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358 posts categorized "DWR Events"
September 24, 2013
September 16, 2013
We hope you had a nice summer. It was a hot season in Connecticut, but as you can see from our 150-page September catalog, the heat didn’t slow us down. In fact, we’ve been busier than ever making authentic modern design accessible. We’ve launched products from Jeffrey Bernett, Chris Hardy, Brad Ascalon, Milo Baughman and others, introduced our first-ever line of textiles with amazing responses from you and even remerchandised every DWR Studio. Have you been in yet? If not, please stop by. Our passion for design has led us to accomplish more in the past year than ever in the history of Design Within Reach. Visit our Studios, use our iPad app, surf our website and read our blog. Our message is consistent and clear: We believe in authenticity and accessibility of modern design.
Thank you for believing in us and supporting us.
August 06, 2013
August 05, 2013
Sometimes ambitious is different from ambition. The latter can be a negative, especially when employed to chase fame or power, while the former can describe work of true integrity. That’s why I’m proud to say that the August catalog is our most ambitious to date. We’ve launched two new sofa collections, rolled out one big bedroom collection and updated our entire textile selection – all at the same time. We’ve been to Europe, Asia and across the U.S. to deliver you excitement like you’ve never seen. Our designers have worked tirelessly to bring our mutual passion for authentic modern design to your doorstep. Come now to one of our exciting Studios, go to dwr.com to see everything that’s new, or use our iPad app to learn and be inspired. Let us excite you and share our overwhelming joy in what we’ve accomplished. Thank you for believing in us and supporting us.
August 02, 2013
Featuring three floors of the best in modern design, our new Studio -- opening in the fall -- is located on the corner of East 57th Street and Third Avenue. It's our largest space in NYC and conveniently located near Bloomingdales, the Architects and Designers Building and the Decoration & Design Building. If you're in the area, be sure to check out the cool graphics we recently installed in the windows (to hide our construction craziness). We look forward to showing you what's inside!
Find a DWR Studio near you.
July 25, 2013
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!
July 24, 2013
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.
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 dwr.com/ebay.
July 23, 2013
July 01, 2013
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.
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."
June 26, 2013
One of the best things about summer is getting to visit The Philip Johnson Glass House for its annual summer party. DWR provided outdoor seating at the event, including the Eos Collection by Matthew Hilton, the Tolix Marais Collection by Xavier and Jean Pauchard and the Frank Gehry Left Twist Cube.
This year, we were able to capture all the guests who made the Glass House Summer Party a huge success. Take a moment to view the album below and share with family and friends.
To learn more about visiting the Glass House, click here.
June 18, 2013
The DWR Boulder Studio has been working with University of Colorado architecture professor Julee Herdt to inspire the next generation of eco-friendly designers. With her course Green Technology: Design from Salvage, she charged her students with designing “an architectural object of beauty and high functionality without spending much (or any) money; vying for selection and exhibition in DWR Boulder’s storefront.” Well, the winners are in and they are extraordinarily innovative. We are proud to introduce you to the work of Josh Arendt, Matt Nickel and Taylor Hawley.
June 10, 2013
Today is the last chance to save 15% and enjoy Free Standard Shipping on the entire Herman Miller collection, including Charles and Ray Eames’ connsummate and iconic lounge chair set, pictured above. Don’t just lie there! Go get something new to lie there in. Shop the sale, through tonight at midnight, here.
June 08, 2013
I’ve discussed on these very pages the nearly magical alchemical force that was Charles and Ray Eames’ creative energy. But even geniuses are sometimes constrained by the capacity of the times. So, back in 1950, when they conceived of the simple, accessible, organic form that became their Molded Plastic Chair, the vision was initially made with the warmth and material honesty of wood. Unfortunately those sexy curves were just too dramatic for the capacity of their “Kazam! machine.” Finally, Herman Miller®, in collaboration with the Eames heirs, have applied today’s 3-D veneer technology – whereby the wood is sliced into spaghetti-thin strips and then glued back together – to the creation of this new (old) design. The Eames® Molded Wood Chair is already a classic, it’s available exclusively at DWR and, conveniently enough, it’s also on sale.
June 04, 2013
Charles and Ray Eames moved into their Pacific Palisades home, also known as Case Study House #8, on Christmas Eve in 1949. For the rest of their lives, this was where they lived, worked and played, and today the interior remains very much as they left it. The Eames Foundation is taking serious efforts to conserve the property and stay ahead of the forces of nature weathering this iconic steel frame structure overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Rather than waiting for the house to be in crisis, they've launched the 250 Year Project to plan for future needs now, and you're invited to be part of this important mission.
To help, you can purchase a limited-edition print inspired by an Eames quote or an object from the house. Each tax-deductible print costs $75, and all proceeds go to the Eames House.
May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013
May 23, 2013
Take an additional 20% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture at the DWR Outlet Sale. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. Worth noting: this writer waited years for a Saarinen dining table to appear at the Outlet. If I didn't already have mine, I'd be driving to New Jersey right now.
Can't make it to New Jersey? Shop our Online Outlet at dwr.com/ebay. Keep reading to see many more photos, taken today at the DWR Outlet.
May 20, 2013
The Ø Chair designed by Asher Israelow.
At this year's WantedDesign, DWR launched the Helix Table by Chris Hardy alongside a showcase of seven designers who we feel represent the design industry’s future. While materials and methods differ, commonalities of smart design, solving old problems in new ways and being relevant to how we live ring true in their works.
Roulé Family designed by Pauline Deltour for Discipline.
Abstract Square and Textured Stripe Pillows designed by Tamasyn Gambell, coming to DWR this summer.
May 14, 2013
Meet Tamasyn Gambell, one of the designers we'll be showcasing this week at WantedDesign.
“I use the most eco-friendly materials and processes,” says textile designer Tamasyn Gambell, “as I believe that designers have a responsibility to the environment and that being green does not have to compromise style or quality.”
After graduating from the Royal College of Art and Design in London, designer Tamasyn Gambell headed to Paris, where she mastered her trade at couture houses such as Sonia Rykiel and Louis Vuitton. In 2007 she relocated to Stockholm to explore the opposite end of the spectrum, as a print designer for H&M, launching her own company a year later. A true contemporary modernist, Gambell believes that good design and green design go hand in hand.