FURNISHINGS

Itbed mattress and futon

This is a pretty smart design, and it would certainly impress your guests…Imagine pulling it out of the closet, setting it down, adjusting, and then saying, “Ta-da!”. I think I wouldn’t mind it as an everyday bed either, as it has a casual/edgy look about it.

“The itbed is made from 7 mm thick cardboard that is folded like an accordion. In one step the itbed can be collapsed into an easily portable bundle making the cardboard bed an ideal solution for guest beds or frequent movers. The zigzag profile of the itbed, reminiscent of a house of cards, is stabilized from head to foot by two lengths of webbing…The itbed is available in two models. itbed futon is made for futons or thinner roll-up mattresses and comes with an extra horizontal support that is also collapsible. This particular model is especially useful as a guest bed. itbed mattress is made for use with more traditional mattresses and is thus suitable for every day use.”

itbed mattress

(Thanks goes to Brandon F. for the link.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $435
Availability: Buy Itbed mattress and futon here

Knoll Sale/Prince Aha Stool

Knoll’s having a sale until tomorrow so now’s your last chance to get a Barcelona Chair, Tulip table or other Knoll designs on the cheap! (I’m using the word “cheap” in a relative nature).

The Aha Stool (seen peeking from behind the case study bed) was designed by Philippe Starck and is now very much within financial reach for most of us). The great thing about this stool is that you can use it for seating, table or storage, and it can be used both indoor or out.

Measurements:
H 17″ Diameter 12″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy Knoll Sale/Prince Aha Stool here

Love Chair

I know most people are crazy for Mr. Jonathan Adler, but somehow I didn’t get hit with the adoration bat when it comes to most of Mr. Adler’s designs. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s all good stuff, it’s just that nothing has struck me as an ‘i have to have it’ type thing. And then I see this, and somehow I finally got hit in the ‘noggin, if that’s the saying. This chair is so “sweet” it’s cute, and while I appreciate it for the irony (maybe?), I’m sure loads of people love it just ’cause it’s Adler.

White powder-coated metal

H 33.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Availability: Buy Love Chair here

Lotus Bud, Carp, and Bamboo Dog Toys

If you’re growing tired of rubber fire-hydrants and silly pet toys, then maybe your dog is too. Besides, everybody needs a little luck and harmony…

“Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Lotus Bud, a symbol of harmony, purity, and continuity. Combined with the Lucky Carp, it symbolizes continuity of abundance.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Lotus Bud, Carp, and Bamboo Dog Toys here

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Trix

Kartell products are on sale through Midnight May 14th at highbrowfurniture.com. I especially like the Trix, which can be configured as an ottoman, a chair, a lounge or a bed. How versatile!

“Trix is composed of three cushions of different sizes linked by an elegant system of rubber bands. With a simple rotating movement, they can be transformed and used in different ways. Trix can be the original pouf for two people. It can also be turned into a cosy bed, a comfortable lounge chair and a welcoming arm chair.

Composed of expanded polyurethane and is upholstered in three-dimensional woven polyester technical fabric.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $975
Availability: Buy Trix here

Grasshopper Chair and Square Side Table

I kind of like the looks of this outdoor chair and table, and the price makes me like them just a little bit more.

• Powder-coated steel tube frame
• Woven plastic seat and back
• Matte deep brown frame with subtle speckled finish
• Folds for easy storage
• Use indoors/outdoors

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.95
Availability: Buy Grasshopper Chair and Square Side Table here

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Sumo Bean Bags

It’s pretty amazing that bean-bag chairs have been elevated to this level of chic since they were first introduced in the 70′s. Unlike their predecessor, these futuristic bean-bags are made of stain-resistant, rip-proof nylon and filled with foam beads which result in a furniture piece that can be shaped and configured in multiple ways to meet your comfort needs. I like how it’s a simple, minimal looking piece of furniture that has versatile capabilities: the large size (5.5 x 4.5 feet) allows it to be laid flat for lounging or folded to make a chair.

