Rex Chair

This simple, utilitarian chair is quite inexpensive and well made.

Niko Kralj

Design classic that stands the test of time.

Architect approved.

Folds for compact storage.

If you ask most older architects to pick their favorite folding chair design, there’s a good chance they’ll refer you to the Rex Armchair. Designed in 1952 by award-winning Slovenian designer Niko Kralj, the Rex appeals to the trained—and untrained—eye with its simple solid birch wood construction and fluid folding mechanism. Despite its storage capability, the design’s wide, comfortable seat and backrest, and sloping armrests invite frequent use in a lounge or office. When folded, the armchair measures less than six inches wide. Made in Russia.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $128
Availability: Buy Rex Chair here

Herman Miller Price increase after 1/1/06

If you were thinking about buying anything Herman Miller in the near future, I’d recommend purchasing before 1/1/06 because HM is mandating a price increase on many of their products.

Buy it here*.

*You also may want to google around to see if any retailers are having a promo code that you can take advantage of too.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2995
Availability: Buy Herman Miller Price increase after 1/1/06 here

Danilo Sofa

For a relatively inexpensive sofa, this is not a bad choice. It folds down into a bed and it’s available in leather (add $280).

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,139.99
Availability: Buy Danilo Sofa here

studio barstool

For $30, this barstool might just fit your budget as well as your counter/bar.

Black powder-coated steel tube frame
Polyester-wrapped elastic cord seat and back

19.25″Wx18.5″Dx33.25″H (24″H seat).

Update: This item is no longer available through original retailer. (11/19/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.95
Availability: Buy studio barstool here

xl bench

Another great creation from Scrapile, the Brookly duo who reclaim woodscraps and turn them into furniture masterpieces. I’m considering making my house a “no shoe” house because I’d like to invest in a few nice wool rugs. This bench would go really well in a front entry and would accomodate several pairs of guests shoes on the bottom shelf.

Measurements: H 16″ x W 72″ x D 12″

Lead Time: All Scrapile items are made to order and will ship in approx. 6 weeks. Please allow for another 2-3 weeks in transit. Shipping on all Scrapile items is always free.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,050
Availability: Buy xl bench here

Klein Sofa

The Klein Sofa’s not a bad option if you’re looking for a straight arm sectional. Available in either left or right chaise configurations. Also available in two different sofa lengths.

“Modern design and maximum comfort meet in our Klein collection. Its deep seat, low profile and soft stain-resistant chenille fabric create an inviting place to relax. A low back, boxy arms and stainless steel stretcher base offer a sleek contemporary perspective.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Availability: Buy Klein Sofa here

Bottoni Sofa- Triple Seater

If you’re looking for a modern sofa, and if you’re planning on having it for a while, I recommend the Bottoni. The size and shape are simple and sophisticated, yet the price tag doesn’t knock all the wind out of your lungs. Really, when you think about all the time you spend on a sofa and how long you’ll have it (years?), and consider the cost per month, it’s really a steal. One of the perks of this particular sofa is that there are small blanket-type things (sold separately) that can customize the seat back if you were wanting a bit more pattern.

Sofa available in Charcoal or Ecru.

H 24.5″ W 93″ D 34″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,598.00
Availability: Buy Bottoni Sofa- Triple Seater here

Logo Sofa

Do I need to say that this looks way better than anything that falls under the category of “futon”? I think I probably don’t, but just in case, if you’re thinking about a sit/sleep double action sofa, I recommend serious consideration of this particular sofa. It looks good.

“The compact, Dutch-designed Logo Sleep Sofa rests lightly on chrome-plated steel sleigh legs, with crossbar support for added strength. The Sofa opens easily through a three-staged durable ratchet mechanism for either reclining or sleeping. The Sofa sleeps two, and is upholstered in a soft heathered wool (two-toned charcoal and light grey or red and tomato) that suits almost any environment. Made in Denmark.”

Available in Charcoal/Light Grey or Red Tomato.

H 33.5″ W 78″ D 38.5″ Seat H 15″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,598.00
Availability: Buy Logo Sofa here

Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection

Super great stools that would be the perfect option for seating and/or side table needs. Available in White and Black laquered finish.

Height is approx. 20″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Availability: Buy Tam Tam And Zig Zag Collection here

Ray Chair

Extra-wide seat and a design that is reminiscent of Wagner’s favorite fish, the stingray.

-Upholstered in fine, worsted wool and set on 12mm stainless steel
-Made in Denmark.

Designer: Jakob Wagner, 2003

Also available at SCP Furniture

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Time Life Stools

Here’s a secret about me. I’m cheap. Some may call that frugal. Anyway, I don’t really ever like to pay retail so I try to shop around and get the best price, which is why I love the internet. I really want one of the Time Life Stools and they retail at around $700. I think the pricing is all kind of arbitrary. If they retailed for $1400 then I would buy two at $700 because I was getting a good deal. But since they retail at $700 I want to try to do better. It’s a sickness, really. But here’s the good news: I found a place where you can buy them for $629 with no tax and free shipping. So there you go.

Purchase Information:

Price: $629.00
Availability: Buy Time Life Stools here

Primary Pouf

Here it is- the perfect stool/seat/table/ottoman. Indoor or outdoor, available in several different colors, and it will also grant you three wishes upon receipt. Not really, but the other stuff is true. The foam is firm enough to set drinks and plates on and it’s pretty light, so you can move it around to suit your needs. Brilliant, huh?

Chartreuse, Grey, Light Blue, Orange, Red, or Taupe.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: DWR

Multi Chair

Again, designer Joe Colombo never disappoints. He designed this insane chair in 1971.

“I think that the common use of the word ‘furniture’, referring to a new house or apartment, is now days inappropriate. To be clear it would be better if we talked about ‘interior architecture’; considering the home as a space to organize and equip, in all its volumes, with elements suitable for our needs and the époque in which we are living.” -Joe Colombo 1965

The Multichair is a transformable system composed of two cushions filled with polyurethane foam and covered in elasticised woollen fabric. The cushions may be used individually or by combining them in different positions, to make chairs, armchairs or easy chairs. The Multichair is further enhanced by the many seams, hand sewn by skilled craftsmen.

22.8” w | 26.4” h | 28.35” d

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,699.00
Availability: Buy Multi Chair here

Sway Stool

I swoon. Made of 100% pure cork, which is reclaimed waste material from the bottle stopper industry, this little stool is something to take a look at.

“The central column of the stool, located directly under the spine of the user, is flexible, solid cork while the rest is perforated. The result is a seat that flexes and pivots under the weight of the user, responding to the slightest body movement. The user’s muscles remain slightly engaged to maintain balance, improving posture and circulation. Many have reported this to be a perfect seat for working at a desk or computer, enabling the user to move and rock while working and thinking. Because cork is 100% waterproof and impervious to rot and mold growth, this piece functions as well outdoors as it does in. Perfect for a bit of meditation in the garden…”

Designed by Daniel Michalik.

Approx. 18″ tall x 15″ wide x 15″ deep

Purchase Information:

Price: $348.00
Availability: Buy Sway Stool here

cache storage bench

It’s a bench! It’s a storage bin! You can put your stuff in here and then sit on it. Will wonders never cease?

Materials: 1 3/4″ solid wood gables wrapped in molded birch plywood.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299
Availability: Buy cache storage bench here