FURNISHINGS

Pedrera coffee table

Let’s have a quick little test on your design knowledge. Is the well known Casa Milà or ‘La Pedrera’ building designed by Le Corbusier or Antoni Gaudi? Hint: The building is located in Barcelona (image of Casa Milà here, just in case you want to take a peek before finalizing your answer). This coffee table, like the Pedrera lamps (aka PD2, PD4), was designed by Barba Corsini in the 1950s for the interior apartments of the La Pedrera building. Answer on the building’s architect below.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $815.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Spin Stool, Colors

Simon posted the stackable Spin Stool by Swedese back in May, and now that it’s available in a handful of fresh and lovely colors it’d be a shame not to shine a light on them again. Made from laminated ash veneer, the Spin Stool now comes in grey, yellow, pink, orange, and blue.
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Purchase Information:

Price: £254.00
Available from: The Lollipop Shoppe

Scamp Tables

Table bases like tennis hoppers? Sounds iffy but it sure looks good, especially with the copper and marble combinations. You have your choice of small, medium, and large, with three base finishes and two tops, so there’s enough options to make sure it works with your room.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00 - 499.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Ru Chair

This chair isn’t new, in fact, it’s been around for a couple of years, but for some reason we’ve missed featuring it. Designed by Shane Schneck for Hay, this chair has a cantilever design that allows for easy stacking. Perhaps more impressively, the lack of two front legs means the seat of the chair can be suspended on a table for easy floor cleaning (see image at designboom). A cross lamination layering pattern gives the Ru Chair “exceptional” strength.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $295.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Taavi and Gladys Lounge Chairs

These two ladies have quite the modern/minimal look. Designed by architect David Salmela, the Taavi and Gladys are two great seating options for outdoor areas, especially as both are made from recycled materials (Taavi contains 256 milk jugs and Gladys contains 328). Worried about the comfort level? Remember, sometimes seating is more about the angle and slope of recline than the amount of cushion.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $460.00 - 680.00
Available from: Loll Designs

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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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Purchase Information:

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