FURNISHINGS

Nook Stool

Made from a single piece of Varioline (see below), this folded fellow looks to be a surprisingly sturdy little stool.

According to Google translator:

NOOK is made of the innovative plastic Varioline. Varioline is a sheet material that possesses a high-tech injection by one closed cell foam core, the high density of two, non-porous surface layers is enclosed. This makes the material easy and yet robust, rigid, yet flexible and weather resistant and UV resistant.

designed by Patrick Frey

Purchase Information:

Price: €229.00
Availability: Buy Nook Stool here

Library Desk

Hmm, what’s that you say? This desk is awfully similar to the Kant Desk? Why, yes, it certainly is. Does anyone know of an antique design that’s similar to this? It would be interesting if the Kant Desk took inspiration from an antique as well.

Our Library Desk, inspired by an antique design, offers unique convenience with its built-in bookshelf. The clever rear trough neatly organizes files, books, and anything that usually gets lost or needs a home, and displays them for instant reference and retrieval. Made from solid gray-washed sheesham wood, our eye-catching desk requires only minor assembly.

55″L x 31.5″W x 30″H.

Purchase Information:

Price: $898.00
Availability: Buy Library Desk here

Mater Counter Stool

Whoa. With ever-so-thin legs, these handcrafted stools are sort of stunning. Be sure to check out the Aluminum version. Two words: yes, please.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00 and up
Availability: Buy Mater Counter Stool here

Ilio Black Diamond armchair

Well, looky here at this angled armchair. Seeing as the structure can be rotated into different sitting positions, you could think of it as two chairs (and a ‘dynamic sculpture’) for the price of one.

Polyurethane and fabric(%67,30 acrylic, %32,70 polyester)
2 positions : POSITION 1 = L 135 cm x W 110cm x H 79 cm, POSITION 2 = L 140 cm x W 115 cm x H 50 cm

[via Switched on Set]

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,872.00
Availability: Buy Ilio Black Diamond armchair here

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Steel Pipe Side Table – Natural

Yet again, MUJI steels… ahem, steals our hearts with completely affordable modern furnishings.

Maximum carrying capacity for table top is 6.6lbs
18.1″w x 12.2″d x 19.5″h

Available in Natural or Brown.

(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $88.00
Availability: Buy Steel Pipe Side Table – Natural here

Dot Coffee and Side Table

These round Dot Tables are quite the buy at $150 and $400 respectively. It’s a lot of that clean-lined look for a rather reasonable price tag (in my opinion).

Durable wood construction, Oak veneer with barley finish.

Dot Side Table (14″diam x 18″h): $149.00
Dot Coffee Table (36″diam x 14″h): $399.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $149.00
Availability: Buy Dot Coffee and Side Table here

Tab Stool, 5.5 designers

From what I can tell using a site translator, this little stool is a cushion support made of 4 identical parts (profiles) you can assemble without nails or screws. Think of it as the perfect place to show off your favorite pillow.

Made in France.
multifold of birch. cushion not provided.
Height: 45cm / 40cm diameter base.
natural birch.

Purchase Information:

Price: €69.00
Availability: Buy Tab Stool, 5.5 designers here

Offi Nester Stacking Boxes

These would be super handy to own if you happen to move around a lot. Whether you stack them for book storage or use them as small tables, they’re certainly a smart upgrade from plastic milk crates (which we all had at one point in our lives, so don’t feel bad if you’re guilty of owning them now). I can also see them working well in a kid’s room, only if the kids are past the climbing up furniture stage, of course.

Like Russian nesting dolls the Nester Boxes fit inside of each other for easy transport and shipping. The small footprint also cuts down on the amount of packaging needed for shipping. Each box is finely crafted in molded ply creating simple and versatile storage. They can be used stacked for book storage or if used as singles they can function as small tables.

