Don't worry — despite the name, the Howe Whiskey Barrel Oak Dining Table ($1,900) isn't some tacky whiskey barrel with a glass top affair. Instead, this sizable — 84" x 35" x 29" — table is made from solid white oak salvaged from Canadian whiskey barrels, and otherwise features a classic, clean design with mortise and tenon joinery and sturdy 4" x 5" legs.
With vinyl continuing its unlikely comeback, console record players have become a hot commodity — hard to find, and even harder to transport should you be so lucky to stumble across one. To make things easier on yourself, order the Mad Men-approved Draper Media Console ($250). When paired with the right components — like the pictured Jensen Wood Turntable ($90) — it goes from being a fine piece of '50s-style furniture to a full-fledged retro sound system, complete with hinged top for easy turntable access and rear wire management holes.
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We've all got things in our homes that started out life in Thomas Edison's head -- like light bulbs, music players, and video cameras. Now you can bring a piece of one of Edison's factories into your home in the literal sense with an Edison Reclaimed Timber Table ($280-$350). Available in four sizes, these limited edition side tables are made from red pine wood beams salvaged from Edison's Wisconsin phonograph factory, then shaped and finished by hand before arriving on your doorstep, ready to serve as a table, stool, nightstand, or simple conversation piece.
Add a touch of 1960s flair to your office, lounge, or living area with the Shell Chair ($2,500-$3,400). Designed in 1963 by Danish design legend Hans Wegner, the Shell is made from bent plywood, with a wide, wing-like seat, tapered legs — of which there are only three — and a reclined back that's perfect for relaxing.
It might be described as office furniture, but we're pretty sure the Hudson Credenza ($1,600-$1,900) will look great in any room of your house. The simple, clean design is crafted from solid cherry, maple, or walnut, providing it with a handsome durability that will endure for years to come. Mix 'n match the wood, base, and knobs for a funkier, less-conforming look.
Clean lines, sturdy construction, and interesting materials — all phrases one could use to describe the Herman Miller Goetz Sofa ($4,400-$4,900). Wrapped in either black leather or grey divina melange fabric, with either walnut or ash veneer on the back, respectively, this neatly modern couch features polished cast aluminum legs, 68 inches of seating, and a timeless design that will look good in nearly any room.
It's not easy to find an oversized couch that fits into a modern decor, but the Fulham Leather Sofa ($3,500-$5,000) should do just fine. Featuring a deep seat, foot-wide arms, and Matador leather upholstery with a matte finish and reverse seaming, the Fulham is hand built with a kiln-dried, triangle block hardwood frame and foam seats supported by coil springs, meaning it will provide optimum comfort for years to come whether you spring for the 96", 108", or gargantuan 120" model.
Add a slice of style to your home with the Neutra Boomerang Chair ($1,500). Available in maple or walnut, this eye-catching seat features boomerang-like side supports, comfortable webbing in either black or natural shades, and the ability to blend in with other pieces of classic furniture both new and old.
Used to be that buying a massage chair meant consigning yourself to having a Star Wars-worthy mechanical throne sticking out like a sore thumb in your living area. The Panasonic EP-MS40 Massage Chair ($2,500) puts this idea to bed with a simple, slightly-retro design that will mercifully blend in to plenty of decors without looking like there's a cyborg trapped on the inside, while offering up every bit of the neck-, back-, and leg-pleasing massage action of its Terminator-like cousins.
Lean back and relax in the Spinnaker Chair ($TBA). This unique seat features a back made from authentic sails, adding a touch of the seven seas to your environment, while the spring steel frame, foam and cospoflex cushions, and spring-loaded tilt functionality let you find just the right angle for reading, watching, or napping. Pair with the Spinnaker Footstool for maximum laziness.
Following the recent mine collapse turned feel-good story in Chile, you might think mine furniture was specially suited to the underground. You'd be wrong. Instead, Mine Furniture ($TBA) is a unique lineup of fireplaces, interior design objects, chairs, and other items crafted from old marine mines — you know, the kind used to blow up submarines — taken from an old Soviet military facility on Naissaar Island in the Gulf of Finland. Luckily for you, the explosives were burnt out of the mines nearly 20 years ago, although you might want to be careful with that cigar just in case. [Thanks, Jim]
With a seat back inspired by a suspension bridge, the Herman Miller Sayl Chair ($400) is architecture and engineering as much as it is seating and decor. Designed by Yves Béhar, the chair features a frameless back that uses a proprietary injection-molded material that provides sacral, lumbar and spine support, adapting to your shape and movements instantly. It's got Herman Miller's standard minimalist design, and even has fewer parts and less material than normal for a smaller carbon footprint. In addition to the work chairs, there's also a matching family of side chairs.