FURNISHINGS

BLTD Gift Guide ’08

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[posted by katie]

Mr. Impossible Chair and Table #28

This Mr. Impossible chair is destined to become an iconic piece; its shape and comfort takes the humble plastic material into an elevated design form. Also, the other items pictured in the room view are worth a mention: the ribbed aluminum Table #28 is surprisingly versatile as its angular form provides shelves and can be used indoors or out, the Parametre™ AccordiOn Screen would be perfect for a room divider as shown, and the String 10 Light is still (and perhaps will always be) such a stellar choice for accent lighting.

An inviting, durable, and comfortable chair, Mr. Impossible combines sophisticated design with advanced plastic processing. The transparent structure and the translucent colored seat are seamlessly welded together. Made by Kartell of polycarbonate.

Size: 32.5h x 21.5w x 16″d; Seat: 19″h
$490.00 ($441.00 Members), Buy it here.

Also shown:
Table #28 in Natural or Black, $395.00 ($355.50 Members), Buy it here.

Parametre™ AccordiOn Screen, $385.00
($346.50 Members), Buy it here.

String 10 Light, $99.00 ($89.10 Members),
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Availability: Buy Mr. Impossible Chair and Table #28 here

Magnolia Lounge Chair

This chair subtly evokes a Halloween feeling for me, probably mainly due to the web-like base.

In his design for the Magnolia, Jacco Bregonje combines the best of two worlds: design and architecture. The organic shell seat is fully foam-filled and provides fantastic comfort. The metal base echoes the mathematic construction of the organic shape of the seat. The Magnolia is a beautiful piece of furniture whatever way you look at it an interplay between empty and full, hard and soft. A unique armchair that perfectly fits into the celebrated Artifort collection. A real eyecatcher for reception areas or the home.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $2735.00
Availability: Buy Magnolia Lounge Chair here

Cake ottoman

Do you ever wish that a store would say, “Hey, why not pick something out for free, we’re feeling generous today…”? Or that you’d happen upon something in a thrift store that usually costs an insane amount and it would have a price tag of $120? I’m feeling that way about this big (huge) ottoman today.

The Cake ottoman is a great accent piece for any room. Change its personality by simply changing your choice of fabric. There are numerous fabric and leather options from which to choose.

45 1/4″ Diameter X 12 1/4″ H

$2,285.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,285.00
Availability: Buy Cake ottoman here

Square Sleeper Chair

This is a very decent multifunctional chair. It’s perfect for a small space that occasionally needs extra sleeping accommodations. Also available in red.

lounge chair opens to a twin bed,
easy fold out/in,
matching sofa available,
some assembly required,
delivery via ground service only

closed: 35″w x 33″d x 30″h
open: 35″w x 77″d

 

$399.00-$470.00, Buy it here.

[via if it's hip, it's here]

Purchase Information:

No longer available.

Timber Table

So, yes, this was posted last week, but Bobby Berk Home has offered BLTD readers 15% off this table; just use coupon code ‘BLTD’ at checkout. Nice, huh?

This is a spectacular little table- I love the wood grain etching on acrylic; it’s an excellent design combination.

The Timber Table from Gus Modern is crafted from high quality acrylic. The wood like detail etched into the Timber Table makes for a high-Style conversation piece great for both home or office.

$235.00, Buy it here.(use coupon code ‘BLTD’ for 15% off)

Purchase Information:

Price: $235.00
Availability: Buy Timber Table here

DWR Clearance

DWR just added a bunch of stuff to their online Clearance section, and as quantities are limited, you’d be smart to snap these deals up fast.

shown left to right, top to bottom:

Kina Pendant, $1,750.00 Now: $875.00, Buy it here.

Paulistano Armchair, Save 33% frame: $700, slipcover: $800, Buy it here.

Cross Coffee Table, $1,200.00 Now: $510.00, Buy it here.

Lady Chair (Houndstooth), $3,300.00 Now: $1,650.00, Buy it here.

Sussex Credenza, $3,600.00 Now: $2,412.00, Buy it here.

Maun Windsor Chair, $750.00 Now: $502.50, Buy it here.

Icaro Bed Queen, $2,800.00 Now: $1,876.00, Buy it here.

Flying Vee Shelves, $130.00 Now: $52.93, Buy it here.

Parcel Sofa, $3,000.00 Now: $1,340.00, Buy it here.

More information:

View DWR Clearance here

Piazza Sofa

Check out this low, slouchy, deep sofa. It looks quite comfortable and in a pinch it could easily double as a sleeping spot too.

Long, lean, super deep unicushion for hanging out low to the floor. For tapas low at the coffee table. For slouching with the lights low, the volume high. For laying low…off with the back cushion and two can nap. The price for such comfort? Amazingly low considering its high-end nature: Euro sleek in casual slubby grey linen with an air (or is that heir?) of the Hamptons about it.

Certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frame
Seat cushion is soy-based polyfoam and down blend
82″Wx44.5″Dx28″H (15″H seat)

Also, the large red and taupe patterned pillow shown above:
Henna Pillow, 23″ sq., $59.95,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,299.00
Availability: Buy Piazza Sofa here

Great Falls Table

Massive, indeed. This chunky table is sure to add a solid presence to any dining area. It would look great with the right pairing of modern chairs.

