Thursday, April 14, 2005

Shortcut to shopping


Thursday April 14, 2005

Shortcut to shopping
* LA Furniture SEEN

By Steven Barrie-Anthony

IKEA's a godsend for people who want affordable modern furniture and aren't troubled by the idea of wandering by mistake into the wrong house and falling asleep in a look-alike bedroom. But Angelenos who can shell out the bucks for cutting-edge modern design -- and want to save time -- can click their way to LA Furniture SEEN, a user-friendly website that transports modern furniture out of L.A. area showrooms and onto your laptop.

Browse through new designs or narrow results with the handy search feature (specify category, lead time, price range and keyword). Then click on your favorites to view photos, read spec sheets and find a showroom.

Looking for something to sit on that has a Modernist pedigree and an unexpected accent? Check out the blue Pocket Chair from In House Furniture. Hankering for furniture that fits together like a puzzle? Try Urbana's Jumble Ottomans. And if you love the modern look but can't figure out how to integrate it into your space, check out the case studies, where you can see how L.A. architects and designers use featured pieces.