Look, there’s nothing wrong with Ikea. You can get all sorts of things for your home there, and you can get them damn cheap. But they're not always the most interesting or unique pieces. Nor are they built to last. Who among us has had to dispose of a piece when moving to a new place because it simply wouldn't survive a move? (*waits for everyone to raise their hand.) There are places like Design Within Reach, which offer beautiful icons of interior design, but despite the name, the items aren't always priced within reach. Thankfully, a new crop of direct-to-consumer brands and flat-pack furniture have seemingly showed up out of the woodwork. They offer modern pieces that are as sturdy as they are stylish. They also pack up nicely and transform to suit a slew of spaces, meaning you can make them work in your current and future home.