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January 17, 2014

We're celebrating #dwrwesthollywood!

Proprietor Gabe Holland and CEO John Edelman.

Last night we celebrated the Grand Opening of our West Hollywood Studio. It was an amazing evening with delicious treats and libations from Heirloom LA Catering and Orin Swift. Partygoers also enjoyed a scavenger hunt for their favorite chair and most fabulous party shoes, which they then shared on Instagram using #dwrwesthollywood. See below for our favorites, and stop by the Studio for a tour of our beautiful new space.

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Photo by: _sabin_ 

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January 15, 2014

Shop the January catalog online.

January 2014 Cover

The January catalog is now available online. You can also pick one up at your local DWR Studio. Check out the beautiful Como Sofa Collection (shown above) designed by Giorgio Soressi and made in Italy. This month we also launched the U-Turn Swivel Chair, marble-topped Basso Table and many other great finds.


January 07, 2014

Express yourself in cork and foil.

Previous contest winner by Tony Nemyer. Chair name: Grape Divine Chair.

Still haven’t taken out the recycling from New Year’s Eve? Luckily, it’s not too late to enter the DWR Champagne Chair Contest™. The challenge is simple: Create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Three winners will receive a DWR Gift Card. The deadline for submissions is January 14. Cheers! #dwrchampagnechair

December 27, 2013

Call for entries: The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™.

Last year's winning entry.

Be the toast of the town! To enter, create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. A panel of DWR champagne and chair experts will judge the chairs, and three winners will receive a DWR Gift Card.

The deadline for submissions is January 14. Learn more at #dwrchampagnechair

December 25, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Ladies and Gentlemen, start your Champagne Chairs!


On the cover of our April 2004 catalog, we toasted the success of our first DWR Champagne Chair Contest. This year’s contest starts tomorrow, which means that you now have a great reason to crack open the bubbly tonight (or right now … it’s the holidays, after all). In general, designers, it works like this: Make a miniature chair using only the wire cage, foil, paper and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Seems simple enough, but check the official rules before you rush ahead and risk wasting a perfectly good bottle, if that’s even possible.  Then uncork your creativity and raise a toast to great design!Champagnechairs

December 23, 2013

Three days only: Save an additional 20% at DWR Outlet.

Thursday, December 26
Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28

Open 10am–6pm daily.

DWR Outlet
55 Hartz Way
Secaucus, NJ

December 21, 2013

Finish your holiday shopping at the DWR Outlet.


Stop by the DWR Outlet in Secaucus for fantastic deals on fabulous gift items, including Louis Ghost Chairs, Flight Recliners, Line Credenzas, even Eames Lounge Chairs (topping wish lists for 57 years).  


You can also find DWR Outlet merchandise at

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December 19, 2013

Be Original event: Why care about original design?


As advocates of authentic modern design, DWR and Be Original Americas recently hosted a discussion at our Miami Design District Studio about why authenticity matters. Be Original was founded last year to promote the preservation of authentic design and its future.

The panel comprised a lineup of influential figures in the world of original design, who commented on topics ranging from what causes knockoff culture to how we can foster original design today. To read Dave Pinter’s review of the discussion and to see great photos of the panel and Studio, click here.


Design Within Reach is proud to join the founding members of Be Original Americas – including Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller®, Vitra and others – in helping to combat counterfeit design. Being a member means that we’ve been vetted to be a retailer of authentic goods.

December 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday: ’Tis the season to celebrate the chair!


On the cover of our December 2005 catalog, we had some fun with Philippe Starck‘s Louis Ghost Chair, wrapping it with twine and stringing it with lights. It was our way of celebrating not just that chair but The Chair. Our way of saying, we know chairs, we get chairs, we love chairs! Chairs of every kind! From reclining, rocking and lounge to dining, outdoor and desk. Stop by your local DWR Studio to join us for a celebratory sit-in with dozens of authentic modern chairs waiting for a test drive.

 P.S. Save 15%–60% now on overstocked, discontinued and clearance items, including chairs.

December 16, 2013

There's no place like home.

DWR San Francisco Camber House 0237
Photo: Sharon Risedorph Photography, San Francisco.

The beautiful and huge new DWR San Francisco Studio on Kansas Street is now open, just a few blocks from our previous location on Alameda. Tap your heels together three times and come home to the best in authentic modern design.

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Photo: Sharon Risedorph Photography, San Francisco.

200 Kansas St.
Parking available in front of the building.

DWR San Francisco Dining Test Lab 0054A
Photo: Sharon Risedorph Photography, San Francisco.


December 12, 2013

Throwback Thursday: A bright Swan says goodbye to Free Standard Shipping.


On the cover of our December 2007 catalog, we pictured Arne Jacobsen’s Swan Chair in bright red above the call to “Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.” If ever there were a time when a bright red chair would be needed to raise spirits, it’d be now, with all the snow this week across much of the United States. And if ever there were a time to save on such a chair, it’d also be now, before free standard shipping disappears like, well, so much melting snow.

