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December 18, 2013

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

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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.

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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.

NEW | DWR SAN FRANCISCO
200 Kansas St.
Parking available in front of the building.

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Photo: Sharon Risedorph Photography, San Francisco.

 

December 12, 2013

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

RSVP to [email protected]
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.

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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.

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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).

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

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Express yourself in cork and foil.

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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.

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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

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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.

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November 14, 2013

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

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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.

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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 dwr.com/outlet. Not in the New York area? Shop our Online Outlet at dwr.com.ebay.

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November 07, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Big fans of tiny chairs.

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Vitra Miniatures – shown here on our November 2000 catalog – continue to be a favorite gift by designers for designers. Each handmade Vitra Miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design, reduced in size at a 6-1 ratio. Almost never on sale, we're offering 25% off + free shipping for a limited time. It's a big sale on tiny chairs.

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November 01, 2013

’Tis the season to show your true colors.

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Welcome to the holiday season! It’s been an amazing year so far. For those who have worked diligently and been fortunate enough to experience success, congratulations are in order. Be sure to take some time to enjoy and share the fruits of your labor. At DWR we believe the best possible gift to give or receive is the gift of authentic modern design, whether it be an Eames® Lounge Chair or a Greta Grossman Desk. If you are as passionate as we are about these items and others like them, go ahead and make yourself or someone you love – or both – very happy.

Happy holidays. 

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The DWR November Catalog is in the mail! You can also view it online, pick up a copy at your local DWR Studio or join our mailing list.

 

October 31, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Boo!

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We're haunted by some DWR catalog covers of the past, but not this one from February 2005. A staple in our assortment for more than a decade, the Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck continues to impress us with its paranormal powers.

 

October 28, 2013

The Gift of Know-How.

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Our gift to you: the timeless gift of know-how. Learn about style, drinks, books and food from some of our favorite aficionados. Watch their engaging videos and enter for a chance to win an Eames® Hang-It-All from DWR and a $500 gift certificate from emerging retailer Of a Kind.

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October 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Pouf! The sale is (almost) over.

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Today is the last day of our Semiannual Sale. To mark the occasion, we're looking back to our June 2005 catalog showcasing the Primary Pouf. Still a customer favorite, the weather-proof Pouf is made of a proprietary foam that's firm enough to use as a table and soft enough to use as a seat.

As for why there's a foot-measuring device in this photo, I'm not really sure. Perhaps the person is buying sneakers and using the Primary Pouf to tie her shoe? Or his shoe? So many questions...

The Semiannual Sale ends today!

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Shop the Semiannual Sale at DWR. Save hundreds on thousands of items from floor to ceiling, for indoors and out. You'll also save on collections rarely on sale, including Cassina, Flos, Fritz Hansen and Kartell. Start shopping at dwr.com. The sale ends today.

October 23, 2013

The Semiannual Sale ends tomorrow!

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Shop collections rarely on sale, including Kartell, Flos, Fritz Hansen and Cassina. Wondering what's popular at DWR? Shop top sellers and classics on sale. There are three ways to shop from DWR: visit dwr.com, call us at 1.800.944.2233 or stop by your local DWR Studio.

The Semiannual Sale ends tomorrow. Start shopping at dwr.com.

October 09, 2013

The Semiannual Sale is here!

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Save hundreds on thousands of items, including collections rarely on sale from Cassina, Fritz Hansen, Flos and Kartell. Orders over $5,000 will also receive a free upgrade to White Glove delivery service.

To shop the Semiannual Sale, visit dwr.com, stop by your local DWR Studio or call us at 1.800.944.2233.