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.
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.
So we have absolutely no clue what it has to do with Sparta, Spartans, or Sparty, the Michigan State mascot, but we're willing to overlook the silly name of the Spartan Daybed ($6,000) since it's so damn nice-looking. Hand woven from man-made, all-season brown wicker, this enormous enclosed daybed is made to withstand the elements, and also includes six 18" square accent cushions with zippered, fade-, stain- and mildew-resistant Sunbrella covers for all the cushions, but unfortunately not the comfy 5" thick bed cushion, which runs a whopping $2,600 extra. [Thanks, Josh]
Vintage leather meets mid-century modern design in the Oveido Chaise ($1,635). This elegant centerpiece chaise features a vintage cigar-style leather seat with channel stitching and a woven leather suspension system, supported by a sleek, minimalist chrome base. With subtle curves to support the body at every turn, it's guaranteed to be the most popular seat in the house.
Feast your eyes on what may be the most advanced office chair ever conceived. Produced by Herman Miller, the Embody Chair ($1,600) is the successor to the dot-com staple Aeron chair. The most striking feature of the Embody is its "pixelated" skeletal system that's unlike anything you've ever seen or felt. You set its tension depending on the curvature of your back, and it makes your spine feel like it's being hugged by angels. We imagine it's also quite like what being cradled in Ms. Johansson's bosom would feel like.
The new Sumo Omni Plus ($200) improves upon the company's original Omni Chair in a big way. Gone is the original Omni's nylon outer, replaced with a soft microsuede outer that is much more suitable for living room use. The new bag also uses a more robust and comfortable filling, and boasts straps on the ends to make sure it stays the shape you want. If you're looking for the best gaming, lounging, or just plain be-lazy chair you can get, be sure to check this out.
Inspired by 19th century gentleman's club chairs, the Parisian Leather Chair ($1,495-$1,860) brings instant elegance to your wannabe-den. This thickly padded and curvaceous chair is available in five leather hues in an antiqued finish.
You deserve a chair like this. Made in North Carolina for Restoration Hardware, the Buster Leather Chair ($1,995-$2,450) features vintage-look leather, a kiln-dried hardwood frame, antiqued nailhead trim, and big ol' wings. Just add pipe, scotch, and newspaper. Also available as a recliner.
Lunar Lounge Design describes their Ply-Bak Love Seat ($430) as "comfortable minimalism". We can't attest to its softness, but its design is a definite winner. This handcrafted mid century modern piece will look great in any number of differently styled dwellings. Available in blonde birch with black or brown vinyl, royal walnut with black vinyl, or dark walnut with cream vinyl.
We're big fans of Fatboy's traditional oversized beanbags, so it should come as no surprise that we're pumped about the Fatboy Outdoor ($350). This 55"x75" mammoth sports heavy denier polyester fabric that's been UV treated and coated with PVC to make the bag both fade and water resistant. Two integrated straps increase the utility, allowing for easier transport and more defined seating positions. A giant outdoor beanbag — terrific.
Iconic, versatile, and comfortable are just three adjectives you could use to describe the Eames Soft Pad Management Chair ($2,000). Designed by Ray and Charles Eames in 1969, this classic piece of furniture features adjustable tilt and height, soft, thick cushions, and a solid die-cast aluminum base, frame, and arms. If you're going to be at a desk all day, you might as well be stylishly comfortable.
Inspired by lo-res graphics, and sporting angular edges and inset cushions, the Brave Space Lounge Chair ($1,850) will look great in any fashion forward home. Available in several upholstery colors, the chair sports a durable non-toxic water based finish and magazine storage under the seat. Add in another $450 for the matching ottoman.