FURNISHINGS

Globus

This may be the craziest thing I’ve seen all day. But, if you like the idea of working in a mobile pod then the Globus is for you.

Globus is a compact personal mobile workstation that offers flexibility thanks to it’s rotating chair, the pull out table top and castors. You can work with or without a notebook. You can work where ever you want. You move your flexible workstation to a place where you want to be, open it and work. Flexible and functional, Globus can be used in the office but also at home. A sophisticated work station demonstrating a truly appealing example of innovative design.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $8,775
Availability: Buy Globus here

Conco Lounge Chair by Michiel van der Kley

Look! It’s a poem about a chair:

Could a chair be as streamlined as the body of an aeroplane? A body that looks rounded, similar to a boulder being eroded for a long time in the sea before it reaches its ultimate shape. The base strengthens the lightness of the design by its shape. The knot is an aesthetical feature but also a technical detail. On the one side a point where all the curved lines meet and on the other side a place where the fabric can be held together.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1590
Availability: Buy Conco Lounge Chair by Michiel van der Kley here

Arctic Sideboard

This would be perfect for under a wall-mounted flat screen TV. The Arctic sideboard is by Rolf Fransson and has cable management within its back panel.

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Price: $1895
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Muji Aluminum Table

Remember how in the 90’s design was considered ‘modern’ if it was made out of stainless steel or some other metal? It was almost like a designer’s shortcut. It left a bad taste in my mouth related to anything masquerading as modern when it was just a regular product cast in metal. This, however, is certainly not the case with this lovely aluminum table from Muji. I love the subtle transition from the top of the table down to the slim line legs.

Muji, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

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Price: $765
Availability: Buy Muji Aluminum Table here

One-to-Two

Here’s a neat table from Nathalie Nebout, with legs that fold the Oak half inside the steel.

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Galaxy Loveseat & Lounger

This actually looks quite comfortable despite the delicate appearance.

These transparent models are hand woven with golden sika (lighter version) or rattan splits (darker version). The foundation is composed of powder coated iron round bars and the cushions are filled with 3 inch thick FRD foam. The cushions are removable and an outdoor version of the lounger and chair are available.

Lounger: 33″h x 77.5″w x 38.5″d, $1000.00
Loveseat: 33″h x 52″w x 38.5″d, $1500.00

$1,500.00
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Price: $1,500.00
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Branch Table

This is one lovely table so I suppose it should come as no surprise that it hits right over the 3 grand mark.

Designed by Maurizio Marconato and Terry Zappa, the Branch Table (2007) has a hand-cut, hand-joined solid wood base that was inspired by Charles Paul Landon’s 1799 painting “Daedalus and Icarus.” In the painting, the shape of the mythological characters’ wings is both graceful and bold, which the designers captured in the shape of each end of their table. The glass top sits on the tips of these “wings” and the result is a sculpture of shapes, formed by positive and negative spaces. These angles, while at first glance decorative, also serve a functional purpose by maximizing legroom for friends and family gathering around the table. Whether seen from the side or above, the Branch Table has an inherent lightness that challenges the assumption that a solid wood base has to be bulky and overscaled.

Solid ash with a walnut stain; tempered glass.
H 29″ W 80.75″ D 39.5″
$3,400.00,
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Price: $3,400.00
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Lux Side Chair

Here’s an eco-friendly garden chair sure to hold up through all kinds of weather:

Inspired by the seating in the Luxembourg gardens, this versatile chair is made from lightweight aluminum. The tubular frame and shaped extruded slats are treated for protection from the outdoor elements with 100% polyester baked anti-UV powder coating. Made in France with over 95% recycled metal, it is designed to exist in harmony with nature. The paint used does not contain heavy metals, making the production of this chair part of the zero process chain. Eco-friendly, comfortable and stylish, Lux Side Chairs are perfect for garden parties.

$285.00,
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Price: $285.00
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Sawhorse Worktable

Compared to the Mason Glass Top Desk priced at $1,150.00 with similar trestle table legs, this worktable is quite a steal. (The $1,150.00 table has much chunkier legs, but if you’re on a budget, skinnier legs do the job just fine.)

“Modern industry. An expansive glass tabletop rests upon two sleek steel-plated legs with a black nickel finish. Simple assembly.”

