Balancing Act: Stylish Comfortable & Functional Modern Design

Though some of the furnishings you incorporate into your home may simply be for show, we recognize that more often than not, what you really want are pieces that are just as comfortable and functional as they are stylish.

We believe you deserve the best of both worlds, which is why we are constantly evaluating the form and function of our furnishings to provide you with pieces that are more than just for show–pieces that are meant to be sat on, slept in, played on, and lived in. So, with that, today we’re highlighting 5 modern designs that embrace this challenge of balancing beautiful aesthetics with innovative engineering techniques to provide functionality without sacrificing style.

1. Dakota Cocktail Table

A cocktail table that converts to a dining table in a matter of seconds, Dakota is a versatile table that is ideal for small space living. Simply press the button on its metal underframe to adjust it to one of the 7 heights available (from 17 3/8″ to 29 4/8″) or  slide out the hidden extension leaves stored inside the under-frame to create a 28″ x 73 2/8″ glass top for those impromptu dinner parties.

Modern design-Dakota Cocktail Table

2. Vito X Chair/Bar Stool

Designed by Alessio Bassan for Cattelan Italia, the Vito X Chair and Bar Stool is marvelous, both in terms of its eye-catching design and its unique ability to transform from dining chair height to counter stool to bar stool height with one simple lever.  Styled here with a white embossed steel x-base and white ecopelle, the Vito X is available to custom order in other finishes, colors and leathers through our stores.

3. Davinci Sectional

Style when you want it, comfort and function when you need it! The Davinci Sectional is a versatile seating solution featuring adjustable headrests and moveable armrests. When it’s in the “down” position, the Davinci offers a low, sleek design, but raise one or all of the ratcheting arms and it becomes a comfortable seat for anyone, of any height or position.
Modern design-Davinci Sectional

4. Giro Dining Table

An extendible dining table made in Italy that is a great option for maximizing small spaces. Simply swivel its beautifully hidden leaves to go from a round breakfast table to a large oval for dinner with family and/or friends on special occasions.

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5. Corridor Entertainment Unit

Designed by BDI, the industry leader in home theatre furniture, this innovative entertainment unit is built to meet the ever-changing and demanding needs of today’s electronic equipment. Corridor offers a sleek, low profile system with seamless wire management along with functional features to both showcase and protect your home theatre. Its modern louvered doors constructed of solid walnut not only allow sound and remote control signals to pass through, but also provide striking textural detail. The center two doors open to reveal a large compartment with an adjustable shelf, so this unit can handle speakers of virtually any size.

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