It's that time of year again: the annual Steelcase fall sale! Save 15% off now thru October 14th on ALL Steelcase & Turnstone designs. Here are some of our favorites... in colors that are perfecto for autumn! ;)
The black-framed Cobi with a lovely orange seat; could your office get any more autumnal?
The creative Campfire Paper Table with a Virgina Walnut base. Let your minds meld in style!
The Leap chair in burgundy. Look at that color! Need we say more?
The leaves are changing and the family has settled in to this year's schedule... That means you're ready to check out our NEWEST group of fave designs! ;-)
First up is the Otto from Offi. Designed to accompany the popular Mod Lounger by Lisa Albin, the Otto is not only an ottoman, but can double as a planter!
We're also loving the adorable ForeverLamps from Alessi! Little aliens in bright colors that charge when you don't need them, then make the perfect nightstand light.
Last but not least, Joseph Joseph has some incredible new designs that are as functional as they are fun (of course). The Nest 100 Compact Food Prep Set is a complete set of bowls. You won't need any others!
Back to school means mini will be doing less lounging and more studying! Give YOUR mini a hand by stocking their study space with the most durable and timeless designs suited for schoolwork around :-)
Start with a great desk! We like the Offi Half Pipe, Desk 51 from Blu Dot, but also the original George Nelson Swag Leg Desk for Herman Miller (below). All options are minimal, modern, and mini-appropriate with colorful options!
Next up, you need a comfy chair! A cozy Eames Molded Plastic Arm or Side from Herman Miller is an excellent choice but for minis who need a little movement while they work, try the Uno OR the Cobi from Steelcase (below).
Help your mini keep his or her life organized by using an Eames Storage Unit from Herman Miller for extra storage space... or maybe the fantastic Uten Silo from Vitra (below).
What mini doesn't like to color on the walls now and then? Provide the Chalkboard Decals from Wallcandy and voile! No more messes to paint over!
Sometimes it's the little things that mini loves... like James the Bookend from black + blum!
No matter your mini's style, we've got a lot of options going on! Head to modernseed.com / shop by room / STUDY SPACE and see our suggestions today :-)
Now that we've all had a few days to adjust to Pantone having declared Emerald the official Color of the Year, we're ready to go for it! And though emerald may be the desired shade, we think clover, lime, and pretty much any version of the festive hue will do just fine :-)
Looking for a beanbag with style? And built to last? We love Fatboy prodoucts, and the Junior in lime is key to every mini's heart! (Lime a bit bright for ya? Try the olive option!)
Get going or stop for a nap on the cozy, colorful Giddy-Up from Little Nest. A la the "horse of a different color" idea, here's a pretty pony in green!
More lime, but this time called "Dark Lime" and from the folks at Vitra no less! The classic Verner Panton chair... made for minis.
Start them on green at a young age with help from Bloom! This Alma Crib is beautifully modern and - as you can see - available in what they call "Gala Green."
Light up any space with help from our friends at Offi! Their Bongo Lamp Stool (shown here in Misty Green) will brighten any corner.
The Offi 20% off sale! Starting Sunday, 11/11 Offi is offering 20% off 17 of their best-selling products... for one week only! Which beloved items will be part of this awesome sale? We're keeping you and mini on your toes til Sunday... so stay tuned!
Now that the Knoll Kids Sale is over, we've got a whole new team of awesome products gracing our homepage!
The Offi Play-a-Round Activity Table (shown here with Mini Drawer Chairs) was designed by Roberto Gil, the king of contemporary kids' furniture! We love the versatility of this product. It's sturdy, easy to assemble, and built to last!
A staff favorite! The Stilt Table Lamp (also available in a Floor Lamp model) from Blu Dot is cleverly designed to blanace on three adjustable legs. A simple white shade is made more fun with the bright red cord. Perfect for any bedroom... or office!
Why get a boring toy chest when you could get a Toy STORE... from Oeuf. Three solid shelves that will hold mini's most prized possessions!
Good design is meant to last; there's no denying it. But that doesn't mean our FAVORITE products don't change! Here's what we're currently digging...
The George Nelson Sunmburst Clocks from Vitra are gorgeous! True modern classics that embrace the joie de vivre of the 1950s :-)
We are LOVING the ergoErgo. In fact, Modernseed Manager Sarah uses it as her desk chair! Available in black and orange... though she prefers orange. :-)
The Mix Boxes by Eric Pfeiffer for The Utility Collective... what an incredible idea. Versatile, beautiful, and made to the highest environmental standards this awesome storage option looks great on our showroom floor. Just imagine how it will look at home!
The New York Times has an article in the Home & Garden Section about what the true Classics will be in the year 2050. Julie Lasky discusses pieces that designers or manufacturers have deemed "icons" based on number of sales, or fakes made. Whether a design is "an oak or a seed" is a colorful comparison made by another and it makes sense. There is also discussion that lasting designs must appeal to a person's emotions whilst being imaginative and resourceful. We like that. And we like the fact that in Laskys last sentence, she references that: "Anything that manages to run that gantlet will be a gift to our descendants."
Obviously - being primarily a children's retailer - we are drawn to the idea of designs being gifts to our descendants. Isn't that why we save any other family heirloom? To pass it on to the next generation, as unwilling as they may be to accept it? My parents' basement is filled with furniture that's been in the family for years. My sister and I don't fight over who gets the milkglass lamps because they look cool, but because they belonged to our great-great-aunt. AND because they look cool!
Designs like the Eames Lounge or Panton Chair really are classics. If they have run rampant for the last 50 years or so, who's to say they won't go for another 50? The truth is we can't accurately predict any of this stuff. Styles change, technology changes, the economy changes, the environment changes... though our needs as humans will always be simple and constant, what is drilled into us as a DESIRE is different every generation.
If the reason you love your Nelson Platform Bench is because it looks great in your foyer, your children probably won't grow up seeing it as a desirable piece despite it's classic appeal. But if that bench belonged to your parents and you associate it with waiting for the bus to come on rainy days, it seems you've turned that hunk of wood into an heirloom. You've given it value and meaning. And that didn't happen because it's sold however many pieces since 1946, or because it's spawned hundreds of knock-offs.
At Modernseed we endeavor to offer and encourage the best in design: quality pieces we hope you'll order and then love for years to come. Design should enhance your life, and encourage creativity and resourcefulness. And to some of us, that is a necessity.
Now your home office needs a little something extra! Maybe a modern clock? Or a cool tape dispenser? Or perhaps a comfy chair for your clients... the possibilities are endless!
We love mobiles, and no one makes them better than Flensted! This Bauhaus Mobile is the definition of modern and interesting, in primary colors and basic geometric shapes. Simple but FAR from boring... and what a conversation starter! ;-)
Another fun and functional idea: the Mobile Numbers Clock from Present Time. Black. Silver. Sleek as can be. This clock seems to float away from the wall all on its' own!
You know what else you need? A side table of course! We love the Large Pi from Blu Dot. With a black and walnut top on a solid walnut base, it's great for home or office... which makes it just perfect when you've combined the two.
Keep that important paperwork from blowing away with the breeze - or mini's wandering little hands - with the heavy weight tape dispenser from black + blum. Contemporary and multi-functional: what more can you ask for from a desktop accessory?
Last but CERTAINLY not least is the Coconut Lounge Chair by George Nelson for Herman Miller. Comfy but sleek. No, seriously, it is definitely comfy! Leave that home office door open and you'll find it to be mini's new favorite napping spot! Spoil your clients - and family - with this beautiful chair!