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New Antiques by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini

I’m enjoying the New Antiques collection by Marcel Wanders. This chair in particular strikes my fancy. It’s a Klismos style chair (an ancient Greek form) merged with the turned wood technique, where wood is thrown on the lathe for the “knobby” appearance.

“A stunning takeoff on period furniture, the new antique wood-turned chairs and tables are available in matte black or white lacquer. the chair seats are upholstered with polyurethane foam and covered with a choice of smooth G908 or stamped leather of the same color choice as the frame. the seat is also available made of woven polyester belts with the cappellini logo.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,300
Availability: Buy New Antiques by Marcel Wanders for Cappellini here

Carbon Chair (2004)

If you’ll look closer at this chair, you’ll see there’s no metal frame…it’s completely hand coiled from 100% carbon fiber and epoxy. As Bertjan Pot explains, “Every point on the rim of the chair is connected with all 4 points where the seat is connected to base-frame.”

‘Carbon Chair of Bertjan Pot and Marcel Wanders speaks of dedicated craftsmanship in connection to high tech materials and the material expertise only possible by personal excitement, passion and the love of “enlighted amateurs”.’

designers: Marcel Wanders, Bertjan Pot
manufacturer: Moooi, the Netherlands
materials: Carbon fiber

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,550.00
Availability: Buy Carbon Chair (2004) here

Shoe Bench by Reform

Bamboo is becoming a fast favorite in product use for good reason; it’s rapidly renewable and durable.

“This sturdy bamboo bench with open-ended cubby holes will easily accommodate shoes and hide clutter when placed in a foyer or at the foot of the bed. It’s treated with a water-based, low-VOC clear finish.”

16″ x 42″ x 18″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $675.00
Availability: Buy Shoe Bench by Reform here

Low Pad Chair by Jasper Morrison

I just re-fell in love with this chair today when I saw it over at Nicolas’ small cool apartment entry at Apartment Therapy. We originally posted it almost 3 years ago, and I thought it was time for a revisit.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,366.20
Availability: Buy Low Pad Chair by Jasper Morrison here

Ikea Hacking with the Klappsta chair

I found a nice little post over at Ikea Hacker where someone revamps the Klappsta chair with a couple of inexpensive curtains.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.99
Availability: Buy Ikea Hacking with the Klappsta chair here

Source: Via

Sheep by Sam Brown

These sheep might be just the thing to add a little touch of playfulness to a room.

“Born and bred on the Isle of Wight, although the Sheepskin is from New Zealand. Sheep seats make perfect city pets. There’s no need for a garden and these Sheep seats make great occasional seating with fun personalities. Perfect for adults and kids to sit on, and the child sheep can even be used as a footstool.”

Black/Ivory New Zealand sheepskin. Beech-wood legs with rubber “hooves”.

Dimensions: Adult H 64, W x D 61 cm; Child H 40, W x D 35 cm

(Thanks David!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £225.00
Availability: Buy Sheep by Sam Brown here

Bench With Moveable Tray

This looks like a good choice if you need bench with storage options for miscellany.

“This exceptionally comfortable bench is perfect in an entryway, living room, or bedroom. But what makes it really special is that this bench is also a coffee table, a storage unit, and a shelf! Solid pine frame houses three drawers to conveniently store anything from gloves and scarves to DVDs, plus a roomy and decorative shelf to store smaller items within easy reach. Moveable bent tray slides horizontally or can be removed completely.”

Solid taeda pine frame, bent plywood tray. Cast-brass hardware.

60″L x 16.75″D x 19″H

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $946.00
Availability: Buy Bench With Moveable Tray here

Smock Chair by Patricia Urquiola

The Smock collection shows such detail and intricacy with fabric yet it has an otherwise modern and simple silhouette…if I had loads of cash, I’d probably already own this or any one of Urquiola’s other pieces, but for now I’ll have to make do by pretending I have my pick.

“patricia urquiola loves playing with textures, as you can see in her smock line of furniture. urquiola bunches up the upholstery around hoops and round frames, giving the smock line a modern look with a rich and almost antique feel.”

steel frame covered in injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam. chromed or varnished arms. sofa back cushions stuffed with goose down. underfeet in synthetic rubber.

smock armchair, 23.8″h x 39.3″w x 31.5″d, $3,656.00
smock swivel armchair, 23.8″h x 39.3″w x 31.5″d, $3,647.00
smock 98″ sofa, 29.5″h x 98.5″w x 37″d, $7,654.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,647.00
Availability: Buy Smock Chair by Patricia Urquiola here

Offset Side Table and Bamileke Stool

Two interesting options for side tables…

Offset Side Table, 12″diameter x 25″H, $298.00,
Buy it here.

Bamileke Stool- Black, 18.5″ x 16.5″, $498.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $298.00
Availability: Buy Offset Side Table and Bamileke Stool here

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Upholstery Sale- Jayson Home

Sofas can be one of the more difficult pieces to buy- decisions to be made on what color, which shape, and what size can all be overwhelming. To make your decision even harder, here’s some safe (i.e. neutral fabric, transitional frames, etc.) choices on sale until May 11, 2008.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,795.00
Availability: Buy Upholstery Sale- Jayson Home here

Holey Stump

These are great. I can see them being used as stools or even as bedside tables. The little nooks could be used for a small book, a remote control, your cell phone, glasses, or any number of things that people like to keep close at night.

Available in aqua, black, green and white.

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00-$140.00
Availability: Buy Holey Stump here

Scoop Stool by Turnstone

I like the idea behind this stool.

“One of the design goals for Turnstone’s Scoop Stool was to avoid competing with the architecture of a space. Inspired by a grain scoop, this casual stool is a perfect compliment to a modern home or business groupspace.”

Sodium white plastic seat, Platinum painted steel wire frame

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy Scoop Stool by Turnstone here

Brown Sofa by Palau

Another great sofa from Palau.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,010.00
Availability: Buy Brown Sofa by Palau here

Steel bean bag chair

Wowsa. Pricey, but it would certainly make a statement.

Material: Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $4500.00
Availability: Buy Steel bean bag chair here

Wave Sofa by Palau

I just discovered the design group Palau from the Netherlands, and they have some pretty inspiring work.

“Made in The Netherlands, the Wave features environmentally-friendly Kvadrat fabrics. These fabrics bear the EU’s environmental “flower” label that can only be awarded when the product’s life cycle is among the best in the market.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3297.00
Availability: Buy Wave Sofa by Palau here