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360 posts categorized "DWR Events"

October 03, 2013

Throwback Thursday: our modern model.


When the model didn't show for this 2000 DWR cover photoshoot at Haines Gallery in San Francisco, founder Rob Forbes jumped on his scooter and zipped over to Geary Street. He saved the day, and the photo turned out to be more authentic and true DWR than what we had planned. "I guess I used to have brown hair and wear khakis," says Rob.


September 25, 2013

It's the Knoll Sale at DWR!

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The Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.

Knoll is a Pennsylvania-based design and manufacturing company that has been producing the work of Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and others since being founded in 1938 by Hans Knoll and later run by Florence Knoll. More than 40 Knoll products are in the permanent collection at MoMA. Through Tuesday, these authentic classics are on sale, in stock and ready to ship. Shop the Knoll Sale at DWR.

September 24, 2013

DWR named Top Workplace in Connecticut!

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We're very proud to announce that Design Within Reach has been named a Top Workplace by Hearst Media Services. The companies recognized as Top Workplaces were selected based on responses to employee surveys. In total, 649 companies were invited to take the survey and more than 13,000 employees were surveyed.

At DWR, we truly love what we do. Want to join us? Check out our career opportunities and read this interview with DWR President and CEO, John Edelman.

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September 16, 2013

Happy September from John Edelman.

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Dear Readers,

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. 

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August 06, 2013

Ready, set, lounge! The Living Room Sale is here.

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Goodland Sofa Collection

Save 15% on sofas, sectionals, lounge chairs, rugs, table lamps and floor lamps. Even new collections, like Goodland by Milo Baughman, are included. Shop the Living Room Sale.

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Bantam Sofa Collection

August 05, 2013

We've got lots of new.

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Dear Readers,

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 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. 

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August 02, 2013

Coming soon: DWR East 57th Street.


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

Big news from DWR!


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

DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend + free shuttle from NYC.

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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.

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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

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July 23, 2013

Torture in the marketing department.


As if a stack of books wouldn't be tempting enough, my marketing colleagues wrapped these in colorful, beautifully made textiles and then labeled them "don't touch." Wondering why we're playing with textiles? Tune in on Friday for an exciting launch at DWR.

July 01, 2013

In his own words: Miguel Avila, winner of the DWR Eames House Contest.

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.

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Cool down in July with Cool Offers.

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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

Smile, you're at the Glass House.

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

Dream a little green: CU Boulder’s Green Design Competition.

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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.

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June 10, 2013

Last day of the Herman Miller® Sale.


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

The future – as envisioned 70 years ago.


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

Show your support for the Eames House.

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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

The Herman Miller Sale has begun!

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It's the Herman Miller® Sale at DWR! For a brief time, save on the work of Eames, Nelson, Noguchi (all the heavy hitters) and enjoy free standard shipping. Shop the sale at, 1.800.944.2233 and DWR Studios.


May 30, 2013

The modern man.

We're very excited to see DWR's President and CEO in this month's issue of Modern Luxury's Men's Book Atlanta. "Our house was filled with everything from Tiffany lamps to Andy Warhol paintings," he notes of his childhood home. Read the fully story here

May 23, 2013

Making weekend plans? Go to the DWR Outlet Sale!


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 Keep reading to see many more photos, taken today at the DWR Outlet.

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