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September 30, 2013
The colder months don't have to be all about cozy all the time, some of us may prefer the sleek, minimal look year-round. Here, we've pulled together twelve of our favorite pieces for those with a tendency toward the straight, smooth, and ultra-chic.
Bloom Chair by Archirivolto for Calligaris

BLOOM CHAIR

The machine-made sleekness of the chair's polycarbonate seat is tempered by the organic feel of its wooden legs. We also like the smoked gray version in addition to the amber shown here.

Originally appeared in Bloom Chair
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CUCKOO CLOCK

This German-made piece is modeled after classic Black Forest design and updated with sleek and modern proportions.

Originally appeared in Spring Forward: 10 Clocks We Love
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KENROY HOME RESIN BROOK INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLOOR FOUNTAIN

With it's sleek and unobtrusive style this indoor/outdoor, natural slate fountain will create a sense of peace and tranquility in or outside your home.

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White sleek pendant lights

SPINNING LIGHT BH2

Sleek, sexy, and understated, Hubert's very grown-up pendant lighting is actually inspired by a children's spinning top toy.

Originally appeared in Spinning Light BH2
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Ora Wall Clock by Kähler

ORA WALL CLOCK

Seamlessly merging a masculine and feminine design sense, this modernized ceramic wall clock was designed by Danish design duo Birgette Due Madsen and Jonas Trampedach. Minimalist dials and subtly raised numbers lend a sleek yet tactile quality.

Originally appeared in 8 Father's Day Favorite Gift Ideas
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Aeris fireplace by Federico Otero for Cocoon Fires

AERIS FIREPLACE

If there’s anything more inviting than a crackling blaze on a crisp eve, we’ve yet to find it. This stainless steel hanging hearth offers a sleek alternative to a floor-bound fireside.

Courtesy of 
Joel Babitta D-Max Photography
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POULPE FLOOR LAMP

Imagine this sleek lacquered lamp had eight twisting arms instead of four straight legs (or simply translate its name from French), and the true muse for this fixture will be revealed.

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Pixo Lamp by Pablo Designs

PIXO LAMP

With a slender body and easy-to-move rotating arm, the Pixo light from Pablo Designs is a stylish, multifunctional task lamp. Fashioned with modern design in mind, this sleek illuminator comes equipped with a convenient USB port to charge your mobile devices and boasts energy-efficient LED technology.

 

Available at the Dwell Store

Originally appeared in 11 Bright Ideas in Lighting Design
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ALUHOCKER ALUMINUM STOOL

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.

Originally appeared in Cool Stools
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KELVIN LED

No need to touch this cast-aluminum desk lamp to turn it off or on, when using the Force will do: Hover your hand above the square head of the Kelvin LED—a sleek update on the conical silhouette of Antonio Citterio’s original Kelvin design—and Jedi sensors will operate the LEDs.

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CB2 galvanized planters

GALVANIZED PLANTERS

These galvanized steel planters work both indoors and out, offering a sleek-but-inexpensive addition to any green scheme.

Originally appeared in 5 Perfect Planters for Your Garden
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Hay loop coat rack

LOOP HALL COAT RACK

We're edging square into coat season and those jackets are going to start piling up, carelessly tossed over sofas, easy chairs, and coffee tables. This powder coated steel coat rack is a three-legged super structure that will look sleek and understated by the front door, while easily keeping your warm clothes in order.

Originally appeared in Hang it Up: 5 Artful Coat Racks
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Bloom Chair by Archirivolto for Calligaris

BLOOM CHAIR

The machine-made sleekness of the chair's polycarbonate seat is tempered by the organic feel of its wooden legs. We also like the smoked gray version in addition to the amber shown here.

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