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FURNISHINGS

Cinto Lounge Chair

I know, I know, it’s tough to find the right lounge chair. Sometimes they’re waaay too expensive, and sometimes they look like they’re fit more for a college dorm than a mostly responsible adult’s living space. So, let’s look at the Cinto: it has a safari-plus-Danish vibe that suits our sort of style and the white leather is a little daring (not recommended if you have kids that run around with sticky food or paint on their hands, of course) and just the right amount of luxe. Is it a good fit for your space?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $649.00
Available from: CB2

Cage Table by FUWL

Can you ever have too many side tables? The answer is yes, of course, you can, but if you find that you’re often searching for an appropriate surface to set down a cold glass of water or a hot cup of tea, chances are that you need another one. The Cage Table by FUWL (Form Us With Love) is both storage unit and table. In addition to the table’s obvious useful surface, you might just find yourself storing magazines or a favorite throw underneath.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $189.95
Available from: Menu

Adam Stool

If you’re fond of minimalistic furniture, chances are you’ll have the hots for the Adam Stool from Frama. Its skinny steel base almost disappears, and its flat, rectangular seat has only a convenient handle to break its plane. Want it to be a little more luxurious than the standard oak seat? There’s a leather topped version just for you.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $263.00+
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Coleman Height-Adjustable End Table

If the Coleman Stool and the Coleman Camp Stool are to your liking, chances are that you’ll want to own the End Table. It features the same geometric base and adjusts from 22 to 28 inches in height, which makes it a cross between an end table, stool, and even a low bar stool. Spin the tabletop clockwise or counterclockwise to raise or lower it to the right height.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Dwell

Oak Blackbird Sideboard Tall

Every once in a while there’s a furniture or accessory item that makes me wish I had a totally empty house, just so I could start with one piece and build outwards, completely tailoring the whole house around one single aesthetic. Ethnicraft’s Oak Blackbird Sideboard is one of those pieces, to be sure, as its black outline neatly delineates its stack of natural oak doors, compartments and drawers. How could one be messy with this sideboard sitting in one’s dining or living room? (I’m sure you’ll try, but I’ll roll my eyes and shake my finger at you if I see even one little paper out of place.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: €2,900.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Snaregade Tables by Norm.Architects

Need a dining table or work surface? You can’t go wrong with one of the three Snaregade* Tables by Norm.Architects, as it has such slender supports for its oak veneer tabletop. That leaves plenty of room for legs, and, with such a spare and elegant look, it would be right at home in the dining room or office. The Snaregade was originally a one-off design for Bjarne Hansen, Menu’s creative director and founder, but Norm.Architects were so fond of it they made a few for their own studio. Now, thankfully, it’s a collection available to all.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,700.00 - 2,300.00
Available from: A+R Store

Can Sofa by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

This sofa is has a secret; any guesses as to what it is? Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Hay, the Can Sofa is modern, looks quite comfortable, and has several color options. There’s a 2-seater, 3-seater, and a Lounge Chair. The secret is that it arrives at your door flat-packed, in a box. That gives you eco-friendly points, as it cuts down on shipping and delivery costs. Assembly is uncomplicated- no screws or tools needed. Nice, right? Oh, and if you get the 3-seater, please note that it quickly becomes a quick guest bed by just removing the back cushions.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,270.00 - 6,255.00
Available from: A+R Store

Milà Chair by Jaime Hayón

Let’s take a look at the Milà Chair by Jaime Hayòn for Magis. It’s a little less severe than some of our other favorite chairs, but it has a sculpted, playful quality that reminds us a little of Gaudí’s creations (i.e. Catalan Modernism). The organic shape is achieved thanks to a a gas-assisted injection moulding technique, which makes the Milà easier to produce and therefore very affordable. Keep a set outside or indoors; they’re stackable too.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $153.00
Available from: Finnish Design Shop

Afteroom Bench by Menu

You could say that this price is kind of high for a skinny leather bench, but then I’d need to remind you that it has a marble side table incorporated into its powder-coated metal frame and it would be a cool piece to have in an entryway or odd corner space, especially as it would add seating without taking up too much visual or physical space. Then you’d say I’m right, and we would both be glad we’re friends that can discuss design without punching each other in the face.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,150.00- 1,200.00
Available from: A+R Store

Commune Leather Sling Chair

Ready for another Commune + West Elm piece? This wood-framed sling chair knocks the socks off other lounge chairs from the retailer, as it has raw, undyed leather for an authentic feel. That plus the angular frame and stitching gives an eclectic personality that would fit easily into most rooms, giving you lots of options on placement. Living room, bedroom, study… put this Sling Chair anywhere and enjoy it as the leather develops a vintage patina (it’ll look even better).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Available from: West Elm

Billy II Box

Need more storage space for paperwork? You could get a ho-hum boring rolling file from an office supply store, or you could shell out a little more dough for one that actually looks like a fair amount of design thought went into its creation. Ethnicraft’s Universo Positivo collection has caught our eye before, and their Billy II Box stands out for its combination of solid oak and lacquered stainless steel. A large opening in the back accommodates cords (not apparent in the picture above, fyi) while one drawer provides just enough space for essentials. Need a stack of drawers instead? Consider the Oak or Walnut Billy Box.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00
Available from: Lekker Home

Commune Storage Bench

One of the more exciting things to happen in the furniture retail world this month is the arrival of Commune’s collection over at West Elm. I won’t bother with talking about how this represents a shift in design sense or quality, because hopefully that will knock you over the head once you look at the pieces up close. The piece I’m most excited about is the Storage Bench, mostly because it has a mid century vibe with its black and white sliding doors and removable leather cushion. You’ll most likely see the rest of the collection (at least the Sling Chair and Marble-Topped Coffee Table) featured here on our site over the next couple of weeks, as they’re great deals to be had*.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: West Elm

Kai Shelving by Jean Louis Iratzoki for Treku

Does this shelving remind you a tiny bit of the New Order Shelving by Stefan Diez? Maybe a little? It’s similar in that it has dividers and optional panels that can be moved around to suit your preferences. Each shelving unit comes with two movable dividers, one back panel, and one storage box with push latch. Each unit is fully finished on all sides- you know what that means, don’t you? Yep, you can float one in the middle of a room to separate and define a space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,490.00 - 3,490
Available from: DWR

Chairs by Donald Judd

So, how big a fan are you of Donald Judd, on a scale of 1 to 10? If you answered 7 or above, you might just like a reminder that Artware Editions is selling Judd’s chairs, $1,800+. I’m thrilled, though I might have to save up, as collecting some of the “most recognizable and significant artist-designed furniture in existence” isn’t cheap*. And, for fun, take this test: Donald Judd, or Cheap Furniture?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,800.00+
Available from: Artware Editions

Sale: Finn Chaise, Eos Lounge

Whoa, if you’re still in the market for outdoor furniture, take a look at the Finn Chaise and the Eos Lounge, both on sale right now from DWR. Maybe you wouldn’t buy them both for the same outdoor seating area, but if you need a pair of either, now’s the time to snap ’em up. The Finn Chaise (in black) is $1,305.50, on sale from $1,865.00. The Eos Lounge Chair (in white) is now on sale for $213.50, on sale from $305. $213! For the Eos Lounge! Come on, doesn’t that seem like a steal? Oh, and the Dusen Dusen Towels are also on sale ($56). Adding to cart now…
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,305.00
Available from: DWR