FURNISHINGS

Tio Easy Chair

With all this talk of enjoying the outdoors, we might as well discuss the seating arrangements. After all, you can only spend so much time on a picnic blanket before your back gets tired. Hopefully, if you have an outdoor area attached to your home, you have some sort of comfortable seating already, but, if not, you might want to take a look at Massproductions’ indoor-outdoor Tio Easy Chair. It’s stackable and and will withstand all sorts of weather as it’s made with polyester powder-coated galvanized wire. That said, no one will question it if you move it indoors, as it could stand proud as a sculptural seating option inside the home just as well as it would outside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $342.00
Available from: A+R Store

Kingstown Barstool

The Kingstown Barstools from Studio Dunn are just as sleek as they were when they first hit the market a few years ago. Similar to the popular Conventry Stool, the barstools combine traditional handmade joinery with contemporary manufacturing methods to create a seating option with incredibly graceful lines. And, as a tip of the hat to their eco-friendly credentials, it’s worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic timber from sustainable forests.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050.00 - 1,150.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

MG501 Cuba Chair

Say ‘folding chair’ and you immediately think of the cheap aluminum sort found at various community gatherings. Lucky you, just because your home is spatially challenged doesn’t mean you have to resort to those ugly things; take a look at the MG501 Cuba Chair by Morten Gottler. It’s light and flexible, and can easily fold up for storage- in a closet or hung on a wall. Natural cotton webbing straps provide support and comfort.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $745.00
Available from: SUITE New York

Woodieful Chair

Here’s a stool that doubles as a table/nightstand or a book/magazine stand. How so? Well, depending on which way you flip it, the function changes. One side has a flat, sturdy surface to park your backside, while another side has slots that allow for records, books, or magazines to stand up straight. There’s quite a few options, and there’s no doubt you’ll have some fun moving it from room to room to fit your needs.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Penelope Lounge Chair

It seems like outdoor furniture is either really nice and super expensive or pretty cheap and not great quality. The Penelope Lounge Chair seems to fit comfortably in between those two extremes, as it is made from a powder-coated steel frame with handwoven waterproof plastic as its seat and back. Hairpin legs and a wide seat add modern styling to the otherwise minimal design. It’s stackable, too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $499.00
Available from: Room & Board

Knockout Side Tables

Simplistic side tables always get my vote, but these cross over into the minimalistic category, which has me making imaginary placards in their honor. They’re just so serious, and would be especially great next to a silly chair or sofa (you know the term: juxtaposition). With several shaped bases in solid white marble, black marble, or green Swedish marble, you’ll have to consider a cluster (if you can afford it) of tables together for maximum impact. Or just get one, and admire its pedestal-like presence.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $970.00 - 1,825.00
Available from: A+R Store

Harris Sofa by Montauk

Sofas are the most important of furnishings, right up there with mattresses. After all, we spend lots of time on our sofas- reading, watching shows and movies, sleeping. So, you might as well invest in something you really, truly love, right? For a recent project I looked and looked for the right sofa: it needed to be at least 8′ long, low, streamlined and soft. As in, take-a-nap-on-it soft. As is my usual luck, Montauk Sofa, which is not in my state, and only has showrooms that required me to get on a plane to see the sofa in person, had the right match: the Harris Sofa.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,900.00+
Available from: Montauk Sofa

LAX Milking Stool

Add this stool to the list, as it’s delightfully simple with a T-shaped cross brace to make sure the legs stay put. What height do you need? There’s the counter seat height (24″h, shown), bar height (30″h), standard height (16″h, shown below), and a wider side table version (16″ h x 24″ dia.). Take your pick.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $320.00
Available from: Horne

Nokori Folding Chair

Is this the nicest folding chair you’ve seen in a while, or what? Hand-rubbed mahogany wood combined with heavy English Bridle leather make this chair sturdy and stylish. Easy to move from room to room and easy to store, it’s a sure bet that you’ll not regret adding one (or two) of these to your home for extra seating options should the need arise. Available in Black or Natural.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Available from: Tanner Goods

10×10 Shelves

Now, fair warning, this pair of shelves isn’t cheap. However, each 10×10 shelf may be installed in either orientation, which gives you a variety of arrangements suitable in many locations throughout your home. Maybe your office needs an extra ledge, or a spot to put extra books? Perhaps your bathroom needs more storage space for lotions, or all those beauty potions? There you go, two problems solved with one set of shelves. And, if you’re thinking that the 24″ length is a tad too small, you’ll be happy to hear that custom sizing (and wood species and finishes) are available.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $750.00
Available from: Assembly Design

Ixtapa Loveseat

Are you itching to get your outdoor space set up for the summer? If so, take a look at the Ixtapa Loveseat currently on sale for $319. Think of it as two seats, as in $159.50 per seat, and you’ll see the value. Handwoven white PVC cord over a black powder-coated steel frame makes it outdoor friendly, and it will work with whatever color scheme you already have planned.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $319.00
Available from: CB2

The Hot Seat from Bend Goods

Looking to fill up your outdoor space with furniture? You should be aware that there’s a sale on Bend Goods over at one particular retailer, and, at 20% off, you could snap up a few deals. Take the Hot Seat, for example. Normally, it’s at a semi-scary price of $3,200, but now it’s $2,560. Still a bit too high for your wallet? Check out their more petite lounges (like the Bunny Lounge) and their accessories (Bend Baskets, anyone?).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,560.00
Available from: YLiving

UX4 Bracket Kit

Get a UX4 kit, a few 2x4s, a table surface, and you’re on your way to making your own custom table. How does that work, you ask? SWENYO’s UX4 Kit is a set of four steel brackets that accept 2x4s as legs. Want a standing desk? Cut your 2x4s at around 40″ (or just below your elbow height), slot them into the brackets, and screw the brackets onto your desk surface. TA-da! You’re done. Change the height and the top and make a coffee table, a dining table, or a nightstand. Further customize with paint. Fun!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries

You might as well succumb to the bad habit of shedding clothing onto furniture. It just takes so much extra effort to put them away. Imagine that last sentence said in a whiney voice, and know that I admit to a little laziness now and then. So, go ahead and buy the Sacrificial Chair by Thing Industries why don’t you, and see the pile of barely-used and needs-to-be-cleaned clothes pile on up into a spectacular mess of colors and textures. You could even call it an objet d’art if you want to sound pretentious.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $140.00
Available from: Thing Industries

Afteroom Lounge Chair

From the front or back, the Afteroom Lounge Chair may not look like anything special, but turn it slightly to the side and you’ll see the exaggerated arms swoop forward for an imposing silhouette. Afteroom’s Hung-Ming Chen and Chen-Yen Wei took inspiration from Thonet’s Bentwood Chair and Børge Mogensen’s Spanish Lounge, merging curves in powder-coated steel with low proportions and leather to make an interesting seating option for any lounge. Oh, and until March 31, get 20% off using code MS2016.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,350.00
Available from: A+R Store