FURNISHINGS

Modern Gingerbread House

For those of you who enjoy the holidays, and all the decorations that come with it, here’s a gingerbread house that takes a new spin on the old tradition. If you choose one for your own family or for a friend who would appreciate the new interpretation, it’ll be worth a chuckle or two from whoever sees it.

“We gave the classic holiday treat a mid-century makeover, complete with garage and rock garden. An unique gift and sure-fire conversation piece, it comes assembled and ready to enjoy.”

-100% edible
- may be personalized with up to two lines of 12 characters per line
- house measures 18″ x 13″ x 5 1/2″ high

Also, Red Envelope has free shipping on all orders over $100.

Purchase Information:

Price: $78-$88
Availability: Buy Modern Gingerbread House here

Loft Sectional

“An ultra cool design approach delivers luxurious comfort in a handsome modern sectional. The polyester bouclé upholstery has a soft pebbled texture. The pillowtop cushions and the sleek, low seat deck make for an inviting place to relax after your busy day. Sectional styling means it’s versatile enough for a small space or able to be expanded considerably. Add and subtract pieces to adapt to your modern lifestyle and the shape of your room. The bottom cushion/pillowtop fastens with Velcro, which keeps it in place and and makes it easy to remove for cleaning. A strong and beautiful stainless steel base provides a solid foundation for this elegant modern furniture. Includes five matching pillows.”

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1998
Availability: Buy Loft Sectional here

Naha Chair

I’m actually really flabbergasted at the well proportioned design of this chair coupled with the amazingly affordable price.

Purchase Information:

Price: $298
Availability: Buy Naha Chair here

Parentesi Extension Table

This is a great extension dining table that has a mechanized self-storing leaf.

“The Parentesi Table (2002) by Luigi Ronzoni gracefully extends to seat up to 6-8 people without interrupting the design’s simple lines or resolved details. Both ends of the tabletop pull out on smooth-gliding metal tracks to make room for a self-storing butterfly extension leaf, which easily unfolds and locks into place. Like the remainder of the tabletop, the extension leaf features an apron on either side to hide interior tracks and maintain the table’s profile. Each table is produced using CAD software and CNC routers, for precision craftsmanship and performance. Made in Italy.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,500
Availability: Buy Parentesi Extension Table here

Girard Table

I love the spare and simple lines of this coffee table- it’s definitely mid century, though not in any overt way. The subtle design gives it the elegance to qualify as a classic.

“The art of this coffee table is its book-matched walnut veneer tabletop, organic shape and smooth 45-degree beveled edge…the table can be positioned with either the straight or asymmetrical side toward the seating area, providing a large surface area in a relatively narrow footprint.”

Baltic birch core; plain-slice book-matched walnut veneer; cold-rolled steel tube legs; black powder coat.

H 16″ W 59″ D 26″

Purchase Information:

Price: $744
Availability: Buy Girard Table here

Orbit Sofa by Eero Koivisto

Not sure if anyone has been lusting after this sofa, but it’s now on sale (half off) so if you’ve been wanting it, you better act fast.

wool cover. chrome legs

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3,176.00
Availability: Buy Orbit Sofa by Eero Koivisto here

Treku Bookcase

These shelves are great for any application, such as in a study, office or living room. What’s great about them is that they rely on gravity for strength, so each shelf has a weight load of 110 lb for each shelf without putting any real stress on the wall.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050
Availability: Buy Treku Bookcase here

ch20 elbow chair

The CH20 Elbow Chair (1956) by Hans Wegner is now available to the public for the first time.

 29″ h | 20″ d | 22″ w | seat: 17″ h

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Purchase Information:

Price: $805.00
Availability: Buy ch20 elbow chair here

Storyline by Frederik Roijé

This shelf would be just the thing to display your books- all the while being an excellent statement of modern aesthetic. I love that it can go vertical or horizontal and that you could change the look just by rearranging the books.

‘Sound finds a physical identity in the beautifully crafted Storyline bookshelf. By first processing a word into soundwaves, the physical shape is then mirrored in powder-coated steel, using an explicit folding technique. Appropriately enough, the word that inspired this lovely piece was “bliss”.’

35″W x 8″L x 11″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $319
Availability: Buy Storyline by Frederik Roijé here

Cosma sofa bed

This sofa wins the award in my book for most surprising Sofa Bed.

Available upholstered in fully removable fabric or leather.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $3590.00
Availability: Buy Cosma sofa bed here

Vinyl Poof Elephant by zid zid kids

I don’t really like to use the word “cute”, but in this case, it’s entirely applicable. Love the silver elephant image on the powder blue background.

“They’re the perfect size for a child to sit on, but the bright, engaging designs and foam filling make them fun to climb on, too, and roll around, and just plain enjoy.”

High quality, durable vinyl. Insert is 100% recycled cotton. Zippered closures.

12 W x 12 H x 12 D

Purchase Information:

Price: $78
Availability: Buy Vinyl Poof Elephant by zid zid kids here

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Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair

At this price, it would be strange not to treat it as a precious possession, but even so, it is a remarkable piece that shows thought and care in design and production.

‘Presenting a very special re-introduction: the Nakashima Straight-Backed Chair (1948), designed by George Nakashima for Knoll. Nakashima was an MIT-trained architect who was known to describe himself as “Japanese Shaker.” This was meant to express his belief that his designs should be treated as everyday functional objects, not precious possessions.’

Solid walnut with solid hickory spindles.

H 30″ W 22.5″ D 17.5″ Seat H 17″

Purchase Information:

Price: $710.00
Available from: Hivemodern

pl200 lounge chair

The PL200 lounge chair by Piero Lissoni features a satin polished molded aluminum base with a oak seat with either a natural oak finish, a high-gloss finish or lazured oak finish in a variety of colors.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $2,165.00
Availability: Buy pl200 lounge chair here

Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis

If you’re feeling like the mid century classics are getting a bit ubiquitous, this is an excellent choice for more of a modern dining or outdoor seating option.

“the strings collection designed by shin azumi for magis is a visually interesting stacking chair and stool. made in chromed steel rod or cataphoretically-treated steel rod painted in polyester powder. painted version is suitable for outside use. seat cushions also available.”

stacking chair, $235.00, 23.2”w x 31.1”h x 20.5”d. seat height is 17.7”
o cushions: seat- $67.00, 13.6” x 13.4”, backrest – 13.6” x 5.9”
high bar stool, $274.00, 24”w x 36.4”h x 17.7”d. seat height is 31.1”
medium bar stool, $269.00, 23.2”w x 32.5”h x 16.1”d. seat height is 27.2”
o seat cushion, $84.00, 11.8” x 10.6”

Purchase Information:

Price: $235-$247
Availability: Buy Strings Collection by Shin Azumi for Magis here

Muji Store opening in Soho November 16, 2007

The Muji Store is opening it’s first large-scale retail store in Soho in the US on Friday, and designophiles couldn’t be more excited. I was able to see into the store last night as the workers were moving merchandise in, and it looks pretty similar in size and layout to the Tokyo store (shown above). There were textiles for home lining the back wall and sweaters and shirts lining the right wall. The most exciting part about the new store is all the larger scale furnishing items that you can’t order from overseas, and of course the electronic items will now be wired for US voltages. Stay tuned for more information and products as the details unfold.

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