FURNISHINGS

Foldschool DIY Cardboard Furniture

Foldschool is a project from designer Nicola Enrico Stubli, which provides you with free downloadable patterns to create your own folding cardboard furniture for kids. Just follow the instructions and you’ll have a neat, recyclable alternative to purchasing furniture. Available patterns: stool, chair, and rocker.

Autoban Box Sofa

Yep, you guessed it, this sofa’s inspiration was a box. Really, it was. That, along with a bit of 1950s modernist aesthetic forms an altogether ideal sofa for the purist. Encased in Black Walnut or White Oak, the sofa’s beauty and austerity redeems any possible comfort shortcomings (it isn’t a sink-into/sprawl-out-on sort, is it?) and it won’t ever disappoint a proper sitting area. It’s safe to say that this is certainly an investment piece (pricing starts at around $6,500) and that it will remain so throughout the years.

Designers: Seyhan zdemir & Sefer aglar of Autoban.
Oak or Walnut, upholstery.
Made in Portugal by De La Espada.

compact sofa, (71″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $6,445.00
large sofa, (86.6″w x 31.5″l x 27.5″h) $7,045.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $6,445.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Le Bouc

My goodness, isn’t this the perfect table for the modern bibliophile. A perfect companion for reading, it stores a moderate stack plus it has an angled surface for placing your current open book. Whether you keep it as a bedside table or an under-the-desk organizer, you’ll have all your favorite tomes on hand.

Designed by Mathieu Gabiot
Bouc red: 195€
Bouc black or white: 245€
H 502 x L 400 x P 550 mm
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Purchase Information:

Price: €195.00
Available from: Le Bouc

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Lucky Beam Bench

For those of you that are fans of New York City, you’ll appreciate that the Lucky Beam Bench was inspired by the I-beams on NYC subway platforms. For all you other non-fans, forget that bit and take a look at the colors available. Even if you’re not fond of the industrial look, the colors will hook you. The outdoor versions run a bit higher, but considering the benches will pretty much last forever, it could be a good investment.

Materials: powder-coated solid aluminum plate, reclaimed or sustainable wood slab tops.
Mini Bench: 15″ w x 23″ l x 17″ h
Large Bench: 13″ wide x 48″ long x 17″ high

Mini Bench, $1,200.00
Large Bench, $2,600.00
Outdoor Mini Bench, $1,500.00
Outdoor Large Bench, $3,200.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Katch Design Company

Loll COCO Chair

We previously mentioned Loll’s fantastic Adirondack Chair, and are quite happy to announce their new COCO chair, a very Eames-inspired modern lounge chair available in six different colors. It’s made from 100 percent post consumer recycled plastic and weatherproof, so don’t be afraid to bring it outside now that spring’s right around the corner.

Designer: Christopher Douglas
Colors: black, chocolate, sky, apple, leaf, white
Material: 100 post consumer recycled plastic, “made from 184 milk jugs”
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Availability: Buy Loll COCO Chair here

FLY easy chair

Indoor or outdoor, this chair has some style. The knitted fabric reminds me of the Slow Chair, but, of course, this chair is a little more angular to be mistaken for its sibling. The cantilevered seat makes me wonder how much ‘give’ it has when you sit in it; does it bounce a little perhaps?

Designer: Patrick Norguet
Available in Black, Green, Brown.
Dimensions: h:710mm, s:410mm, w:710mm, d:720/400mm

See website for more pictures: Patrick Norguet

Purchase Information:

Price: 725.00
Availability: Buy FLY easy chair here

Kikkerland Folding Stool

This is one of my favorite designs ever. It’s a quite sturdy plastic stool that folds out in about 3 seconds. Quite ingeniously, the carrying handle pops out when folded back up. When living in my tiny New York apartment, it always amused me whenever I put it back in its storage place; the 4 inch gap in between the wall and the refrigerator. It supports up to 300 lbs and at $29, is well worth the price.

