Paperback Wall Shelf

Now, this is the way to show off your collection of books. Each of your precious volumes is displayed on its own horizontal shelf, allowing for an impressive array that becomes the focus of a room. 13 shelves may be arranged however you wish, and the unit requires only four screws to mount to the wall, though do make sure you fasten them securely to studs, otherwise you’ll have an unhappy mess of shelving and books on the floor.

There’s also three larger shelves that have protruding tabs that will be the perfect home for larger objects or tomes. If you have the money to spend, several of these side by side or one above the other would look fantastic filling a whole wall.

Purchase Information:

Price: $936.00
Available from: Luminaire

Fusillo Shelf

Don’t go thinking this is a static shelf- it’s made of modules that rotate around a central axis so that it can change according to your needs. Each module has a sharp curve at its inner end, so that when it’s flipped up/down, it acts as hook, and the top of the module could serve as a bookend, as shown in the photos below. One in a smaller entryway would work wonders, or combine several in a longer hallway for more storage. Cyclists: take note of the bicycle storage option (for low seats/handlebars).

Purchase Information:

Price: £350.00
Available from: andViceVersa

RAD Tables, Benches, Stools

I still have a deep affection for the Howard Stool, and surprise, surprise, it blinded me to the other perforated steel tables and benches that RAD has to offer. Coffee tables, benches, entry tables, smaller stools and side tables- they have a pretty good array of sizes to suit your needs. A few versions are shown below, and keep in mind there are several different colors to choose from.

Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00 and up
Available from: RAD Furniture

Loll’s 4 slat Adirondack Chair

If you’re shopping for outdoor furniture, you might want to consider Loll’s version of the classic Adirondack chair. Made out of 100% recycled plastic (376 reclaimed milk jugs, fyi), it’ll stand up to the weather just fine with no maintenance. And don’t go thinking it’ll blow away when a gust of wind comes along, as it weighs more than 50 lbs. It should also be noted that if you ever tire of it (not that you would), it’s fully recyclable as well.

Purchase Information:

Price: $639.00
Available from: Loll

Kenno S Kids Recyclable Chair

Don’t worry, we’re not going to start featuring all sorts of kid’s furniture. We’ll just link to the ones that stand out and make sense. The Kenno chair is made from a new cardboard that can be recycled again whenever your favorite little one has outgrown it. No screws or glue are needed for assembly and the white surface allows kids to draw or paint their own designs for a more personalized version.


Purchase Information:

Price: $95.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Libri Shelving

The Libri Shelving isn’t a new item, but its versatility still stands out. Lean one against a wall for a solitary statement, combine several together to make a bigger unit, or combine two back to back for a free standing room divider option. Available in black or white.

Legs are solid ash wood. Shelves in wood veneer.

Designed by Michael Bihain for Swedese
Dimensions: H 89.5 x W 15 x D 11.5

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,150.00
Available from: Huset

Stool One vs. Kaysa

It seems like everyone has an opinion on knock-offs these days, and personally, I always sympathize with the original designer. In my own home, we save up for the licensed versions of whatever piece we love, but I do realize that many people just can’t afford to do so and will sacrifice provenance and, at times, quality for a similar look. Which brings us to the matter at hand: Konstantin Grcic’s Stool One vs. the Kaysa Bar Stool.

Purchase Information:

Price: $798.00 for two
Available from: Hive Modern

Corniche Shelving

The Bouroullec brothers bring yet another lovely and functional object for the home: the Corniche Shelves. Put a few in your entryway for keys and wallets, or perhaps one or two in the bathroom for storing jars of cotton balls and q-tips. They’d look just at home in the living room with your smaller, more valuable items on display.

Purchase Information:

Price: $75.00 - 125.00
Available from: YLiving

The Camp Chair

Whether you use this chair for an actual camping trip or just as an extra seat around the house, you’ll no doubt be pleased with its materials and hardware. It holds up to 350lbs and collapses completely to packable/stackable dimensions (18 x 5 x 21″), and if you’d prefer a stool, just fold the back down over the seat (see image below).

Purchase Information:

Price: $185.00
Available from: Best Made Company

Bink 1025 Mobile Media Table

The very title ‘mobile media table’ is enough to induce an eye roll, as it conjures all sorts of questionable design. However, as the weather gets nicer, and as we begin to enjoy the outdoors with our laptops/tablets/phones, a need for a smaller, portable table does arise. The Bink is a powdercoated indoor/outdoor table that’s sized appropriately for your device and/or your favorite drink, making it a good choice for an outdoor patio or garden area.

Purchase Information:

Price: $249.00
Available from: 2Modern

H55 Easy Chair

Might this be the nicest deck chair ever to pass before our eyes? Designed by Björn Hultén in 1954 and first used by Swedish king Gustav VI Adolf, it certainly has a veritable pedigree, if you care about that sort of thing. An adjustable head cushion and four different seat tilt options ensures comfort, as it certainly should for the price. Folds flat for storage or transport. Also available in black ($655) at Finnish Design Shop.

Purchase Information:

Price: $685.00

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Available from: DWR

Lockwood Chair by Misewell

Remember this chair from Misewell? Thought it might be time for a reminder post, as there’s been a price adjustment since 2010. With a wood seat and steel back, comfort doesn’t spring to mind, but apparently this chair is quite comfortable, even without the optional felt back pad. Plus, it’s supposed to ensure good posture, which pretty much all of us could benefit from.

Purchase Information:

Price: $510.00
Available from: Misewell

Paul Desk

Do you need some nooks and crannies to put your workplace odds and ends? This desk by Wintercheck Factory might fit the bill with its removable side boxes that are perfect for stashing your miscellany. And, good news, it’s $595, which is less than it was back in ’09 ($740.00-$840.00).

Purchase Information:

Price: $595.00
Available from: Wintercheck Factory

Lucinda Stacking Chair

Sometimes a simple café chair is all you need, especially if you’re on a tight budget. This powdercoated iron chair can live indoors or out and stacks to save space. For $70 you could do a whole lot worse, that’s for sure. Choose between a hi-gloss white or the very brave, bright orange.


Purchase Information:

Price: $69.95
Available from: CB2

SHILF Door Kits

Remember the Shilf Modular Shelving System? Well, it just got a whole lot better with these door kits. Each walnut door kit creates a closed compartment on your Shilf unit. You choose which compartment you want covered. Lift up and slide back to access your stuff. Available in short, large, and tall door sizes.

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00 - 40.00
Available from: Blut Dot