High and Low: The New Classics, Super Budget Edition

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A while ago, we wrote about The New Classics — contemporary designs that remind us of ubiquitous classic pieces, but with new twists that make them unique. We followed that up with The New Classics: Budget Edition, where we searched out lower-priced designs reminiscent of the classics. But we got a little feedback from some of you that even the budget-minded items weren't quite in your price range — so we're back once more, with The New Classics: Super Budget Edition. None of the 'budget' items you see here will set you back more than $200, and most are less than $100.

Of course, we know that it's possible to buy knockoffs of many of these designs (although in many cases even a knockoff will set you back more than our budget selections). The point of this post is that it's possible to find lower-priced pieces that are similar to the classic designs you covet without resorting to knockoffs. Plus, your home will look a little different from everyone else's, and you'll be supporting contemporary designers. (But if for you, there's nothing like the real thing, check out our list of 10 Modern Classics for Under $200.)

UNDER $200:

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Left: Arco Floor Lamp from DWR, $2,950. Right: Marble Floor Lamp from CB2, $199.

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Left: Nesting Tables by Josef Albers, $2,100 for the set, from MoMA Store. Right: Neptune tables, set of 2, $199 from CB2.

UNDER $150:

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Left: Eames LTR, $209 from DWR. Right: Magical Thinking Diamond Side Table from Urban Outfitters, $119.

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Left: Random Light by Bertjan Pot for Moooi, starting at $642 from DWR. Right: String Sphere Chandelier, starting at $149, from Hangout Lighting on Etsy.

UNDER $100:

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Left: Anglepoise Original 1227 Task Light, $195 from YLighting. Right: Pop Desk Lamp, $89 from Urban Outfitters.

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Left: Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair, starting at $599 at DWR. Right: TRENDIG 2013 armchair from IKEA, $89.

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Left: AJ Floor Lamp by Arne Jacobsen, $1,098 from DWR. Right: IKEA Stockholm LED Floor Lamp, $99 from IKEA.

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Top: Alvar Aalto Tea Trolley 900, $3,350 at 2Modern. Bottom: TRENDIG 2013 occasional table, $69 at IKEA.

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Left: Platner side table, starting at $809 from Hive Modern. Right: Threshold Iron Wire Table, $59.99 from Target

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Top: Laccio Tables by Marcel Breuer, $789 for coffee table and $558 for side table, both from Knoll. Bottom: VITTSJÖ nesting tables, set of 2, $59 from IKEA.

(Image credits: As linked above)

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