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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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.
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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.
Roulé Family designed by Pauline Deltour for Discipline.
Abstract Square and Textured Stripe Pillows designed by Tamasyn Gambell, coming to DWR this summer.
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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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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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The May catalog is now available online and in Studios.
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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Go to "It takes a village ... and a VW bus" for behind-the-scenes coverage of this photoshoot.
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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Photo: Lift-Off Photography
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.
Photo: Lift-Off Photography
Which pooch is your favorite? Keep reading to see additional photos.
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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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