Verner Panton new matte s chair

I know this is nothing new but I thought I’d add it to the pile of great chairs that are reasonably priced. I’ve always seen this in a dining set but I’m toying with the idea of getting it for an office chair. Mind you, this is probably not the most ergonomic chair for sitting at for hours but if you’ve got a desk where you sit to pay bills or check email, it might just work.

Measurements: H” 33.5″/ 16.5″ seat x W 19.75″ x D 22.75″

Available in white, red (this is a reddish/orange color), yellow, and blue.

Purchase Information:

Price: $215
Availability: Buy Verner Panton new matte s chair here

Ceylon Sofa

What’s this? A modern sofa under $1000? My antennae go up when I hear these words, and I have to say that often I’m disappointed with quality or else the “modern” style is way overdone. Not in this case though. I’m a big fan of the bench seat and square arms, and the aluminum legs add a nice contemporary touch to the overall style. It’s a good deal in my book.

•Kiln-dried hardwood frame
•Flexolator spring system
•Cotton/poly blend upholstery in mocha with topstitch details
•Solid brushed aluminum legs
•Four square pillows across the back

86″Wx35″Dx35″H (18.25″H seat).

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Availability: Buy Ceylon Sofa here

JW-01 Chair

Nice walnut stacking chair on sale.
“When Jakob Wagner designed the JW-01 Chair he wasn’t only thinking how to create a sublime sense of balance with disparate elements. He was addressing how to design a chair at once beautiful and nearly indestructible, vividly comfortable yet functional for home as well as public spaces. Wagner’s talent for fusing engineering with aesthetic grace, solving the needs of the human body to find shelter in a seat, is exemplified by the JW-01. The seat back undulates gently to embrace the torso. The ample seat, with its waterfall edge, curves away from the thigh for optimal comfort. The sleigh-style stainless steel legs, 12mm solid yet thin, establish balance that is essential for secure sitting. The chairs can be stacked without damage.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $498
Availability: Buy JW-01 Chair here


This boxy sofa is almost $1000 off regular price. It has a fixed cover (even though it looks a little like a slip-cover) and is exclusively sold by the Conran Shop.

W86 x D41 x H29 “

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,290.00
Availability: Buy MARSHALL SOFA here

Lublin Lounge Chair

Wow. The wood on this piece has a great glow (the result of a rubbed finish sealed with a clear varnish).

“The LL2 Lounge Chair deconstructs the ubiquitous upholstered lounge chair to its skeletal essence. The chair becomes a cage-like enclosure, implying a solid form but exposing the colorful wool fabric cushions. Made of solid wood with glass inserts at the top and bottom of the armrests to provide functional horizontal surfaces.

MEBEL’s wood is sealed with a clear varnish, which creates a natural rubbed finish. Unlike sprayed glossy lacquer, their pieces do not have an assembly line look or feel. This process also creates a durable surface which is easy to maintain. There is no need to use polish, cleaning with a damp cloth is best. Metal used is fully welded stainless steel tubing with a brushed finish. The dimensions for the storage cutout are 4″ high, by 24″ wide and run from the front of the piece, through to the back.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,190.00
Availability: Buy Lublin Lounge Chair here

annex sectional

This is really not a bad price for a sectional. And what’s great about it is that you can buy different pieces for different configurations.

“Umpteen combinations. One great neutral. It’s a chair, it’s a chaise. It’s a loveseat, it’s a twelve-seat. It’s a U, it’s an L. It’s a bird, it’s a plane. It’s super, man. Fearless salt-and-pepper microfiber with the touch of suede. Studio or loft, add on an Annex.”
•Lightweight kiln-dried solid hardwood frame
•Flexolator spring system
•Mortise and tenon joinery
•Dense foam core cushions wrapped in soft poly batting
•Plush microfiber
•Chrome-plated removable legs with plastic glides
•Made in USA

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy annex sectional here

Momo bench

All in all, this is an outstanding price for a great furniture piece, especially one that has won the Pure Design Award (Tokyo Designer’s Block, 2002).

Designer: Kyoko Inoda and Niles Sveje

“The sensual curved veneer ply comes in Maple, Walnut, and Black Stained Ash. The frame is a bent laser-cut steel frame with an aluminum alloy plating.

