FURNISHINGS

Turn Tables

Lucky you, these tables (and all other Blu Dot furniture) are 20% off their regular price until November 10th. Maybe you just need one table beside your favorite chair to set your drink upon, or maybe you need a few to scatter around for laptops, lamps and books. As each table is made from solid Acacia wood, they’re hefty and will react to changes in temperature.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.20 - 519.20
Available from: Blu Dot

Colors & NOSIGNER’s Cartesia Desk

Talk about crazy storage, check out the way these drawers move in order to open. One goes sideways, two go forward, there’s even a sneaky one in the back for electric cables- or other things that need hiding- that you wouldn’t know is there at first glance. Created by Japanese house Colors, this desk isn’t an impulse buy, that’s for sure, but considering the master craftsmanship and materials, it’ll last longer than you will, given the proper care.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $6,000.00
Available from: A+R Store

GMT-13

Yes, this is simple, box-like side table. So why does it cost 585 smackeroos? Partly because it’s made from aluminum plate powder-coated in ultra-fine texture, and partly because “its scale is fixed by self-imposed geometrical constraints using the golden ratio”… so there. Does that explain the price tag? It at least explains the name, GMT = The Golden Mean Table. GMT-13 is available in black, red, blue, and white.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00
Available from: FIELD

Vitra Tip Ton Chair

This solid plastic chair has a forward-tilt action that will help your health apparently: it straightens the pelvis and spine and thus improves circulation to the abdominal and back muscles. Whether that influences your decision to buy one, many, or none at all, I do have to say it has a nice silhouette that would work well in a dining room or office area. Plus, it’s stackable and comes in 6 different colors. On sale until October 24th.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $355.00, sale: 302.00
Available from: YLiving

QBS

A box is just a box, unless it’s a perfectly square, 17″ box with Rift white oak or walnut veneers and lacquered sides. That kind of box, in this case called the QBS, you can use as an end table, bedside table, or group several together as a coffee/cocktail table. Are you picking up what I’m putting down here? Also available with white lacquer, from MDRN.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $350.00
Available from: MDRN

Stack Modular Storage System

Don’t get overwhelmed just yet, as you’re the head honcho in deciding how your own Stack Modular Storage System will look. Various cabinets in a variety of colors can be stacked together or used apart, just pick the appropriate base for the configuration you want. Oh, and if a static base bores you, there’s also a Trolley Base for mobility.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $250.00 - 900.00
Available from: YLiving

Hitch Bookcase

If you’ve been jonesing for a wall of books to grace your living room- soon to be called ‘the library’ in a vague European accent- consider this new bookcase from Blu Dot. Steel uprights support wood veneered shelves for a slight industrial edge. How about the pricing, you say? One Hitch Bookcase is $599, with each additional Add-on at $499.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $599.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Cupboard

Storage pieces don’t come cheap, so after you digest the price tag of this Cupboard, take a look at its sliding doors and think of the different ways you might choose to display certain keepsakes. Thanks to the lack of hardware, the doors may remain open or closed without looking messy, giving you various options for storage versus display. This piece is made from high-quality birch plywood- straight from locally harvested forests, of course- in Belgium.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,459.00
Available from: leibal

Waiter/Waitress Tables

Now, we can all agree that these two tables aren’t cheap (even on sale), but let’s pay attention to the fact that each one can be positioned in different ways for different functions. If used in the C shape position, the tables can nest under and over a seating surface, giving you a very handy tabletop for a drink or device (or both) without taking up too much floor space. Or, perhaps you like breakfast in bed? Either table could be the perfect resting spot for your morning coffee/tea and breakfast plate. As these tables are relatively slim, I’m guessing that they’d be easy to move around your home as needed.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $896.00 - 1,676.00
Available from: SUITE New York

Wintercheck 06/08

What happens to orphaned furniture? Often they end up in a very sad place called the landfill, sitting unused and unloved. Wintercheck Factory has saved a few pieces from this slow death, and, with some upgrades and additions, they’re now available online for your purchase (at not bad prices, I might add). Pictured above is the Felt Top Table, $375, who in a previous life sported a linoleum top and was drawerless.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00 - 375.00
Available from: Wintercheck 06/08

Perch Barstool

Hmm, I don’t quite understand how the same barstool could cost roughly $150 more on one site than the other. Do you? One site has it on sale, so that explains a little discrepancy, but perhaps it’s not exactly the same barstool, or by the same designer/manufacturer, or maybe someone is smoking something somewhere and the profit margins were messed up. Either way, this teak and iron base barstool has that spindly-yet-sturdy look and would provide extra seating without taking up too much visual space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $216.00
Available from: West Elm

Prime Media Console

Hmm, this media console by Mark Daniel (of Slate Design) has the right sort of look and the right sort of price. Plantation-grown shesham wood is set off nicely by an iron base, and there’s the nice detail of a finished back in case you need to float the piece in the middle of a room. Two open shelves provide space for components with two drawers below for storage. And, yes, don’t worry, there are cutouts for managing cords.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Available from: CB2

Wire Basket Table

So, what do you get when you add a wooden disc to a Wire Basket? A small, lovely, graphic table, or just a lid for the basket, depending on the way you look at it. Both basket and top from Ferm Living, of course.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $85.00 and up
Available from: Ferm Living

Turn Stool

Stool, side table, ottoman, whatever function fits your needs, this solid Acacia wood stool will last through thick and thin. Cut out handles make it easier to shift around and an optional thick Felt Top (+$19) gives a softer surface for the backside.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $299.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table

If you have a small space, you need a few tricks up your sleeves to maximize every square foot. Count this Spacebox Wall Mounted Storage Table as a smart option for a small worktop. Use it for your laptop (or breakfast), and then when you’re done, fold the top down to free up extra floor space. The open-front compartments are ideal for displaying your favorite items and books, and will give a little personality to the otherwise blank white frame. Think of it for the kitchen, hallway, or kid’s room.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $448.80
Available from: YLiving