Dog Days this year was a big success. Unlike previous years, we had several upholstered pieces we were selling as part of our weekend promotional sale and you guys came through! With your help, we cleared up some space on our showroom floor for some great new pieces. Check ‘em out!
And if you’d like to see these new pieces (in their fabulous new fabrics and finishes), pay us a visit:
1829 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Always on the forefront of lighting design, Flos is continuously producing new and exciting designs by well-known designers. The Tatou family of decorative lighting is no different.
Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the Tatou family draws “inspiration from an antique Samurai (″warrior″ in Japanese) armor and takes its name from the french word for ′armadillo′. The design represents resistance and strength along with lightness and dynamism.”
The Tatou series includes the following designs:
Tatou is currently available for pre-order from Vastu. Tatou is now available to order and as of this morning, we have learned that Vastu is the only retailer in the DC Metro Area with a showroom model! So come check it out.
Originally designed in 1946, the molded plywood chair established a long and successful relationship between Herman Miller and Charles & Ray Eames. With the formation and release of the Herman Miller Collection last year, Herman Miller has taken an elegant classic and updated it for 2013.
The most notable addition to the molded plywood chairs is seen in the upholstered seat and back option. With 6 different wood veneers, 3 leg options and 22 fabric and leather options, this chair is available in over 5000 configurations!
Our showroom floor model is an upholstered Lounge Chair with wood legs. The frame and legs are walnut and the seat and back is upholstered in Divina Melange ’931′.
We’re not sure what the C, T or R stand for in CTR Table but we do know this table is Beautiful with a capital “B”.
Made from reclaimed teak and a solid metal base, the CTR Table comes in 3 sizes:
- 59″L x 35″W x 30″H
- 86″L x 39″W x 30″H
- 98″L x 39″W x 30″H
Our floor model is the 86″ with the Natural finish and the Brown-Black base.
Finishes for the top include Natural, Oiled, Lacquered, Mist and Ebony. (Mist and Ebony both come with an upcharge)
The CTR Table is rustic while remaining elegant, feels sturdy without being overwhelming and would make a great addition to anybody’s dining room that had the space for it. The CTR Table starts at $2,185.
Vastu is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible way, that’s one of the reasons you’ll never see a printed catalog from us. It also means that we’re always on the lookout for manufacturers and furniture makers who create using eco-friendly materials and manufacturing processes.
One of our newest vendors creates contemporary pieces using 97% recycled rubber from tires molded into shapes of various dimensions. The Rubber Cube and Rubber Cylinder come in a total of 10 standard sizes and 8 colors are suitable for both indoors and outdoors and are exceptionally durable.
You can use these as side tables, like our model shown above, or as cocktail tables and even stools.
Their porous nature makes them easy to clean with almost no maintenance and they’re anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
Come by the showroom and check out this eco-friendly piece of rubber furniture today!
Summer officially started two days ago and along with it comes great new outdoor pieces from Vastu.
Whether or not you want to spend any time outside in the awesomely oppressive heat and humidity is up to you… If you’re brave enough to face the elements, however, you might as well fill your outdoor living spaces with beautiful outdoor furniture.
As we announced yesterday, Vastu is now an authorized Flos dealer and one of the cool things to come from this internationally-renowned lighting company is the Flos outdoor line.
With floor lamps, pendants, wall lighting and sconces, and even path lights, we now have the products to (safely) illuminate your patios, terraces and decks.
We first learned of Knoll’s acquisition of Richard Schultz in February and have eagerly anticipated the official release and it’s finally arrived. In addition to our other great outdoor lines, the pieces from Richard Schultz are as beautiful as they are functional for outdoor use. In a variety of styles, materials colors and textures, we are pleased to be able to offer you these amazing designs.
We’ve been busy adding other outdoor lines to our website as well, including one from a leading French outdoor furniture manufacturer, so if you haven’t been to our website in a while definitely check it out soon!
If you’ve been to our showroom in the past couple of months, you may have noticed some amazing new additions to the lighting we have on display.
We’ve recently become an authorized Flos dealer here in DC and we couldn’t be more excited. The quality and high level of design brought to life by Flos and their collaborations with designers from around the world fits perfectly with Vastu’s design ideals and they offer something for everyone. Table lamps, floor lamps, pendants and even wall sconces and outdoor lighting, their portfolio is full of variety at several price points. You can check out the full Flos catalog here.
Here’s what we have on display in the store:
Over the weekend we received the Harper Chair, a brand new style of side chair from Steven Anthony, and we absolutely love it!
Storage is one of those things you never hear people complain of having too much of (and if you are complaining, call me…let’s trade houses). So when a piece of furniture comes with hidden built-in storage space, we get excited.
Enter, the Shaw Uplift Storage Bed.
We’ve received some brand new things for the Vastu showroom in the past week and we think you’re going to like them!
First up is the Risom Amoeba Table from Knoll in Light Walnut.
Next we have the new Henry Storage Ottoman from Gus* Modern. Available in black or white leather, the ottoman features a soft-closing lid and enough room for blankets, throw pillows or anything else you’d like to hide away.
Also from Gus* Modern is the Ossington Coffee Table. How great is that lower shelf? Perfect for stashing your TV remote.