FURNISHINGS

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.

[posted by kris]

Pebbles

So clever, and appropriately useful in all sorts of ways…

“A hybrid stool/container on wheels by Marcel Wanders. Pebbles is a clever, mobile box that provides extra seating when space and storage are at a minimum. Perfect for holding towels, magazines, tools, office supplies, toys… it fits in any room at home or at the office…”

Standard injection-molded glossy ABS or STYROLUX polystyrene

17″W x 17″L x 15″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $229.00
Availability: Buy Pebbles here

Flare Table

I’m still getting used to the price of this table, and the idea of being able to switch out the pattern of the legs.

“An amazingly versatile piece by Marcel Wanders, capable of matching any room imaginable! Its secret is in its thick, conical legs, made of clear, standard injection-moulded polycarbonate. Change the look of the design by simply inserting a pattern of your choice! Two sets of graphic inserts are available, designed by Marcel Wanders or Javier Mariscal… or choose the blank sheets of art paper and add your own personal touch to the design!”

Rectangular top: 63″W x 31.5″L x 27.75″H
Square top: 35.5″W x 35.5″L x 27.75″H

(This item’s link and price was updated 10/15/09.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Availability: Buy Flare Table here

Eames Molded Plastic Armchair

We haven’t posted all the classic mid century pieces, so we’ll be trying to correct that by highlighting a few every now and again.

“Originally made with fiberglass-reinforced plastic, these chairs now take advantage of the benefits of more eco-friendly polypropylene. The molded shell seat has a high, flexible back and a deep seat pocket. The waterfall seat edge promotes comfortable seating for extended periods of time by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs.”

Polypropylene; chrome-plated steel base; plastic glides.

H 32″ W 24.5″ D 23.5″, Seat H 16.5″, Arm H 26″

Purchase Information:

Price: $329
Availability: Buy Eames Molded Plastic Armchair here

BULK BED

Bed with frame in metal, wood, and multy-density polyurethane foam.Removable cover in fabric or cover in leather/vinyl. Legs in polished chromed metal.

More information:

View BULK BED here

Hepper Home Pet Beds

There’s a new collection of pet furniture available, completely worth taking a look at if you’ve got some furry friends. All are lined with sherpa fleece and come in a variety of pleasing colors.

Shown left to right: Pod, Nest, and Podium.

(Thanks Kate!)

[posted by katie]

Purchase Information:

Price: $95-$155
Availability: Buy Hepper Home Pet Beds here

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Steele Sofa

Here’s a contemporary sofa that won’t break the bank. I like the super low arms.

“…a low, floating silhouette anchored by overscaled track arms and balanced on a minimal, gleaming stainless base.”

91.5″Wx37.5″Dx31″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,899.00
Availability: Buy Steele Sofa here

Plateau Wall Box

These hand made white oak or black walnut wall storage boxes can be customized to customers specifications.

They are made with traditional construction techniques with mitered joints.

“The Plateau Boxes are designed to frame objects in a natural, unobtrusive environment. Because they are blindly fastened to the wall, the boxes —and the objects they hold— exhibit a unique lightness of form. Each box is independent unto itself, so users can apply their creativity to configure the boxes on a wall.

Available in black walnut or riftsawn white oak, with sliding door and shelf options. Custom size and proportions available upon request, please call for details.”

med; 37” w | 12” d | 16” h
large; 37” w | 12” d | 18” h

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $990
Availability: Buy Plateau Wall Box here

Cappellini extra sofa series by fabien baron

Well known fashion photographer Fabien Baron has ventured into the realm of interior design with his sofa series for Cappellini with the same aplomb and sense of style with which he approaches all his work.

“consisting of an armchair and a series of sofas, benches, poufs and cushions, the extra sofa series maintains baron’s simple, yet stylish block design. these solid seating components are constructed of a satined stainless steel base with white nylon feet supporting a sturdy plywood and solid poplar frame with horse hair, coconut fiber, cotton wool and polyurethane foam padded upholstery and a fixed external cover available in a choice of colorful cappellini fabrics or leathers. a rectangular and a square cushion are also available.”

[posted by kris]

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,918.00
Availability: Buy Cappellini extra sofa series by fabien baron here

Briar Chair

This chair strikes the perfect balance between traditional and modern- love the low seat and structured feel.

“Low to the ground profile seats wide on sleek, minimal cushions. High back encourages good posture, lets you lean your head back. Wing panels shelter with new abbreviation…Kiln-dried hardwood frame. Hardwood legs with espresso finish.”

Patina or Smoke.

32″Wx33.75″Dx42″H

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy Briar Chair here

Animal Sofa

Here’s a modern sofa available in two sizes and three great colors. I like the low back, tufted seat and tuxedo arms- it gives a very streamlined appearance.

Colors: Chalk, Guacamole, Dark Roast

Small Sofa- 82″ L
Large Sofa- 102″ L (add $200)

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,599.00
Availability: Buy Animal Sofa here

Kingston Jr. Wheelie

I don’t know why I’m surprised that this coffee table is kind of affordable- I guess it just looks like it should cost more. Seems like a deal.

shown in ebonized walnut
36″Diameter x 10.5″H (top thickness 6″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $395.00
Availability: Buy Kingston Jr. Wheelie here

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Compas Table by Jean Prouve from Vitra Design

This reissue of the 1950 original is perfect as a dining table or desk.

Materials: Legs are formed sheet steel with legs running diagonally on the outside, connected to a circular tubing central crossbar tubular, all metal parts with black coating finish; table top is cream HPL laminate with black HPL laminate edge.

COMPAS TABLE DIMENSIONS: 70.75″ long x 31″ wide x 28″ high

Purchase Information:

Price: $3,630.00
Availability: Buy Compas Table by Jean Prouve from Vitra Design here

Coconut Bed

I went to the new CB2 opening in Manhattan the other day and was pleased to get to see this close up. It’s well constructed and generously proportioned.

“No matter how many times you relocate, redecorate, change linens, change wall color…our white wonder is wonderful. Padded and upholstered head to toe (even the side rails) in pure white all-cotton canvas pre-treated with a protective stain-resistant finish… Benchmade in the USA with the same quality and attention to detail as our upholstered sofas. Kiln-dried hardwood and wood composite frame.”

Queen Bed. 66.5″Wx91.75″Dx40.5″H (5.5″H from side rail to floor).

Update: This item is no longer available. (10/30/09)

Purchase Information:

Price: $999.00
Availability: Buy Coconut Bed here