Seating

Carved Bench

The only thing that keeps me from labeling my design style as full-on modern is my slight obsession with all things antique, or maybe not all things, because there’s some pretty hideous furniture out there, but a fair portion at least. This bench has that ever-intriguing antique look along with the nice bullet point of being built from reclaimed wood salvaged from Korean farmhouses. It looks like the perfect companion to an empty entrance hall.

“This carved wooden bench features classic spiral patterns skirting the base of the seat and a beautiful patina.
The surface is smooth to the touch…”

74″w x 15″d x 22.5″h (exterior)
$650, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $650
Availability: Buy Carved Bench here

PS Ellan Chair

Another score for Ikea: this chair looks like it costs about 5 times as much as it does.

Wood Plastic Composite (wood fibers and propene plastic)
Width: 18 7/8 “, Depth: 26 “, Height: 31 7/8 “
$39.99,
Buy it here.

[via domino]

Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
Availability: Buy PS Ellan Chair here

Deja-Vu Chair

The Deja-Vu Chair by my favorite designer, Naoto Fukasawa, is on sale.

Made from mirror-polished aluminum with a contrasting oak wood back, this chair is a modern take on a traditional form and makes an attractive addition to a kitchen or dining area. It comes flat packed and is easy to assemble. Made by Magis.

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Deja-Vu Chair here

Ditte Sofa, Bottna

Call me crazy, but I’m kind of liking the irreverent pattern on this rather traditional boxy frame:

Modern botany, courtesy of Marimekko. Filled with coiling ivy vines, Teflon-coated canvas wards off stains while looking spring-fresh year after year.

  • Bolster pillows included
  • Bowler finish
  • Webbed seat construction
  • Cotton; kiln-dried hardwood frame; polyfill, down blend
  • Professionally clean
  • 36.5″H, 85″W, 33.5″D, Seat: 22″H
  • Handcrafted in USA

$3,498.00 Sale $1,799.95,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,799.95
Availability: Buy Ditte Sofa, Bottna here

683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort

Lovely and simple sofa. The seat and back cushions rest independently of the frame and look amazingly comfortable.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4422
Availability: Buy 683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort here

Eco-Friendly Stool Table

Talk about some summer colors, these stools are hand painted with a VOC-free milk paint, just like in the old days.

…the tables are made in New Mexico from locally-harvested Pine logs historically used in traditional Adobe homes as exposed ceiling beams called Vigas. Dried in a solar kiln, harnessing the energy of tomorrow, they have a 100% natural finish free of toxins. Hand-painted with a VOC-free milk paint, the hand-mixed colors, which include Federal Blue, Tavern Green, Marigold Yellow, Dove Gray, and Glazed Terracotta, are made with the same basic ingredients used during the Colonial era – milk protein, lime and earth pigments. Finished with a clear non-toxic topcoat, the tables are rubbed with a layer of an all-natural beeswax and lemon oil wood wax created by an 18th Century/Early American cabinetmaker.

12 dia x 16H inches, $219.00
12 dia x 20H inches, $239.00
12 dia x 22H inches, $259.00
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $219.00-$259.00
Availability: Buy Eco-Friendly Stool Table here

Kattbank 48″ Bench

If I had a nickel for every time someone talked about needing a decent way to conceal a litter box, I’d have about 40 cents. Unfortunately that comes nowhere near paying for this particular solution.

A modern bench designed to conceal the cat litter box. The streamlined appearance hides its purpose. European hardware offers soft-close lid support to open and close without slamming. The interior is cleverly vented to provide adequate airflow for the cats health, yet does not give up any offending odors.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Kattbank 48″ Bench here

molto sectional

Finally, an inexpensive sectional with Italian simplicity. Even the color is perfect. I’m very impressed.

  • Benchmade, kiln-dried hardwood frame
  • 100% polyester fabric: grey
  • Tight back and seat with foam core cushioning
  • Back pillows have duck feather/down insert
  • Plinth detail at base
  • Spot clean

(update: price as shown is about $3414.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3414.00
Availability: Buy molto sectional here

Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper

Instantly turn your living room into a guest room with this innocuous looking sofa. Just flip the seat forward and it converts into a queen size mattress.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1799
Availability: Buy Blu Dot One Night Stand Sleeper here

Valdes Chair H

The interesting framework of this hand-assembled chair seems to merge an old school sensibility with a more modern appreciation of construction.

The Valdes furniture collection, still solely hand-assembled in Santiago, Chile, has been named “one of the truly great chair designs of the 20th Century” by Architectural Digest. The intricate design features a combination of leather, steel tubing and laminated wood.
Lead time is 8-10 weeks.

Leather, Steel Tubing, and Laminated Wood
L 31.5” x W 26.8” x H 28.7”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,880.00
Availability: Buy Valdes Chair H here

Scandia Swivel Chair by Hans Brattrud, 1957

This is such a stunningly simple and beautiful chair.

Laminated walnut and chrome base.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2550
Availability: Buy Scandia Swivel Chair by Hans Brattrud, 1957 here

Lex Corner Sofa

I like the almost “articulated” look of this sofa.

Ergonomic and functional comfort make the Lex family exceptional. The frugality of its design and its minimalism provide the series with a timeless elegance. Its clear lines and obvious qualities speak for themselves. This combination results in beautiful lines that make Lex a very easy piece of furniture to use. It’s not just comfortable to sit on but also exceptionally easy on the eyes.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $7722
Availability: Buy Lex Corner Sofa here

Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench

This bench is absolutely spectacular. If you’ve got the money, buy it.

“Is it a bench, a coffee table, or a sculpture? Yes, it is! The Son Of A Bench features interlocking loops of hot-rolled steel create an intriguing form of mass and negative space. A glossy black rubber-dipped skin positively drips with attitude.”

54 W x 16 H x 15 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $1299.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot: Son Of A Bench here

Melrose Sofa

The Melrose sofa is modern without looking too stuffy.

With its rich color and modern styling the Melrose collection will bring design home. The beautifully tailored corners, stainless steel legs and sculpted form make these contemporary classics you’ll love.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $799
Availability: Buy Melrose Sofa here

Eames Lounge and Ottoman

A couple of years ago, in a completely uncharacteristic move, an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman joined my living room*. Yes, it was expensive, and, yes, quite a bit of thought and deliberation occurred before the actual purchase, but it is possibly the most comfortable chair ever (really), and will remain so the many years to come. So, if the iconic Eames Lounge is something you’ve been thinking about, I give my thumbs up, and remind you that there’s only a day or two left to take advantage of the sale price. If you can’t yet take the plunge, don’t worry, there’s always next year.

In continuous production since its introduction in 1956, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. It was the culmination of Charles and Ray Eames’ efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the ’40s. In Charles Eames’ words, the vision was a chair with the “warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” The result has become the consummate lounge set, timelessly blending old-fashioned comfort and visionary modernism. Pairing soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded plywood, the seat is balanced on a five-star, die-cast aluminum base. All parts are replaceable by Herman Miller;. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller.

Chair, H 33″ D 33″ W 33″ Seat H 15″ Arm H 20.5″
Ottoman, H 17.5″ W 26″ D 21.5″

Was: $3,599.00 – $4,499.00,
Now: $3,239.10 – $4,049.10 (offer expires June 21)

(*I think every person that has sat in it has let out some form of exclamation or audible sigh of pleasure, which to be honest, is sometimes funny and other times a little disturbing (depending on the person).)

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,239.10
Availability: Buy Eames Lounge and Ottoman here