Enjoy free standard shipping on the Swan Chair at DWR, ending today.

December 04, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Long-running lounge act headlines Herman Miller Sale.

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Take our chair — please! (Ba-dump-bump!) With apologies to Henny Youngman, we’re not joking about the Eames Lounge Chair, one of the most recognizable and comfortable pieces of modern design ever. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, we featured it on the cover of our May 2006 catalog. Now, seven years later, we’re still celebrating and booking the “longest-running lounge act ever” in our catalogs, on our website and in our Studios, where you can take one for a test drive.

P.S. Save 15% and enjoy free shipping on the Eames Lounge Chair during the Herman Miller Sale at DWR.

December 03, 2013

Opening this week: DWR West Hollywood!


The DWR Studio at 8612 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood occupies a new building with a two-story glass façade that invites a look inside. Unique features include a large Light Cloud of pendant fixtures, the Design Library Swatch Wall, 25 full-room vignettes, outdoor and café solutions, and a private meeting room for clients and their designers. The new Studio is right at home in the neighborhood, which lies within the West Hollywood Design District and La Cienega Design Quarter, two areas dedicated to art, fashion, dining and design.

Our team is working around the clock to get this beautiful new space open by the end of the week. Stop by and say hello!

December 02, 2013

Portland Studio hosts Gray magazine party and wreath raffle.

Wreath by Andi Kovel of Esque Studio

You’re invited to a special evening at the DWR Portland Studio to celebrate with Gray magazine. From now until the party, the Studio will be displaying designers’ interpretations of the concept of a "wreath." From a metallic glass loop to braided wool stuffed with birdseed, these innovative designs were created for Gray magazine’s second annual Wreath Design Competition.

Wreath by Emerick Architects

Purchase a raffle ticket at the party for a chance to take a wreath home with you. Proceeds will go to P:ear, a local nonprofit that mentors homeless youth.

Gray Magazine Anniversary Party
Thursday, December 5, 6–9pm
DWR Portland Studio
1200 NW Everett St.
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503.220.0200

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November 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday: A classic rocks the Herman Miller Sale.


Charles and Ray Eames were not rock musicians, but they certainly were rock stars of modern design. Much of their furniture, among many other pursuits, is considered classic and resides in museum collections all over. We featured one of those classics, the Molded Plastic Rocker (1948), on the cover of our January 2005 catalog to celebrate its reintroduction by Herman Miller after a hiatus of nearly 30 years. And we’re still rocking it in our catalogs, on our website and at DWR Studios. Stop by and take it for a test-rock today.

P.S. Save 15% and enjoy free shipping on the Eames Molded Plastic Rocker during the Herman Miller Sale at DWR. 

DWR dresses the windows at Saks.


DWR recently partnered with Saks to provide furniture for their Fifth Avenue windows. We were thrilled with the stunning displays, and the mannequins were psyched to have a comfortable place to sit (being bald and bored can be exhausting).



Nothing but the best Bantam Sofa leg for this Saks squirrel.

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Express yourself in cork and foil.

Last year's winning entry: "Rockin' Chaise" by Miwa.

If your holiday plans include champagne, champagne and more champagne (who, me?) then we have an exciting message for you: The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ is coming! To enter, create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles.

Last year's Third Place winner: F8 Chaise by Aaron Padilla.

The call for entries begins on December 27, giving you plenty of time to sober up, collect your materials and start designing. Check out last year's entries on Instagram by searching for #dwrchampagnechair. Click here for complete contest details.

November 20, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Arne Jacobsen and his incredible Egg Chair


The SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, featured on the cover of our January 2007 catalog, is significant for a lot of reasons but perhaps mostly because one brilliant Dane, Arne Jacobsen, designed everything from the glass façade to the Egg and Swan chairs in the lobby. The hotel made a stunning impression in 1960 and the chairs are still highly coveted among lovers of modern design. We offer the authentic Egg and Swan in a range of colors and coverings, and you can visit a DWR Studio to take them, and their revolutionary swivel mechanisms, for a spin.


November 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Le Corbusier’s vision of the future.


There he was on the cover of our January 2006 catalog, Le Corbusier, a modern sphinx seeming to peer into the future in a photo taken around 1935. That was about the time Corbu, tackling the challenges of furnishing his own apartment in Paris, was conjuring up the LC5.F, which served as both a sofa and, with the flip of the back cushions, a bed. It was ahead of its time, but maybe Le Corbusier could see that apartment dwellers of the future would also appreciate such a design. In 2006, the LC5.F was new at DWR, available only in black leather. Now we offer it in a range of Corbu colors. Give it a test-drive at the nearest DWR Studio, and sink into your future. Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 3.37.38 PM

November 12, 2013

Huge DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend!

Truckloads of items have just arrived to fill our DWR Outlet. Mark your calendar for this weekend’s huge DWR Warehouse Sale in New Jersey + Free Shuttle Service from NYC.


These photos were taken today to give you an idea of what you’ll find. This Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. Find details at Not in the New York area? Shop our Online Outlet at


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