Seating

Molo – textile softseating by forsythe and macallen for molo

“Like the kraft paper version, each of the flexible honeycomb units of textile softseating is modular with magnetic end panels, allowing them to fan open into stools, or for any two or more of the same size pieces to be connected together to create long winding benches and unique seating topographies. the flexible nature and large diameter of the fanning loungers and 36”dia. stools, allows them to be leaned on top of one another, or against walls to create uniquely contoured organic shapes with backrests.

the combinations of joining, stacking and leaning the fanning stools, benches and loungers allows endless possibilities for creating seating environments and interior landscapes.

with use over time, the edges of the textile material will gently soften, creating a unique organic pattern within the crisp honeycomb geometry of the structure.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $270
Availability: Buy Molo – textile softseating by forsythe and macallen for molo here

Marcel Sofa

This sofa’s fabric is definitely not for the faint of heart. So if you’re brave enough to go with a bold floral, I salute you on behalf of the rest of us that always settle for solids. (This frame is also available in granite.)

This is the piece to shake things up, to give a room that has nothing to wear something to talk about. Bold abstract in easy to live with neutrals takes the classic floral sofa you grew up with and turns it upside down on its modern roots. High fashion arm has mini-scroll; high salon back cocoons spare uni-cushion bench. Taupe, white and brown with just a pop of orange is never dull, never imposing. Also available in granite.

74.25″Wx28″Dx29″H

$1,099.00 $999.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,099.00
Availability: Buy Marcel Sofa here

Elliott Sofa

“A modern retreat, sleek and streamlined, with luxurious textured velvet upholstery and stitched detail tufting over deep, sumptuous padding. Hardwood frame, solid wood legs. Stain resistant. Fully assembled. Clay or dune.”

81″l x 35″w x 29″h.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $999
Availability: Buy Elliott Sofa here

Atmos Rocker

There aren’t necessarily a wide variety of modern rocking chairs out there, not to mention the green sort, so that’s why this one stands out quite a bit. I like the angle of the seat/back/neck- it reminds me of the
Omni Chair by Marten Claesson & Eero Koivisto.

“Atmos Chairs take their design cue from the simple utilitarian beauty of the Shaker tradition. The “ears” that jut out from the top of the chairs add a distinctive feature to these chairs. Atmos Chairs are a comfortable way to sit while satisfying our need to conserve resources. Their construction yields 8-10 times more usable wood from a log than solid lumber. Unless otherwise specified, the webbing is sourced from surplus stocks of automotive seat belts. The wood is European beech sustainably sourced from FSC certified forests; adhesives and finishes are water based. This product qualifies for LEED points. Suitable for all contract and residential applications.”

42.5″ H x 30″ W x 39″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $1049.99
Availability: Buy Atmos Rocker here

Mellow Sectional

I like the looks of this modern sectional, and the fact that all different sorts of configurations are possible is a definite plus.

“A democratic lounge for habitats small in square footage or lucky in large space. Three armless chairs– left back, right back, full back– and ottoman modulate in all sorts and all sizes of comfy sofa configurations. You can even put chairs back to back lobby style. Get creative with two colors/fabrics: super mellow velvet in warm concrete (shown here) or slubby, linen-y weave in tones of coffee.”

Concrete 4-Piece Sectional (14.5″H seat): Left Back Chair, Full Back Chair, Right Back Chair and Ottoman, $2,296.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,296.00
Availability: Buy Mellow Sectional here

lex armchair

Somehow both minimal and grand in scale, the lex was introduced by Artifort during the Milan Furniture Fair 2004.

“ergonomical and functional comfort make the lex armchair exceptional, a step above other armchairs. the frugality of its design and its minimalism provide the sofa with a timeless elegance. its clear lines and qualities speak for themselves. the goal in designing this sofa was to maintain a sleek visual shape that would be both distinct and timeless.”


