Add a touch of fun to the boardroom or dining room with Table & Tennis ($6,600). This gorgeous table is designed to serve as both a meeting/dinner table and as a regulation-sized ping pong table. Features include a mirrored stainless steel base, a walnut veneer on MDF table top that offers the feel of an official table, and drawers at each end that are custom molded to store paddles, balls, and quick-release net. They're only taking reservations until March 1, but the good news is that the cost will drop — up to $600 — based on how many reservations they receive.
No, it's not a vintage mid-century modern piece — although you'd be totally forgiven for thinking so. The Roxy Chair ($375) is a vintage style rocker made from Walnut veneered molded plywood with foam cushions wrapped in brown leather, a matte black welded steel base, and solid walnut rocker skids. Pair with an Eames Lounger for maximum retro points.
It doesn't matter what you do for a living — odds are that if you need a desk, you'd like it to last. Seeing as how they're basically indestructible, these Twenty Gauge Desks ($1,000-$2,200) should do the trick. These vintage desks are available in a variety of styles and can be custom-finished to accomodate your style or surrounds, but no matter which one you choose, you can ensure that it's been completely restored to as close as new as it could possibly be. Not looking for a desk? A few of the options would make mighty handsome dinner tables.
Outdoor-friendly weather might be an increasingly scarce commodity in many parts of the world, but this Whiskey Barrel Adirondack Chair ($470) is so good looking that we could imagine using it indoors during the winter months. Made from used whiskey barrel staves, this unique chair is supremely comfortable and doesn't have any plugs or visible hardware. Here's hoping it smells just a bit like whiskey, too.
Who said outdoor furniture needs to be boring? Sifas Kolorado Indoor-Outdoor Furniture ($TBA) is stylish enough to be used indoors, yet rugged enough for the elements, thanks to sandblasted and electropolished stainless steel bases, seats made from weatherproof PMMA slats, and tempered glass tops for the dining tables. The chairs, loungers, and tables are available in your choice of black or white.
Minimalist design meets maximum comfort in the Montis Dickens Armchair ($TBA). Designed by Dick Spierenburg, it's inspired by smoking chairs of the 1950s, and features a solid walnut frame, a reclined seating position that's perfect for reading, surfing on an iPad, watching TV, or — yes — smoking, and your choice of ash carbon or oak finishes with matching upholstery. Oversized old-school ashtray not included.
Mixing an old-school aesthetic with timeless design, the Wegner Papa Bear Chair ($1,500) is sure to add a bit of '50s style to your parlor, living room, or man area. Originally designed by Hans Wegner, this reproduction features a walnut hardwood frame, walnut-tipped armrests, an oversize, button-tufted seat back, and nearly any color or style of fabric or leather upholstery you'd like.
Whether you're trying to maximize the space in a cramped apartment or just looking to have an extra spot to sit stuff when you're on the road, the Urban Shelf ($15) is ready. This clever, portable side table can hold over four times its weight, offers two cord holders to keep chargers handy, and sports a lip on the edge to keep stuff from rolling off. Yet it folds flat, weighs only one pound, and allows you to add a table to any bed or sofa by simply sliding the bottom under the mattress or cushion. Made in the USA.
Ever wish you could take the styling of your SL550 and apply it to your home decor? Now you can. Developed in collaboration with Italian furniture house Formitalia, the Mercedes-Benz Style Furniture Collection ($TBA) brings the German automaker's flair for sleek styling and high-end materials to the indoors, with an all-new sofa, chaise, dining table, sideboard, shelves with an integrated home theater, chest of drawers, bed, and a wide variety of chairs, all of which will be available from "exclusive" furniture and interior design shops starting in October.
Hide your home office in plain sight with the Blackhawk Secretary Trunk ($4,300). Inspired by mid-century aircraft, the Blackhawk is handmade using polished aluminum panels, which are held together with exposed steel screws. Inside, the trunk features a black cotton canvas lining, a multitude of draws and cabinets, a sturdy, fold-down desk surface, and inset drawer pulls. Oh, and it weighs over 500 pounds, so it also doubles as a great thing to roll down the stairs towards encroaching enemies.
A slight redesign of a modern classic, the De Sede DS-80 Daybed ($5,700) is once again ready to enhance the looks of any room in which it's placed. Built upon an anthracite stained, satin lacquered solid beech frame, the DS-80 features SEDEX upholstery, covered in your choice of a wide variety of high-quality leathers. While it works fine in a minimalist guest bedroom, we're more fans of using it for double duty in the office, serving as both a comfy seat for guests and an impromptu afternoon napping spot. [Scouted by Ty]
Inspired by vintage luggage trunks, the Cuscino Lounge Chair ($1,750) isn't so much a chair as two pillows — and an optional bench/ottoman/pouf — that are linked together via leather straps. Features include sandwich foam internal padding for a mix of comfort and support, your choice of natural or black straps, and a quilted leather exterior. Matching, multi-piece coffee table not included.