Seating

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

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

[posted by kris]

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.

[posted by kris]

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

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $325
Availability: Buy Anywhere Sofa here