Alu Media Stand

I think this is an excellent example of a piece of furniture that does its job without a lot of fuss.

“Functional, mobile and inconspicuous”
Designed exclusively for DWR by Luciano Bertoncini.

Smooth-edged cast aluminum with powder-coat finish

-Rounded corners
-Top shelf is scaled to hold televisions up to 250 lbs.
-Lower glass shelf has a 50 lb capacity
-Locking plastic casters (sold separately)
-Assembly required.
-Made in Italy.

H 13.75″ W 51″ D 22″ Shelf H 3.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $698.00
Availability: Buy Alu Media Stand here

Ikea Summer pieces

I have been pretty impressed with the summer furniture that Ikea produced for 2006. The lounge chairs and deck chairs resemble some higher-end designs without the scary price tag. Just to be on the safe side, I would put a good sealer on the wood to ensure it will last year after year.

Purchase Information:

Price: $129.99
Availability: Buy Ikea Summer pieces here

Cross Extension Table

This table seems to fit function and beauty equally within its design.

“With spare clean lines and no decorative excess, Matthew Hilton’s Cross Extension Table pairs the elegance and warmth of classic English furniture with the simple beauty of 21st-century modernism…The table top expands with a simple pull, allowing up to two leaves to be inserted, extending the table’s length from a minimum of 78.75″ to 116″. After the guests depart, the leaves store neatly in a compartment on the table’s underside. And because of the leg’s darting design, as many as 10 can sit comfortably at the Cross Table without discomfort or squeezing.”

Solid oak base; veneered oak top with solid oak supports.

H 29.5″ W 78.75-97.5-116″ D 35.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,750.00
Availability: Buy Cross Extension Table here

Hello Table

It’s a friendly little table at a reasonable price.

Small $299.00
18 x 16 “

Large $399.00
26 x 16 “

Purchase Information:

Price: $299-$399
Availability: Buy Hello Table 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″
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

Rolling Bar Cart

This would be perfect for shuttling food and drink between the kitchen and dining room/livingroom and would function as a great little side table when not in use.

“Contemporary service for wining and dining pairs roomy wood-construction trays with a polished-nickel cart. Top tray lifts off. Chocolate (shown) or white trays.”
35″ x 18″ x 32.5″h.

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

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

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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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

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

birch wood tray side table

I really like this little table. And even though I’m not usually a big fan of birch wood, I think this table could use a coat of oil or wax and it would fit in nicely with some of your more sophisticated pieces. Another great thing about it is that the top lifts off for use as a tray.

15.5″diam x 22″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Availability: Buy birch wood tray side table here

Bamboo Stagger Shelf

Whenever there’s a comma in a price tag, I get a little nervous. But I think something like this would be timeless, so the comma would be a relatively small price to pay for something that would last decades.

“A striking shelving unit designed to maximize displays areas through a variety of spaces. Irregular and asymmetrical shelving sections opens up the possibilities for a less traditional display of objects. The Stagger Shelf is made of toasted vertical grain bamboo and finished with organic, non-toxic Hard Oil. Stainless steel screws and adjustable steel feet.”

14” deep x 97.5” wide x 83” tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,350.00
Availability: Buy Bamboo Stagger Shelf here

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Champagne Straws

I like how an act that would be considered gauche is elevated just by changing the material that is used to achieve that act. So, drinking champagne out of the bottle with straws–a little trashy. but if you’re using silver straws–se magnifique!

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Champagne Straws 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

Twister Stool

I like the undulation implied in these benches.

“Bo Bedre award-winning design by Yuriko Takahashi in 2003. Beautifully molded solid wood veneer, Twister stools can be ganged to form a bench. The ganging device kit contains two pieces for the length and 2 pieces for the width. Crafted in Denmark.”

Above photo shows 5 stools connected by 4 ganging device kits.

Available in birch or with a black satin finish and with either a left or right side configuration.

Purchase Information:

Price: $475
Availability: Buy Twister Stool here