Made in Italy and sold by various retailers the Orbit Arm Chair can give you a sleek look for a pretty reasonable price (currently $129.00 USD via CB2). It may not be the absolute highest quality, and I’m not in love with the way the seat sits on and attaches to the base, but for the price you can’t be overly picky on some of the details. I have specified these chairs in several interiors and we also have one in our home. With three small but energetic young girls running the show, our home can be a rigorous testing ground for any chair. So far, the Orbit has withstood the abuse.
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I have been a fan of the Lipse Chair since first seeing it back in 2002. Right away I liked the soft curve of the shell, and the aluminum strip combined with a careful attention to grain direction. I’m not totally in love with all of the available finishes, but the variety is nice and the Walnut is spot on. A thin upholstered pad is also available if a softer look and feel is what you’re going for. I have read some concern over the durability of such a thin profile seat pad, although I have not personally experienced any issues and I have specified these for several restaurant interiors. In this style of chair you wouldn’t really want anything larger and both pads are easy to replace should either become damaged.
Now that spring has sprung…sort of (the weather is a little behind in the beautiful Pacific Northwest), it’s time to rescue our alternate modes of travel from the dark, dusty corners of garages and get them ready for better weather. I love these bicycle storage solutions recently reviewed in Dwell. To read more about each one, and how well it works (not to mention how much one of these might set you back) visit Dwell’s product reviews page. I would love to hear about your ideas for bicycle storage, so hit me up in the comments or by email. And get out there and ride!
The Offi Mag Table. I love this table/bench/desk. As everyone who reads this blog knows, I love things that are practical, and are good for more than one thing. The Mag Table is good for several things. Designed by Eric Pfeiffer for Offi & Company, this unassuming piece of furniture can be used as a side table + magazine holder, bench, or laptop perch. I assume (I might be wrong) the latter was more of an afterthought. This might be the perfect bedside table…but who wants to put this somewhere no one can see it?
I love these. Such a simple idea, but is solves a problem that is annoying, and wastes a bit of my time each day. I never have enough USB outlets for the amount of accessories I use on a daily basis. I feel like I’m constantly unplugging, trading, and plugging back in each time I sit down to do some work. Now I know this isn’t as serious an issue as ergonomics, or ADA, but searching around under your desk for the right chord and fishing it back up to where it belongs, can still be annoying, especially when in a hurry or with a client on the phone. Cable Drops from Blue Lounge help calm the chaos by providing a home for unused cables awaiting their next 15 minutes of fame. Easily mounted with an adhesive pad, they cling to any surface, vertical or horizontal, and remove easily. They can also be used to guide cables along a specific path, or hold them just out of sight. Any way you use them, they are a great and simple solution for missing or misguided cables.
Pros: Easy to apply, easy to remove, available in several colors, cheap, effective. Several come in a set, so one pack was all I really needed
Cons: I only found them recently
Because of some WordPress issues, this review is a little delayed. But now we are back in business so let’s get to it! Designed in 1998 by Architect and Industrial Designer Mario Bellini, the original Bellini Chair was an instant classic.