FURNISHINGS

Trestle Desk

The budget-conscious among you might just appreciate the $399 price tag attached to this trestle desk. It looks pretty decent (considering), with hardwood legs and ash veneer over a MDF core (you can’t ask for fancier stuff than that without paying more).

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Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Design House Stockholm Twist Table

Update: Originally $500, this table is now on sale for $330 through emmohome.com.

Inspired by a clown spinning hula hoops, this table makes the most out of your floor space with multiple rotating shelves.

Size: 23.25h x 2.5″diam.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $330.00
Availability: Buy Design House Stockholm Twist Table here

T-Shirt Chair by Maria Westerberg

This is a nice way to recycle your old t-shirts or jeans, especially if you’re the type that hates the thought of donating the softest (i.e., best) of the bunch just because of a few holes or two. This chair by Maria Westerberg starts out as a plain frame and becomes a chair after you add your own worn textiles. It’s also available with fabric from left-over pieces from sofa manufacturing (£580) already woven in, but I think the fun would be in making your own (plus, it’s more affordable that way).

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Purchase Information:

Price: £275.00
Availability: Buy T-Shirt Chair by Maria Westerberg here

Balls Table from Moooi

Balls. This is nothing new (2005), but I just noticed the other day that it folds flat for storage. So, in theory, it’s a luxury version of those horrible looking folding tables that have pinched all of our hands at one time or another and driven us nuts with their distinctive ugly appearance. (This looks so much better, of course, and costs quite a bit more, hence the term ‘luxury’ thrown in the previous sentence.)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,227.00
Availability: Buy Balls Table from Moooi here

Studio 1 Oak

These wooden studios by Ferm Living are perfect for a bedside reading rest. I’ve meant to post them before now (see Vertigo Bedding pic), but as usual, it was buried under other bookmarks that I just sorted through last week. They are available in a few different colors, as you can see above, but keep in mind that it’d be easy to change the color to anything you’d want by
covering a cardboard template in fabric or paint.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $146.00
Available from: 2modern

Fulham Leather Seating from Restoration Hardware

Hello Fulham, where have you been all my life? This sofa is available in 8, 9 and 10 foot widths! This thing reminds me of a sofa they may have in your hotel lobby and then you wish you had something this comfortable in your own home. It’s so masculine and 70’s. Love it!

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,495.00 and up
Available from: Restoration Hardware

C.F.S. Kids Set by Metrocs

If you’re in the market for some cheap(ish) kids furniture and don’t want to go down the IKEA road, check out this cardboard set by Riki Watanabe. No adhesives are used (it’s folded only) and could be considered a classic, since it won the Mainichi Design Prize in 1967.

Also, the C.F.S. Stool, which is more suited to an adult’s derriere, is $29 and also available at emmohome.com.

Table and stool set.
Colours: Orange, White, Yellow, Blue

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Purchase Information:

Price: $150.00
Available from: emmo home

Tactile Cabinet

Every time I go into The Conran Shop, I admire this cabinet. With such clean lines and simple white (or black) doors, it’s pretty much the perfect sideboard. It also has a subtle push-click closing that’s a nice touch. We originally posted this back in 2008, but I think it looks just as good as when it first hit the scene.

W81 x D20 x H29 in.
Also available in oak with glossy black doors.
10-12 week lead time.

$3,495.00, Buy it here.

Originally posted Oct 3, 2008.

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,495.00
Available from: Conran Shop

Juan DIY Stool

Update: Just saw that this is now $29. Sounds like a good deal, no?

Foldable. Stackable. Easy to store when flat. Does your laundry. Uh, no, not the last bit. But it is pretty amazing that you simply set up this stool with built-in indents and straps, and ta-da(!) you’ve got a transportable stool for 50 bucks.

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Club Chair Pool

Whoa, bright stuff. This boxy club chair is bang on trend, isn’t it… of course, I say it’s on trend, but I don’t have the images or data to back it up, other than a few links to fashion shows that you may or may not be interested in. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to see a nice pop of color hit the floor of a retail store, especially mid February.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $799.00
Available from: CB2

Lap Shelving System

I do believe I’m enamored with Marina Bautier’s Lap shelving. One of your fellow readers commented on the Muir Coat Rack the other day (thank you fourthandnorth) stating preference for Bautier’s Portemanteau Coat Rack, which is incredibly similar to the Muir, yet hides the mail slot and features off center pegs.

So, naturally after checking out the Portemanteau, I saw the Lap shelving and fell in love a little bit. The solid oak frame provides support for a variety of sheet metal components, including a regular bookshelf, a tray shelf, and a deep and shallow box. Now, it’s really the tray and boxes that catch the eye as they offer a distinct advantage to corral various items, giving organization options without the need for additional storage pieces.

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Purchase Information:

Price: £356.00 and up
Available from: Case Furniture

Cant Desk by Blu Dot

I don’t know how we missed posting this when it first came out. It’s the perfect desk for a small workspace (42w x 34h x 25d) so you can fit it into a tight corner space with no worries. The walnut veneer is a nice contrast to the grey or red steel as well.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: 2modern

Life After Corkage Bar Stool + Ottoman

Hmm. What to do with 2,500 wine and champagne corks? Make an ottoman and barstool out of them and then sell it/them for $980 (I think they’re sold as a set, but I’ve got an email out to double check). Now, who has enough corks lying around to try a DIY version of this?

Whoa, update: it’s $980 each, not sold as set.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $980.00
Available from: Gessato

Rip + Tatter Chair

Now, obviously, with a little bit of effort, you might be able to recreate this chair for your own kids without shelling out $55. If not, you can shell out the $55 and rest easy that it’s not so expensive that it can’t be destroyed (and then recycled, of course). Designed by Pete Oyler, the chair is made from industrial cardboard and “sculpted” into shape by hammering.

100% recyclable, non-toxic

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Rip + Tatter Chair here

Kola Chair

Can you believe this chair is under the $500 mark? With such a contemporary silhouette/shape, it would look at home pretty much any where. It’s a breath of fresh air to know there are modern seating options that won’t break the bank.

Also available in black.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $442.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop