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Seating

Sumo Bean Bags

It’s pretty amazing that bean-bag chairs have been elevated to this level of chic since they were first introduced in the 70’s. Unlike their predecessor, these futuristic bean-bags are made of stain-resistant, rip-proof nylon and filled with foam beads which result in a furniture piece that can be shaped and configured in multiple ways to meet your comfort needs. I like how it’s a simple, minimal looking piece of furniture that has versatile capabilities: the large size (5.5 x 4.5 feet) allows it to be laid flat for lounging or folded to make a chair.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Sumo Bean Bags here

Knoll Sale/Prince Aha Stool

Knoll’s having a sale until tomorrow so now’s your last chance to get a Barcelona Chair, Tulip table or other Knoll designs on the cheap! (I’m using the word “cheap” in a relative nature).

The Aha Stool (seen peeking from behind the case study bed) was designed by Philippe Starck and is now very much within financial reach for most of us). The great thing about this stool is that you can use it for seating, table or storage, and it can be used both indoor or out.

Measurements:
H 17″ Diameter 12″

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Knoll Sale/Prince Aha Stool here

Retro Sofa

I usually gag at the use of the word ‘retro’ because it’s usually far over used to the point of being meaningless(much like the Ebay favorite “Eames Era”). So, other than not liking the title, this sofa is a pretty good deal for how relatively nice it is.

“This is one of the most classic sofa silhouettes in the modern design arsenal. Simple, rounded rectangles form a sleek and basic look that still has plenty of style and tons of comfort. The couch frame is rectangular and low, with two stuffed seat cushions and two larger back cushions that extend above the back of the sofa. The arms are slim but sturdy and the legs have a charming flute in a dark wood tone. No garish floral prints or bulky overstuffed arms. This is truly a look that will last.”
* Wood / fabric
* 86″l, 36″d, 36″h
* Spot clean
* USA

Purchase Information:

Price: $750
Availability: Buy Retro Sofa here

Shinto bench

I like insanely modern furniture. The kind that makes your head spin around and wonder what century you live in. But sometimes, just sometimes, I like to cleanse my palate with some good old fashioned furniture that looks like it could have been made in the 16th century in Asia. This Shinto bench is one such piece: Its sophisticated and subtle styling blends into a modern decor since it’s handmade by master woodworkers in China. What’s more, it’s harvested responsibly from Chinese forests.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Shinto bench here

Phantom Arm Chair

An instant classic, the Phantom is every bit as modern as it is retro. This stylish arm chair features a rich and dense micro fiber valour fabric, available in Oatmeal and Esspresso colors, and a chromed steel base.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499
Availability: Buy Phantom Arm Chair here

Emeco Icon chair

Philippe Starck’s name is synonomous with design, at least to the general public, and I think this chair is a good example of why…reducing the chair form down to it’s simplest outline is so obvious that it is suprising it’s not been done before, yet reassuring that someone’s thought to do it. (Obvious in a good way, by the way.)

Materials: Brushed, powdercoated or polished aluminum

Finish Options: brushed, polished, clear powder coat, transparent blue powder coat, transparent red powder coat, opaque gloss white powder coat, opaque flat black powder coat

16.75 W x 33.5 H x 19.5 D, 18 inch seat height

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Emeco Icon chair here

Pankotto Bench

For anyone looking to furnish their outdoor space with some sturdy, weather-friendly seating (or tables), this collection is sure to please.

“A smooth texture and rounded edges make it especially comfortable for casual seating or table use in the garden, beach house, entryway or children’s room. Blocky and low to the ground, it has a solid presence while being light enough to move when needed. Can be filled with sand for added weight. UV protected.”

Batch-dyed, roto-molded polypropylene.
Available in blue, dark grey or orange
H 17.5″ L 66.5″ D 15.5″
$550.00,
Buy it here.

(Blue currently on sale as of 11/24/08 for $385.00)

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Pankotto Bench here

Sleeper Sofa

When looking for a sleeper sofa it’s usually difficult to find something at a good price that also looks good. This sofa is relatively reasonably priced and definitely nice to look at. Also, if you provide them with 6 yards of your own material they will make a cover for you. Pretty cool!

“All fabric covers are removable, the body is made of steel frame with a firm high resilience seating foam and dracon wrap.”

Back cushions filled with feather & spun polyester

Legs in brushed nickel, frame in epoxy.

The pillows are not included and need to be ordered extra!

Purchase Information:

Price: $1995
Availability: Buy Sleeper Sofa here

Lexington Avenue Creme Leather Lounging Chair

This is a pretty amazing sale on a leather lounge chair. The only thing to be aware of is that it arrives disassembled and you assemble it yourself.

Purchase Information:

Price: $219
Availability: Buy Lexington Avenue Creme Leather Lounging Chair here

Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders

I’m sure you’ve seen this before but if “knot” I’ll give you the run down. This chair is macramed and dipped in epoxy to give it a rigid form.

dimensions: 21.7″ x 27.6″ x 35.4″h (may vary)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2384.00
Availability: Buy Knotted Chair by Marcel Wanders here

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Stainless Steel Bench and Stool

For outdoors or in, this bench and stool are something to consider. The prices aren’t so bad, and the style fits into the modern/minimal look quite easily…you could also use them as a coffee/side table if you wanted to…

Stool, 16w x 16d x 16h

Bench, 55w x 16d x 16h

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Stainless Steel Bench and Stool here

Victor Sofa

Those of you with tight quarters will appreciate the double-duty of this sofa.

Purchase Information:

Price: $998.00
Availability: Buy Victor Sofa here

B-Pop Side Chair – Laminate

“Echoing the soft curves of mid-century modernism, Omar de Biaggio’s compact B-Pop Side Chair (2003) brings a sense of wit and impeccable styling to beech ply and stainless steel tubular seating.”

Indeed. I couldn’t say it better myself.

Beech plywood with melamine laminate; 18mm steel tubing with satin chrome finish.

H 30″x W 22.5″x D 19″, Seat H 18″

Purchase Information:

Price: $218.00
Availability: Buy B-Pop Side Chair – Laminate here

Ming Square Arm Chair

This chair caught my eye, as most red modernish chairs do. It’d be a great accent chair in any room, or used in multiples around a dining table. Either way, it’s a winner.

Ming Square is available in Red, Black, Natural, Apricot, Dark Espresso, Ivory, Olive Green and Mahogany Finishes. Made of solid wood and Birch Veneer, hand stained and machine polished with Polyurethane coat.

24w x 18d x 26h. Seat: 17.75h

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Ming Square Arm Chair here

Hans Wegner’s ch07 lounge

Truly a sculptural furniture piece. It was designed in the late sixties, and it’s worth mentioning that an original version sold at a Christie’s auction for $20,000 in 1999.

It’s made of a plywood shell with cushions on both the seat and back.

[Thanks Bo!]

(Link and price updated February, 24,2011.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,485.00
Availability: Buy Hans Wegner’s ch07 lounge here