the virtual world.”

Designer: Ron Arad
$15,189.00-$22,572.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15,189.00-$22,572.00
Availability: Buy Do-lo-rez Modular Sofa here

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.

Purchase Information:

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