I'd like to tell you what Birth is, but frankly it's a littler hard to figure out (although I like it!). It's some kind of reconfigurable chair/bench/table/sideboard thingie that can be arranged in a variety of pretty shapes. The only descriptive text I found for it is "price shown for individual piece in matte lacquer finish. also available in wood, polished lacquer, or macroter." Each piece of birth will run you $1,150.