Walnut or Birch.
Sold only in sets of 4.
dimensions: 15l x 46w x 15h

Purchase Information:

Price: $448.00
Availability: Buy Offi Nester Stacking Boxes here

Bookwave Hanging Storage

Whoa. How amazing is this storage unit? It sort of reminds me of those shoe closet hanger thingies except bigger/better/stranger. I wonder if this could be replicated in a DIY sense, for those of us that can’t afford the price tag? I can see it working well for newspapers or magazines, or even to store clothes (if you can afford such a thing purely for wardrobe purposes).

Felt fabric and stainless steel.
Designer: Mehtap Obuz – Demirden design, Brand: Ilio
Size of the hanging storage : L 60 cm x D 30 cm x H 210 cm – Ceiling rail : L 100 cm, Ceiling fixation included.

Purchase Information:

Price: £1,006.00
Availability: Buy Bookwave Hanging Storage here

Offi Big Rib Coffee Table

A coffee table inspired by pork ribs sounds frankly more than a little unappetizing, however once you get past the food connotation, the modular form makes sense. Easy to assemble, the ribs allow the table to grow to whatever size you need, enabling a custom fit at a fraction of a custom price. With the purchase of an add-on kit (soon to be available) the table can grown three ribs at a time.

Designed by Eric Pfeiffer.
37″ L x 30″ W x 16″ H

Also, fyi: this retailer is offering a 15% off sale for orders totaling $150 or more, January 8, 2010 – January 31, 2010.

Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Availability: Buy Offi Big Rib Coffee Table here

Folding Chair and Ottoman

I’ve been catching up on my rss feeds, and was delighted to find this Folding Chair and Ottoman over on Cool Material. Easy to transport and easy to store, it looks like something to seriously consider if you’re short on space (or, on the run).

Inspired by the clever design of pop-up books, we developed a chair that could be used as a permanent piece of furniture in modern homes and businesses but could also be easily transported, stored, and set up. Despite the minimalistic form, it provides a comfortable and stable resting place just about anywhere.

* Made from a single sheet of plywood
* Folds flat in seconds for quick storage
* Assembles easily without tools
* Optional snap-on cushions (in 3 colors)

The chair folds down to a 60″ x 30″ rectangle, at 1 3/4″ tall.
Shipping and handling for the Folding Chair anywhere in the Continental US is $130.

[via Cool Material]

Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Availability: Buy Folding Chair and Ottoman here

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Offi Trundle Desk

Extra space is always at a premium, and if you work like I do, spreading out papers and such is a necessary evil to get a job done. This desk seems to tackle that problem with ease, with an extra drawer-like surface to give you the space you need. Plus, the idea of not necessarily having to straighten up (instead just push in the drawer) is a nice thought.

Hidden cord management storage.
dimensions: 56″l x 26″w x 31″h

Purchase Information:

Price: $1399.00
Availability: Buy Offi Trundle Desk here

MeasureMe Stick

MeasureMe Stick transforms the traditional ruler into a playful, modern object. Display as an original graphic piece or use to chart your child’s growth through the years. Each piece is handmade in Chicago.
Materials

-Bamboo construction
-Non-toxic ink and finish
-Stainless steel pegs (mounting hardware)

Purchase Information:

Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy MeasureMe Stick here

Top-Drawer Coffee Table

If I didn’t already have a coffee table I would snap this up in a second.

-Two concealed drawers hide away living room clutter
-Drawers open on smooth metal glides
-Airy wood construction base with oak veneer
-Dimensions: 46”w x 20”d x 16”h

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Café America Chair from Grain

Chain-link fencing for a chair? Well, sure, why not… though I wonder if it would snag your clothes.

Café America is a surprisingly comfortable indoor/outdoor chair. Taking inspiration from ubiquitous chain-link fencing, it recontextualizes the unsung material. A unique cushioning effect is created by the lightly tensioned chain-link seat and back. Café America is made of recycled chain-link whenever possible and flat-packs for efficient shipping and storage.

Custom color powder coating available for $100 up-charge.
Materials: Recycled galvanized steel chain-link with stainless steel rod and fasteners.
38.25″h x 17″w x 21.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $600.00
Availability: Buy Café America Chair from Grain here