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May 03, 2012

Something borrowed, something blue, something modern, something new.

Side shot chairs

Congratulations and best wishes to Lindsey Wynans, a residential designer in Houston who had her bridal portraits taken at the DWR Studio in her city. Photographer Lynsey Creative beautifully captured this modern bride, and we were flattered to be included in such a special occasion. As for which chair caught the bouquet, we're guessing it was the Eames Rocker in light blue.

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Live/Work, Vote!

Live:Work Contest

In February, we announced that we were teaming up with Dwell magazine for the Live/Work Design Contest, challenging up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. The response from designers was overwhelming – we received 587 entries! Then, together with Dwell, we narrowed them down to 10 finalists. And now it's your turn to vote.  

From desks that mount and lean on walls to those with hidden storage and ergonomic features to an adjustable bookshelf, a mobile workstation and a versatile storage bench, which live/work solution is destined to become a future classic?  

Vote now!

May 02, 2012

Unsuspecting Drivers Become … Artists?


What could be more chaotic than a four-way intersection in the middle of Berlin with no traffic lights? How about a four-way intersection in the middle of Berlin covered in fluorescent paint! IEPE Rubingh was the mastermind behind this piece, with the enlisted help of what he calls an “anonymous crew”. Rubingh, who has become known for his large performance pieces in public spaces, took the initiative to create modern art in a way that we have never seen.

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Which barstool was designed in 1859?

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The barstools shown above span 141 years of design. Can you guess which one was designed first or which was designed last? Here is each name and year of design: (from left to right) Tractor Barstool (2000); Tolix Marais Barstool (1934); LEM Piston Stool (2000); Era Barstool (1859).

May 01, 2012

The fabulous Fortuny.

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Celebrated by his contemporaries as "The Magician of Venice", Mariano Fortuny was perhaps the last Renaissance man in the truest meaning of the term. Though trained as a painter, Fortuny was an accomplished and innovative stage-set designer, architect, inventor, couturier, and lighting technician. Fortuny was born on this day 141 years ago. The Delphos gown he designed in 1907 continues to shape women's fashion, and the textiles company he founded is still going strong.

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The Fortuny Lamp, designed in 1907.

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