FURNISHINGS

Tablo Tray and Teak Stand

A multi-functional piece of furniture is a must in small spaces, and something like this tray and stand is a no brainer since it would allow for serving when you need it and as a fixed side table by a sofa or bedside when you need a more permanent solution.

Stand available in two heights, 15.75″ and 21″.

Tray: lacquered metal in red, black, olive green or cream. Size: 20.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00-$88.00
Availability: Buy Tablo Tray and Teak Stand here

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low platform dresser

This dresser would be well suited in a bedroom or even as a media storage unit.

52″l x 22″w x 24.25″h.

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy low platform dresser here

Graph Desk

This desk combines the best of both worlds: it’s a regular table top desk, which doesn’t take up too much visual space, but it also comes with some floating drawers for just enough storage.

Purchase Information:

Price: $299
Availability: Buy Graph Desk here

Gesh Sideboard

At just over $500 off the original price, I’d say this sideboard is a serious consideration.

“This striking sideboard, designed by Terence Conran and exclusive to The Cornan Shop, has a mocha-stained beech-veneer frame and anodised aluminum sliding doors and base. It has an internal vertical divide and a shelf in the left compartment with a removable CD/DVD/Video inset in the right compartment, making it a multi-functional piece of furniture.”

W67 x D17.5 x H23.5 in

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,750.00
Availability: Buy Gesh Sideboard here

Carter Sofa

The Carter Sofa is a nice rectilinear shaped sofa with modern textures, colors and materials.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,908.00
Availability: Buy Carter Sofa here

Simple Solutions Design Competition

If you’ve got a great idea on how to make household chores easier, now’s your chance to show off your smarts. Simple Human is holding a design competition with the grand prize of $5,000 scholarship, which is enough to get you motivated into putting your thinking cap on I’d think.

“The goal of the simple solutions competition is to promote creative problem-solving among students through product design, and by doing so, increase public attention and awareness of industrial design. Endorsed by the IDSA, students at all U.S. design schools are invited to participate by designing a new and innovative product, technology, or concept for making household chores easier and more intuitive.”

The First Prize winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship. The competition deadline is February 29, 2008.

Visit www.simplehuman.com/design for more information and the entry form.

Paulistano Armchair (Missoni Cover)

Truth be told, I absolutely love this chair. And now all you Missoni fans can go berserk because this chair now has a limited-edition, reversible cover by none other than Ms. Rosita Missoni herself.

“The frame, a continuous 17-foot piece of solid stainless steel, is shaped under 200 lbs of hydraulic pressure over 24 hours. The result is a sinuous structure welded in a single spot and wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather that will gain depth and luster as it ages. Exceptionally comfortable, the Paulistano flexes slightly and can be adjusted for upright or relaxed sitting positions by shifting the sling up or down the frame.”

Missoni reversible cover, 100% cotton.
Also available in vegetable-tanned full-grain, semi-aniline, double-sided leather.

H 33″ W 27.5″ D 27.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Paulistano Armchair (Missoni Cover) here

Olivia Chair

Holy moly, this is such a smart idea. Previously a folding wooden chair, now it’s got a few special abilities. Available from
reestore, a store whose aim is to “take everyday waste objects and cheekily turn them into charming yet functional pieces of furniture and accessories.” Worth taking a look at their collection.

‘Olivia is our first design to consist primarily of an “off the shelf” product. Her modified coat-hanger style backrest allows for unruffled jacket slinging and olivia doesn’t take offence at being reduced to size and hung out of sight.’

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery

(Thanks Christy!)

Purchase Information:

Price: £120
Availability: Buy Olivia Chair here

plateau coffee table/bench by MADE

The Plateau coffee table is a multi-functional piece that can serve as a coffee table, a comfortable seat, or an ottoman on which to rest one’s feet. For those wishing to sit low to the ground, the seat can even be removed and used as a stand-alone floor cushion. The rectilinear stainless steel legs and mitered joinery enhance the clean, pared-down lines of the piece.

Purchase Information:

Price: $2,490
Availability: Buy plateau coffee table/bench by MADE here

Magtable Coffee Table

This solid wood coffee table is ridiculously affordable considering the built in magazine storage solution. Smart.

Design: Satina Turner

39 x 19 x 13″ (99 x 48 x 33 cm).

Purchase Information:

Price: $158.00
Availability: Buy Magtable Coffee Table here

Abby Sofa

Here’s a pretty nice sofa that won’t break the bank.

“Lustrous black and cream tweed, pristine lines and buttoned-back detailing all contribute to the mid-century mystique of this modern beauty and communicate “grown up” in a very hip way. That’s why you’ll find it as at home in a spacious condo or loft as in a vintage ranch or salon. High density foam on hardwood frame. Upholstery and bolsters, included, in polyester/viscose. Contemporary stainless steel legs.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,098
Availability: Buy Abby Sofa here

Baghdad Table

Man, I wouldn’t call these affordable by any means, but they sure are worth taking a look at…

“The capital Baghdad, the new Babylon, a symbol of multiple, ethnic, cultural and religious identities, a sort of concentration of all humanity. The top of the New Baghdad table is made up of tens of different industrial aluminium profiles each one with a specific purpose, which together make up a map of the capital of Iraq, ploughed by river Tigris. The designer Ezri Tarazi’s idea behind the table is that each shape’s various identities are merged into a cohesive plan.”

Available in Small and Large (dining or coffee table height).

Purchase Information:

Price: $39,600.00
Availability: Buy Baghdad Table here

lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad

This amazing shelf made in Italy by Kartell can be installed either right side up or upside down with two different effects.

39″ w | 7.5″ h | 7.9″ d

Purchase Information:

Price: $285.00
Availability: Buy lovely rita shelf by Ron Arad here

Common Chair

This chair is made from scrap hardwood, ensuring that each one is slightly different. It might set you back a fair chunk of change, but it will surely be something that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

“Using Canadian hardwoods gathered from Toronto area studios and manufacturers, the Common Chairs are made by hand and assembled at random so that each chair is unique. Finished using a water based, zero VOC finish.”

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $700.00
Availability: Buy Common Chair here

Tolga Bed Frame

Really crazy that this bed is only $35. I think it only comes in a twin though…

Length: 78 3/4 “
Width: 39 “
Height: 9 “

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $35
Availability: Buy Tolga Bed Frame here