FURNISHINGS

Rubik Versus Minimalista

If you happen to be casually searching for a minimal console table, you might find a few that look almost identical. Case in point: these two consoles. Both have stainless steel bases with a walnut veneer top and both have similar dimensions; the only big difference is one has a price tag of $650 and the other $450. Can you spot which one’s which?

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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00 - 650.00
Availability: Buy Rubik Versus Minimalista here

Askew Shelves

Do you need some sculptural storage? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Debra Folz brings us these Askew shelves, which are, you guessed it, set askew to the wall. The drawer fronts are nicely crafted as to be almost invisible, and while it would cost quite a few pretty pennies to install several on a wall, it would look fantastic. Maybe settling for just one in an entry way (or as a beside table?) is a nice compromise.
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Price: $575.00
Available from: Debra Folz Design

Poet Stool

This Poet Stool by Misewell might be a tad expensive, but goodness, once you take a look at the construction, you begin to understand why. The three legs are connected to the seat by mortise and tenon joints, which, if you’re not aware, is both a simple and strong joint that needs to be cut exactly to specification. Steel connects each leg, further strengthening the structure and providing a perfect ledge to rest your feet. Handmade and assembled in Milwaukee.
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Price: $620.00
Available from: Misewell

tld desk

This desk brings to mind the Primary Desk by Nathan Yong, doesn’t it? There’s a vast difference in pricing/materials/craftsmanship, of course, but they share the same idea of a small upper storage shelf. This desk by designer Jannis Ellenberger has hook-on storage: one white powdercoated shelf and lidded drawer that hang at any point along the ledge. (And, at $399 you definitely will save some serious cash compared to the Primary Desk at $1,800.)

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Price: $399.00
Available from: CB2

Paulistano Armchair in Canvas

The Paulistano chair, now available in cotton canvas. Are you excited? Even a little bit? Because you should be. It’s rare that outdoor furniture is described as exciting, mostly because it’s meant for outdoors and not many of us have the time and money to spend on amazing furnishings that will only get rained on, but such is the state of things. Now, the Paulistano’s new canvas cover means it can go outside and be its comfortable pleasing-to-the-eye self, thus saving us from the unfortunate cry of ‘there’s no decent outdoor furniture!’ The Paulistano is a 1957 classic originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Price: $1,250.00

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Available from: DWR

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