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18 Home and Design Releases We Loved in 2019

From an updated direct-to-consumer couch to fake plants that don’t look fake, these were some of the year’s best home and design releases.

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This roundup is part of This Year in Gear, a look back at the year’s most notable releases. To stay on top of all the latest product news, subscribe to our daily Dispatch newsletter.

Burrow Nomad Leather Collection

Price: $995+
From: burrow.com

Burrow’s updated Nomad Collection features redesigned cushions, improved arm height, more customization options, more fabric options, bolstered hardware and a brand-new leather look.

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Burrow Rugs

Price: $395+
From: burrow.com

Burrow’s rugs are made of either recycled polyester, which is stain resistant and suited for those with kids or pets, or all-natural wool. Each one is ethically handcrafted by artisans in India, combining high-quality fabrics with traditional weaving techniques.

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Dyson Pure Cool Cryptomic

Price: $650
From: dyson.com

Formaldehyde is a common household VOC that can, at higher densities, irritate the eyes, nose, throat or skin, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Dyson Pure Cryptomic air multiplier comes with a new filter that not only captures but destroys formaldehyde.

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Eames Eucalyptus LTR Table

Price: $795
From: store.hermanmiller.com

Cutting down Eucalyptus trees in most California backyards isn’t a story; cutting down Eucalyptus trees in Charles and Ray Eames’s backyard definitely is. Made from the wood from two felled Eucalyptus trees, Eames Eucalyptus LTR Tables are the result of a collaboration between the Eames House (it’s a museum outside of Los Angeles), Herman Miller and Vitra.

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Floyd Home The Shelving System

Price: $425+
From: floydhome.com

This supremely modular shelving system built out of birch plywood and powder-coated steel was designed for the constant mover.

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Grovemade Desk Pen

Price: $60+
From: grovemade.com

After four years of starting, iterating, giving up and starting over, Grovemade CEO and co-founder Ken Tomita and his team made their own replacement to the cheap, disposable pen: the Grovemade Desk Pen.

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Herman Miller: A Way of Living

Price: $90
From: amazon.com

If there were ever a coffee table book you might actually read, Herman Miller’s new 600-page tome is it. Herman Miller: A Way of Living covers the company’s 114-year history in 10 chapters, a couple thousand illustrations and plenty of grainy archival photos.

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Heymat Strå Door Mats

Price: $185
From: amazon.com

Made in tandem with Oslo-based desiger Kristine Five Melvær, these foor mats come in blue, green or sand, They’re made with 100 percent recycled plastic and feature an anti-slip nitrile rubber backing.

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Ikea Ivar Shelving Unit with Foldable Table

Price: $164
From: ikea.com

Small apartments don’t have to be an eyesore. Or at least that is what Ikea wants to prove with its Ivar shelving unit.

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Lalo The Daily Stroller

Price: $515
From: meetlalo.com

The Daily is the first product from new baby-gear startup Lalo, launched by a team of startup veterans from Warby Parker and the like.

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Merken Custom Window Curtains and Shades

Price: $65+
From: meskenhome.com

Merken offers roller, blackout, solar and zebra shades (you can make the motorized by request) starting at $80 and a host of solid and sheer curtains starting at $65. The company is based in New York, but sources fabric and cuts its wares out of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Montana Pantonova Seating System

From: montanafurniture.com

In 1971, Danish designer and mid-century master Verner Panton designed a wireframed modular seating system for a restaurant in Aarhus, Denmark. Six years later, Panton’s curvy seats appeared in Karl Stromberg’s lair in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. The iconic seating system has been reissued by Danish design company Montana, and is available in natural chrome or lacquered coating, with leather, velvet or Kvadrat fabric cushions.

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Muji Smooth Gel Ink Pen

Price: $1.49
From: muji.us

Muji’s uber-cheap, translucent gel ink pens have long been prized by designers, engineers and other vocations that still require hand drawing. Released this year, the tweaked Smooth Writing Gel Ink Pen comes with a .50mm tip and greater color variety.

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Sunday

Price: $24+
From: getsunday.com

Using weather data, satellites, geology and a soil sample, Sunday makes bespoke, non-toxic nutrient spray for your yard. But if you’re just in for the weed killers, you can skip that and pick them up separately for $24 a pair.

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The Sill Faux Plants

Price: $75+
From: thesill.com

The Sill’s collection of faux plants look identical to their living, breathing counterparts and make it easy for people who can’t (or won’t) regularly tend to their plants, have limited access to natural light or simply don’t have a green thumb to create their own indoor jungle.

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Veil OG

Price: $20
From: amazon.com

For $20 a bottle, Veil OG promises to wipe rooms of cannabis odor in a few minutes. Each bottle holds about 2,500 sprays and the brand recommends five to ten sprays to eliminate smells from a single session; that works out to at least 250 smoke sessions per bottle. (There’s also a two-ounce bottle for $10.)

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Walmart Modrn Collection

Price: $6+
From: walmart.com

Walmart’s Modrn collection is the retailer’s first full-scale private label home line. And, perhaps to the surprise of many, it doesn’t look half bad.

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Yeti Trailhead Dog Bed

Price: $300
From: yeti.com

Yeti’s take on a dog bed comes in two parts: a Home Base and a removable Travel Pad, giving it much more versatility than other dog beds. The Home Base features a comfy pillow bolster and the Travel Pad features a high-density foam core.

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