428 posts categorized "Design"
May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
Meet Jonah Takagi, one of the designers we'll be showcasing this week at WantedDesign.
Born in Tokyo and raised in New England, Jonah Takagi earned his bachelor’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. He’s spent the last decade designing furniture and playing bass guitar for indie rock bands. Regrettably, being on the road gave him little time to exhibit his furniture. To showcase his growing body of work, he founded Atelier Takagi in 2005. Takagi says of his design approach, “After you create something, you have little to no control over the emotional content that people will attribute to the object, so your best bet is to make it sturdy, make it last and, if you say it is going to do something, make sure it does it well.”
May 14, 2013
We love Apartment Therapy, especially when they covet one of our products. Today's Daily Tech Find by Gregory Han features the new Mantis Desk. Han praises the "exemplary storage options built into the desk" and the "beautiful ash top fit for a fine kitchen." We couldn't have said it better ourselves. Thanks AT!
April 20, 2013
Lap Shelving System
Since 2007, the third Saturday in April has been internationally celebrated as Record Store Day, or RSD, as the cool kids call it. The day's festivities include exclusive vinyl and CD releases, live performances and special appearances at independent record stores. On this day we also remember Storm Thorgerson, the graphic designer who created many of the album covers we continue to covet.
Here's a list of DWR staffers' fave places to score vinyl:
April 16, 2013
Museum of Arts and Design
Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design
David Zwirner Art Gallery
Richard Serra: Early Work
April 15, 2013
Here are a few of our favorite products, exhibitions and displays from this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan.
DANISH CHROMATISM was an exhibition of traditional and modern design from 30 Danish companies, showcased in a colorful collage that challenged the standard (read, static) furniture display. Held at the Triennale di Milano, this impressive show was the work of Signe Byrdal Terenziani and GamFratesi. The participating companies included Carl Hansen & Søn, Fritz Hansen, Gubi, Kvadrat, LEGO, Libratone, Louis Poulsen and others.
If you’re going to be anywhere near Arizona, you must soak in the midcentury charm of the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. This is the place to recharge your love of all things modern and well designed. The pool, spa and swinging lounge beckon to those on vacation, while the comfortable rooms with large work area and plentiful outlets make the business traveler feel at home … or at work … maybe a bit of both.
Built in 1956, the Hotel Valley Ho is one of the few midcentury hotels still standing in Scottsdale. It rose from the desert just five years after Scottsdale was incorporated as a city and it still has the optimistic spirit of a young city of 2,000 residents on the verge of a boom.
April 14, 2013
To honor the 55th anniversary of the Lego brick, the Montreal ad agency Brad created a campaign of 55 graphic riddles. Here are a few of our favorites. Can you solve them?
April 12, 2013
Baccarat presents its Highlights Edition 2013 at the Palazzo Morando, Milano.
Designer Louise Campbell has created a new version of the iconic Zenith chandelier designed in the 19th century. Campbell maintained the classic Zenith form but added color, asymmetry and a few eccentric twists. Named Nervous Zenith, the push-pull feeling of this design certainly foreshadows the many future dinners to be hosted beneath its crystal branches.
April 10, 2013
SaloneSatellite was created in 1998 as a place to showcase the work of promising young designers. Many of the prototypes presented at SaloneSatellite have gone into production and the show has helped launch many careers. We went to meet this year's group of emerging stars, many of whom were excited to check out our Piana Chair. All photos by Mark Seelen.
The folks at Vitra are celebrating Salone in style with their modern train (click the image above to see it in action). I especially love the rocking RAR in the second-to-last car. Next stop (we wish) the DWR office!
Photos from the Vitra booth at Salone in Milan.
DWR CEO John Edelman with Eames Demetrios in the Vitra booth at Salone. Check out the wall behind them (move over, guys) made of plastic storage bins.
April 09, 2013
March 25, 2013
For iPhone or iPad, our partners at Stua have launched a sleek new app. Download the free app through iTunes and let us know what you think.
March 01, 2013
Photo: Jim Bastardo
The 14-hour days and challenging conditions don't scare our photo crew. Here are a few of the lighter moments from our recent Arizona photoshoot for the March catalog.
We like to say that "Umbrellas are for cocktails, Tuuci systems are made for shade." In this case, it appears the team is enjoying both.
DWR helped this artistic powerhouse create her beautiful new space. What do you think? Photo: Matt Licari
Meet Lindsay Cowles – a Southerner, New Yorker and Californian. Yes, all three. Not to mention that she is an incredibly talented abstract and contemporary artist, and a DWR client. Her art can be found in private collections and she works very closely with interior designers to bring her pieces to many different homes.
Her latest project, however, involved a different kind of art – modern furniture.
"I am not one for trendy fashion or popular designs," writes Dylan Wilby, "but I can appreciate this app for its great selection of furniture and decor. A sharp interface with a sleek design makes for an enjoyable time navigating through this app. If you are a modern design enthusiast, this is your kind of app!"
February 26, 2013
In honor of the Knoll Classics Sale at DWR, we're sharing some of our favorite Knoll Blog posts from the archives.
Originally posted April 2, 2012: The return of Mad Men has us buzzing about midcentury modern decor even more than usual. The AMC series pays incredible attention to recreating 1960s details and the sets don't dissappoint. We've rounded up three of our favorite Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce looks for your Don Draper-worthy home or office.
Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
February 25, 2013
It’s the Knoll Classics Sale at DWR! For one week only, save 15% and enjoy Free Standard Shipping on iconic works by Saarinen, Mies, Breuer and other modern masters. Orders over $5,000 will also receive a free upgrade to White Glove delivery. These are authentic classics produced by Knoll, most of which are in stock and ready to ship.
February 21, 2013
The brilliant students at Wellesley College probably don’t need a reason to go to the library, but if they do, I suggest they spend time in the room filled with Womb Chairs. Eero Saarinen designed this chair in 1948, after Florence Knoll challenged him to create a chair that she could curl up in. Florence didn’t go to Wellesley College, but the result of her challenge to Saarinen should earn her an honorary degree.
FYI: The Womb Chair is included in the Knoll Classics Sale beginning February 25.