FURNISHINGS

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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.

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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

Delta Stool

This stool seems to reference the prevalent wire base legs of the mid century, and indeed, its three large hairpin legs give structure to the modern day design. No hardware or adhesives are used, as the legs interlock for strength. Use as extra seating or as a side table anywhere you need an additional surface.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $389.00
Available from: Horne

Hiya Rocker

Those of you with a mind like a steel trap will remember this kid’s rocker we posted back in ’09, but the rest of you can consider it for those little ones in your life- sons/daughters, nieces/nephews, etc. The Hiya Rocker has a small book bin in its back for storage and has a seat wide enough to accommodate two small kids. Painted with an eco-friendly non-toxic paint.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Available from: Spot On Square

Stool 60, Anniversary Edition

If you get a little heart flutter anytime anyone mentions Alvar Aalto, you might just need to add a special anniversary edition of the Stool 60 to your furniture collection. The two pictured above and the variations below are colorful alternatives to the original birch version ($260). Info and links below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $390.00
Available from: YLiving

Wave Cabinet

Whoa, do you see all the decorative hand-carving on this cabinet? Maybe you shy away from embellishment on your larger pieces of furniture, but I find myself drawn towards the details. Made by the company Manulution and designed by Salih Teskeredzic, each cabinet is made from solid European wood (walnut and cherry logs are bought directly from villagers in Bosnia) and is produced in two versions: one with a spindly stainless steel base and the other with wheels. Read more about the company’s history on Manulution’s website.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,608.00 - 5,776.00
Available from: 2modern

Smith Storage Cart

Yes, we posted this years ago (2008!), but this multipurpose unit is still pretty impressive. It serves as a detachable file cabinet, a stool, a rolling cart and, in multiples, even stackable shelves. It’s also recyclable once the plastic wheels are removed, though for the price, you’d be better off selling it to a fellow design aficionado.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $690.00
Available from: Surrounding