These eight modern chairs offer a contemporary spin on an age-old piece of furniture.
The telephone table may have gone the way of the carrier pigeon, but the Naledi side table, patterned with a multihued selection of Botswanan telephone wires, offers a charmingly literal new take on the fading genre.
Sitting at a desk all day can be pretty brutal on your body, especially when the shape of your seat is making you bend, twist, and lean in ways that strain. Studio 7.5 has teamed up with Herman Miller (a company that knows ergonomics and good design can go oh-so-well together) to create Setu, a task chair that takes the guesswork out of getting the adjustments just right. Levers and knobs have been eliminated in favor of the kinematic spine—the form of which mimics your own—which means that all you have to do for posture relief is, well, sit. Get one for your home office at Room & Board.
Is it better to look good or to feel good? Franco Albini worked for almost 15 years to perfect the classic Luisa chair, a striking seat that has it both ways.
This thin stick of a table lamp, standing trim on its fiberglass base, comes in four colors for every fashionista—and its innovative, reflective light "diffuser" spreads a warm glow throughout the room. A supermodel for future lamp design.
- For architect Michelle Linden, living and working in 600 square feet poses its challenges, but one of the biggest was completing a gut-renovation on the tightest of budgets—just $25,000.
- Farmhouses and cabins have an undeniable charm that instills relaxation and reflection. The Dwell Store has collected an assortment of modern products with rustic inspiration.
- This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.