Posts Tagged ‘contemporary furniture’

House by John Lewis: Oxford modular storage units

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Oak furniture for a contemporary home

If you’ve not yet seen it, it’s well worth taking a look at the House by John Lewis collection of furniture and home accessories.

Based on a contemporary style, all the pieces are well produced, stylish and uncluttered, making them perfect for a modern home.

Furniture for a contemporary home

In particular, we love the look of the Oxford range, which consists of many modular storage units which can be used individually or in conjunction with other pieces. They’d be great for use in a living room, bedroom or study.

The Oxford storage units are made from oak veneer with a natural lacquer and you can choose between lacquered or coloured doors and various shelves and drawers.

As far as modular furniture go, it’s a well designed concept and it’s perfect that you can buy the bits you want and select your own colour preferences for cupboard doors. Prices start from £29.

Contemporary house modular storage and funiture

Seletti Trip funky sideboard cabinet

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Funky contemporary designer furniture

Seletti Trip sideboard

Why have a plain sideboard cabinet when you could have a funky one?

This multi coloured fifties style Trip sideboard by Seletti would definitely brighten up a room and provide you with both functional storage and great design.

The sideboard provides plenty of storage space within, including two sliding doors at the front, three shelves in the right hand side compartment, two shelves in the middle, then four vertical compartments on the left hand side. These latter compartments are ideal for stacking magazines in, or there’s just enough space to slide in a laptop.

We love the stripe design of the Trip sideboard, but it’s also available in a choice of other designs too, including multi spots and black and white dogtooth.

The Seletti storage cabinet is available to buy from Design55.

Kartell Pop Outdoor chair by Piero Lissoni

Monday, June 11th, 2012
Designer pop chair by Kartell

Kartell Pop outdoor chair

One of the top brands of contemporary designer chairs, Kartell is a name synonymous with quality.

For many people, buying a Kartell chair is an investment decision. This Pop outdoor armchair by Piero Lisso, for example, would normally set you back just over £1,000 from many retailers.

If there’s a brand you really like, it’s always worth looking out for a bargain or money-saving opportunity, where you could snap up your desired piece of furniture for a snip of the price.

If this is the chair you’ve been coveting, there’s currently a bargain to be had for someone, as Oliver Bonas have an ex-display Kartell Pop chair in their sale for just £420.

Semarang chair: Tsantai Fair Trade Furniture

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Did you know it’s Fairtrade Fortnight?

Contemporary fair trade furniture

Semarang fair trade chair

The event is currently in full swing and helping raise awareness of fair trade issues, as well as the many products now available that meet the fairtrade criteria.

Amongst them are some great furniture ranges, including the Tsantai collection from Fair Trade Furniture.

The are six different furniture ranges within the Tsantai collection, including some lovely contemporary styles. We’ve tried out some of the furniture this week and particularly love the quirky style of the Semarang chair, which features an unusual asymmetrical design and is wonderfully comfortable.

The asymmetrical chair design, by Tord Kjellstrom, makes it ideal for curling up in – the high side provides the perfect corner to nestle into or curl up in to read a book. The chairs are available with a right or left high side, so you can pair them up well, plus there’s a matching sofa and other pieces available to complete the look.

The chair frame is made from Indonesian Mindi wood, with panels woven in seagrass, and the cushion covers are all made from fairly traded fabrics. There’s a great choice of fabrics and colours available, from rich ruby and azalea pink, to neutral almond and black grape.

The Semarang chair is available to purchase from the Fair Trade Furniture Company, who currently have up to 20% off all their furniture ranges.

Contemporary Reborn loft desk

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Reborn furniture wooden desk

Colourful desk

We’re loving the Reborn range at John Lewis, particularly due to the uplifting colours and designs used. One of the pieces of furniture that really stands out is this Reborn loft desk.

The contemporary style desk is made from solid oak and oak veneers.

Its sleek and uncluttered look is accompanied by the brightly coloured compartments which add life and zing to it.

The Reborn loft desk costs £225.

Tolix metal bar stools from Graham and Green

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Contemporary metal home or garden stoolContemporary shiny metal bar stool

The shiny varnished steel makes these distinctive French style cafe bar stools delightfully appealing for a contemporary home.

Designed in 1934 by Xavier Pauchard, the stools can be used inside your home or outside (although you will need to bring them inside during poor weather, so they don’t suffer damage) and are available in tall or short versions.

The short varnished steel Tolix metal stool is priced at £135 and the tall stool at £215 (white versions are available too, for cheaper prices).

Both stools, plus matching chairs, are available from Graham and Green.

Funky Marrakech patchwork sofa by Couch GB

Monday, January 24th, 2011
Designer contemporary patchwork sofa

Patchwork sofa

We’ve had a few requests from people wanting to know where they could buy a bright, contemporary patchwork sofa – and you can’t get much brighter than this Marrakech patchwork sofa!

This stunning three seater sofa is made from a solid beechwood frame and has been upholstered in an array of colourful Designers Guild fabrics to create an eye-catching patchwork design. Even if the rest of a room is plain and simple, this bright sofa would liven it up no end.

The Marrakech patchwork sofa is created by designer Deborah Swift, from Couch GB, and is priced at £4250.

Couch also produce a range of other vibrant furniture including the Mandalay patchwork chair and the  Avignon patchwork footstool that we featured previously.

Metropole Odyssey leisure chair

Monday, February 15th, 2010
Contemporary purple chair

Contemporary purple chair

This contemporary styled chair looks like it should be expensive, but it’s not.

The seat is made from a gorgeous purple faux leather and it sits on a shiny chrome base. The chair has a gas lift mechanism, so you can move it up and down to your desired height.

You’ll find the Metropole purple Odyssey chair available at Very, for the reasonable price of £99.

Stylish Vallbonne chair

Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Striking Vallbonne chair

This black French armchair has been lovingly restored and re-upholstered to become a very striking and unique piece of contemporary furniture.

A vibrant patchwork effect has been created with luscious pink and red opulent fabrics and you won’t find another like it.

If you’d like to own this one-of-a-kind chair, then it’s available from Couch for £495.

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