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360 posts categorized "DWR Events"



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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@simsydc: Book Clock

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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March 15, 2013

Hello, SoHo.

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the grand opening of our newly renovated SoHo Studio on Greene Street. We appreciate everyone who supported us during this amazing transition, and we are so grateful to be in our new space.

Stop by and visit when you have a chance. 

March 11, 2013

Now open in the Miami Design District.

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DWR is pleased to announce the opening of our Miami Design District Studio. Last week's grand opening was warmly received by this hot design community and many of our designers came out for the festivities.

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Studio Proprietor Tyler Stone cutting the red ribbon, shown with: Chris Hardy, Brad Ascalon, John Edelman, John McPhee, Sandra Hansel, Kari Woldum and Marcella Barry. Look for Chris Hardy's new table collection for DWR, coming in May.

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Just in: New products at dwr.com.

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Colorful Krenit bowls, iconic Tolix tables, summer-crush-worthy outdoor collections and more ... see what's new at DWR. Many of these new items are included in the Semiannual Sale, happening now.

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The Paulistano Outdoor Chair by Paulo Medes da Rocha

March 08, 2013

A letter from John Edelman, DWR President and CEO.

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The DWR March catalog is in the mail and available at DWR Studios. You can also check it out online. The book begins with this letter from John Edelman, DWR President and CEO.

Dear Readers,

At Design Within Reach, we make authentic modern design accessible. Authentic means it is the real thing. We don’t do “inspired by” or “just as good as” or “in the spirit of.” If it’s a Richard Schultz chaise, you can be assured that he designed it and that the company that has the rights to produce his work is making it. The same goes for pieces by Saarinen, Eames, Mies, Bernett and the rest of our designers. If you buy it from DWR, you know it’s the real thing.

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March 01, 2013

It takes a village ... and a VW bus.

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The 14-hour days and challenging conditions don't scare our photo crew. Here are a few of the lighter moments from our recent Arizona photoshoot for the March catalog.

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We like to say that "Umbrellas are for cocktails, Tuuci systems are made for shade." In this case, it appears the team is enjoying both.

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Hello, Miami Design District.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for the grand opening of our new Studio in the heart of the Miami Design District. We appreciate everyone who supported us during this amazing process and we are so grateful to be a part of this fabulous community of modern design fans. 

Stop by when you have a chance and check out this beautiful space.

February 15, 2013

Making weekend plans? Go to the DWR Outlet Sale!

Here's another sneak peek of what you'll find at this weekend's DWR Outlet Sale. These photos were taken today at the DWR Outlet in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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This Saturday through Monday, save an extra 20% on already drastically reduced prices on over-stocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail.

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The DWR Outlet Sale also includes Herman Miller furniture from Art Basel Miami. As the show's furniture sponsor, Herman Miller furnished lounges and VIP areas for people looking to take a break from the show.

You can also shop our Online Outlet at dwr.com/ebay.

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