[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,307.00
Availability: Buy lex armchair here

Van Severen .06 chair for Vitra

“The great comfort of the .06 becomes apparent when it is used. The flexible integrated foam seat and back, with foam-coated compound leaf springs in the back, provide a sensation of dynamic seating.

Materials: tubular frame in stainless steel, seat shell made of integral skin polyurethane foam, backrest with integrated leaf springs.

Suitable for outdoor use.”

Available in black or red.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1235
Availability: Buy Van Severen .06 chair for Vitra here

Sly Chair

This isn’t exactly a design classic, but there’s something really endearing about it. Perhaps it’s the reinterpretation of the 60′s view of modern furniture. It’s perfectly scaled and in a nice cotton/nylon blend.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Sly Chair here

Carter Sofa

The Carter Sofa is a nice rectilinear shaped sofa with modern textures, colors and materials.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,908.00
Availability: Buy Carter Sofa here

Paulistano Armchair (Missoni Cover)

Truth be told, I absolutely love this chair. And now all you Missoni fans can go berserk because this chair now has a limited-edition, reversible cover by none other than Ms. Rosita Missoni herself.

“The frame, a continuous 17-foot piece of solid stainless steel, is shaped under 200 lbs of hydraulic pressure over 24 hours. The result is a sinuous structure welded in a single spot and wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather that will gain depth and luster as it ages. Exceptionally comfortable, the Paulistano flexes slightly and can be adjusted for upright or relaxed sitting positions by shifting the sling up or down the frame.”

Missoni reversible cover, 100% cotton.
Also available in vegetable-tanned full-grain, semi-aniline, double-sided leather.

H 33″ W 27.5″ D 27.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Paulistano Armchair (Missoni Cover) here

Olivia Chair

Holy moly, this is such a smart idea. Previously a folding wooden chair, now it’s got a few special abilities. Available from
reestore, a store whose aim is to “take everyday waste objects and cheekily turn them into charming yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories.” Worth taking a look at their collection.

‘Olivia is our first design to consist primarily of an “off the shelf” product. Her modified coat-hanger style backrest allows for unruffled jacket slinging and olivia doesn’t take offence at being reduced to size and hung out of sight.’

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

(Thanks Christy!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £120
Availability: Buy Olivia Chair here

plateau coffee table/bench by MADE

The Plateau coffee table is a multi-functional piece that can serve as a coffee table, a comfortable seat, or an ottoman on which to rest one’s feet. For those wishing to sit low to the ground, the seat can even be removed and used as a stand-alone floor cushion. The rectilinear stainless steel legs and mitered joinery enhance the clean, pared-down lines of the piece.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,490
Availability: Buy plateau coffee table/bench by MADE here

Abby Sofa

Here’s a pretty nice sofa that won’t break the bank.

“Lustrous black and cream tweed, pristine lines and buttoned-back detailing all contribute to the mid-century mystique of this modern beauty and communicate “grown up” in a very hip way. That’s why you’ll find it as at home in a spacious condo or loft as in a vintage ranch or salon. High density foam on hardwood frame. Upholstery and bolsters, included, in polyester/viscose. Contemporary stainless steel legs.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,098
Availability: Buy Abby Sofa here

Common Chair

This chair is made from scrap hardwood, ensuring that each one is slightly different. It might set you back a fair chunk of change, but it will surely be something that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

“Using Canadian hardwoods gathered from Toronto area studios and manufacturers, the Common Chairs are made by hand and assembled at random so that each chair is unique. Finished using a water based, zero VOC finish.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Common Chair here

Nekton Stools by Zaha Hadid

These interlocking sculptural stools are perfect for large spaces and can be combined into clusters as a whole seating system that can be customized to suit any space.

Lead time is 10-12 weeks.

Set of four.

Overall W 34″-44″ x Depth 20″-35″ x H 20″-20.5″

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $12,500
Availability: Buy Nekton Stools by Zaha Hadid here