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FURNISHINGS

Elephant Chair and Table

Thank goodness someone knows how to make decent children’s furniture without resorting to gimmicks and garish colors. The wrap-around beech wood on this Elephant chair is both fun and elegant in its simplicity. Pair it with the accompanying Table ($278) for a serene spot for your little one’s artwork and puzzles.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $297.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Totem by Estudio Persona

So, don’t fret, this isn’t some silly art object with no use other than aesthetics. Yes, it is a totem, but you get actually get a suite of functional objects that can be stacked to form a “singular minimal structure.” Two stools and a tray rest upon a concrete base, creating a tall stack that takes up very little floor space. Disassemble and arrange the components to fit your needs.
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Price: $2,799.00
Available from: Leibal

Cottage Stools

How in the world has it taken so long for the Cottage Stools to hit our radar? The flat, rectangular tops plus the lovely joinery on the legs (see the tiny brass screws?) hit the right spot for everyday dining, or maybe even use the low stool as a side table in the living area or bedroom.
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Price: $525.00 - 625.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Caja Modular Wooden Crates

If you’re sick of stepping on toys or knocking over stacks of paper, do something about it. These modular wooden crates are easily assembled: snap them together, throw in all your miscellany and then stack them up out of the way. And, good news, they’re not expensive.
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Price: $34.95+
Available from: Sprout

Avoa Chair

Prepare yourself, for this chair isn’t cheap. It is, however, a lesson on minimalism and autotelia. Not familiar with the term? Join the club. After you read the definition, sit and ponder the “transience and simulation” of the chair, and maybe appreciate the delicate balance between sparsity and strength.
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Price: $1,599.00
Available from: Leibal

Ready Stacking Barstool

Take a look at this stacking barstool. It’s made from powder-coated steel sled legs and a molded plywood seat and is oh-so-minimal. Not impressed? Oh, and it’s under $200. Compare that price tag with another favorite barstool and it’s a downright steal. Choose between black, grey green, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Cube Cat House

Would your feline friend like a new place to curl up and rest? The Cube Cat House might just work well with your home’s interior, as it’s composed of a handwoven fiberglass cocoon nested inside a clean graphic frame. The cocoon acts as a bed and a scratching tool, so you’re already a step ahead on minimizing the kitty paraphernalia. Now, if someone would just figure out a better option for housing litter…
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Luminaire

Construct Bench

Pared down to the essentials, this Construct Bench will make a minimalist’s heart all aflutter. A thin steel base supports a surface with an inset felt pad for softness. Use it as a bench seat in a hallway or along an empty wall, or in the living room as a coffee table. Available in a 72″ or 42″ length, with either a Heathered Graphite or Off White felt pad.
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Price: $499.00 - 699.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Triangle Stacking Tables

How about a stack of side tables for your favorite room? These Triangle Stacking Tables are small enough (16″ x 14″ x 15″) that they can sit quietly together beside a sofa or chair. When you have friends and family over, simply unstack them for three handy spots to hold drinks and plates. Choose between Birch, Slate, or Marble tops. And, if you’re allergic to triangles, there’s the Rectangle Nesting Tables as well.
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Price: $265.00 - 395.00
Available from: NewMadeLA

SO/HO Stool

This particular step stool doesn’t look like it belongs in warehouse, thank goodness. Rather, it looks like it belongs in a home- it’s the solid oak that makes it friendly. Keep it in your kitchen to reach those upper cabinets, or place it beside your bed or favorite chair to hold books. It folds away neatly when not in use.
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Price: $315.00 - 338.00
Available from: LEIBAL

Meet Bench

Look at this cute little guy. He’s got slender steel tubes for legs and a rounded rectangular seat perfect for perching on while you remove your shoes. Or perhaps you’ll share the seat with someone else- there’s just enough room for two. Norm Architects liked the size of traditional piano benches, which are just wide enough for a pair of people. The Meet comes with a removable non-slip felt cover if you’d like just a little extra padding. Add one to your entryway, hallway, or bedroom.
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Price: $177.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Welf Wall Shelf

Here’s another steel wall shelf to consider, and there’s quite a few appealing colors, so, fair warning. Blush, Grey Green, Marine Blue, Putty, a deep Red, and the requisite black and white… just how will you decide? You have the choice of small (24″w) or large (40″), and there’s an added felt pad to make a softer landing spot for keys, phones, and other miscellany.
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Price: $89.00 - 129.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Eric Trine + Dusen Dusen Outdoor Collection

Whaat? Eric Trine and Ellen Van Dusen paired up to make an outdoor collection and no one told me about it!? Well, at least we’re finding out just in time. The light jade metal with cushions in Dusen’s squiggly Dash print may be just what your patio needs to freshen up for the summer. Maybe add a lounge chair or sofa to your outdoor area for extra seating? While you’re at it, add a coffee or side table to make it a set.
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Price: $83.00 - 664.00
Available from: West Elm

6063 Stool

Need an extra seat? The 6063 Stool is made from pure aluminum alloy, hence the ‘6063‘ name, and has a contemporary shape with echoes of mid-century American manufacturing. Three darker-hued color options keep it quiet; it will fit right in amongst your other furniture without stealing the show.
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Price: $240.00
Available from: good thing

Roger Stool by Sika-Design

This handmade stool is made from suar wood, which, if you’re not familiar, is a fast growing (and non-endangered) tropical hardwood. It has an interlocking grain that reduces the likelihood of cracking with temperature changes, and that’s very good news for those of us that hope our furniture lasts longer than our pithy life spans. And did you see the price? Very, very affordable which is oh-so-nice to see. Use it as a low table in the living room or take it outside, as it can go back and forth to suit your place-to-put-my-drink needs.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: Luminaire