Seating

Bucket Seat

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Price: $249.00
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lowseat by patricia urquiola

I just really love everything that patricia urquiola does. The Lowseat is a steel frame covered with injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam and the feet are made of stainless steel.

The best thing is that the covers are removable for cleaning (except for the leather, obviously).

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Price: $2243.00
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Van Amburgh Stool by Sam Johnson

We posted this years ago (’06) and it needed some new shiny pictures to get your attention again. So, no, it’s not new, but it’s a good stool for a good price.

Named after the famous lion tamer Isaac van Amburgh, this stackable stool, or side table, is made from rotation-molded polypropylene.

18.9″ x 14.97″high
Black, Red, White

$150.00 Buy it here.

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Price: $150.00
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Quinze & Milan’s Solo Junior

Finally, some truly modern children’s furniture that’s not too expensive and looks great.

“Resembling abstract building blocks, the Solo Junior, with its bright colors and firm but comfortable foam material, calls out to be sat on, flipped over and climbed upon. A petite scale of a chair designed for the Seattle Public Library, it has a unique shape and makes a startlingly comfortable perch for bodies small and large. Inspired by the modern world’s constant state of flux, Arne Quinze and Yves Milan design furniture that expresses playfulness, creativity, quality, excitement and ingenuity. Made of Quinze & Milan’s proprietary polyurethane foam, which was developed as an alternative to upholstery. The Solo is weather-resistant, nontoxic, recyclable and easy to clean. Suggested age: 3 yrs and up.”

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Price: $250
Availability: Buy Quinze & Milan’s Solo Junior here

“WB Chair”

White on White just relaunched their new site. While perusing it today, I found the WB chair for only $135 (while the original sells for around $500). Such a great deal. Mind you, it is a reproduction, but if you’re in the Ikea price range, you may try White on White.

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Price: $135
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Barbarella Sofa

I collect vintage interior design/decorating books, and a particular favorite I found at a university library sale: Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating, published in 1972. The first picture you see as you flip through its sepia tinged pages is of a sunken living room, resembling a cave, with white fur covering almost every surface, from the floor to the walls to the ceiling. It’s so far over-the-top that I love it, that is what was so fun about decorating in the Seventies!

Imagine my surprise as I was shopping around this morning to find this amazing sofa from cheeky design firm Moooi. If you happen to have a sunken living room, I highly suggest you purchase this sofa in conjunction with several yards of faux fur to complete this designer look. The link below provides some inforamtion with more to come.

A look at the cover shot for Bloomingdales Book of Home Decorating:

sunken%20livingroom.jpg Anyone else think the “window” looks trompe’loie?

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Stella Chair by Blu Dot

Great new chair from Blu Dot available in black leather, brown leather and robin’s egg blue leather.

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Price: $749
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Pierre Paulin Little Tulip Chair

This is a pricy chair but I currently can’t imagine anything prettier. It’s so delicate. I also really like the muted color of the upholstery.

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Price: $1200
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Origami (stool)

A suitably priced stacking stool in oak plywood…if you choose to add the tray, it becomes a side/coffee table, or an upholstery option also exists just in case you’d like a little extra padding…

Natural Oak or Wenge stain.

20.5″ x 13″ x 17.75″h

Stool: $254.72

(Tray, add $138.24)
(Upholstery, add $74.24)

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Price: $254.72
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Couchoid Studio Sofa

Blu Dot is one of those companies who can’t seem to misstep; every product they introduce becomes an instant favorite of mine. The new Couchoid upholstery group is no exception. A recessed chrome base makes the solid sofa appear to float, and the dense seat, back, and arms have just enough detail to avoid looking like a big block of foam. The only problem is that I don’t think any pillows would look good on this, so let’s hope it’s as comfortable as it is striking.

Hardwood frame, high density foam. Upholstered in a leather alternative in dark brown,
white, or robin’s egg blue with contrasting stitching.

H 28″ (Seat height 15″) x W 75″ x D 34″ (Seat depth 24″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1399.00
Availability: Buy Couchoid Studio Sofa here

Spacecube

What a steal- one, two, three or four of these would function quite well as a table/ottoman, and with removable slipcovers, it’d be a cinch to clean up (or change) your living area.

“The latest multifunctional idea from Danish designer Stine Engelbrechtsen is the Space Cube, where simplicity and ingenuity meet in a soft fabric-covered block that can function as a stool, table or ottoman. At 8 lbs, the Space Cube is also light enough to move easily and often, and can be used in multiples, whether in public waiting rooms or in children’s areas where soft surfaces are called for. The cube is resilient yet solid, and is upholstered in a blend of linen and cotton that offers visual texture, a soft hand and enduring strength. The slipcover is easily removable for dry cleaning.”

Cell foam and polyester fiber; upholstery, 74% cotton, 20% viscose, 6% linen.

Available in Anthracite, Brown, Lime or Red Orange.

H 16″ x W 18″ x D 18″

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Price: $198
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I B Pop Chair

This is certainly a nice option for seating, though if you live in the U.S., you might have to pay a little bit more for shipping…

“i b pop has such a unique form, because we have taken a single sheet of plastic and turned it into a stunning contemporary chair. i b pop is perfect as a dining or occasional chair and can also bring easy style to any outdoor space. The colour options with a different outside and inside colour are ideally suited for making matching sets or inverted colour combinations. i b pop works well in the contract market as a reception chair or as seating in bars, cafés or clubs.”

H74 x W52 x D52 cm

Avialbe in Red, White, Blue & Black

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Price: $270.00
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One Chaise

This is a real risk. It’s a little whacky. And it is made of white vinyl. But there’s something that I really like about it. The head cushion is perfect. For the price, it might be worth reupholstering it in a really nice wool felt.

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Price: $379
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Low Cut Stool

I suppose this could be considered the I B Pop chair’s side table and/or coordinating stool, and for the price, it’s worth posting.

“This solid stool or side table (it doesn’t matter what you use it for: It works brilliantly as either.) has a secret. low cut can fold flat in a fraction of a second. Ideal as extra seating you can bring out just when you need it or as outdoor furniture that can be stored away neatly until the weather finally lets you sit outside. When low cut is unfolded it takes up almost no space at all.”

Maximum load 150kg.

360 x 345 mm

Available in (outside/inside) Blue/black, black/blue, white/red , white/white ,red/white

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Price: $87.50
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Victoria Sidechair by Philippe Starck

It’s always nice to find a well designed chair under the $300 mark.
“Fashioned in transparent polycarbonate, Starck’s modern interpretation of a baroque-inspired form with the Louis Ghost chair quickly attained icon status, prompting him to design a complementary armless version that’s ideal for dining. A daring example of single-mold injection, these classic Louis XV-style chairs are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made by Kartell.”

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Price: $265
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