BEST DESIGNS of 2014

Our picks of the year's new and noteworthy products


The Golden Chair from Moooi

 

The Golden Chair from Moooi

No longer the typical boring chair that merely fills a classroom's space, The Golden Chair truly is the golden chair both literally and figuratively. Retro inspired and dipped in gold, The Golden Chair takes an old-school chair design and and spins it with a fresh, new look bringing it to the top of its class. Classy and simple, this chair gets the job done in style.

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Mater Shell Lounge Chair

 

Shell Lounge Chair from Mater

The shape of the Shell Lounge Chair is indebted to Scandinavian design of the mid 20th century, embracing some of its core concepts reflected in the chair's clean lines and emphasis in the leather forming and stitching. Shell Lounges are deeply comfortable and incredibly durable like the saddles it is derived from. Crafted from thick top-grain leather, with reasonable care, these chairs will last for decades in your modern home.

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Copeland Contour Bed with Nightstands

 

Contour Bed with Nightstand from Copeland Furniture

The Contour Bed with Nightstand exemplifies the best in modern design. The bed is designed with a continuous ribbon of solid walnut that surrounds the mattress and wraps up and around the headboard, and is perfectly complemented by one or two attached shelf nightstands. Contour Bedroom is crafted in solid American black walnut hardwood with natural finish.

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Knoll Pollock Arm Chair

 

Pollock Arm Chair from Knoll

Reintroduced in 2014, the classic Pollock Arm Chair remains a timeless icon of midcentury functional design. Manufactured from 1964-1979, the chair lovingly referred to by enthusiasts as "657" or "sling chair", is a refined combination of steel and high quality leather available in a variety of colors. Tubular steel legs connect sturdily to cast-aluminum stretches and arms with exposed hardware, displaying Pollock's minimalist design approach.

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System 1-2-3 Deluxe Lunge Chair by Verpan

 

System 1-2-3 Deluxe Lounge Chair from Verpan

The System 1-2-3 Deluxe Lounge Chair is part of an expansive family of dining and lounge chairs that boast sleek silhouettes and edgy character that is quintessential of their iconic creator Verner Panton. The chair originally featured a light frame construction made from steel upon which fabric could be mounted. In the new version, Verpan has used foam rubber for increased sitting comfort and to ensure a tight and even upholstering.

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Soft Blocks Sofa by Muuto

 

Soft Blocks 3-Seater Sofa from Muuto

The idea behind the Soft Blocks 3-Seater Sofa was to play around with the proportions of a conventional sofa, challenge straight continuous lines and explore the beauty of asymmetry. The result is a playful composition of soft blocks that are ready to welcome you in the most friendly and comfortable way.

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Washington Skeleton™ Aluminum Chair by Knoll

 

Washington Skeleton™ Copper Plated Aluminum Chair from Knoll

Establishing harmony between propping and balancing, the Washington Skeleton™ Copper Plated Aluminum Chair is both functional and sculptural. Constructed of die-cast aluminum with a sleek copper plated finish, and featuring a geometric lattice back, the chair makes a stylish statement to complement your modern space.

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Armchair 401 by Artek

Armchair 401, Hella Jongerius Special Edition from Artek

Hella Jongerius' reinterpretation of Alvar Aalto's 400 and 401 Armchairs along with the Stool 60 is the beginning of a new collaboration on a crisp and tactile collection of Artek classics. The 401 Armchair features a comfortable seat and high back rest in a range of contemporary color combinations, plus armrests and legs in a bent wood structure round out this timeless piece.

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Brancusi Dining Table by Estel

 

Brancusi Dining Table from Estel

The Brancusi Dining Table is an exquisite addition to any dining room, boasting an impressive oak composition and a conversation piece with historical value. Made from 19th century oak wood beams from the reconstruction of European palaces, each table base is comprised of 8 beam pieces. Glued into a single turned block, the base is detailed with an ebony inlay and finished in oil and wax. The whole is held together by an internal structure in drawn steel. Brancusi's round table top is available in oak or glass.

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Molded Fiberglass Side Chair by Herman Miller

Eames® Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Dowel Base from Herman Miller

More than 60 years after its first debut, the Molded Fiberglass Side Chair with Dowel Base has returned with a new, more eco-friendly presence. When Charles and Ray Eames designed their first Molded Fiberglass Side Chairs in 1950, they designed more than a chair. They designed a full experience: chairs that would be welcoming, versatile and would stand the test of time.

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Mariposa Sofa by Vitra

 

Mariposa Sofa from Vitra

The Mariposa Sofa boasts a unique form with repositionable arms and backrest that bring to mind the fluttery creature for which it was named. The structural metal frame is webbed with polyurethane foam. Comfortable seat cushions are filled with polyurethane and visco foams with chamber cushion overlay filled with stripped quill feathers, PU rods and ciscoelastic rods. Offered in a range of fabric and leather upholstery options, the Mariposa Sofa transforms living spaces with its custom looks and great comfort.

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Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms by Gus

 

Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms from Gus* Modern

The Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms is a classic Canadian Mid-Century Modern furniture design piece. The lounge chair has been out of production for over 50 years, but Gus* Modern has collaborated with the Spanner family to revive this iconic piece. Available in your choice of birch finish and seat color.

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Plum Ice Bucket by Tom Dixon

Plum Ice Bucket from Tom Dixon

Beautifully crafted from mouth-blown, hand cut, deeply tinted blue glass, the Plum Ice Bucket's design was inspired by over sized punch bowls and cocktails served in fun tropical fruits. Add a little bit of a futuristic flair to your bar with the Plum Ice Bucket and complete your bar with the rest of the Plum Collection - Plum Tongs and Plum Cocktail Shaker.

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George Modern Sofa

 

George Standard Sofa from True Modern

The George Collection from True Modern is designed to make your home feel like a Hollywood penthouse. George Standard Sofa strikes the perfect balance between sophistication and playfulness. The sofa invites you to take a seat and surround yourself in the firm yet luxurious tufting - and makes and ideal retreat at the end of a busy day.

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® Lounge Chair with Ottoman by Herman Miller

Eames® Lounge Chair with Ottoman, Ebony from Herman Miller

The timeless, supremely comfortable Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman delivers a remarkable change with its newest Ebony incarnation. Darkly handsome, the classic silhouettes feature molded shells in ash wood, stained in a deep Ebony finish. Eames® Lounge Chair and Ottoman are modern classics built to stand the test of time. And the Eames® Ebony set takes on a sophisticated, darker style that complements modern living spaces or offices with warmer tones or can accent a lighter space with its bold aesthetic.

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