We can see why this is an award winning contemporary bench design. It’s simplistic elegance looks and feels magnificent in any modern setting.

It is perfect with the matching stool!”

47″W x 16″D x 16″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $605
Availability: Buy Momo bench here

Oasis Sofa

Nowadays, if perusing the market for a decent sofa, there isn’t much to choose from in the modernist’s middle-of-the-road budget. That’s why it’s really nice to run across a quality product for less than a grand. This particular sofa has clean, simple lines and a nice microfiber fabric to keep any spills from causing a catastrophe.

•Kiln-dried solid hardwood frame
•Dense foam core cushions wrapped in soft poly batting
•Sinuous wire spring suspension in back, Perma-Eze grid in seat
•Removable solid maple legs with dark finish
•Polyester microfiber upholstery with self-welt detailing
•Made in the USA

77.5″Wx33.5″Dx32″H (16.5″H seat).

Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Availability: Buy Oasis Sofa here

Becca Stools

I feel more zen-like by just looking at this chair. Whatever that means.

“Like a light-boned, graceful bird, the Becca Stool seems only momentarily perched. It strains upward, ready to take to the sky again and glide away. You almost feel that you have to sit down on it to keep it from escaping, but the fine craftsmanship of this stool makes that a pleasure. And for when you’re not at home, you can keep it weighted down by using the bottom as a shelf for extra (stylish) storage.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $800.00
Availability: Buy Becca Stools here

The Museum Stool

Several of these would look good together, anywhere, really. And they stack for easy put-away.

“THE MUSEUM STOOL® was originally designed for education programs in the galleries. The solid wood stools are lightweight, durable, stable and portable. The award-winning stacker works well as a pull-up seat or a side table.”

Who: Designed and Manufactured by Museum & Library Furniture.
When: This product ships in 6-8 weeks.
Where: This item ships to anywhere in the continental US. Shipping is FREE!
Material: Wood with NAT matte laquer. Steel hardware.
Specs: 14w x 9d x 16h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $168.00
Availability: Buy The Museum Stool here

Alfa Sofa

I’ve been resisting posting this for a very long time because is SO out of my price range. I finally caved because it’s so nice…

Alfa 3-seat
sofa, cat 10-20

Emaf Progetti

design year:

Zanotta, Italy

Chrome-plated steel feet in high or low versions, making the overheight of sofa pieces 21″ or 25″ steel frame; elastic webbing; fixed nylon internal cover; removable exterior cover in quilted fabric or leather.

The Alfa sofa system is available in many configurations and fabric or leather finishes. As shown, three seat low leg with arms, in Category 10-20 fabric.

as shown, with low leg: 21.75″ back height 90.5″ width 11″ seat height

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,665.00
Availability: Buy Alfa Sofa here

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

Steel Scoop Stool

So, you want super-duper-future-modern, do you? How ’bout this stool? Made of 1/4″ brushed steel plate, it certainly has clean hard lines, and if that doesn’t classify as super(d.f.)-modern, I don’t know what will.

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Steel Scoop Stool here


This is a bit pricy, but you’re essentially getting two furniture pieces for the price of one! (I can essentially justify buying anything if I like it enough)

“The Solitaire, by Alfredo Haberli, is an upholstered chair with an organic shape that is designed in one piece. One of Solitaire’s armrests is like an intergral tabletop, ideal for reading, writing, or for use as a side table. The chair is equally suitable for the home and dynamic workplaces.”

Measures 24.5″D x 36.6″W x 28″H with a 17.3″ seat height.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,695
Availability: Buy Solitaire here

Pawn Stool

This stool is tall enough to make a great side table or just have a few of them sitting around for on-demand seating. They have a spectacular ebony grain and will add visual interest to any barren corner.

Who: Designed and Manufactured by Gus.
When: This product ships in 2 – 4 weeks.
Where: This item ships to anywhere in the continental US. Shipping is FREE!
Material: Exotic Macassar Ebony veneer.
Specs: 14d x 14w x 18h (inches)

Purchase Information:

Price: $429
Availability: Buy Pawn Stool here