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Sumo Bean Bags here

webbed bench

Now on sale, the webbed bench would be great for any spare wall that could use a functional piece of furniture. It would be great in an entry room, library or living room.

“Modern design in blonde solid wood with black cotton webbing. Fully assembled.”
46.75″ x 16.5″ x 18″h.

Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Availability: Buy webbed bench here

Cloud Shelving System

It seems to me that we would’ve posted this before, though I can’t seem to find any record of it. And if we have, I think it’s well worth another entry. It’s such a great design and so terribly great-looking as to inspire need (as in, I need that piece of furniture). And, of course, it’s by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Cappellini (2004).

“the cloud shelving system…has garnered much attention due to its original form and its use of innovative materials. cloud allows for the repetition of elements which can be stacked and aligned to create large bookshelves or room dividers. in theory, there is no limit to the size of a structure other than the size of the space containing it. cloud is made of a high-density polystyrene and is available in 4 colors: white, light green, dark green or red.”

units sold separately.

73.8″ x 15.75″ x 41.4″

Purchase Information:

Price: $643.00
Availability: Buy Cloud Shelving System here

Jonathan Adler Lantern Sheet Set

Jonathan Adler has been blowing up lately, evidenced here in his ubiquitous lantern design linens being sold at Big Box retailer Bed Bath and Beyond. I like these sheets and they’re not too pricey.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.99
Availability: Buy Jonathan Adler Lantern Sheet Set here

Shinto bench

I like insanely modern furniture. The kind that makes your head spin around and wonder what century you live in. But sometimes, just sometimes, I like to cleanse my palate with some good old fashioned furniture that looks like it could have been made in the 16th century in Asia. This Shinto bench is one such piece: Its sophisticated and subtle styling blends into a modern decor since it’s handmade by master woodworkers in China. What’s more, it’s harvested responsibly from Chinese forests.

Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Availability: Buy Shinto bench here

Emeco Icon chair

Philippe Starck’s name is synonomous with design, at least to the general public, and I think this chair is a good example of why…reducing the chair form down to it’s simplest outline is so obvious that it is suprising it’s not been done before, yet reassuring that someone’s thought to do it. (Obvious in a good way, by the way.)

Materials: Brushed, powdercoated or polished aluminum

Finish Options: brushed, polished, clear powder coat, transparent blue powder coat, transparent red powder coat, opaque gloss white powder coat, opaque flat black powder coat

16.75 W x 33.5 H x 19.5 D, 18 inch seat height

Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Emeco Icon chair here

Otis and Claude Dwell Pethouse

Finally, a pet-house worthy of being in your own house. I’ve seen a few contenders but this one is simple enough without looking ostentatiously modern.

Note: There’s nothing wrong with things looking ostentatiously modern, but sometimes it’s difficult to pull off well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Availability: Buy Otis and Claude Dwell Pethouse here

Illusions Acrylic Side Table

I think I like this table. It’s a good price and kind of fun (and who am I kidding, it’s acrylic).

“This simple acrylic table resembles a transparent tablecloth. Light, visually stimulating, and an incredible value! Perfect as an occasional table or several clustered to create a coffee table in front of a sofa.”

designer: John Brauer, 2006

approx. 16″ diameter x 18″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Illusions Acrylic Side Table here

Gehry Cardboard Block Table

If you’re wanting to add some Gehry pieces into your home, this little block table is a relatively affordable way to do it.

“Absolutely a perfect accent piece and a great way to incorporate a piece of Frank Gehry’s work in virtually any interior. This block cube made out of cardboard will add texture and “edginess” to any space. New from Vitra, this piece is available in all natural or with your choice of one side in the new trim colors of white, orange, or green.”

15.75″ x 15.75″ x 15.75″ height

Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Availability: Buy Gehry Cardboard Block Table here