FURNISHINGS

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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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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Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

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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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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Price: $399.00
Available from: West Elm

Grain Desk

Misewell’s new Grain Desk is right on par with the rest of their impressive collection. The Grain is made of locally harvested walnut and powder coated steel, and together these materials create just the right balance of tension and warmth. Also, take note of the 48″ width: perfect for tight office nooks. Now available for pre-order.
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Price: $1,775.00
Available from: Misewell

Röshults Collection

It’s full-on summertime, so don’t forget to put the Röshults collection on your ‘what-to-buy-if-I-win-the-lottery’ list. They definitely have one of the best outdoor collections I’ve ever seen. The grills. The kitchen sink. The garden trolley. All amazing. However if you’re not loaded, don’t get too attached; a whole set could set you back 10 grand easy. The stand out favorites are below; see website for the whole collection and more details.
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Price: $615.00 and up
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Seating for Eating by Ilse Crawford

Ever since this collection was first shown in 2009, I’ve been waiting to see it show up on a US retailer’s website. Well, look what I just came across: The Future Perfect now carries quite a few pieces, and I dare say it’s been worth the wait.

Ilse Crawford’s spare ‘Seating for Eating’ pieces are contemporary interpretations of traditional seating and she describes them as “reassuringly familiar but carefully detailed”. Perhaps my favorite of the collection is the tall Settle Bench with its high back; it gives a space an intimate feel without blocking light or the view.

Shown above: Bench With Back, $2,195.00
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Price: $2,195.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Magis Baguette Table

This Baguette Table from Magis is 15% off Until June 11, which means you can save a chunk of change if it fits your dining requirements (and your budget). The thin, angled legs bring to mind the Eames House Bird a little, don’t you think? The black is my personal favorite, but there’s also a polished version as well as white.
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Price: $1,682.15 – 3,312.45
Available from: 2modern

Tio Chair

How often is a stylish steel chair stackable? Not often, that’s how. This steel wire chair from Massproductions is stackable, which makes storage much easier, and it’s fit for indoor and outdoor use. For those of you that might like a seat pad, you can order them directly from the manufacturer: Tio Chair Seat Pad from Massproductions, € 75 – € 100.

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Price: $335.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Sawyer Chair

Update: Now on sale for $199 (org.$249). Pretty reasonable price. Plus, it’s an excellent time to get your summer seating sorted.

CB2 is at it again with fantastic outdoor furniture. This chair is a no brainer for those of you that like a tad bit of traditional thrown in with your modern day sensibilities. It’s a thoroughly updated adirondack chair with the same low lounge look, yet with a modernized treatment to its angles and joints. Plus, it fits a smaller budget just fine.

Materials: Solid FSC-certified eucalyptus wood.
33.5″Wx34″Dx29″H
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Price: $199.00
Available from: CB2

Marco Outdoor Poufs

A pouf made for outdoors? Yes, please. It’s weather-proof, so let the elements have their way (within reason) with this footrest. It could also double as an extra seating option when you have a few extra people over.
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Price: $299.00
Available from: Room&Board

Adaptable Table

Update: $499, down from $1,200.00. Some of the color options are sold out, but you’re saving $500 (at DWR, no less), so you can’t complain too much.

Well, the more persnickety among us will be thrilled to learn that this table has multiple color configurations. That’s right, you can mix materials as you wish. Do you want a white top with oak legs? An all grey table? All black? A white table with a green apron? No problem, TAF Architects has seen to those and several more options. 64 options, to be exact. Now, the issue is, just which color combination do you want? (Personally, I like the black top with oak legs.)

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Price: $499.00 (sale price)

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Available from: DWR