Seating

Beverly Lounge

Even if you’re not crazy for cowhide, surely the classic modern frame of this lounge chair is worth some appreciation. A piece like this has an excellent chance of withstanding the the test of time.

Shown in Pelo Brindle with Natural Walnut frame, other finishes available.
35″ x 29″ x 29.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500.00
Availability: Buy Beverly Lounge here

Tufty-Time by B&B Italia

I have admired this sofa for a long time now, and one day if my wallet permits, I might bite the bullet and get one.

“The Tufty-time sofa, designed by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, has an original and luxurious design, and is extremely comfortable! The Tufty-time consists of various modules made of large-scale square tufts which can be combined in different ways to form a variety of configurations. The large depth of the sofa seat and its soft features make it extremely relaxing! The cover is completely removable.”

Fabric Cat. B, $4,755 exc.
Fabric Cat. Extra, $ 5,134 exc.
Fabric Cat. Super, $ 5,398 exc.
Fabric Cat. Lusso, $ 5,871 exc.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,755.00-$5,871.00
Availability: Buy Tufty-Time by B&B Italia here

CW Bench

Why are big chunks of wood so appealing? I love the integrated black legs on this particular bench- they seem to frame the grain nicely and give an elegant yet natural appearance.

“Not every table has four legs. Aesthetically smart, this simple and
minimal design enables for its various applications throughout the home
or work environment. Cleanly constructed of a solid piece of Cherry,
its geometric and graceful design accentuates the natural beauty of the
grains and knots of the pine. The handsome wood top of the piece allows
for use as a reversible table or bench. Fusing sophistication with
functionality, the African wenge wood legs provide an exceptionally
strong support and stability. This item is made to order with a lead
time of 6-8 weeks.”

Cherry OR Butternut and African wenge wood.

H: 14”, W: 11”, L: 48”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00
Availability: Buy CW Bench here

De La Tour Chair

At this price, I could overlook the ‘inspired by’. This is a great choice for anyone on a budget.

“Inspired by an iconic Midcentury design, our wire chair is equal parts modern sophistication and organic comfort. Iron mesh construction adds both textural interest and a sense of transparency, resulting in a piece that simultaneously enhances and supports its surroundings. A true classic, you’ll love it defining a corner in your living room, pulled up to a desk in your office or grouped in 4 around a dining room table. Get wired! Imported. Wipe clean.”

27″w, 31.5″h, 24″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $160.00
Availability: Buy De La Tour Chair here

Tirup Chair

Yet another surprising find from the big Swedish retailer.

Dimensions:
Width: 30 3/4 ”
Depth: 31 1/8 ”
Height: 34 5/8 ”
Seat width: 23 5/8 ”
Seat depth: 18 1/8 ”
Seat height: 17 3/8 “

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Tirup Chair here

Axel Bench

Nice price for a multifunctional piece of furniture.

“Hybrid safari/luggage bench makes SRO a non-issue. Midnight black recycled leather with black saddlestitch wraps a fixed X-base in black-stained solid wood.”

60″Wx17.75″Dx18″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Availability: Buy Axel Bench here

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