The stamps are here! Today is Charles Eames’ birthday (he would have been 101), which is why the Postal Service chose June 17, 2008 to release 16 42-cent stamps honoring Charles and Ray Eames. The stamps include images of the husband-and-wife team and their furniture, as well as their textiles, House of Cards and images from their films. Order your stamps from the Postal Service.
June 17, 2008
June 12, 2008
The Design Within Reach Westport Studio and the Glass House are pleased to announce an evening with legendary designer Jens Risom on Thursday, June 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The event is open to the public and will have several of Risom’s designs on view for the evening. It promises to be an evening of discussions with Jens about his designs and career.
Born in Copenhagenin 1916, Jens Risom’s career has spanned nearly 70 years and counting. His iconic Risom Chair, designed in 1941 and one of the first chairs to be manufactured by Knoll®, has been in continuous production since it was first introduced. With his Danish approach to modernism, with its emphasis on traditional values and the human need for warmth, beauty and simplicity, Risom is widely considered one of the most influential furniture designers of the 20th century. In 2003 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree by the Rhode Island School of Design. RSVP here .
The image above is of Jens and many DWR employees at the Glass House last October.
-Aran Winterbottom, Westport Studio Proprietor
June 06, 2008
On Tuesday, I had the good fortune to start my morning off with a bit of inspiration. Nani Marquina, whose innovative rugs have been carried by DWR for years now, was honored at an awards breakfast given by the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and hosted the 2008 IWEC (International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge) Awards at the Harvard Club.
Barcelona-based Nani was among 11 other female recipients of the award, hailing from Africa, India, NYC and Spain. The awardees were chosen based on their success exporting their goods or services to the overseas marketplace.
Nani and the other honorees reminded me that we all bring so much more to our careers than just product. We each have a chance every day to inspire others and be great role models. Thanks Nani for making us proud to be representing your product and your integrity!
-Sandra Hansel, Regional Director of Sales
Calling all Angelenos: The Dwell on Design Conference + Exhibition is making its Los Angeles debut this weekend, June 5-6 (conference) and 7-8 (exhibition). The four-day weekend will constitute the largest design show in the West. Be sure to swing by the Design Within Reach booth and step inside the eco-friendly Kithaus K3. The K3, designed by Tom Sandonato and Martin Wehmann, is a 9'x13' structure that is redefining prefab with its fast and waste-free installation system.
Wondering where you can use Kithaus? How about anywhere you need a fully insulated, pre-wired comfortable space. Plus DWR offers furnished packages that have been space planned for maximum functionality. Choose from Workspace, Pool Pavilion, Sleep Pad or Guest Room (with more packages to come later in the year). Stop by our booth at Dwell on Design to experience the Pool Pavilion. Learn more about Kithaus here. Got more questions about the K3? Email email@example.com. Got questions about Dwell on Design? Click here.
Posted by Susie Cordes, Studio Proprietor, Beverly Blvd.
June 02, 2008
The DWR Warehouse Sales are the only time that you’ll see such deep discounts taken in every category – from sofas and seating to bedroom, dining, classics and outdoor – and our Kentucky Sale is our biggest. With so much room to spread out, the selection is quite astounding. We’re running our sale for three days, this Friday–Sunday. If you’re anywhere remotely close to Hebron, Kentucky, it’s worth checking out. Learn more here.