The rooted stability, uncommon character and marbleized grain of acacia wood bring the impressive strength and authentic beauty of massive timber framing to our bodacious dining table. Sanded, sealed and waxed to a smooth luster, this handsome, handcrafted table is equally at ease in rustic retreat or city sanctuary, a perfect social centerpiece wherever your happy home may be.

Additional shipping, $450.
82″W x 39″D x 30-1/2″H.

$1,495.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,495.00
Availability: Buy Great Falls Table here

Nebula Table

Now this is a show stopper, no doubt about it.

The Constellation table’s interest derives from its algorithmically-generated pattern which explores some of the mathematical roots behind the formation and organization of the cosmos. Laser cut and powder coated in gloss white, the piece is available in multiple sizes as shown, and each size comes with a glass top.
All of our steel and aluminum pieces are made using recycled content ranging from 35%-100%, and are completely recyclable. They are also produced with zero landfill waste generated during their production. The finishes are zero VOC which don’t pollute during manufacturing and will not release toxins in the home…

Designer: Chris Kabatsi for Arktura
Coffee table: 59″ W x 29.5″ D x 13″ H, $3795.00
Side table: 20″ W x 20″ D x 20″ H, $1290.00

Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1290.00
Availability: Buy Nebula Table here

Modern Sofa

I think the name of this sofa is actually ‘Modern’, which sums up the silhouette even if it is a little unimaginative. Plus, the price is reasonable (in that it isn’t above the $3000 mark).

Our Hardwood Frame is hand built using the finest “Kiln Dried” Alder for maximum strength and resistance to warping and cracking. All corners and arms have extra reinforcement for added strength. Our frames feature a lifetime warranty against breakage or cracking to the original purchaser under normal household usage.

We use heavy 8 gauge sinuous seat springs on most styles. Our springs system is attached using Teflon coated clips to resist noise.

W90” D40” H29”

$1,600.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,600.00
Availability: Buy Modern Sofa here

Accordeon Pouf

Here’s a product similar to the Molo idea, but (dare I say) a bit more colorful.

Fun, colourful and easy!
A series of bright plastic sheets unfold into this cylindrical accordeon-like structure.
Use it as a funky side table or as a seat, it will instantly add energy and vibe to your decor!
Unfasten the stainless steel clip and it folds flat to the size of a big book, for easy storage.
Includes a round black fabric pillow with a rigid base for extra comfort.
Available in blue, green and orange.
Manufactured in Europe. Made of polypropylene.

Folded: 17″ 10.8″ 2.2″, Unfolded: 17″H 22″Ø

$490.00 $196.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $490.00
Availability: Buy Accordeon Pouf here

Blofield Inflatable Chesterfield Seating

This is made out of the same material that’s used in life rafts, so you’ve got some degree of comfort in knowing that it will last a bit longer than perhaps other inflatable furniture you might be familiar with…in any case, it’s a great option for outdoors (if you don’t get a lot of wind, that is).

Materials: PVC, Vinyl (bottom protection)
Contents: Sofa,
Cushion,
Electric pump (230 V),
Repairing kit,
Instruction manual
Available colors: Stone White,
Midnight Grey,
Earth Green
Designer: Jeroen van de Kant (NL)

1-seater: &euro: 379 (inc 19%VAT)
2-seater: &euro: 479 (inc 19%VAT)
3-seater: &euro: 679 (inc 19%VAT)

Buy it here.

[via Blog Esprit-Design]

Grand Ecart Table

This pretty crazy price-wise, but the design is worth noting. Now if someone can just figure out how to make it less expensive…

Launched at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair, this table is designed by award-winning French architect Jean Nouvel. Grand écart means ‘the splits’ in French, and the table’s top comprises two slender sleeves of lacquered aluminum that are undetectable when the table is closed but slide apart to extend the table from 71″ to 118″w to seat up to 14 people. Requires simple assembly. Available in other sizes and in fixed length versions by special order.

W71/118 x D33.5 x H29 in

$7,995.00, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $7,995.00
Availability: Buy Grand Ecart Table here

Gamper Bentwood Chairs

Made from tradtional bentwood components, these creative takes on the classic chair are something to see (and perhaps collect as funds permit?).

Martino [Gamper] studied sculpture and product design at the University of Applied Art in Vienna. He went on to do a Masters at the Royal College which he completed in 2000. His work is widely exhibited and he recently won the Wallpaper Magazine ‘Best Alchemist’ award in 2008. Behind each of his pieces is a story involving materials, techniques, people and places. He nurtures an interest in unwanted and disparate objects and by reworking furniture, which he finds on the streets, he creates mismatched families of objects.
Martino has travelled to the old Thonet factory in Croatia to see the bentwood components which he will use in his own inimitable and unexpected way. Three styles are available.

shown left to right: Back of the Chairs, Bend and Wood, Chair of the Rings,
$585.00 each, Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $585.00
Availability: Buy Gamper Bentwood Chairs here