Invest in pieces that will stand the test of time.

There are lessons to be learned from those who invest well in good furnishings. Whether it’s a recoverable sofa, a well-balanced lamp that can be easily reshaded or a basic design that will pass the test of time, carefully choosing furnishings takes a stand against businesses built around the throwaway model. Err on the side of durability by buying products that don’t wear out and treasuring pieces that have been passed down by generations. On the market today, you’ll find woods and metals and furniture made with lasting designs. Here are some of our favorites.