FURNISHINGS

Rocket Stool

The well known Eero Aarnio designed this three-legged stool in 1995, and, as you can tell, it hints at his other work with its rounded (“plump“) seat and legs. Interestingly enough, the Rocket was originally designed for Eero Aarnio’s own kitchen, though it’d do just as well in other rooms. The solid wood stool is available in oak wood painted white, black or soaped, and in two different sizes, Rocket Stool ($435) and Baby Rocket ($300).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00 - 435.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Simple Machines Round Table

Just as they announced in a previous edition of their magazine, Dwell now has an online store. Now I shall go find my wallet, because I need to hide it and then hit myself over the head in hopes of memory loss. This Simple Machines Round Table stood out on first perusal, as the legs appear to screw into the top and has a clean, simple appearance. The companion Square Table, Stool, and Bench are equally compelling.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,790.00
Available from: Dwell

Rewrite Desk

This writing desk makes an appropriate spot for bills, correspondence (if you still use snail mail) and, more likely, your laptop. Reclaimed oak and FSC certified white oak (or locally sourced maple) legs and base combine to give a nice warmth and a traditional nod to a modern silhouette. There’s one dovetail drawer for desk accessories.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,995.00
Available from: 2Modern

Sixagon Table

Misewell has been featured before, but this table needs its own space in the spotlight. Whether you use it as a stool or side table, the steel construction means you’ll not be worried about water rings, dings, or any other damage. Available in black, ivory, or red tomato powder coat.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: Misewell

Turn Tables

Lucky you, these tables (and all other Blu Dot furniture) are 20% off their regular price until November 10th. Maybe you just need one table beside your favorite chair to set your drink upon, or maybe you need a few to scatter around for laptops, lamps and books. As each table is made from solid Acacia wood, they’re hefty and will react to changes in temperature.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.20 - 519.20
Available from: Blu Dot

Colors & NOSIGNER’s Cartesia Desk

Talk about crazy storage, check out the way these drawers move in order to open. One goes sideways, two go forward, there’s even a sneaky one in the back for electric cables- or other things that need hiding- that you wouldn’t know is there at first glance. Created by Japanese house Colors, this desk isn’t an impulse buy, that’s for sure, but considering the master craftsmanship and materials, it’ll last longer than you will, given the proper care.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,000.00
Available from: A+R Store

GMT-13

Yes, this is simple, box-like side table. So why does it cost 585 smackeroos? Partly because it’s made from aluminum plate powder-coated in ultra-fine texture, and partly because “its scale is fixed by self-imposed geometrical constraints using the golden ratio”… so there. Does that explain the price tag? It at least explains the name, GMT = The Golden Mean Table. GMT-13 is available in black, red, blue, and white.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00
Available from: FIELD

Vitra Tip Ton Chair

This solid plastic chair has a forward-tilt action that will help your health apparently: it straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. Whether that influences your decision to buy one, many, or none at all, I do have to say it has a nice silhouette that would work well in a dining room or office area. Plus, it’s stackable and comes in 6 different colors. On sale until October 24th.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $355.00, sale: 302.00
Available from: YLiving

QBS

A box is just a box, unless it’s a perfectly square, 17″ box with Rift white oak or walnut veneers and lacquered sides. That kind of box, in this case called the QBS, you can use as an end table, bedside table, or group several together as a coffee/cocktail table. Are you picking up what I’m putting down here? Also available with white lacquer, from MDRN.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: MDRN

Stack Modular Storage System

Don’t get overwhelmed just yet, as you’re the head honcho in deciding how your own Stack Modular Storage System will look. Various cabinets in a variety of colors can be stacked together or used apart, just pick the appropriate base for the configuration you want. Oh, and if a static base bores you, there’s also a Trolley Base for mobility.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00 - 900.00
Available from: YLiving

Hitch Bookcase

If you’ve been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called ‘the library’ in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Cupboard

Storage pieces don’t come cheap, so after you digest the price tag of this Cupboard, take a look at its sliding doors and think of the different ways you might choose to display certain keepsakes. Thanks to the lack of hardware, the doors may remain open or closed without looking messy, giving you various options for storage versus display. This piece is made from high-quality birch plywood- straight from locally harvested forests, of course- in Belgium.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,459.00
Available from: leibal

Waiter/Waitress Tables

Now, we can all agree that these two tables aren’t cheap (even on sale), but let’s pay attention to the fact that each one can be positioned in different ways for different functions. If used in the C shape position, the tables can nest under and over a seating surface, giving you a very handy tabletop for a drink or device (or both) without taking up too much floor space. Or, perhaps you like breakfast in bed? Either table could be the perfect resting spot for your morning coffee/tea and breakfast plate. As these tables are relatively slim, I’m guessing that they’d be easy to move around your home as needed.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $896.00 - 1,676.00
Available from: SUITE New York

Wintercheck 06/08

What happens to orphaned furniture? Often they end up in a very sad place called the landfill, sitting unused and unloved. Wintercheck Factory has saved a few pieces from this slow death, and, with some upgrades and additions, they’re now available online for your purchase (at not bad prices, I might add). Pictured above is the Felt Top Table, $375, who in a previous life sported a linoleum top and was drawerless.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00 - 375.00
Available from: Wintercheck 06/08

Perch Barstool

Hmm, I don’t quite understand how the same barstool could cost roughly $150 more on one site than the other. Do you? One site has it on sale, so that explains a little discrepancy, but perhaps it’s not exactly the same barstool, or by the same designer/manufacturer, or maybe someone is smoking something somewhere and the profit margins were messed up. Either way, this teak and iron base barstool has that spindly-yet-sturdy look and would provide extra seating without taking up too much visual space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $216.00
Available from: West Elm