FURNISHINGS

Nube Armchair

The sculptural form created by the curved seat and boxed frame is emphasized nicely by the thin chrome legs.

Right angles combine with sensuous curves in the design of the Nube Armchair (2008). Jon and Jesús Gasca’s Armchair is a startlingly simple and architectural structure that can be viewed from any angle. With contrasting colors (one color for the angular parts, a different tone for the curved) and an exposed, chromed steel frame, the Nube works individually or grouped.

Chromed steel; foam; Kvadrat Divina upholstery, 100% wool.
H 24.75″ W 26.75″ D 26.75″

$1,598.00,
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Djimma Wood Stool

Carved from solid wood, this authentic stool will add a well-traveled look to any room.

Solid wood tripod stool, hand carved from a single piece of rosewood, which goes very dark (sometimes black) with age. You can see the wood’s natural lines etched into stool’s surface, which is protected with beeswax polish. Characteristics of each piece may vary as each stool is handmade.

Ethiopian rosewood stool handcrafted in the village of Djimma
Large 28 x 28 x 29 cm

€241 or $370,
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ünal & böler studio

The ünal & böler studio have some remarkable pieces.

nar: w.115cm d.115cm h.37cm, €2500, Buy it here.

“nar” means “pomegranate” in turkish. Pomegranate is a fruit that holds hundreds of juicy seeds inside. It’s a fruit that symbolizes fertility. Nar coffetable carries books and books carry ideas. Ideas can be distructive as much as they can be constructive. Our aim was to emphasize the danger and the dilemma it holds with utter nakedness.

petek: w180cm d.60cm h.180cm, €5000, Buy it here.

“petek” means “honeycomb” in turkish. Honeycomb, known with it’s lightness and structural stability also gives it’s form to Petek. Stand-alone library based on the same principles with “Salkim” can hold many books. 6mm. Steel tubes bent into a geometric shape forms a strong constructions with it’s structural joints.

sema: dim. w.65cm h.50, €240, Buy it here.

“sema” is the name given to the dance of the whirling dervishes. It is a coffeetable with a turning top and rotating bars below it which can be utilized in storing books, magazines and newspapers. Top is in mdf and the leg in steel.

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Nero Shelf

The irregular decorative edge on this shelf is quite interesting and would frame your objects nicely.

A modern shelf with old roots. Nanni Holén was inspired by the decorated shelves you sometimes find in old cupboards. The shelf can be used alone or in a group and gives a wall a strong and contemporary look. Nero received the Swedish design award UNG 06/07.

Designer: Nanni Holén
Material: MDF-board
Measurements: Width 50, depth 16 cm
1590 kr ($251.20 approx.)

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Price: $251.20
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Nexus Extending Desk

At first this might seem frightfully expensive for a small desk, but in rooms where space is at a premium something like this would be a necessity.

“Extremely practical where space is limited, the Nexus desk doubles in depth, thanks to a retractable shelf on wheels, set at the perfect height for a computer keyboard . Two drawers slide out from the shelf sides for pens and pencils.”

10 to 12 week lead time.
W33 x D22.5/32 x H28 in.

$1,695.00,
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Pinot Bistro Table – Round

I’ve been looking for a small breakfast-y sized bistro table for my kitchen, and this one is a pretty good price. I think it’s a winner.

Simple but functionally sound, these Italian-made powder-coated steel tables are exceptional examples of everyday outdoor furniture. Available in three styles, their sturdy construction and multiuse design make them the choice for cafés throughout Europe and the U.S. They also work well in office dining areas. By undergoing three different finish processes – electric zinc coating, the application of a grey powder coat and then a clear lacquer – the table surfaces are made resilient and corrosion resistant. Assembly required.

Materials: Steel with three-layer finish.
H 30″ Diameter 32″

$330.00, Now: $231.00,
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Price: $330.00
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The Pebble by Autoban by De La Espada

Whoa, talk about an impressive table, this one by Autoban has a sculptured edge and a bright red (or chrome plated) architectural aluminum base that deserves some attention.

Apparently not from the local beach… With legs made from aluminum and an organic-shaped top, Pebble is the union of contrasting materials, supported by a structure of the soundest simplicity.
Available in your choice of solid American Black Walnut or American White Oak and red powder coated aluminum or chrome plated aluminum base.

112″w x 46″L x 31″h

oak; $9,825.00,
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(please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery).

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Price: $9,825.00
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Design Planar Dresser

This Planar Dresser and Wardrobe are pretty impressive. I’d say the whole collection is well worth some consideration if you’re looking for long term modern storage pieces.

Cascades of planar facets define this line of modern storage furniture. The signature white faces appear to float on the bamboo exterior and push touch hardware makes opening the drawers seamless. The Planar Storage Line includes a tall elegant wardrobe, modern drawers & dressers, and a stylish media console.
A dresser with many layers, the Planar faces hide the shallow accessory drawers among the deeper clothing storage. Both elements flow together maintaining a clean facade.

Materials: Amber bamboo with white MDF drawers. Drawer faces are 100% recycled formaldehyde-free MDF and drawer boxes are FSC-certified maple. The paint is a low-VOC waterbourne enamel and finished with a durable, water-based finish.
Made in Brooklyn (USA).

Planar Dresser, 39 W 38 H 24 D, $3,975.00, Buy it here.

