High and Low: The New Classics, Budget Edition

High and Low: The New Classics, Budget Edition

Nancy Mitchell
Nov 5, 2013

Here at Apartment Therapy, we understand you. You love beautiful modern furniture, but don't always have the cash to shell out for those pricey pieces. What's a design lover on a budget to do? In this budget conscious version of our previous post about 'The New Classics', we've searched out new designs that remind us of the classics — but with much tinier price tags.

These aren't knockoffs: they're new designs that owe a little something to the original, but each bring their own unique flair to the table.

Left: CH20 Elbow Chair by Hans Wegner, $930 at Hive Modern. Right: Dining Chair by John Vogel for West Elm, $299.

Top: Noguchi Coffee Table from Herman Miller, available at Room & Board for $1,499. Bottom: Ding Table from Normann Copenhagen, $490.

Left: Saarinen Executive Armchair, available at DWR from $1,750. Right: Crescent Star Chair, from $315 at 212 Concept.

Is this IKEA lamp the love child of a an Anglepoise and a Jieldé lamp? You be the judge. Left: Anglepoise Desk Lamp, $250 from Rejuvenation. Center: Jieldé Signal Lamp, $440 at Horne. Right: FORSÅ Work Lamp, $29.99 at IKEA.

Top: Leather Bench by Florence Knoll, starting at $2,742, from DWR. Bottom: Tufted Bench in Stone Washed Granite, $549 from West Elm.

Left: Hans Wegner CH24 Wishbone Chair, $855 from Hive Modern. Right: Knot Chair by Tatsuo Kuroda for Normann Copenhagen, $480.

Left: PH Artichoke Lamp, $8,275.60 at YLighting. Right: Norm 69 Lamp, $130 at Normann Copenhagen.

Left: Eames Wire Chair with bikini pad, $1,429 from DWR. Right: Piña Chair by Jamie Haydón for Magis, $632.50 at Ambiente Direct.

Left: e 1027 Table by Eileen Gray, $1,424 at Hive Modern. Right: Ernest Chrome Bar Cart, $179 from CB2.

Left: Cité Lounge Chair by Jean Prouvé, $4,325 from Hive Modern. Right: Toro Lounge Chair, $1,099 from Blu Dot.

Top: Wingback Sofa by Tom Dixon, $10,900 from Hive Modern. Bottom: Suitor Escargot Loveseat, $999 from CB2.

Left: Eames DAX Upholstered chair, approx. $950 from Haus London. Right: Eu/phoria Soft Armchair by Eumenes, approx. $540 from Made in Design.

Top: Laccio Tables by Marcel Breuer, $789 for coffee table and $558 for side table, both from Knoll. Bottom: Hay Tray Tables, $287 for Large and $205 for Small, from the Finnish Design Shop.

And finally, two chair designs that are themselves modern re-interpretations of the Windsor Chair... at very different price points. Left: Comback 4-leg Chair by Patricia Uroquiola, $720 from Hive Modern. Right: IKEA PS 2012 Chair with Armrests, $95 from IKEA.

Do you have any other budget favorites that remind you of the classics? Share below!

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