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 like the thought behind the Dutch Design Chair, but I have my reservations about its performance. Launched in June 2011, and made from high-quality FSC-Certified corrugated cardboard it is reported to be extremely sturdy and able to hold up to 440 pounds. Usually, in our home the potential strength of a thing doesn’t at all determine how well it will survive alongside three small children who’s daily goal is discovering new ways to misuse household objects. That being the case, I can still very much appreciate when something has been produced responsibly, is environmentally friendly, is inexpensive, and effective at doing more than one job (although this seems a little under typical chair height). So even though I have some doubts, I do like the Map version of the chair and I wouldn’t mind trying one or two in our kids’ rooms to see how things went.
“Your books are no longer in danger of toppling over. Over-sized wing-nut allows bookend to slide into place and be secured wherever it’s needed.”
Yes I know, we are still a day off the M/W/F (+random) scheduled…With our recent move things have been more than a little hectic. I promise to be back on again very soon. In the meantime, lets get down to some product information! Known for its affordable (and hackable) design offerings, the affordable furniture superstore Ikea can offer some amazing products. But sometimes you get what you pay for (or don’t pay for) in either design or quality. This is why I for one, look so forward to the occasional PS collections. This year the collection features 46 products by 19 designers who set to work referencing 60 years of Ikea design history and using “new forms, functions, materials and sustainability.” There are several things in this collection I am very excited about (and I am sure you can expect them to show up here in the reviews). You can take a look for yourself at the 2012 PS catalog here or here. Enjoy!
I stumbled upon these patchwork cowhide rugs from Pure yesterday, and I have to admit I think they are beautiful. That being said, its another story if I feel entirely good about having rug made from animal hides on my floor. According to their website, these hides were taken from cows already butchered from other reasons, and then taken to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in Brazil to be hand stiched by some of the tradition’s best known producers.