Quick Hits: A Brutalist-Style Pendant, Two-Tone Wall Hooks, and a Low-Slung Coffee Table

A brief scan of design items worth grabbing, including a vintage Norwegian lounge chair and a tubular 1960s kitchen table.

Welcome to the latest installment of Sitting Pretty: Quick Hits, a monthly roundup of covetable furniture, decor, and objets d'art from one design-obsessed writer.

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Lichen low table

Brooklyn design shop-studio Lichen has been producing pared-back, low-profile tables for quite some time, and the newest iteration comes courtesy of carpenter Dylan Ahern, handmade from sapele—in a gorgeous dark red-brown shade—with contrasting red oak legs. The wood table is only seven inches tall, making it perfect for a low-to-ground coffee table or a storage surface to display objects.

$599 via Lichen

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Bruksbo Hunting lounge chair and ottoman

In 1960, Norwegian designer Torbjørn Afdal partnered with manufacturer Bruksbo to produce this highly crafted lounge chair set. Over the next decade, Bruksbo explored different leather finishes—including creamy butterscotch, chocolate brown, and deep-red merlot—sometimes producing the chair with harness leather armrests, and sometimes without. This vintage set (sans armrests) comes in perfectly weathered dark cognac leather.

$1,263 via Pamono

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Coil + Drift Toam pendant

In New York’s Catskill Mountains, Coil + Drift produces a tightly edited selection of lighting, mirrors, and furniture with no shortage of asymmetric forms and hand-turned details. The Toam pendant is a striking example of one of the studio’s grounded designs that feel old-worldly and of the moment—a brutalist metal-and-wood stem (available in a variety of finishes) dramatically protrudes from the ceiling, leading to a singular frosted globe bulb.

$1,641 via Coil + Drift

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Muuto Attach coat hook

The idea behind Swiss designer Dimitri Bähler’s art-industrial wall hook for Muuto was to explore the playful combination of twos through clever use of shapes and materials. The result is a round oak peg and square anodized-aluminum block that combine to create one fashionable, functional wall hanger. Plus, it’s sold as a set of two and comes in a handful of colors: pale blue, dark green, burnt orange, silver, and black.

$85 via Muuto

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Poltronova Locus Solus table 

Late Italian architect and designer Gaetana "Gae" Aulenti’s extensive legacy spans architecture, furniture design, academia, installation art, and beyond. Her 1960s Locus Solus collection—which includes unconventionally curved chairs, benches, and tables—is among her most covetable works. Brooklyn vintage shop Home Union has a true Locus Solus treasure: a 1963 table with a tubular chrome frame and smoked glass top.

$1,350 via Home Union

Quickest Hits… 

R. Baker signed print ($125), Per Olof Strom glass vase ($102), Vintage Dux lounge chair ($676), Rolf Hesland magazine rack ($989), Colin King book ($50), Swedish teak candlesticks ($105), Cobey Arner zine ($20), Vintage Williams-Sonoma flatware set ($145), Milo Baughman chrome lamp ($2,000), Vintage blue-frame mirrors ($166).

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