FURNISHINGS

Mate Sofa

This sofa is so incredibly comfortable. It has excellent proportions and fits the curve of your lower back perfectly. I would completely recommend it if it’s within your budget. (Also, there’s a floor sample on sale at the Marylebone location in London*; I think it was marked at £2,000.00 and looked a little more red than the orange pictured here.)

Launched at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, Robin Rizzini’s Mate sofa is hugely inviting. Its soft cushions make it wonderful to curl up in, while it remains equally comfortable to sit upright in, thanks to seat cushions that are not too deep and a back that is just the right height to be supportive. It has a solid wood frame with elastic belts, concealed feet and a fully removable cover. It is available in other fabrics and as a modular system in a wide variety of sizes and configurations. Spare covers are also available to order.

W94 x D35.5 x H26.5 in.

$4,995.00, Buy it here or here (£2,900.00 – £5,800.00).

*Yes, I’m in London. More to follow soon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,995.00
Availability: Buy Mate Sofa here

School Chair

Whether this reminds you of your early school years or not, it does seem like a sturdy option for seating.

A modern reinterpretation of the classic elementary school chair. Features a bent-ply seat and back which are fastened to the frame with rubber gaskets, which provide durability and add a functional aesthetic.

Material: Powder coated steel frame, bent ply.
Specs: (inches) 19.5w x 21d x 30.5h, Seat height: 17.5

$265.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $265.00
Availability: Buy School Chair here

Upcycle Ottoman

How do you feel about feed bags as upholstery? It sounds sort of awful (doesn’t it?) but I actually like the way these ottomans look.

The Upcycle Ottoman is upholstered using a supply of surplus jute bags previously used to transport organic coffee beans. The durable bags, which would otherwise be thrown away, have been repurposed to make an original accent piece. The jute features screen-printed stencils and logos which identified the original goods, making each ottoman completely unique. Bench-Made in Canada.

18d x 18w x 16h (inches)

$425.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $425.00
Availability: Buy Upcycle Ottoman here

Asterisk Stool

These leaning asterisk stools pack a lot of fun design into one little seating option. You can order from a variety of color swatches or provide your own material (a.k.a. ‘COM’) for a customized look.

-recycled HDPE plastic inner structure -high density seating foam upper surface -$525 tall $500 short -Lake Michigan sailcloth $450 tall $425 short -customer supplied material $350 tall $325 short -Place your order online and we will contact you with color swatches. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

sustainable upholstery options: recycled polyester/wool felt/hopsack
19.3″ h x 24.5″ (short) x 21″ w, $500 (COM:$325)
25.1″ h x 26.1″ (tall) x 21″ w, $525 (COM:$350)
Buy it here.

More information:

View Asterisk Stool here

Bender (Shelf)

I don’t know about you, but I could use several of these to tidy up my stacks of magazines (all of which have flags of things to post or research) that currently take up most of my available desk space.

How often do we find ourselves with piles of magazines hard to access?
This rack is ideal for the storage of precious documents such as books, magazines, etc.
Bender comes as one whole sheet of metal. It’s easily folded and there’s no need for additional tools. Due to its vertical storage-system less space is utilized making it also ideal for tight areas.
Bender can be hung in a variety of different ways, combining colours and positions.

Designer: Hiroshi Tsunoda, 2008
Available in White, Black, or Red.

€68.00, Buy it here.

(This item’s link and price was updated 11/19/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro54.40
Availability: Buy Bender (Shelf) here

Stack

I saw this in person recently (at Matter, which might be my new favorite store), and I have to say it is one impressive piece. Sure, it looks more like an art object than a usable storage tower, but it’s delightfully both.

Stack is a tower of ‘floating’ drawer units that can be pushed and pulled in both directions. This will often result in a random and irregular formality that is both fascinating and unusual to the eye. Stack is available with 8 or 13 drawers.

Designer: Shay Alkalay
Materials: MDF, plywood
*Dimensions and pricing are based on the 8-drawer version. Contact Matter for further pricing.

$4,100.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4,100.00
Availability: Buy Stack here

Fletcha Table

Check out this side table; it’s got a few different resting options that allow you to use whichever surface you prefer.

Designer: Rafael Morgan

Size: 500 mm x 500 mm x 430 mm

$405.00 or €291, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: &euro405.00
Availability: Buy Fletcha Table here

Ball Poster Bed (King)

Ah, isn’t this a lovely bed? Isn’t it just spectacular? Every once in a while (if not often) I’ll run across something that I think ‘oh, wow, that’s a great piece, I wonder how much it is?’ and then almost have a heart attack when I see the price. If I ever spend $20,000 on a bed, just shoot me. That being said, if you’ve got the money to spend, and you choose to spend it on this, I will not shoot you, nor will I encourage others to do so. To each their own.

