Wall shelves are wonderful for storage and display, giving books, pictures, and knick knacks a good-looking home that doesn't take up valuable real estate on the floor. Waveform's generous 13 inch depth will support the larger hardbacks, while its 22 inch length lends itself to a mix-and-match modularity that will make a neat visual statement. The powder-coated, sheet-metal units are available in twelve colors.
- Welcome to my third and final installment of highlights from Maison & Objet 2011. You can find the first two here and here.
One frustrating thing about standard shelves is that they don't often accommodate for items of different heights; It's often tough to fit a vase or a few records alongside your paperbacks. This steel and sheet metal unit will allow you to display all your things together (although you might need to invest in some bookends).
Designed in 2004, this piece features high-gloss and powder-coated moulded and welded sheet steel, and felt glides. Available in three sizes.
Another quintessential cafe chair—this one sturdy and suitable for sidewalks (it used to grace the decks of ocean liners). Made of galvanized steel, it's available in either a metal finish or in a wide variety of colors, thanks to an epoxy or powder coating. We're partial to the 'vermillion' hue.
The chair is heavy. And the metal finish does show scratches. Just call it patina.
This stackable counter-height stool design was inspired by the functional seating used in gathering rooms at churches, schools, and public buildings. It features a bent-ply seat and back with powder-coated metal frame. Available in 4 finish combinations.
- Dwell has curated a selection of AHAlife's most stylish seats.
What's black and white and smooth all over? This cool stool by Swiss furniture designers schindlersalemerón. Composed of three sheets of powder coated aluminum, it's also light and stackable, a sleek little addition to any room in the house.