Seating

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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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
Availability: Buy Upcycle Ottoman here

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
Availability: Buy Shadow Chair here

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
Availability: Buy GJ Chair here

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
Availability: Buy Patty Lounger here