Seating

Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis

If you’re feeling like the mid century classics are getting a bit ubiquitous, this is an excellent choice for more of a modern dining or outdoor seating option.

“the strings collection designed by shin azumi for magis is a visually interesting stacking chair and stool. made in chromed steel rod or cataphoretically-treated steel rod painted in polyester powder. painted version is suitable for outside use. seat cushions also available.”

stacking chair, $235.00, 23.2”w x 31.1”h x 20.5”d. seat height is 17.7”
o cushions: seat- $67.00, 13.6” x 13.4”, backrest – 13.6” x 5.9”
high bar stool, $274.00, 24”w x 36.4”h x 17.7”d. seat height is 31.1”
medium bar stool, $269.00, 23.2”w x 32.5”h x 16.1”d. seat height is 27.2”
o seat cushion, $84.00, 11.8” x 10.6”

Purchase Information:

Price: $235-$247
Availability: Buy Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis here

Pebbles

So clever, and appropriately useful in all sorts of ways…

“A hybrid stool/container on wheels by Marcel Wanders. Pebbles is a clever, mobile box that provides extra seating when space and storage are at a minimum. Perfect for holding towels, magazines, tools, office supplies, toys… it fits in any room at home or at the office…”

Standard injection-molded glossy ABS or STYROLUX polystyrene

17″W x 17″L x 15″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Availability: Buy Pebbles here

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair

We haven’t posted all the classic mid century pieces, so we’ll be trying to correct that by highlighting a few every now and again.

“Originally made with fiberglass-reinforced plastic, these chairs now take advantage of the benefits of more eco-friendly polypropylene. The molded shell seat has a high, flexible back and a deep seat pocket. The waterfall seat edge promotes comfortable seating for extended periods of time by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs.”

Polypropylene; chrome-plated steel base; plastic glides.

H 32″ W 24.5″ D 23.5″, Seat H 16.5″, Arm H 26″

Purchase Information:

Price: $329
Availability: Buy Eames Molded Plastic Armchair here

Steele Sofa

Here’s a contemporary sofa that won’t break the bank. I like the super low arms.

“…a low, floating silhouette anchored by overscaled track arms and balanced on a minimal, gleaming stainless base.”

91.5″Wx37.5″Dx31″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,899.00
Availability: Buy Steele Sofa here

Cappellini extra sofa series by fabien baron

Well known fashion photographer Fabien Baron has ventured into the realm of interior design with his sofa series for Cappellini with the same aplomb and sense of style with which he approaches all his work.

“consisting of an armchair and a series of sofas, benches, poufs and cushions, the extra sofa series maintains baron’s simple, yet stylish block design. these solid seating components are constructed of a satined stainless steel base with white nylon feet supporting a sturdy plywood and solid poplar frame with horse hair, coconut fiber, cotton wool and polyurethane foam padded upholstery and a fixed external cover available in a choice of colorful cappellini fabrics or leathers. a rectangular and a square cushion are also available.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,918.00
Availability: Buy Cappellini extra sofa series by fabien baron here

Briar Chair

This chair strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern- love the low seat and structured feel.

“Low to the ground profile seats wide on sleek, minimal cushions. High back encourages good posture, lets you lean your head back. Wing panels shelter with new abbreviation…Kiln-dried hardwood frame. Hardwood legs with espresso finish.”

Patina or Smoke.

32″Wx33.75″Dx42″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Briar Chair here

Animal Sofa

Here’s a modern sofa available in two sizes and three great colors. I like the low back, tufted seat and tuxedo arms- it gives a very streamlined appearance.

Colors: Chalk, Guacamole, Dark Roast

Small Sofa- 82″ L
Large Sofa- 102″ L (add $200)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,599.00
Availability: Buy Animal Sofa here

Cabana Sectional

This is the perfect sectional- very clean lines and an unscary price tag (considering all modern sectionals seem to be about $2000 more than a regular person can afford). Pillows are sold separately, so if you’re not so fond of stripes, don’t worry.

“Clean uni-height backs/arms angle deep to comfort. Overscale pieces work small spaces solo, or lofts in combination…Classic textured cotton in go-with-everything putty, double-needle stitched at the seams. Barely there T-legs in solid aluminum.”

• Kiln-dried hardwood frame benchmade in USA
• Sinuous wire spring suspension; foam cushioning
• 100% cotton fabric: putty
• Solid aluminum legs

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $899.00
Availability: Buy Cabana Sectional here

Flocks Pouf – Large and Medium

Originally posted back in ’07, these knocked my socks off (I still love them ridiculously)…and, now they’re on sale(!).

Designer: Christien Meindertsma
100% wool cover; 100% cotton lining; polyester fill.

Medium: H 11″ Diameter 24″, $800.0 Now: $640.00
Large: H 15″ Diameter 33″, $1,600.00 Now: $1,280.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $680.00
Availability: Buy Flocks Pouf – Large and Medium here

antibodi chaise by patricia urquiola for moroso of italy

Another piece in the Antibodi collection by Patricia Urquiola.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,923.00
Availability: Buy antibodi chaise by patricia urquiola for moroso of italy here

cappellini soft 03 sofa series by piero lissoni

The sofa series by Piero Lissoni is a modular seating solution with removable leather or cloth covers.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $381.00
Availability: Buy cappellini soft 03 sofa series by piero lissoni here

Ripples Bench

This bench takes advantage of five different layers of wood- an engaging design that will no doubt be at home among other classics in years to come.

“To create his Ripples Collection (2003), Toyo Ito was inspired by the appearance of concentric circles spreading across the surface of water that’s been disturbed by a thrown pebble…Created with five layers of different woods – walnut, mahogany, cherry, oak and ash – Ripples is created by pressing together 5mm-thick layers of each wood…Due to the natural variations in the grain of these woods, every Ripples Bench is unique.”

H 16″ W 79″ D 20″

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,000
Availability: Buy Ripples Bench here

blockparty by hayes & stoller

Obviously this is more suitable for a commercial space versus a small residential one, but it’s a pretty cool sofa if you have the need for a huge lounging piece and happen to have $6000 to spare.

Backrests release for repositioning.

31″h x 105″w x 57″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,000
Availability: Buy blockparty by hayes & stoller here

Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair

I absolutely love this chair. We ended up getting ours off of ebay, but if you’re not the patient type that will wait forever until one turns up for bidding, there are several stores that offer a brand new one in exchange for a chunk of change.

“Aluminum Group chairs were originally developed in 1958 as a special project by Charles and Ray Eames for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. With the addition of plush, 2-inch thick upholstered seat cushions, the Soft Pad Group chairs retain the style of the earlier chairs and enhance long-term comfort.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,299
Availability: Buy Eames Soft Pad Executive Chair here

Neo Two-Seater Sofa

Save 15% on some great upholstery items from DWR through January 29…($400 savings on this particular one.)

“The frame is made by hand and draws on techniques Bendtsen learned from
his father, who also designed and built furniture. The foam seat
cushions he uses are sourced from Italy because he hasn’t found any
others that offer his ideal mix of firm support and comfort. And the
removable cushion covers, while not a flashy feature, are all about
maximizing Neo’s functionality as an easy-to-live-with and
easy-to-clean seating collection.”

H 31″ W 77″ D 35″ Seat H 16″ Arm H 25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,700
Availability: Buy Neo Two-Seater Sofa here