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February 27, 2014

Saarinen's TWA Terminal is back on standby.

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

In early 2011, the Port Authority of New York issued a request for proposals to transform the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal at JFK Airport into the centerpiece of a hotel. A few big players – including Trump and Starwood – sent representatives to tour the vacant terminal, and until recently it looked like developer André Balazs was going to develop the site, using the historic landmark as the lobby for a 150-room hotel. In January, André Balazs Properties issued a statement that said, "After more than two years of negotiations, Standard International has been unable to reach a final agreement with the Port Authority and will no longer pursue the project."

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

Completed in 1962, the TWA Terminal has been vacant since American acquired TWA in 2001. It was added to America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list in 2003.

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Architectural Digest celebrates DWR in NYC.

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The Apartment at our new Studio. Photo by Michael Biondo.

DWR "is shaking things up at its newest store," writes Asad Syrkett in his review of our new Studio at East 57th & 3rd. "The centerpiece — a glass-enclosed cantilevered duplex 'apartment' — which was crafted to give visitors an idea of how items from disparate DWR collections could cohabit, marks a departure from sales floors at the firm’s other locations."

Learn more about our new space at architecturaldigest.com, or stop by the Studio to see it for yourself. We look forward to seeing you.

February 25, 2014

DWR 57th & 3rd now open!

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Our breathtaking new NYC Studio occupies a stunning space at the corner of 57th Street and 3rd Avenue, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal our most innovative display yet of modern design. At nearly 20,000 square feet on three floors, it’s the largest Studio in New York and among the largest in the U.S.

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February 24, 2014

Beadle-built and beloved in Arizona.

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Al Beadle. Photo by JJ Brinkman.

“If visual pollution were toxic, we’d all be dead,” said architect Alfred Newman Beadle (1927–1998). A curmudgeon and perfectionist, the always-dressed-in-black Beadle also had a romantic side, believing that “every house should have a surprise for its owners.”

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Beadle House No. 6 (1954), aka White Gates. Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

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Beadle House (1958), located around the corner from House No. 6. Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

Recognized today as one of Arizona’s best architects, Beadle began his career as a builder in 1950. He never attended architecture school and never intended on being anything more than a builder. Fortunately, for those who live in and love his houses, he started designing.

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February 20, 2014

Our architect's home.

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Koray Duman on custom sofa. Around Table from DWR. Photo by Anne Wermiel.

Koray Duman spends a lot of time in DWR Studios, being that he and fellow architect Laith Sayigh designed our new spaces in Stamford, Costa Mesa, Miami, SoHo, San Francisco, West Hollywood and the soon-to-be-open (in a few hours) 57th & 3rd Studio in New York.

When Duman is not at DWR, he relaxes in his Manhattan home, featured in today's New York Post.

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Photo by Anne Wermiel.

February 18, 2014

DWR Auction to support DIFFA: Bid now!

To celebrate our soon-to-be-open (any day now) 57th & 3rd Studio in NYC, Design Within Reach is hosting a benefit auction for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

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Lot 10: Cape Cod Modern Getaway Package.

DIFFA raises funds for organizations that fight AIDS by providing treatment and care to those impacted by the disease, offering preventive education to those at risk and supporting related public policy initiatives.

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Lot 3: Exclusive, Unreleased Eames Lounge and Ottoman

The auction ends February 27. > BID NOW

 

February 14, 2014

Modern love.

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Happy Valentine's Day from Design Within Reach. On this day, and every day, we celebrate your passion for authentic modern design.

February 10, 2014

Huge savings at the DWR Outlet Sale, February 15–17.

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Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find at this weekend’s DWR Outlet Sale. These photos were taken today at the DWR Outlet in Secaucus, N.J.

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This Saturday through Monday, save an extra 20% on already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. We have many items in stock, including the Cross Extension Table, Mapp Table, Barcelona Chair and Antica Barstool.

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Looking for a belated Valentine’s Day gift? Express your love (of authentic modern design) with a red chair.

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We also have our Bola Service Table and RS3 Fooseball Table on the floor.

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You can also shop our online Outlet at dwr.com/ebay.

Hans Wegner's 1950 logo adopted by Carl Hansen & Son.

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Marking the 100-year anniversary of Hans Wegner's birth, the furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son has a new logo. Rather, it's an old logo, designed by Wegner in 1950. "The logo is timeless," says CEO Knud Erik Hansen, "and takes us beyond being a traditional production company to being a modern design company, founded in over 100 years of furniture history."

 

Learn more about Carl Hansen & Son in this video celebrating their craft and heritage.

February 07, 2014

He designed the DWR logo, wondering what he reads?

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Kit Hinrichs, the designer of the DWR logo, shares the books that inspire him with Designers & Books. From Irving Penn - "His imagery is the gold standard for art direction and photography" - to Robert Frank - "Perhaps the most influential documentarian of American culture," you're sure to find must-reads (and must re-reads) on this list.

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Sleep well, the February catalog is here.

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 The Parallel Bed

The February catalog is in the mail. Look for it in your mailbox, stop by a Studio to pick up a free copy or shop the catalog online. Inside you'll find everything you need to make the modern bed(room). February is also the time for our annual Bedroom Sale. Save on bedroom furniture, Sonno mattresses and pillows and DWR bedding. Questions? Feel free to tweet us and we'll work with you on whatever you need.

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 Min Side Table - now available in walnut and oak.

February 05, 2014

Elle Decor Japan celebrates DWR's Michael Sainato.

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From a family home to a 355-square-foot apartment: How do designer Michael Sainato (V.P. of Creative at Design Within Reach) and stylist Iris in't Hout solve this? With lots of style - and storage room.

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Drawers under the built-in benches maximize storage space in the dining area.

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