FURNISHINGS

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)

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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.

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Price: $280.00
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Shadow Chair

This chair at first appears to balance only on its front legs. Clever.

A chair that integrates shadow into its structure…At first glance it is a simple chair that seems to defy gravity by standing upright while only having two front legs, but on closer inspection the shadow is part of the chair and made from steel, which is attached to a metal frame built inside the chair. Available in a number of finishes please contact us for more information

Materials: Wood (Birch) From Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and other controlled sources,Steel
Dimensions: (H) 85cm (W) 45cm (D) 60cm

£795.00, Buy it here.

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Price: £795.00
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Midway Coffee Table

I finally saw this in person whilst making the rounds in NYC this weekend for ICFF (picture montage to follow shortly), and I do have to say I was impressed with how sleek and simple this table was up close. I give it two thumbs up.

Nature nurtures metal in material mix. Beautifully grained, warm sustainable solid shesham wood spans industrial bridge of black powdercoated flat steel. Natural lacquer protects.

56″Wx16″Dx14″H

$299.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $299.00
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Parquet Dining Table

This is one snazzy table. I love the angular legs and parquet detailing, and, to sweeten the deal, there’s a removable leaf for versatility.

Our Parquet Dining Table is a solid, classic design that demonstrates our commitment to craft. Crisp, angular legs and an impeccably crafted oak tabletop are delightful for entertaining. The center leaf is surprisingly easy to remove for an intimate gathering.

quarter-sawn oak, includes a removable 22″ leaf
94″ long x 36″ wide at center x 30″ high (72″ long without leaf)

$3,800.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $3,800.00
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Showtime Multileg Cabinet

Interchangeable legs and a drop-dead blue color qualifies this cabinet for my wish list…unfortunately, the price makes it go into the ‘if-I-win-the-lottery’ subcategory.

Interchangeable legs support this Showtime Cabinet as it expresses dichotomy and symbiosis. Things internal and external play out in organic forms and established classicism, resting against each other, elegantly coexisting. Noticeable inspiration comes from classical MGM musicals in terms of the dramatic and personified shapes for which the Spanish designer seems to have a penchant.

Jaime Hayon for BD Barcelona
Each Module: 39.4″ W x 32″ H x 20.5″ D
(Three Module Wide Cabinet Pictured.)
$4950.00 per Module, Buy it here.

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Price: $4950.00
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Wheelbench

Such a smart idea (if only it was a tad more affordable…).

A mobile bench, made of ecologically preserved Accoya wood with a built-in wheelbarrow wheel. The surprising combination of familiar elements strengthens the active ‘exterior feel’ of the bench.
Rogier Martens on the Wheelbench: “Moving a bench with two people has always been a chore… This is a bench you can easily manoeuvre into position. The eye-catching wheel is an invitation to find the best spot. An invitation to be active, to create your world the way you want it, time and again.”

Designer: Rogier Martens
Dimensions: 215 x 45 x 70 cm

€ 990, Buy it here.

[via designboom]
[posted by katie]

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American Modern Bed

You just can’t go wrong with something as simple as this. It’s a no-brainer.

American Modern Bed – Full, Was: $2,200.00, Now: $1,760.00
American Modern Bed – Queen, Was: $2,400.00, Now: $1,920.00
American Modern Bed – King, Was: $2,800.00, Now: $2,240.00
American Modern Bed – California King, Was: $2,900.00, Now: $2,320.00

Buy it here.

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Bate-Papo and Mocho Stool

These two entirely intriguing stools are part of MoMA Design Store’s new Destination Brazil collection.

Bate-Papo Stool, $495.00 ($445.50 Members),
Buy it here.

Inspired by stools used in the Brazilian countryside, designer Flavia Pagotti Silva created this contemporary seat. In Portuguese, “bate-papo” refers to an informal conversation between friends. This low, comfortable stool, made of four plywood disks attached to the chair’s frame through ball joints is meant to be used casually and as additional seating in informal settings. Made of plywood, ball joints, recycled rubber, and metal tubing. Size: 14h x 14l x 14″w

Mocho Stool, $550.00 ($495.00 Members), Buy it here.

Designer Sergio Rodrigues favors working with traditional materials like leather, wood, and cane splints in his product designs. The Mocho Stool, an update on the traditional milkmaid’s stool used throughout Brazil, is made of a solid hardwood frame, a single-lathed hollowed seat, and three lathed legs. A handle is incorporated into the design of the stool’s seat, making it easy to transport from place to place. Made of eucalyptus wood.
Size: 15.75h x 17.75″diam.

[posted by katie]

GJ Chair

Whoa, check this chair out. If you’re considering a lounge chair in a major-purchase sort of way, you might consider this one for it’s relative rarity.

Originally designed in 1963, just 300 pieces were made due to the complexity of the chair’s design. Just a few of the originals exist today. One is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In keeping with Jalk’s intentions, the chair and tables are reproduced in their original materials, teak and Oregon pine as well as black-stained ash. Two pieces of wood are moulded and conjoined in this daring design, which won Britain’s Daily Mail Design Competition in 1963.

Designer: Grete Jalk
Lounge chair in moulded plywood.
Available in Oregon pine, teak or black stained ash.
24.8″w 27.6″d 29.5″h

$2500.00, Buy it here.

GJ Table also available here.

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Price: $2500.00
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Patty Lounger

This armless lounger has such nice fluid lines. Take note that this is more of a custom piece, so you would have to pick out your fabric and be patient with delivery.

Armchair with fully removable covers, frame in foamed polyurethane and feet in black MDF.
31.1″w 29.1″d 26.8″h

$1,798.00-$3,206.00 depending on fabric or leather selection, Buy it here.

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Price: $1,798.00-$3,206.00
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Sheffield Sofa

Hmm, charismatically caramel or not, the price is not too outrageous on this sofa.

Charismatic in contemporary caramel, fluid in silhouette, these modern furniture supermodels are naturally poised for comfortable seating. Tantalizingly textural, too, in 55% polyester/ 45% linen. We also selected them for our unique collection because of their environmentally-sensitive construction including a durable, hardwood maple laminate frame and legs and seat cushions that have been filled with a recyclable virgin polyester fiber.

dimensions:
80″L X 32″H X 32″D.
note: expected in stock on 5/6/2009

$1,598.00, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

MB Furniture Collection

Self-cushioning polymer makes for a comfortable option indoors or out. Plus, the sharp angles contrast nicely with the soft curves of the arms.

Another classic Bellini. Another technological innovation. Made of self-cushioning polymer. The MB group includes an armchair, sofa, and pouf/table. For office, home and hospitality. Indoor and outdoor. Exceedingly comfortable. Produced in Dark Grey and White. Bravo Mario!

Armchair, sofa and pouf/table appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial and residential use.

$250.00-$850.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $250.00-$850.00
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Wings Shelf

These remind me of the Flying V Shelves, except they have more of a wing (which makes them different enough).

Functional shelving with a graphic edge! Store books, magazines, kitchenware… or leave empty as decorative wall-art! Group several units together to intensify the lighting and shadows. Still not enough drama? Then try a version with perforated filters and amplify the contrast!

Designer: Nauris Kalinauskas
Dimensions: 31.5″L x 9.8″W x 7.9″H
Materials: Powder-coated metal

$189.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $189.00
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