Posts Tagged 'seating'

Clear the Way for this Chair.

I love lucite. Just type “lucite” in my blogs search field and you’ll have a field day of posts to read. <wink>. This crystal clear material was introduced in the 1040’s and has been a hit material ever since for interior design furniture, accessories, and even art. I found this clean lined Invisibles Light Chair from Kartell. It’s cool, calm and mystical quality would work as an agent in any room. Add an eye-catching block printed or fur accent pillow as a seat and you’ve got an intriguing place to have a seat.

thick lucite accent arm chair

cube chair lucite acrylic clear

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AKA Chair. A.K.A. A Very Cool Chair.

As you all know, I am a huge fan of lucite. I loved the clear Swatch watch. Had to have the clear twin phone (well, it was clear pink), and now own clear Ghost chairs and a waterfall table. All in moderation, I promise. Sold through DWR, the AKA Chair is a promising choice for seating – whether it’s dining or as an accent chair.  It is a hybrid approach to materials with a light and comfortable clear or opaque body and four strong oak legs. “It reveals a tough character without losing its image of lightness,” said the designer.

AKA Chair in Neutral, $475 | DWR

AKA Chair in Neutral, $475 | DWR

AKA Chair in Blue, $475 | DWR

AKA Chair in Blue, $475 | DWR

AKA Chair in Dark Gray, $475 | DWR

AKA Chair in Dark Gray, $475 | DWR

Put a Cork in It. Then Have a Seat.

Cork is a material best known for preservation of many things, from an open bottle of wine to protecting out feet with comfortable flooring in heavy traffic areas. Love it or hate it, corks sustainable uses are growing like… cork. At 3Rings.com, a designer named Daniel Michalik is noted for his beautiful and organic furnishings created from reclaimed waste material from the bottle topper industry.

I’ve got my eyes on his spacious Cortiça chaise  ( 72” x 20” x  26”), which balances itself to support human weight while remaining pliable to allow for rocking and relaxing.

The Cortiça Chaise as designed by Daniel Michalik.

The Cortiça Chaise as designed by Daniel Michalik.

The Sway stool leans slightly with the natural movement of your body. Also make a perfect balancing seat to keep that core engaged at the office.

The Sway Stool as designed by Daniel Michalik.

The Sway Stool as designed by Daniel Michalik.

I love the idea of repurposing and with my love of wine from all over the world, I surely would be able to contribute enough corks for one of those stools. Or make it two… so I have someone to sit with. =0)

Off The Floor Now Dot Com.

This just in… an online furnishings site now makes it possible for designers to get the same pieces they find on showroom floors through OffTheFloorNow.com. This online members-only showroom brings the designer or consumer a direct purchase of high-end residential furnishing models and discontinued textiles. They will also donate 5% of each purchase to a charitable organization. Get ready for some steep discounts off limited stock from designers and manufactures like Nancy Corzine, Rose Cumming, Gerard, Dessin Fournier and Classic Cloth. Besides, everybody could use a new lamp, wallpaper, center hall table, or accent pillow. Am I Right? =) Get shopping!

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Outdoor Seating.

Oh yeah. Starbucks and Java Joe’s outdoor patios are open! That means that it can only get warmer here in DC. That’s the best part about city living. Walks with the dog past numerous restaurant, coffee shops, and cafe’s where you can dine alfresco under the sun and stars and watch the world go by. Its time to add some of Washington’s best outdoor spots to my social calendar. =) Cheers to that!

18th and S Street | Photo by Yonas1

18th and S Street | Photo by Yonas1


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