307 posts categorized "DWR Events"
September 21, 2012
September 20, 2012
California Home + Design executive editor Erin Feher, and our newest intern (just kidding) Rob Forbes at the smashing Fillmore Studio event last night. The founder of Design Within Reach, Forbes joined us for our Wine, Dine and Design party in San Francisco. Want to hear about DWR Events (and potential celebrity sightings) in your area? Join our email list.
September 13, 2012
Knoll is a Pennsylvania-based design and manufacturing company that has been producing the work of Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, Warren Platner and others since being founded by Hans and Florence Knoll in 1938. More than 40 Knoll products are in the permanent collection at MoMA.
The Knoll Sale begins September 21 and lasts for only 10 days.
August 24, 2012
A Glass of Wine, a Weekly Ritual and a Signature Dish: How CA Home+Design magazine’s Executive Editor Erin Feher Dines and Entertains.
As our Pinterest contest “Set the Modern Table” with California Home+Design magazine wraps up, we sat down with Executive Editor Erin Feher to find out how she entertains and discovered why artichokes are the perfect way to break the ice.
DWR: What is the most creative space you've dined in?
Erin Feher: The old hacienda on the property of Scribe Winery, in a dining room decked out by designer and farm-punk goddess Erin Martin. We all sat around a beautiful custom table, and the crumbling walls were hung with eye-popping artwork –scrolls of nudes altered with electrical tape.
DWR: Sunday brunch or weeknight dinner party? Which do you prefer and why?
EF: Weeknight dinner party for sure. It gives me something to scheme about during the day, and after a cocktail or two and a few hours of great conversation with friends, you could fool me into thinking it's actually a weekend. I know people rarely believe women who say this, but after a day of typing and phone calls and emails, chopping is completely meditative and relaxing – especially accompanied by a glass of wine.
July 28, 2012
This weekend at the DWR Outlet, 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 408 West 14th Street in NYC at: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. The shuttle will leave New Jersey for the return trip at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm.
Take your purchases home with you or use our low-cost delivery service. Sale hours: 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
July 27, 2012
These photos were taken today at the DWR Outlet in Secaucus, NJ, where we're having a huge Warehouse Sale this weekend: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 6pm.
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 408 West 14th Street at: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. The shuttle will leave New Jersey for the return trip at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 6pm. Click here for Sale details.
June 22, 2012
In February, we challenged up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. We received 587 entries, and today at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, Amanda Ip was announced as the winner of the contest.
The Innermix Desk was created with Ip’s own preferences for live/work solutions. She favors clean, organized spaces that are still fun and modern. Marrying these ideas together, the Innermix features a large workspace and simple storage solutions.
Congratulations Amanda! And a round of applause for all the designers who entered our Live/Work contest.
June 20, 2012
Los Angeles-based designer Dario Antonioni has never wanted to place himself into a specific category of design; his main goal is to create pieces that are minimal, functional and attractive. He cites the Wright brothers as his mentors because they never stuck to one, rigid path – they forged their own.
Antonioni’s Float Wall Desk is based on what he calls the “art of reduction”– the design is limited to only the most basic, necessary elements. This piece does not include the legs or side wall features of typical desks, the surface appears to simply blend into the wall.
June 19, 2012
Amanda Ip has been an avid traveler for a much of her life, traipsing all over the globe but calling Chicago home. She attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, earning her Bachelor’s degree in industrial design and gaining experience through internships with several design companies. During her senior year of college in 2007, Ip discovered her love of furniture design and joined the Slate Design.
The Innermix Desk was created with Ip’s own preferences for live/work solutions. She favors clean, organized spaces that are still fun and modern. Marrying these ideas together, Innermix features a large workspace and simple storage solutions.
June 18, 2012
Colleen and Eric’s design days started with a silly sketch on a dorm door, and through the years came more ideas, and more sketching. In 2010, Colleen and Eric finally launched their design studio where they create “expressive minimalism” and scrutinize details of every project while still allowing the concept to take the lead.
The design for Hold on Tight is a shelf combined with an adjustable book end to keep your books standing. Colleen and Eric were passionate about their idea from the beginning and say the process was a challenging but exciting one. They fabricated their own custom hardware like the cube and the wall bracket, as well as the form for the wingnut, which was hand carved by Eric. While experimenting with the idea of Hold on Tight, Colleen and Eric found that they always ended with the simplest idea, which has defined their design ideology.
June 17, 2012
Vancouver-based designer Ian Godfrey has an admiration for all things wood and prefers minimal, handmade designs with playful shapes that require user interaction and engage the senses.
Inspired by a traditional elementary school desk, Godfrey says of the sophisticated Pippa Desk “that it will make people of all ages want to sit down and get to work but never, ever stick their gum underneath.”
June 15, 2012
Tyler Russell is a young designer from Texas who earned his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Shortly after graduating, he returned to Texas and began designing the Travois Collection.
His solid wood Travois Desk is simply designed to lean against the wall, making it both a mobile- and space-saving workspace solution. Russell drew inspiration from a device used by Native Americans to move belongings from place to place.
In February, we announced that we were teaming up with Dwell magazine for the Live/Work Design Contest, challenging up-and-coming designers to create a new home-office solution that DWR could potentially manufacture and sell. The response from designers was overwhelming – we received 587 entries! Together with Dwell, we narrowed them down to 10 finalists and then opened up voting to the public. We exhibited the top 10 finalists at our booth at WantedDesign, a satellite exhibit that coincides with ICFF, and using iPads, attendees cast their vote for their favorite design. Now, with a little more than a week until the grand-prize announcement, we have chosen the top 5 entries.
In no particular order, they are ...
June 14, 2012
June 04, 2012
Wondering what helps the Creative, Marketing and Web teams keep the beat at DWR headquarters? Here are a few songs from our current playlists. What are you listening to?
MARK: Bloodbuzz by The National; Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine; Angela Surf City by The Walkmen
ERIN: Lover of Mine by Beach House; Hope by the Descendents; Precious Little Diamond by Fox the Fox
RICARDO: Every Time I Go by Double Hill; Esta historia es una estoria by Raphael; You can have it all by Yo la tengo
May 24, 2012
May 22, 2012
Ready to wear, and ready to read, the DWR Atlanta Studio created this dress out of DWR catalog pages and materials from our products. The dress was honored at this year's IIDA Dressed event, which pairs interior designers and architects with industry manufacturers. The goal was to create a one-of-a-kind wearable garment out of non-traditional materials. Keep reading to see how they did it.
May 16, 2012
DWR is proud to be a sponsor of the Design Week NYC shuttle. You can catch the NYC Design Express on May 19, 20 and 21. Two buses on a 35-minute loop will travel this route from 11am to 6pm.
Be sure to catch the Shuttle to W 28th Street, where you'll find DWR at WantedDesign. Click the Continue Reading link for details about what you'll find at each stop.
May 11, 2012
Here are a few highlights for the upcoming Design Week in NYC, including our exhibition at WantedDesign and a DWR SoHo Party.
May 19–21: Visit us at WantedDesign
Featuring a rich program of design workshops, conversation series, school projects, a pop-up store and lounges and cafes for people to relax and connect, WantedDesign is a must-see during Design Week. Stop by the DWR Booth to vote in our Live/Work Design Contest, co-sponsored by Dwell magazine. Open 10am–7pm daily. Location: The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue (at 28th street)