Planar Wardrobe, 23 W 91 H 24 D, $4,275.00,
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Price: $3,975.00
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Animal Shot Glasses

If you’ve ever entertained the thought of collecting shot glasses for even half a second, you’ll have to buy a set of these. If you’re not into shots, then the idea of using them as votive candle holders might appeal to your sensibilities a little more.

Shot glasses for the passionate animal lover… or the avid hunter. Either way, the Animal Shot Glasses are made of black glass and balance atop the head of either a bear, bull, deer, moose or rhinoceros. Can also be used as votive candle holders, paper weights, or simply something lovely to look at.

Designer: Goody Grams
2″ dia. x 3.25″H, 1.9 fl.oz.
Materials: Black glass, Pewter
Set of 2, $55.00,

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Price: $55.00
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Tractor Stool

These definitely qualify as a ‘want-but-can’t-afford’ item…

A design icon, Tractor Stool derives its shape from a Swiss tractor seat. The warm, organic feeling created invokes nature and invites interaction. Carved from solid wood and hand finished by expert cabinet makers, the stool comes in three heights: dining, counter and bar.

Designer: Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows
Available In: Solid carved stool in Ash, Walnut, or Teak with an oil finish.
17″w 13 1/2″d 19 1/4″h 17″seat h
$1950.00-$2000.00,
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Price: $1950.00-$2000.00
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Offi Coosh Lounge and Ottoman

This lounge and ottoman is certainly geared towards the younger crowd, yet perhaps if Offi gets enough requests they’ll make it in a larger (living room) size.

Inspired by kids and the desire to touch. This ball is cut from a single block of high density foam giving birth to a lounge chair and ottoman, or interlocking curving chaise. The Coosh is the perfect “gamer’s” chair. Roll it open, lock on the ottoman, sit back with your favorite Playstation, Xbox, or Guitar Hero game and play in comfort.

Safe, breathable, kid-friendly high density polyurethane foam. Fire retardant. Available in Urban Grey.
Rolled up = 23 x 23 x 29 (inches)
Unrolled (ottoman interlocked) = 23 x 23 x 45

$349.00,
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Price: $349.00
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STAACH Cain Collection Chairs, Set of 2

We’ve posted this chair before showing the
black/white/gray color scheme, but the bright hues deserve their own chance in the spotlight.

STAACH has built a chair that is all about simplicity. You choose a style and color. They build it. You sit on it. Created using two tools and two hands STAACH furniture is the embodiment of sustainability. Made out of certified wood sourced in the US each piece is fabricated in their NY workshop.

15.75 W 32 H 19 D

Set of 2: $380.00 – 640.00,
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Price: $380.00
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031 lin pod bench

This is slightly reminiscent of something you might find in a doctor’s or dentist’s waiting room, if the doctor or dentist was unbelievably cool. If you buy this, you might have to pretend to be unbelievably cool, otherwise it just won’t work. Trust me.

Slender contours of upholstery fluidly move from one feature to the next. the backrest slopes downward to the seat which extends outward to contain a pot of greenery. By placing plant life in such an intimate position, Lin Pod Bench creates a peaceful atmosphere that connects us more deeply with nature. A solid wood leg frame raises the upholstered form, enhancing the inherent visual levity.

Design Leif.designpark, 2007.
Offered in traditional oiled oak, white oiled oak or traditional oiled Walnut. Upholstered in your choice of cotton or wool upholstery.
69.3″ w | 23.2″ d | 26.5″ h
$2,195.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $2,195.00
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Studio North Design Modular Shelving

Pictured in the post below (classic study solution), this modular shelving unit is a great alternative to the basic elements most of us succumbed to in our university years; not only can you combine the elements in whichever way you choose (low tv stand, medium credenza-ish bookcase, etc.) but you can add to it as your needs grow.

“Sabrina and Dylan Jones launched Studio North Design (SND) in 2001, bringing attention to an often overlooked material: forest-salvaged, old-growth Douglas fir. A straight-grained, amber-colored wood, it’s acquired through forest salvage logging, where skilled sawyers mine usable wood out of logs that have long since fallen in the forests of the Pacific Coast. Their Modular Shelving (2004) refines the basic concept of dorm-room-style cinderblock and plank shelving. Consisting of simple blocks and shelves in coordinating sizes, the additive system means that shelves can be added and taken away as desired. Compose the pieces horizontally as a credenza or media storage, or build vertically to create a bookshelf. The Joneses’ non-wasteful approach to design includes up-cycling: Remnants from the creation of one product become the basis of another. It’s their belief that wood used in its natural state, that’s consciously sourced, is one of the most eco-friendly materials available.”

Small Box: H 10″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $150.00
Medium Box: H 14″ W 7″ D 11.25″, $165.00
Large Box: H 14″ W 14″ D 11.25″, $230.00
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Price: $150-$230
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Heaven Chair

Such a lovely choice for outdoor seating, though I’d opt for indoors just so I could gaze upon its beauty each and every day. Just kidding (sort of).

Using a new process that extrudes pre-galvanised metal sheet into a 3D mesh sling, Christophe Pillet and Jean-Marie Massaud’s Heaven chair combines a barely-there appearance with a sturdy structure that can be left outdoors permanently.

W24 x D22.4 x H31.5 in.

$350.00,
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Price: $350.00
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