Thanksgiving, our favorite time of the year to binge eat with family, is over and we're back in the office. We're not gonna let this brief purgatory before Christmas get us down though! Holiday cheer everybody, come'on. If there's one thing that we're reminded of on Thanksgiving it's that eating dinner with friends and family is a special thing. Whether or not you're Julia Child or Anthony Bourdaine, getting in the kitchen, whipping something up and sitting down with loved ones is a treat. We've showcased some of our more versatile dining tables with chairs that would be sure to add a bit of color to your life. 

Gispen once again created a simple timeless design with this multi-purpose table that would function great in a live/work space. Pair it with Cordemeijer's Chair no. 11 of various colors, several of Friso Kramer style "result" chairs  and you'll have an eclectic looking sophisticated spot to eat your meals and hold your meetings.

Here we've put together two mid size pyramid tables to create a central dining table that can easily be re-purposed as a work station and later separated to clear out space. A set of six beautiful navy and light teak Wim Rietveld stacking chairs from the original first run that won a coveted 'Signe d'Or' design award in 1960 add the perfect touch of contrast to the tables.

(all photos by Sam Zachrich)



Welcome, Fall. We've waited so long for you in this sweltering summer heat... despite that, we're still introducing a few well-loved leather favorites for burying into (when it gets cooler).

Gerard van den Berg for Montis
Gerard van den Berg arguably defined a turning point away from classic Mid-Century Dutch furniture design to more contemporary design that made use of different materials such as rattan and leather. For Montis, a company he started with his brother, his design aesthetic stemmed from concepts of comfort - cushiony seats with a solid and sturdy body. Nevertheless he maintains a sleek elegance to each piece with his balanced, and often singular, use of warm leather upholstery and carefully placed stitching. 

Gerard Van Den Berg Leather and Rattan Swivel Lounge Chair for Montis

Gerard Van Den Berg (attr) Fishbone Lounge Chair
Mario Bellini for B&B Italia
An architect and designer, Mario Bellini has won 8 Compasso d'Oro awards and been presented the Medaglia d'Oro by the President of the Italian Republic over the course of his extensive and impressive career. An international success, Bellini has had a retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art - with 25 of his designs currently in their permanent collection. His famed product designs for Olivetti, B&B Italia, and Cassina have become classics and he still continues to design for manufacturers in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Japan, and the US.

B&B Italia Amanta Sectional Sofa by Mario Bellini



Driving to work today I heard that Los Angeles currently has an "Excessive Heat Warning," and then I subsequently realized that I'm not a fan of this Indian summer and would rather it be over pretty soon. Not down with this heat. Though I would love to be lounging in the shade...




We have SO MANY industrial side tables that they're practically breaking the floor of our storage attic... I don't even know why they're still here to be honest, they're pretty awesome, and of course (as I say to everything) - versatile. No but seriously... check out the cute little vignettes we did with our industrial tables to demonstrate their many uses. Of course there are more than just three ways, but that's all we had time for in this post ;) So, without further ado, here are three awesome uses of the industrial mini-table.

1. In your foyer. Entry table anyone? Small is good for this actually, not many people (I'm assuming) have an actual real foyer with room for a large heavy wood circular table to just take up space in the middle of the floor. I could also be wrong about this. Also a link on our post to decorating the foyer...

2. Kitchen Helper. Pretty self-explanatory. But also the perfect size to wedge in between your oven and the doorframe.

The industrial Friso Kramer style school desks are $195 each, currently two available in different colors.
Industrial desk and pedastal chair set listed at $225 - 36 available.

 3. Workstation. You can add individual desks like building blocks. It's like being back in middle school where the teacher made you push all your desks together to form a table for "group work" (aka just to hang out with your friends basically.)

Our Friso Kramer Industrial Desk is $195. There are 8 currently available!

And of course we forgot one - this industrial side table below has a "T" base and a beige top - super cool. 17 available at $150 each.