FURNISHINGS

Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs

I know, I know, you don’t need any temptation to buy new furniture, especially as you’re in back-to-school mode. Even if you don’t go to school, or don’t have kids in school, it’s still the end of summer, and that means your nose should be back to the grindstone. That said, there are some new colors for the Eames® Molded Plastic Chairs, and after clicking on a few combinations, it seems awfully tempting to inject some color into a dining area by buying just a couple of new chairs. Two new armchairs, perhaps? Or four new DSWs? Aqua Sky, Blue Ice, Kelly Green, Pale Yellow, Stone.. my goodness, nine new colors with eight (eight!) leg options is enough to make your head spin.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00 - 428.00
Available from: DWR

Sprig Bar Stool

I’ve been a big fan of Council ever since they first hit the design scene, so it’s no surprise this Sprig Bar Stool has shot to the top of my favorite barstool list. A powder-coated steel frame will ensure durability, while a subtle angle at the seat back and front makes for comfortable seating. The overall minimal shape has a stainless steel footrest to make it a little more special, and you’ll be happy to note the barstool can be used indoors or outside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $575.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Tote Table

A pink side table is just what you need, right? Don’t worry, there are other options too (blue, green, white, black, orange, and red) if pink isn’t your thing. It’s lightweight and perfectly at home indoors or outdoors, and with an easy-to-grab handle, you can move it back and forth as needed. Light to medium weight bodies may also use the Tote Table as a stool, so you’ve got a versatile option for all your living areas.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.00
Available from: The Utility Collective

Georg Console Table and Stool

Small spaces can be tricky, but choose a few furnishings that work in multiple ways and you’ll be as happy as a clam. Take this Georg Console and Stool by Christina Liljenberg Halstrøm, for instance. The minimal, raw oak console would work in entryway as landing pad for keys and mail or in a living or bedroom area as an extra workspace. With only a 12.75″ depth, it could tuck in nicely in all sorts of spots to maximize your space.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $254.15 - 509.15
Available from: DWR

Totem Stools

The Totem Stool has a pyramid shaped notch in its side that allows you a little bit of versatility. Stack them up for a sort of sculpture or storage solution, or maybe even utilize the pyramid notch for a temporary book rest. They’re lightweight and durable, and should you want them to stay put on a deck or patio, simply fill them with sand or water.
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Purchase Information:

Price: AUD130.00
Available from: Anaesthetic Design

Reso Armchair, Set of 2

If you’re very fond of the Bend Farmhouse, Bunny Lounge, or the Bertoia Side Chair, but find their price tags just a tad too high, you should add in the Reso as an alternative. The Reso Armchair is made of powder-coated steel that form a fanned back and straight seat slats. It may not have the same recognition of the previously mentioned chairs, but it is sold in sets of two, so split the $395 or $495 in half when considering the impact on your wallet. Pick from yellow, dark green, charcoal, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00- 495.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Profil Aluminum Wall Shelf

If you’re in need of an affordable sort of steel ledge, you’d do well to check out CB2′s Bent Metal Wall Shelf, $199. It will hold your sundries and art objects just fine. However, if you’re after a longer, leaner look, you might want to consider digging into your wallet a bit more for the Profil Aluminum Wall Shelf by Jörg Schellmann. Made of extruded aluminum with a powder coat paint finish, each shelf may be used upside down to create a sculptural top to another unit or combined end to end for larger display. Side panels are also an option.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $570.00 - 845.00
Available from: Luminaire

Quick-Step Stool

What’s the big deal about a simple step stool? Well, for starters, this Quick-Step Stool is made from solid oak and looks like the letter A in profile. That makes it easy on the eyes. The step may be used on either side and there’s a handle cut into the top, so that makes it quite functional. Easy on the eyes and functional? Yep, there’s your answer for those hard-to-reach higher-up spots in the kitchen or closet. It’s even nice enough to leave out for an extra seat or side table.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Afteroom Chair

Upon first glance, you may not notice that the Afteroom Chair only has three legs. If that’s the case, you’re forgiven, but sit up and pay attention. There’s something entirely appealing about reducing materials to the minimum, and that’s exactly what Stockholm studio Afteroom intended when developing this first chair for Menu. The flexible back support extends beyond the back of the seat, giving the chair an airy, open appearance. Quality materials and Afteroom’s minimalist nod to functionalism make this chair a particularly smart choice for any dining or office environment.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: Leibal

Keep Table

Why are you seeing the image of an artfully messy room? Because of the table, of course. As you can probably tell with your keen eyes, the Keep Table from Muuto is made from pieces of wood held together with metal bands. You’ll be happy to hear that those pieces of are leftovers from wood furniture production, and because of this, each table is unique. Winner of Muuto’s 2009 Talent Award, the Keep Table was a senior project of design students Petter Thörne and Anders Johnsson from Konstfack School of Design in Stockholm.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,490.00
Available from: YLiving

Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack

If you’re not embarrassed of your LPs and magazines, this wire rack might just be the ticket to clear off that clutter from your coffee or side table. The Coverboy holds and displays whatever you decide to put in it, making it a versatile sort of shelving option for any prized miscellany. Use just one or combine multiples for a bigger statement.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $198.00 - 238.00
Availability: Buy Coverboy Hanging Wire Rack here

Slow Chair & Ottoman

Whenever I see the Slow Chair by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra, I am reminded of the Maison Flottante where the chair is shown prominently as the main living area seating. Would you believe that the inspiration behind the Slow Chair was ladies’ tights? I’m sure you can, as the strong, precisely shaped knit is stretched over the metal frame, quite similar to a fitted stocking. This sling cover provides soft, ergonomic support and gives a lightweight appearance despite its generous proportions.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,655.00
Available from: YLiving

Chieftains Chair

When we originally posted the Chieftains Chair designed by Finn Juhl, it was 2011 and it cost $11,500. Today’s price finds it at $17,175, which, unfortunately, is much higher than the rate of inflation. And so goes the world of design classics and their price fluctuations.

Inspired by primitive weaponry, Juhl originally created the chair for the 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen. I’ve long admired this chair, and while the price is firmly outside of any budget I might have in the foreseeable future, I can still appreciate the slight curves and teak and walnut frame that have made it one of the more iconic pieces of mid century design.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $17,175.00
Available from: DWR

Color Block Bookcase

I’m not one for too much color in my own home; grays, browns, and blacks are normally my choice of furnishings. That said, this Color Block Bookcase looks awfully tempting as a storage solution with its soft color palette of grey, powder blue, yellow and red/orange. At first glance, the shelves almost look like translucent glass, yet instead the color is hand-applied enamel poured over smooth, metal shelves.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: CB2

Strand End Table

This end table has a trick up its sleeve; the base can be fastened in two different positions to change up its look. Each table is made with Stephen Lysak’s trademark joinery, you may also request a fixed location if you tend to be picky about such things. Strand end tables are available in three different finishes: Natural Birch, Walnut, and Charcoal.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Stephen Lysak Design