60″w x 28″d x 29.75″h.

$449.00, available at West Elm.

Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: West Elm

Harvest Table

The room settings above perfectly illustrate how combining two distinct styles can add interest and character to a home…I love the Shaker style table paired with the more industrial Navy Side Chair or the mid century Saarinen Tulip™ Stools.

This table has a sturdy and symmetrical form that’s defined by its functionality. Simple and austere, two drop leaves increase or decrease the footprint depending on immediate needs. Wooden pegs fold out to support the leaves when they’re raised and act as stoppers when the leaves are folded down. The modern maxim that form follows function was phrased by the Shakers as, “beauty rests on utility,” which is an expression found in Shaker literature. This reference to beauty does not imply ornament or decoration, both of which the Shakers avoided for fear of encouraging the sin of pride. Rather, this beauty is inherent to a useful object, and “that which has in itself the highest use possesses the greatest beauty.”

Solid walnut with clear lacquer finish
Closed: H 29″ W 72″ D 22″
Open: H 29″ W 72″ D 38″
$3,200.00,
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(Free Standard Shipping through Sept 16 & Mix or Match any Six (chairs), Save 15%.)

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Price: $3,200.00
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Leather Chaise Chair

The vintage look of this leather chaise is slightly reminiscent of a baseball glove…not a bad thing, I might add.

Why be a coach potato when you can be a chaise frittata? With a stainless steel frame and quilted leather seat inspired by the 1950s Barcelona chair, this wonderful chaise has been pre-conditioned to achieve an invitingly worn, vintage look.

24.5″w x 48″d x 34″h

$2,199.00,
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Price: $2,199.00
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Convertible Compact Desk

This is a perfect solution for anyone short on space- you simply slide the top panel out when you need more work surface.

What looks like a 30″ cabinet converts to a 55″ full-size desk, making it a clever solution for studio apartments and multipurpose rooms. A quick slide of its top panel reveals hard-working amenities. When open, the top of the cabinet reveals generous storage space for a laptop, plus cubbies with removable dividers to stow paper clips, rubber bands and other smalls. Cord cutouts in back let you charge iPods, laptop and cell phones. Below are a storage drawer and one letter- and legal-size file.

30″Wx21.75″Dx30″H closed (55.25″ open)

$499.00, Buy it here.

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Svedese Fortune Chair

I’m not sure what type of Swedish fortune shall befall you if you should happen to purchase this chair, but if you buy 6 of them, you can save 15%, and if you order by September 16 you’ll also get free shipping, so that’s a sort of fortune, isn’t it?

The Fratelli Tominaga, designers of our Coco Chair, discovered the 40-year-old prototype for the Svedese Chair (pronounced svee-day-see) in the kitchen of a home in Udine, Italy. Still in fine condition, the chair appeared to be Swedish in origin but was constructed in Italy, although the brothers were never able to find a record of the designer. The Tominagas have brought the Svedese Chair back into production, maintaining the solid hardwood frame, the seat back’s distilled folk form and updating the upholstery in elegant, hardworking Danish wool. The result is a mid-century design reimagined for the 21st-century. Assembly required.

H 31.5″ W 18″ D 19″ Seat H 18″

$250.00 – $330.00, Buy it here.

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No longer available.

Kar Chair (Slices)

Man, at first glance it looked like it was $150 per chair (which would be way too good to be true); it takes around 5 slices to make a full-sized seat, so that makes it around $750 per chair. Darn it.

This innovative line of furniture allows you to endlessly mix and match towards a design of any color and size. Each “slice” clicks into one another and can support up to 300 pounds of weight. The material, Arpro, is lightweight and weatherproof.

Made of Arpro (expanded polypropylene)
Height ( 33″), Width ( 7″), Depth ( 32″)
$150.00 per slice,
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Price: $150.00
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Webster Sofa

Whoa. This silver color option would certainly be something different for your living room.

Classic English button-back design upholstered in shiny silver-coloured synthetic. Frame in pine and plywood. Legs crafted from wenge-stained pine, satin-finish polyurethane varnish. Frame padding: polyether foam. Seat cushions filled with high resilience polyurethane foam. Elastic webbing suspension.

Dimensions: W 79.5″ H 29.9″ D 36.2″

$2,295.00,
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Price: $2,295.00
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