Dramatic and beautiful, this interpretation of the traditional four poster bed is a complete scene-stealer. The balls and frame are made from burnt and waxed ash, finished by hand, with a slatted base in beech wood. It is exclusive to The Conran Shop and can be made in custom sizes.

W96 x D96 x H90.5 in.

$19,000.00, Buy it here.

[via pointclickhome]

Purchase Information:

Price: $19,000.00
Availability: Buy Ball Poster Bed (King) here

Venezia Chest and Dresser

For anyone that cringes at commas on pricetags, here’s two bedroom storage options that are comfortably under the $1G mark. (Does this perhaps look familiar?)

venezia chest (36″W X 52.5″H X 19″D), $698.00, Buy it here.
venezia dresser (59″W X 38″H X 19″D), $798.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $698.00
Availability: Buy Venezia Chest and Dresser here

Tumbleweed from Ponoko

Comes in 30 identical pieces. Each piece locks together as shown in the pictures and are pre bent for easy assembly over top an existing lamp or on its own. Simply lock 3 pieces together and keep repeating until you make 4 groups of 3 locking together and a pentagon forms. Then simply lock the two ends together with an additional piece to complete the pentagon and keep repeating until a sphere forms.

Lamp is 13 inches in diameter. Use of fluorescent light bulbs are recommended or very low watt light bulbs.

Purchase Information:

Price: $277.00
Availability: Buy Tumbleweed from Ponoko here

Chair No. 2 – Black / White

Designed and fabricated by Hankbuilt in collaboration with Tanner Goods, Chair No. 2 blends modern design with simplistic construction, comfort and style.

Our first offering features a zinc-phos coated steel frame, black oxide hardware, and premium black / white cowhide stretched over birch ply.

$595.00, Buy it here.

Console Desk by Studio Moe

This slim-lined console desk by Studio Moe was a quiet star at ICFF this year. The dimensions allow for placement pretty much anywhere that’s tight on space (depth wise), yet it has the full functionality of a desk with its well crafted drawer and wide work space.

All of our pieces are created from resawn hardwood beams salvaged from dismantled buildings across the country…Close to a billion board feet of wood are removed from buildings in the US every year. By reusing this material we reduce the impact on our landfills, eliminate the need to harvest trees, and are reminded of the simple beauty inherent in old wood. We use Ash as our primary species. An indigenous hardwood, ash has a unique blend of durability, stability and warmth.

w53″ x d15.25″ x h29″

$1,375.00, Buy it here.

Also pictured: Dining Chair, $800.00,
Buy it here.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,375.00
Availability: Buy Console Desk by Studio Moe here

West Elm Outdoor

Some relatively affordable outdoor furniture from West Elm:

metal mesh lounge chair w/cushion, $349.00 special: $296.00
wood-slat single lounger, $359.00 (cushion, $89.00)

sydney single lounger, $449.00 special: $359.00 (cushion, $89.00)

sydney lounge chair w/cushion, $379.00 special: $303.00 (cushion, $31.00)

More information:

View West Elm Outdoor here

Confluences by Philippe Nigro

I love the look of this so so much (such fun!).

How can one design a settee which satisfies the requirements of the majority of users? Different people have different physiognomies. And then there is the subjectivity of taste. CONFLUENCES is a ‘reconciliatory’ settee, since it draws its inspiration from such differences. CONFLUENCES attempts to supply an answer to an ergonomic problem, and in this way becomes a playground for plastic forms and colours in many shade variations. -Ligne Roset

Price available upon request. Buy it here.
(Apologies for the trouble in no pricing…it’s a new product so info isn’t readily available yet and I like it too much to wait.)

[via dezeen]

Naked Line Large Cabinet

MIO’s Jaime Salm and Stephen Cooke utilize particleboard in this smart storage cabinet.

Much of today’s contemporary furniture incorporates hollow-core materials covered by various veneers. In direct contrast to these pieces is Naked Line, a cabinet that proudly reveals the sustainable materials we have come to hide. Taking advantage of the color, texture and cost efficiency of formaldehyde-free particleboard, this cabinet represents a naked and honest approach to affordable furniture. Made from 100 percent pre-consumer waste wood, this piece has sturdy sliding doors and back panels made from powder-coated steel.

Designers: Jaime Salm, Stephen Cooke
Measurements: 16 in/41 cm high, 32 in/81 cm width, 15.5 in/39 cm depth
$280.00 per cabinet, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Availability: Buy Naked Line Large Cabinet here