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.
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- This New York turned ski bum took a little piece of the city to the mountains, and never looked back.
- 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.
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.
- Breakfast: the most important meal of the day! Here's how to do it right, from architectural dining nooks to gadgets geared towards making your morning pour as painless as possible.
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.