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.
Mix some military-inspired pieces into your interior design repertoire with Stephen Kenn Inheritance Seating ($450-$5,000). Created by the minds behind temple bags, this unique lineup features welded steel frames that have been rusted and clear coated for a marbled brown finish, custom-made leather and webbing belts that also happen to be exact replicas of WWII-era Swiss mule belts, and foam cushions and microfiber pillows wrapped in US military half shelters, making each seat, stool, and sofa a one-of-a-kind item.
It's always a little scary when someone sets out to update an undeniable classic, but in this case, we think it turned out okay. First introduced in 1958, the Eames Aluminum Lounge Chair ($1,600-$2,350) recently got a slight refresh, as it's now available with a graphite or white powder-coated frame and white or black Spinneybeck Vicenza leather upholstery. Otherwise, it's still sporting the same sleek design, four-star base, and sling seat that's made it an icon of design.
Why anyone would name a bed after an airport is beyond us, but it's no mystery why you'd want to lay down to sleep in the Mash Studios LAX Bed ($2,250-$2,450). Consisting of a simple, attractive English walnut platform bed and a wall-mounted headboard with white doors that slide out to reveal cleverly-hidden shelves, it's sleek, understated, and minimal — and perfect for any modern bedroom. [Scouted by Brian]
Growing tired of your solemnly square Expidit shelving? Add some attitude back to your home or office with the A2 Angle Shelf ($1,750). Made from white MDF, the Angle measures in at over six feet wide, and offers a total of 18 differently-shaped and -proportioned cubbies in which to proudly display your books, toys, and other trinkets. [Scouted by James]
This simple desk will help you create a home office that you won't want to hide. Designed by Kaiju Studios, the Herman Miller Airia Desk ($2,200) sports a dual-level white laminate desk top with a walnut frame, aluminum legs, cork-lined trays, and built-in cable management. The Airia is a pricey, lust-worthy piece that can stay in your family well after you've written your last blog post. A matching media cabinet is also available.