Seating

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

Light and Stout Chairs by ref-use

Not only are these chairs made from wood that would normally end up in a landfill, but you also have the delightful option of hand picking the color you prefer for the sides of the chair.


Ref-use
, a small furniture company in Austin, TX. makes modern chairs from reclaimed plywood. The duo finds their waste in dumpsters of large wood manufacturers, then transform it into their two current products; the stout and the light.


Light Chair
(left), $325.00: Buy it here.
Weight: approx. 12 lbs, 33 3/4″h, 19″w, 24″l

Stout Chair (right), $450.00: Buy it here.
Weight: approx.35 lbs, 32 1/2″h, 18 1/2″w, 20 1/2″l

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00-$450.00
Availability: Buy Light and Stout Chairs by ref-use here

Dwell Lounge Chair

This guy can compete with some of the more expensive models 3 times the price.

It’s rare for a nearly transparent design to have such presence. But noted architect Ralph Rapson achieved exactly that with this lounge chair. A skillful union of mesh and either stainless steel or satin black powder coating. Winner of the 2007 Blu Dot/Dwell Magazine competition.

49 W x 33 H x 34 D

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Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00-$999.00
Availability: Buy Dwell Lounge Chair here

rph sofa by fabio novembre for cappellini

I have to say that I think the black leather is too imposing for this, but in a felt or softer fabric I think it would be an interesting piece.

rph is a soft and sinuous sofa in polyurethane foam metallic internal frame, available with integrated chaise lounge on left or right side. fixed cover with the possibility to combine different fabrics and leathers for sides and seat. rph elements have the possibility to be composed in different ways through the use of a low service table available in rigid polyurethane in white or anthracite colors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $14,479.00
Availability: Buy rph sofa by fabio novembre for cappellini here

Satellite Chair, White (Floor Samples)

At over half off, these floor sample chairs are a pretty good deal. Not sure how much shipping would be, but it might be worth checking out.

“These white powder coated steel chairs are really comfortable…and while they’re designed for an outdoor range, we think they look great inside too! These floor samples are regularly $600 each. We’ve got 6 left…hurry!”

White powder coat metal

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Satellite Chair, White (Floor Samples) here

Zurich Lounge Chair & Ottoman

So, if you’re not too concerned by bonded leather*, this chair looks pretty decent for the price.

Adding a modern twist to the style and comfort of a leather chair, the Zurich Lounge Chair instantly infuses style into your home. Its sleek look makes it a pleasure to look at, while its roomy and comfortable seat makes it the perfect place to relax. With these chairs you can take the modern look of a leather couch to a whole new extreme by placing several together for truly unique couch. The Zurich Lounge Chair is constructed of bonded leather, CA fire rated safety foam, and a chrome wire based. It measures 32.25″L x 29.75″W x 36″H and is available in your choice of black or white. Choose a matching ottoman for the ultimate in modern style and relaxation.

Chair: 32.25″L x 29.75″W x 36″H, $375.00
Ottoman: 29″L x 20″W x 16.5″H, $200.00

(*If you’re curious what “bonded leather” is exactly, wikipedia has an excellent description)

Purchase Information:

Price: $375
Availability: Buy Zurich Lounge Chair & Ottoman here

Anywhere Sofa

When you buy an economy piece of furniture, sometimes it comes with a bit of cringe-factor when dealing with the upholstery, but this Anywhere Sofa actually has some upholstery that is very workable.

This surprisingly lightweight convertible sofa is compact, comfortable and capably cool. Boxy and modern, with sophisticated proportions and foldout high-density foam cushions – perfect for accommodating overnight guests or just plain lounging around! Sized small and easily moved, our sofa is sure to look great, well, just about anywhere! Imported. Spot clean.

56″w, 27″h, 24″d; bed folds out to 46″w, 73″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $325
Availability: Buy Anywhere Sofa here

Ny Rocking Chair

This folding rocking chair and ottoman is something to seriously consider. It looks pretty good for something so easily transportable/compactible.

Takeshi Nii designed the Ny Rocking Chair and Ottoman in 1958, after he was inspired by an ad for a director’s chair in an archival magazine from the 1930s. Using the same basic structure – a simple folding frame wrapped with durable canvas – he designed Ny to be a lounge chair. Ny, which is pronounced nee and is the Danish word for “new,” remains an innovative concept in folding chairs 50 years after its introduction. At only 14.5 lbs, the Ny folds into a compact 5.5″ form that can stand on its own discreetly in the corner, or be easily picked up and moved wherever an extra lounge chair needed. Said Nii of the design, “I wanted to produce a chair where one can just sit and relax after eating a nice meal.” The Ny Rocking Chair is included in the permanent collection at MoMA.

Chair: $450.00, Buy it here.
Ottoman: $175.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Availability: Buy Ny Rocking Chair here

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Pedro Low Stool

Check out these low stools by Craig Bond of Candywhistle, New Zealand.

Powder coated steel.
19.75″ diameter x 15″ h

Purchase Information:

Price: $525.00
Availability: Buy Pedro Low Stool here

Mutabor seating and storage

Such an interesting piece, it can be used as seating and a storage bin.

Mutabor m is an innovative combination of rigid lines and fluid shapes. multiple pieces can be combined to form a modular seating arrangement. upside down, these seats double as a storage bin. turned on their side, they act as a table. constructed from a single sheet of powder-coated steel. suitable for both indoor or outdoor use. 60x30x38h cm [23.6"x11.8"x15"].

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Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Mutabor seating and storage here

Astrid and Cleo Upholstered Chairs

Um, so maybe these chairs have very traditional frames, and maybe that’s not your thing, but please pay attention to the fabrics chosen, and how those patterned fabrics can update and modernize a piece. Plus, eccentricity isn’t a bad word, not to mention a bad approach to designing/decorating your home, after all, it’s your space to fill with what you like and love.

Astrid Chair, Pears: $1,298.00,
Buy it here. (38″H, 29″W, 35″D)

Cleo Chair, Grade B (Custom): $1,298.00, Buy it here. (33″H, 32″W, 31″D)

Astrid Chair, Snapdragon: $1,498.00, Buy it here. (38″H, 29″W, 35″D)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,298.00
Availability: Buy Astrid and Cleo Upholstered Chairs here

Tato Stool by enrico baleri and denis santachiara for baleri italia

The Tato series is a surprisingly comfortable group of polyurethane spheres, ovals and other shapes suitable for use as footrests or stools. available in polyamide stretch fabric (noted as malaga wool in the fabric options menu) or stretch wool fabric. the covers are easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

Replacement covers available separately.

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Folding chair by Tove Adman

This is a pretty interesting chair. I’m a little perplexed by the shape, not entirely modern and it looks like an aeronautical device more than a chair, but with a leather cover it trims it up a bit and makes it look more interesting.

Available in polished or matte polished aluminum to be mounted on a wall. Available accessories: cover of reindeer skin or black leather imitation.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.15
Availability: Buy Folding chair by Tove Adman here

Felt Chair

Great Children’s Chair made of steam bent ash wood with removable industrial felt cover.

dimensions: 16 H x 14 W x 16 D inches/seat height approx. 8 H in.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $220
Availability: Buy Felt Chair here

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Czar Day Bed

“Frame is made of hardwood construction with elastic straps to insure good quality and stability. The upholstery of the czar is made of corrected Italian leather for a luxurious look and feel. CFS foam filling allows for ultra cushiony comfort. Feet are made of tubular stainless steel for an extra modern touch. The daybed is available in several classic colors, perfect for any modern setting.hardwood frame construction with elastic straps.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,900
Availability: Buy Czar Day Bed here