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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 dwr.com, 1.800.944.2233 and DWR Studios.

 

May 30, 2013

The modern man.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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May 20, 2013

The past, present and future of design at WantedDesign.

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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.

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Roulé Family designed by Pauline Deltour for Discipline.

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Abstract Square and Textured Stripe Pillows designed by Tamasyn Gambell, coming to DWR this summer.

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May 14, 2013

Meet the Past, Present and Future Designers: Tamasyn Gambell.

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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.

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May 13, 2013

Mixing it up in Cambridge.

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The DWR Cambridge Studio hosted Forrest Butler of Royal Rose Syrups, who showed the crowd how to make sophisticated original cocktails. Seeing a rise in high-end, handcrafted spirits – but a void in similarly crafted syrups – Forrest and his wife started Royal Rose in Brooklyn in 2010. In 2011 they sold their first batch of syrups and by ’12 had outgrown their Brooklyn digs and relocated to Portland, Maine. Certified 100% organic, Royal Rose Syrups now come in six amazing flavors, including three-chili, saffron and Tamarind.

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May 07, 2013

The May catalog is here (and it includes a very special Eames chair).

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The May catalog is now available online and in Studios.

Dear Readers,

Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited. This is a time of birth and rebirth, and this month’s catalog represents both. Proving that the Eameses were 63 years ahead of their time, we are honored to be launching their Molded Wood Chair, never in production until now. Inside you’ll also find a table from Tolix® and a task chair from Cherner, the latter produced from sketches discovered by Norman Cherner’s son Ben. We bring you one of my favorite chairs of all time in Alexander Begge’s Casalino, a chair I have lived with for almost 20 years. This month, we also celebrate the arrival of Helix tables by Chris Hardy, who is one of our favorite new designers and someone we are championing.

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May 02, 2013

As seen in today's New York Times.

 

Introducing the Helix Table by Chris Hardy. Celebrated in today's New York Times, we're very excited to be adding this collection to our assortment. Helix is available now at DWR Studios and dwr.com, and will be featured at Wanted Design later this month. From producing licensed works by midcentury masters to launching the pieces of today’s brightest stars to helping develop career paths for promising future designers, we are passionate about design – from the past, present and future. You can preview the products we'll be showing during New York Design Week by going to our Facebook Page. Vote for your favorite and you could win it!

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April 26, 2013

Does this look familiar?

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These clever Virginia Tech furniture design students were inspired by an iconic photograph. Can you name it?

The reason for their centerfold pose is an upcoming event at the DWR Georgetown Studio. Starting on May 10, we'll be hosting a nine-day exhibition of their work, interspersed throughout the store alongside the best in modern design. Join us at 6pm on May 10, for the opening reception. RSVP to jmannelli@dwr.com.

April 16, 2013

DWR iPad App nominated for a Webby.

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The DWR iPad App is a Webby Awards Nominee for best mobile shopping app. If you enjoy our iPad app and think we deserve a Webby, please vote for us here.

 

April 04, 2013

Hello, sunshine: A letter from our President and CEO.

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Go to "It takes a village ... and a VW bus" for behind-the-scenes coverage of this photoshoot.

Dear Readers,

Happy spring! We love traveling through the seasons with you. Flowers are poking through the grass, and the days are getting longer. The new season sheds a fresh light on our homes, and this makes me think redecorate.

For indoors and out, we have product to inspire you. This is a time when “outdoors and indoors are inseparable,” said landscape architect Garrett Eckbo. “They are two sides of the same door.”

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Charlotte celebrates modern dogs.

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The DWR Charlotte Studio recently invited customers to strut their pup down the, er, catwalk at a very pet-friendly event. The cutest, cleanest and best-behaved dogs won special prizes, as judged by a panel of pooch aficionados, including local dog trainer Roger Alan Bernard of Savvy Canine Training.

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Which pooch is your favorite? Keep reading to see additional photos.

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March 25, 2013

#onDWRtime: Winners Announced.

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Nelson Eye Clock – @Simsydc

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 Book Clock – @Danny_Unites

Our Nelson Ball Clock Giveaway on Instagram proved what we knew all along, that DWR fans tell the time fabulously. Our readers have chosen two winners: the Nelson Eye Clock from @Danny_Unites and the Book Clock from @Simsydc. Each of them will receive a Nelson Ball Clock.

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DWR Employees favored the First Christian Church Clock Tower designed by Eliel Saarinen from @StevePaszt. Steve will be receiving the book: "Eero Saarinen: Furniture For Everyman," written by Brian Lutz.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a timekeeper and voted. Look for more DWR Giveaways very soon. 

March 21, 2013

This weekend: DWR Warehouse Sale.

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Check out the DWR Warehouse Sale this weekend at the DWR Outlet in Secaucus, NJ. Take an additional 25% off already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. Without wheels? Catch our free shuttle from the DWR Studio at 903 Broadway (at 20th).

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March 20, 2013

#onDWRtime: The best timekeepers around.

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What fun we had with our Timekeeper Contest in our Instagram community. We asked you to find the coolest timekeeper and tag it with #onDWRtime. We had more than 250 submissions and here are our ten favorites. Which one do you like best? The winners will be announced this week.

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@StevePaszt: Saarinen

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March 19, 2013

Semiannual Sale ends today!

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Save from floor to ceiling, on items for indoors and out during the DWR Semiannual Sale. Shop the sale at your local DWR Studio, online at dwr.com or by calling us at 1.800.944.2233.

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