FURNISHINGS

Reyna 3-Door Buffet

Wow, a lacquered buffet for under a grand…color me surprised. And, man, wouldn’t this be the center of attention (all while providing excellent storage space)??

High-Gloss Ferrari Red Lacquer over MDF
Metal Legs, 3 Doors of Storage

71″W X 16″D X 28″H

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available in red or for the original price, but Cantoni does have the buffet in black with different handles for $1,899.00. (10/15/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,899.00
Availability: Buy Reyna 3-Door Buffet here

how does your shelving grow?

I love this shelving. Conceivably, you could use it all over a room and not need any other storage. The shelving would unite all the disparate items into one theme, thereby reducing the visual clutter.

Quinze & Milan’s Solo Junior

Finally, some truly modern children’s furniture that’s not too expensive and looks great.

“Resembling abstract building blocks, the Solo Junior, with its bright colors and firm but comfortable foam material, calls out to be sat on, flipped over and climbed upon. A petite scale of a chair designed for the Seattle Public Library, it has a unique shape and makes a startlingly comfortable perch for bodies small and large. Inspired by the modern world’s constant state of flux, Arne Quinze and Yves Milan design furniture that expresses playfulness, creativity, quality, excitement and ingenuity. Made of Quinze & Milan’s proprietary polyurethane foam, which was developed as an alternative to upholstery. The Solo is weather-resistant, nontoxic, recyclable and easy to clean. Suggested age: 3 yrs and up.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $250
Availability: Buy Quinze & Milan’s Solo Junior here

MUJI Ash Desktop and Gray Desk Legs

To the delight of all of us that enjoy simple and inexpensive items, MUJI continues to expand their collection of home/office accessories. This desk is just that: simple, inexpensive, and completely MUJI.

“Components of MUJI’s Stainless Steel Unit System, these gray desk legs and smooth ash desktop coordinate to form a sleek and simple desk that is suitable for any décor. Desktop and desk legs sold separately.”

Ash Desktop: 49.25w x 21.5″h;
$245.00 ($220.50 members)

Gray Desk legs, 47w x 20.5″l
$180.00 ($162.00 members)

total: $425.00, ($383.50 members)

MoMA’s designer bio on MUJI…

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Availability: Buy MUJI Ash Desktop and Gray Desk Legs here

Barbarella Sofa

I collect vintage interior design/decorating books, and a particular favorite I found at a university library sale: Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating, published in 1972. The first picture you see as you flip through its sepia tinged pages is of a sunken living room, resembling a cave, with white fur covering almost every surface, from the floor to the walls to the ceiling. It’s so far over-the-top that I love it, that is what was so fun about decorating in the Seventies!

Imagine my surprise as I was shopping around this morning to find this amazing sofa from cheeky design firm Moooi. If you happen to have a sunken living room, I highly suggest you purchase this sofa in conjunction with several yards of faux fur to complete this designer look. The link below provides some inforamtion with more to come.

A look at the cover shot for Bloomingdales Book of Home Decorating:

sunken%20livingroom.jpg Anyone else think the “window” looks trompe’loie?

More information:

View Barbarella Sofa here

“WB Chair”

White on White just relaunched their new site. While perusing it today, I found the WB chair for only $135 (while the original sells for around $500). Such a great deal. Mind you, it is a reproduction, but if you’re in the Ikea price range, you may try White on White.

Purchase Information:

Price: $135
Availability: Buy “WB Chair” here

Pierre Paulin Little Tulip Chair

This is a pricy chair but I currently can’t imagine anything prettier. It’s so delicate. I also really like the muted color of the upholstery.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1200
Availability: Buy Pierre Paulin Little Tulip Chair here

Luisa Side Table

This is a delightful little side table who’s inspiration came from a visit to grandma’s house. The table is constructed of two layers of hard acrylic with a thin layer of laser cut felt between.

“The inspiration for this design emerged during lunch at the home of Enrico Fratesi’s grandmother, Luisa. For Fratesi, the fact his grandmother’s furniture was covered in plastic was no surprise, since this method of keeping furniture clean was a practice he’d seen all his life. But for his partner, Stine Gam-Pedersen, a native of Denmark, the plastic covers were odd, unexpected and exactly the inspiration needed for their next design.”

Luisa can be used in multiples to create a coffee table, in either three of the same color or a mix.

Purchase Information:

Price: $278
Availability: Buy Luisa Side Table here

Thomas O’Brien Modern Bi-Fold Shelf

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/5/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $239.99
Availability: Buy Thomas O’Brien Modern Bi-Fold Shelf here

Origami (stool)

A suitably priced stacking stool in oak plywood…if you choose to add the tray, it becomes a side/coffee table, or an upholstery option also exists just in case you’d like a little extra padding…

Natural Oak or Wenge stain.

20.5″ x 13″ x 17.75″h

Stool: $254.72

(Tray, add $138.24)
(Upholstery, add $74.24)

Purchase Information:

Price: $254.72
Availability: Buy Origami (stool) here

Stella Chair by Blu Dot

Great new chair from Blu Dot available in black leather, brown leather and robin’s egg blue leather.

Purchase Information:

Price: $749
Availability: Buy Stella Chair by Blu Dot here

Parsons Tower

Assembling furniture is definitely not my favorite thing to do, but saving money is, so that’s why this shelf is a sight for sore eyes…nice classic modern shape would fit very easily into any room and budget.

Assembly required.

Available in acorn, chocolate and white.

46″l x 16″w x 77″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Tower here

Parsons Desk, Now on Sale

I’ve had my eyes on this desk for a while and now it’s on sale. I’m not sure how I feel about the limed blonde wood, but I think a nice coat of white paint (almost lacquer-like) would make it stand out nicely.

parsons desk with drawers

Purchase Information:

Price: $279.00
Availability: Buy Parsons Desk, Now on Sale here

Blu Dot Nick Table

Look at the lines of this piece-quite a nice shape and size for the price. I’d say you’d be getting your money’s worth.

Cherry or Walnut veneer on ply.

74.5″L x 34.5″W x 29.5″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1199.00
Availability: Buy Blu Dot Nick Table here

Elemento Bed

Not sure why we haven’t posted this before (maybe because it has a 2 before the comma in the price tag) but it sure has a pretty enough picture. Platform beds are the thing to have nowadays, so jump on the bandwagon and update your bedroom (if you can afford it).

“This upholstered platform bed combines fabric and metal in a sleek profile, which stands on a highly original base of chromed iron rod. Fully finished on all sides with soft padding everywhere, including the platform that extends 2″ from the mattress. The padded headboard is gently sloped to create a comfortable backrest for reading.”

Slipcover is removable.

Queen-H 27.5″ W 65.5″ D 93.5″
$2,498.00 $2,248.20

King-H 27.5″ W 81″ D 93.5″
$2,698.00 $2,428.20

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,248.20
Availability: Buy Elemento Bed here

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