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July 29, 2013

Surface magazine highlights Chris Hardy's Helix Table.

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Designer Chris Hardy and DWR CEO John Edelman.

If you haven't seen the Helix Table, which launched at DWR in May, be sure to read about it in this month's Surface magazine. Designed by Chris Hardy, the Helix Table fulfills our need for a new table that looks at home next to furniture by design greats

"It's very difficult to put a piece of furniture that you designed next to a Jacobsen egg chair, a Jeffrey Bernett sofa, and an Eames lounge and ottoman, and have it stand on its own," says DWR CEO John Edelman.

Be sure to read the full story on page 60 of the July/August issue of Surface magazine.

July 25, 2013

Big news from DWR!


Everyone at DWR has been working hard on this debut and we are so excited to finally be able to share it with you. It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new textiles!

As seen in today's New York Times.

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The Saarinen Table is one of designer Kelly Wearstler’s top picks for celebrating her love of marble. Her go-to material for every project, she describes marble as “Mother Nature at its finest: organic, raw, refined and luxe.” Read more in today's Shopping column by Rima Suqi.

July 24, 2013

DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend + free shuttle from NYC.

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This weekend: We're having a huge Warehouse Sale at the DWR Outlet in New Jersey and offering Free Shuttle Service from New York City. These photos were taken today to give you an idea of what you'll find at this great sale.

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Take an additional 25% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocks, customer returns, photo samples and scratch-and-dent furniture. Not in the area? Check out our online outlet at

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July 23, 2013

Torture in the marketing department.


As if a stack of books wouldn't be tempting enough, my marketing colleagues wrapped these in colorful, beautifully made textiles and then labeled them "don't touch." Wondering why we're playing with textiles? Tune in on Friday for an exciting launch at DWR.

July 19, 2013

108 seconds of cool on an 108-degree day.


Brought to you by our friends at Herman Miller. What creative masterpiece will they come up with next?

July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bucky Fuller.


"Integrity is the essence of everything successful," said R. Buckminster Fuller, born on this day in 1895. Learn more about one of the greatest minds of all time at the Buckminster Fuller Institute.

The Dymaxion House designed by Bucky Fuller.


July 03, 2013

Exploring Russel Wright's Manitoga.

Overlooking the quarry.

In 1942, the industrial designer Russel Wright purchased 75 acres next to an abandoned quarry in Garrison, New York. In addition to building his home and studio there, he also thinned trees, created paths, built moss-carpeted outdoor "rooms," moved boulders and diverted a stream to make a waterfall ... all for the purpose of creating what he called a "living theater."

The entryway in the house.

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Craving culture? Exhibitions to see now.

James Turrell, rendering for Aten Reign, 2013. Daylight and LED light. Site-specific installation, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © James Turrell. Rendering: Andreas Tjeldflaat, 2012 © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Here are just a few exhibitions happening around the country. From rethinking the ballpoint pen in Connecticut to Corbu in New York to Turrell in California (and Texas and New York), there is richness to enjoy everywhere.


The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
James Turrell

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

Wallace Mitchell, Double Pennants, 1949, at Cranbrook Art Museum.


Cranbrook Art Museum
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America 

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Great book storage is not fiction.

What do your books say about you? Let them speak volumes with Sapien.Sapien_GreenThumb
Calling all green thumbs: Books have room to grow on Sapien.

Calling all chefs: Cookbooks sizzle on Sapien.

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July 01, 2013

In his own words: Miguel Avila, winner of the DWR Eames House Contest.

Eames Molded Plastic Chair on the lawn at the Eames House.

To win this trip was amazing. I was notified on a Friday but it took the entire weekend for the news to really sink in. My wife and I were really happy.

This was our second visit to Los Angeles. We had been there before, about five years ago, but on a different kind of trip (a Disneyland-Universal Studios kind of trip). This time we were able to see a more sophisticated side of LA. Even though it was just a few days, we were able to cover a lot of ground. There were, of course, the wonderful tours of the Eames House and the Stahl House, but we also visited the incredible exhibition of Urs Fischer at MOCA, the Dwell on Design event at the Convention Center, The Getty and the Griffith Observatory with their magnificent views of LA, and even had a chance to enjoy a little bit of Santa Monica before running back to the airport on the last day.

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Cool down in July with Cool Offers.

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Sapien Bookcases: Buy 2, Save $50 during Cool Offers.

Just for you, we've put together a month of Cool Offers to thank you for your passion for authentic modern design. This sale includes cool stuff that ships for free, cool chairs for under $99, cool discounts when you buy two or more ... in other words, we're keeping cool for July. 

"Thank you for believing in our vision and for letting us fulfill our dream of making authentic modern design accessible," says DWR CEO John Edelman. "Our passion for modern needs an audience, and you are it. This Cool Offers sale is a small expression of our gratitude."