FURNISHINGS

Recycled Pouf

Random fabric remnants might not fit in perfectly with your color scheme, but nevertheless, this little pouf should get a ribbon for recycling fabric. Maybe you’ll prefer the solid graphite or red color options (or even the soft wool version, $299), but if you don’t mind a bit of everything, go for it.
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Price: $89.95
Available from: CB2

Heavy Stock

Flat packable shelving usually brings to mind heavy boxes and a fair amount of cursing during assembly. In contrast, this low shelving system by Calen Knauf has no heavy wood composite pieces and looks pretty simple to put together. The Heavy Stock has super thin steel shelves with maple legs that ensure stability with little visual weight. And, bonus points: you can arrange the pieces in an infinite array of configurations.
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Price: $starts around 800.00
Available from: D Calen Knauf

Tressle Table Company

Patrick O’Brien of Tressel Table Co takes on the traditional trestle table and adds a few modern twists. Working off the themes of simplicity, affordability and functionality, each handcrafted birch plywood table is durable, breaks down easily, and is reasonably priced at $360. Would make a great go-to table for impromptu dinner parties, crafting, and working. Tressle tables are handmade in Melbourne, Australia and require a 14 day turn around time.
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Price: $360.00
Available from: Tressel Table Co

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Hot Mesh Chair

Another fantastic indoor/outdoor seating option, this chair from Blu Dot features a mesh pattern of powder-coated steel. Perhaps the mesh would keep our backs and bottoms cool when enjoying the out-of-doors? Also, be sure to note these chairs are stackable, and have an affordable price tag to boot.
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Price: $99.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Matégot Nagasaki Stool

$450 for a barstool might just be a little above your budget, but, even so, let’s just spend a moment admiring this barstool designed by Mathieu Matégot . Who’s he? Apparently, he’s the guy that first combined metal tubing with with perforated sheet metal. Thank you Mr. Matégot.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: Horne

Free Range Tables

Well, how nice is it to see some marble topped tables not costing an absolute fortune? There’s solid walnut legs too, with brass details and a black steel frame. Both coffee and side are a pretty good alternative to some of the pricier marble tables you see in some showrooms, and the design has a very slight mid century vibe (a definite plus). From Blu Dot, if you hadn’t guessed already.
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Price: $299.00 - 599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Pelle Consoles

These petite consoles by Pelle sure pack in the storage options despite their small size- each piece has a shelf plus drawer options to keep items like keys, gloves, and wallets close at hand. Yes, they are a little pricey, and lean towards the more bespoke budget range, but it sure is nice to see something different in the console category, even if it is a little more whimsical than the usual straight edged modern that some of us prefer.
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Price: $650.00 and up
Available from: PELLE

Soapbox Furniture

Cheap flat pack-furniture? You know where to go. Durable flat-pack furniture constructed of quality materials that’s made-to-order? Call Soapbox. They offer a line of casegoods  made of hefty 3/4″ plywood with custom steel hardware. To further distance itself from its Swedish counterpart, Soapbox furniture requires no tools to assemble. Prices range from $90 to $400, depending on style and configuration, a reasonable price for handcrafted work and American design. New Jersey pride warning: Soapbox furniture is made in Asbury Park, NJ! Yeah!
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Price: $90.00 - 400.00
Available from: Soapbox

Tick Leg System

This is pretty fantastic. The Tick is a leg system which clips/clamps on to a variety of materials to make a table. No screws or tools necessary (see how it functions here). You pick the board- new, old (reuse points!), plywood, plastic, whatever- and then clip on the legs for a super easy new coffee table. Other sizes are in the works, but right now just the two widths (35cm or 50cm) are available. See below for more pictures and info.

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Price: €75.00 - 94.00
Available from: Linie58

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Copper Real Good Chair

Hello, hello. Blu Dot’s Real Good Chair ($139) is now available in a copper plated finish. There’s been a recent popularity of copper accents in the home, and if you’re going to jump on that boat, you might as well be brave about it and get a chair or two (or six). As you probably know, copper patinas naturally, so expect an aged look after you’ve had the chair(s) for a while.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Joyce Cabinet

Remember this? It’s now available in red, perfect for a punch of color in any dull room. The Joyce Cabinet balances a spare painted frame with an incredibly warm wood interior. Sliding glass doors with plenty of shelves and drawers makes it a perfect choice for storing your collectables, and while inspired by the Victorian era optometrist’s shopfitting, it certainly looks thoroughly modern today.

Available in solid timber and painted finishes with interior options of shelves and/or drawers and combinations thereof.

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Price: £5855
Available from: PINCH

Stowaway Bed

Under the bed storage is nothing new, nor are drawers built into the bed itself. But chalkboard drawers beneath a platform bed are something a little new as they provide some labeling fun (maybe you’d be more motivated to organize given there’s chalk involved?), and might just be the upgrade you’re looking for if your bedroom is short on storage.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

Lisboa Chairs

Stackable polypropylene chairs might seem more appropriate for restaurant/cafe settings, but they can work just as well for your home, especially if you need a durable seating option that works indoors or out. The Lisboa chair is lightweight and can be stacked up to six high for storage, in either the side or armchair version. Note to parents: if a chair is suitable for contract use, chances are it’ll withstand your kids’ shenanigans.
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Price: $99.00 - 140.00

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Available from: DWR

Plywood Void Stool

This isn’t new, but it still is a stand out piece. Designed by Ron Gilad (Designfenzider) in 2003, this stool/end table is quite the thing to have in your home. Leave the space empty and enjoy the inside/outside silhouette or use it for storage- it looks great with books in it.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $420.00
Available from: Cooper-Hewitt Design Shop

Origami Coffee Table

Hey, West Elm, hive five to you on this Origami coffee table. It’s small enough to masquerade as a side table, which is great for those of us that like switching things up, yet it’s the geometric base that steals the show. And, hey, if some of us decide to switch out the top to marble or, say, black soapstone, we’ll have to high five ourselves (albeit awkwardly) for making such a smart upgrade.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $399.00
Available from: West Elm