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The Best of Blu Dot: Remodelista's Picks

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 26, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Remodelista Team last modified Jun 25, 2015

Blu Dot  is giving away a $1,000 Gift Card to one lucky Remodelista reader (see details below). A longtime Remodelista favorite, the Minneapolis design house makes a full collection of goods for the home—including Bedroom Designs , Rugs , and Outdoor Furniture —and has showrooms in SF, LA, Austin, and NYC. How would we spend $1,000 at Blu Dot? We couldn't resist taking our own hypothetical spree, and here are our answers. Take a look, start your own shopping list, and enter your email address in our  Blu Dot $1,000 Giveaway by July 14.   P.S. Join Remodelista editors at the Blu Dot San Francisco Store (560 Valencia) on Thursday, July 9, from 5 to 8 p.m., for drinks, light fare, and a chance to win one of five signed copies of our book,  Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home . Bring your copy to have it signed (we won't be selling books on-site). And if you haven't already entered the $1,000 giveaway contest online, you can do so at the event. Above: We like the wood-framed  Diplomat Sleeper Sofa for its clean lines and ease of use: The firm foam cushions flip forward to become a queen-size bed. Shown here in Packwood grey, the sofa also comes in five other colors, all with walnut legs; $1,999. Above: Slung-leather lounge chairs are having a moment, and Blu Dot's Toro Lounge Chair is one of the standouts. Says Blu Dot designer Warren Young, "It's a chair with not a lot of physical substance," noting that it weighs only 15 pounds, "but it still has a strong presence." Shown here in Day, it's also available in Night and Chocolate; $1,299. Above: We've admired Blu Dot's  Strut Table  since its debut in 2005. Made of powder-coated steel topped with hard-wearing polyurethane-coated MDF, the design comes in three dining/worktable sizes: medium, large, and extra large (which seats 10). The collection has also grown to include Strut square and rectangular coffee tables, a console table, and side table, and prices start at $299. Shown here is the Strut Large Table in slate, also available in ivory, navy, watermelon, and white. Above: The Shale 4 Drawer/2 Door Credenza is made of solid wood with handles of full-grain leather, adjustable shelves, and holes in the back for cord management. The drawers and doors all have self-closing—quiet—hardware. (Note: The bottom two drawers are actually one double-height drawer.) Shown in light walnut, the credenza is also available in walnut and smoke; $2,699. Above: Summery and sculptural, Blu Dot's  Laika Medium Pendant Light  pairs rattan with an exposed metal frame. Made in natural (shown) and white rattan, it's $499. Other Laika shapes and sizes also available. Above: All eight designs in Blu Dot's  Hang 1 Mirror  series—including the Drop Mirror shown here—are smooth-edged shapes mounted on simple walnut pegs. At home in just about any setting (and great en masse), they are $299 each.  Above: Blu Dot's  Splash Coat Rack  is made of powder-coated steel crowned with solid walnut. It comes in five colors, including bright blue shown here; $299. Watch this  video  to see the Splash Coat Rack's design and development, starting with the initial sketch.  Don't forget to enter your email address in our Blu Dot $1,000 Giveaway by July 14.  More Stories from Remodelista Color Stories: Pretty Spring Pastels from Colonel of Paris






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