FURNISHINGS

Play + Soft

More proof that today’s kids have cooler stuff than I did growing up.

From play blocks fashioned to look like a giant swiss cheese to a ‘smell tunnel’ designed to delight the senses, each item of furniture bursts with colour and vitality. Perfect for domestic, public and educational settings, PLAY+SOFT embodies one simple idea: children have a right to beauty.

Each piece is made from our patented ecosoftx® fabric – an eco-friendly material that contains no PVC or rubber latex. As well as being soft to the touch it is also fireproof, wipe-clean and extremely durable. PLAY+SOFT is a unique collaborative project, drawing on the experience of experts in education, textile development, product design and manufacturing.

Prices range from £25 ($50) to £1600 ($3200) excluding transport (and approximately £30/$60 to £2000/$4000 including transport),
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Price: $50.00-$3200.00
Availability: Buy Play + Soft here

Simple Double Doux Bed

This innovative bed frame shape allows a quick transition between a single size bed, a full size bed or two beds. (Get it? Simple, Double or Doux). It’s very cool but it will set you back around $3,500.00 and it needs to be shipped from Switzerland.

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More information:

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ZigZag Coffee Table

Here’s an interesting coffee table with a couple of nooks and crannies to stack your books and magazines in/on.

Beginning with a rigid angular form traditionally found in Chinese home door frames and screens, Tsai has cleverly combined artistic sensibility an space saving awareness. As a functional piece,the interior of the ZigZag Table creates a series of shelves that can be used to hold any number of objects.

Available in olive green, red, or white
16″h x 45″l x 26″d
by Tsai Design Studio
$2,400.00,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,400.00
Availability: Buy ZigZag Coffee Table here

Carved Bench

The only thing that keeps me from labeling my design style as full-on modern is my slight obsession with all things antique, or maybe not all things, because there’s some pretty hideous furniture out there, but a fair portion at least. This bench has that ever-intriguing antique look along with the nice bullet point of being built from reclaimed wood salvaged from Korean farmhouses. It looks like the perfect companion to an empty entrance hall.

“This carved wooden bench features classic spiral patterns skirting the base of the seat and a beautiful patina.
The surface is smooth to the touch…”

74″w x 15″d x 22.5″h (exterior)
$650, Buy it here.

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Price: $650
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PS Ellan Chair

Another score for Ikea: this chair looks like it costs about 5 times as much as it does.

Wood Plastic Composite (wood fibers and propene plastic)
Width: 18 7/8 “, Depth: 26 “, Height: 31 7/8 “
$39.99,
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.99
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Rocco Side Table

Available in black, grey and white, this side table is a nice and modern piece for next to your sofa or bed.

Constructed of flat bar steel legs with a high polish finish and your choice of marble table top. A great side table to tie everything together.

Table Top Diameter: 18.5″
Height: 21″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $299
Availability: Buy Rocco Side Table here

Deja-Vu Chair

The Deja-Vu Chair by my favorite designer, Naoto Fukasawa, is on sale.

Made from mirror-polished aluminum with a contrasting oak wood back, this chair is a modern take on a traditional form and makes an attractive addition to a kitchen or dining area. It comes flat packed and is easy to assemble. Made by Magis.

Purchase Information:

Price: $550.00
Availability: Buy Deja-Vu Chair here

Ditte Sofa, Bottna

Call me crazy, but I’m kind of liking the irreverent pattern on this rather traditional boxy frame:

Modern botany, courtesy of Marimekko. Filled with coiling ivy vines, Teflon-coated canvas wards off stains while looking spring-fresh year after year.

  • Bolster pillows included
  • Bowler finish
  • Webbed seat construction
  • Cotton; kiln-dried hardwood frame; polyfill, down blend
  • Professionally clean
  • 36.5″H, 85″W, 33.5″D, Seat: 22″H
  • Handcrafted in USA

$3,498.00 Sale $1,799.95,
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Price: $1,799.95
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Mimosa Side Table

Not a bad price for a smart little side table…

“Solid Acacia wood side table with integrated magazine racks.”

17.5 x 17.5 x 14″
$98.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $98.00
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683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort

Lovely and simple sofa. The seat and back cushions rest independently of the frame and look amazingly comfortable.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $4422
Availability: Buy 683 settee by Kho Liang Le for Artifort here

Eco-Friendly Stool Table

Talk about some summer colors, these stools are hand painted with a VOC-free milk paint, just like in the old days.

…the tables are made in New Mexico from locally-harvested Pine logs historically used in traditional Adobe homes as exposed ceiling beams called Vigas. Dried in a solar kiln, harnessing the energy of tomorrow, they have a 100% natural finish free of toxins. Hand-painted with a VOC-free milk paint, the hand-mixed colors, which include Federal Blue, Tavern Green, Marigold Yellow, Dove Gray, and Glazed Terracotta, are made with the same basic ingredients used during the Colonial era – milk protein, lime and earth pigments. Finished with a clear non-toxic topcoat, the tables are rubbed with a layer of an all-natural beeswax and lemon oil wood wax created by an 18th Century/Early American cabinetmaker.

12 dia x 16H inches, $219.00
12 dia x 20H inches, $239.00
12 dia x 22H inches, $259.00
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Price: $219.00-$259.00
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Kattbank 48″ Bench

If I had a nickel for every time someone talked about needing a decent way to conceal a litter box, I’d have about 40 cents. Unfortunately that comes nowhere near paying for this particular solution.

A modern bench designed to conceal the cat litter box. The streamlined appearance hides its purpose. European hardware offers soft-close lid support to open and close without slamming. The interior is cleverly vented to provide adequate airflow for the cats health, yet does not give up any offending odors.

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Kattbank 48″ Bench here

Weego Home Sale

Weego Home is offering BLTD readers 10% off any weegohome.com purchase through the end of July. Nice of them, isn’t it?

Simply enter the code “betterliving” at checkout.

More information:

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Hotline Dining Table

I have got to say, CB2 has really nailed it with this collection. This table is a great dining table or would look good as a desk too.

Red-hot. Hand-welded iron X crosses two U’s for one red-hot diner. Impressive miters are hand-sanded obsessively smooth, invisible to the eye. Lobster red powdercoat is a major pop every which way but price. Extra long rectangular glass top reveals all, seats 6. Levelers included.

Metal X-base with lobster red powdercoat finish
Glass top
Levelers and glass bumpers included

Update: This item is unfortunately no longer available. (10/12/09)

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Purchase Information:

Price: $399
Availability: Buy Hotline Dining Table here

Dauphine Velvet Headboard

This would be a quick way to dress up a bed, and for $300 I’m sure it’s worth it (or at least better than the wall and much less expensive than going full on out on a bed frame/headboard combo).

This plush velvet headboard attaches to any standard bed frame simply and easily, dressing up your bed for a serious touch of class. Clean and modern rectangular silhouette, softened with pretty button tufts and luxurious velvet. It’s a comfortable and sophisticated alternative to leaning against that unforgiving wall. Adjustable to accommodate either a full or queen-sized bed frame. Made in the USA. Spot clean.

Also available in Aqua and Citron.

62.5″w, 26″h, 1.5″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy Dauphine Velvet Headboard here