Dimensions: 21″ x 4″ x 15.25″

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Available from: A&G Merch

Bokja Vintage Bucket Chair

While the price of this chair might scare you more than the fabric does, it’s an excellent example of how a rather normal chair can become completely crazy with the right (or wrong) choice of fabric. Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hubri of Bokja Design use all sorts of fabrics to revitalize vintage finds, and if you’re not familiar with their work, it’s worth a glance just to see the variety of textiles. All pieces are handmade by traditional craftsmen, and the vintage textiles used are from Uzbekistan, central Asia, and other countries along the Silk Road. Take a look at Bokja’s products and believe me, you’ll certainly find inspiration (and courage?) for reupholstering any of your current threadbare furniture.

dimensions: 31″w x 26″d x 28″h x 16″sh.
Designers: Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hubri of Bokja Design

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4,200.00
Available from: ABC Home

Wilma Bench

Donna Wilson love. Some of her furniture with SCP is pretty exciting, not to mention this little Wilma bench you see before you. First of all, let’s just get ‘rubberized coconut hair’ out of the way. It’s a sustainable material that “gives the seat a crisp and firm feel.” Okay. Next, the Mabel linen fabric is both playful and quaint, yet the color won’t clash with any of your other exuberant pieces. Splayed legs complete the picture. Yep, it’s a great option for a bench-slash-table.

Donna Wilson for SCP
linen upholstery and beech, rubberized coconut hair
w 33.5 x d 18 x h 15 ”

Purchase Information:

Price: $875.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Rope Buoy Ottoman

Now, take a moment here. Given all the popularity of knitted poufs lately, namely the Flocks Pouf and other such delightful ottomans, this rope buoy ottoman is a steal of a deal. Sure, it’s ‘nautical’, and made out of jute rope, but I photoshopped the lifebuoy out of the picture just to help you see how it’s essentially a wonderful little textural piece. It could be a smart addition to a room that needs a little ‘oomph’ as far as character.

Coir filled, covered in jute.
14″D x 18″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $225.00
Available from: Modern Dose

036 Tone Cabinet

If you don’t know much about parquetry except in relation to flooring, well, you’re in for a treat. Parquetry is the technique of applying wood to make decorative or geometrical patterns on things, so while you might have seen it all over the place as far as floors, maybe seeing it applied to a modern cabinet deserves a second glance. This cabinet utilizes the traditional techniques of parquetry on furniture, and, as Leif.designpark states, “is an attempt at producing furniture using effectively materials and skills established in the Japanese culture.” Sounds good to me.

Available in solid American Black walnut, American Cherry and Chestnut.
Manufacturer: De La Espada
Designed by Leif.designpark
Dimensions: 72 5/6″ W x 17 5/7″ D x 29 1/2″ H

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,845.00
Available from: DIGS

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Clean Table and Benches

So don’t quote me on the name of the table…Exquisit refers to it as “gm50750″, but a rose by any other name right? Or in this case, an impossibly clean-looking table whose main design features are contrast black edges and a minimalist cushion that runs the length of the bench. It’s also available in solid black and two different lengths. Oh, and this can also be used indoors and outdoors.

Table, white or black, 808.00
Bench, white or black, 448.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: 1,888.00
Available from: Exquisit24

Splay Bench

Whoa. Check out this bench by Frank Cresencia. The form focuses on the space “between the bench and the floor of its environment, not the surfaces of the piece alone.”

Inked Walnut, Stainless Steel
20″h x 53″w x 24″d

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00
Available from: Voos Furniture

O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje

A little something to add a pop of color to a monochromatic scheme. I think the embossed floral pattern on the plastic surface adds a light sense of humor that Mon Oncle would approve of.

Designer: Tord Boontje
Polyethylene, for indoor and outdoor use
30.25 x 26 x 27.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje here

minui HandySitt Chair

Remember the minui HandySitt portable seat that we posted a while ago? Now it’s got a companion chair. When combined with the seat, it makes a freestanding high chair. Without the portable seat, it’s a stepstool and/or a chair for older kids. Nice.

Purchase Information:

Price: $169.95
Availability: Buy minui HandySitt Chair here