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August 19, 2014

Two great American companies
in one great chair.

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Emeco’s 111 Navy Chair®, for which Design Within Reach is the proud retail source.

What could a plastic soda bottle and a chair have in common? Everything, as it turns out.

This is the story of how Coca-Cola and the Electrical Machine and Equipment Co., better known as Emeco, teamed up to produce a beautiful and timeless chair from recycled soda bottles.

The story, told on the Coca-Cola website, follows a fascinating chain of events that include Emeco's manufacture of the 1006 aluminum chair for the U.S. Navy during World War II and the certain juxtaposition of sailors’ seated on those chairs downing bottles of Coca-Cola, which the company had committed to providing to American service men and women.

Read the inspiring story and see more photos.

March 20, 2014

Just in: Coolest Lamp Ever.

DWR PRESENTS: Portable LED Lamp from Design Within Reach on Vimeo.

It floats.
It glows.
It changes colors.
In other words, WOW. Check out the new Portable LED Lamp.

March 06, 2014

As seen in today's New York Times: Finn Collection.

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The new Finn Outdoor Collection graced the pages of The New York Times today, showcased in Rima Suqi's article "Nordic, for Outdoors." Check out the entire Finn Collection on (and while you're there, shop the Semiannual Sale).

#chairspotting at the Armory Show.

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Bertoia Chairs

The 2014 Armory Show is underway. DWR furnished the main stage and champagne lounge featuring the Atlas, Helix and Drum tables as well as the Raleigh, Bantam, Como, Camber, Reid and Theatre sofas. While we were there setting up, we noticed fabulous seating at the exhibiting galleries. Check out these chairs and add your own on Instagram with #chairspottingatthearmoryshow or #chairspotting. 

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Eames Molded Plastic Chair with Dowel Legs

Continue reading "#chairspotting at the Armory Show." »

March 05, 2014

It's back and it's better.

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The new Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair is made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's Take Back program for environmentally sound recycling. It's beautiful, eco-friendly and available in many colors and choice of bases. The challenge will be choosing which one you like best. Check out the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair at DWR.

January 08, 2014

Exploring the history of an iconic chair.


December 17, 2013

Globus wishes for glorious Christmas.

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Our friends at Stua are having fun with the launch of the Globus Chair with new white frame. Starting January 1, you can special order it through a DWR Studio or by calling us at 1.800.944.2233.

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Of course, colouricious Globus is also available, in stock and ready to ship at DWR.


November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from DWR.

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Design Within Reach. Because of you, we have a lot to be thankful for, and we want you to know how very much we appreciate your support and passion for authentic modern design. Our offices and Studios will be closed on Thursday, but you can shop online all day and in between courses.


Still hoping you'll get the Wishbone? Which color would you choose?

November 26, 2013

It's the Herman Miller Sale at DWR!

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Topping wish lists for 57 years, the Eames® Lounge Chair began with a desire to create a chair with “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman’s mitt.” In continuous production by Herman Miller since its introduction in 1956, this comfortable chair by Charles and Ray Eames is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century.

Celebrate your passion for authentic modern design at our Herman Miller Sale, going on now. Rarely on sale, classics by Eames, Nelson, Noguchi and others are 15% off and shipping for free.

July 25, 2013

As seen in today's New York Times.

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The Saarinen Table is one of designer Kelly Wearstler’s top picks for celebrating her love of marble. Her go-to material for every project, she describes marble as “Mother Nature at its finest: organic, raw, refined and luxe.” Read more in today's Shopping column by Rima Suqi.

July 03, 2013

Great book storage is not fiction.

What do your books say about you? Let them speak volumes with Sapien.Sapien_GreenThumb
Calling all green thumbs: Books have room to grow on Sapien.

Calling all chefs: Cookbooks sizzle on Sapien.

Continue reading "Great book storage is not fiction." »

June 10, 2013

Decked out in Details magazine.

It's "time to recycle the plastic lawn chair," writes Monica Khemsurov of Details magazine. "The world's top designers are making furniture so stylish you'll want to bring it inside, too." Her top picks in this month's Know & Tell column include the Medici Chair by Konstantin Grcic for Herman Miller and the 1966 Collection Adjustable Chaise by Richard Schultz for Knoll.

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.

May 31, 2013

Take your pleasure seriously.


DWR’s Benjamin Smith, Scott Burns and Robert Fodor are in a spin about the Herman Miller Sale. Shown seated in Herman Miller Spun Chairs, available via special order at DWR. They look fun, don’t they?


May 29, 2013

George Nelson: Safety first.


Apparently back in ye olde 1950s, before the interwebs turned everyone into “the press,” they used to hold press conferences for designers. In honor of George Nelson’s 105th birthday today, I was clicking around the New York Times archives and found this brilliant nugget of his, quoted from the 1950 “Trends in New Design” press conference: “The dangerous becomes safe as soon as three people have bought it.”

The press from those days notes how his use of technology created for other industries – such as bent steel for a car’s fender – was totally revolutionary…unsafe, if you will. And his clear response? Eh, you’ll get used to it. “Familiarity breeds acceptance,” he once said. His Swag Leg pieces (the Desk is pictured above) are perfect examples of this innovation. The swaging process, which uses pressure to taper and curve a metal tube, was invented for industrial uses, not exactly for the creation of sleek, functional interiors.

So, George, we salute you and your mind-boggling forethought. Probably not an example of forethought, but fortuitous nonetheless, his Swag Collection – as well the entire Herman Miller® collection – goes on sale on Friday.

March 12, 2013

As seen in Veranda Magazine.

Photo: Laura Resen 

From flouncy skirted slipcovers to sleek shapes and calm neutrals -- see this month’s Veranda magazine for Frances Schultz's story on this 1926 French-style home in Houston’s Museum District.

The Eames Lounge and Ottoman, shown in white ash. Photo: Laura Resen

January 08, 2013

DWR products as seen in Dwell magazine.

The February issue of Dwell magazine (on newsstands now) features two products available at DWR. The Vitra Toolbox was selected by editor Kelsey Keith as a great way to help organize work spaces in Say Yes to the Desk, while the Hot Stuff column themed around the Danish concept of hygge – "a sense of warmth that pervades even the sleekest modern household" – includes our colorful Dot Cushions by Hay


January 07, 2013

We Have the Best Seat in the House

So who does have the best seat in the house? According to Monica Khemsurov for the December/January issue of Details magazine, it belongs to whoever is sitting in one of DWR’s favorites; the Eames Lounge and Ottoman.

January 04, 2013

Happy New Year from John Edelman, CEO.

Dear Readers,

Happy modern new year and welcome to 2013! I want to personally thank you for your support last year. It was the best in DWR’s history. This company was founded by and for people who are passionate about design, and your dedication and loyalty to authentic modern is why we continue to thrive.

This month, we continue to bring you more new future icons than ever before: Roll & Hill lightingMuuto, the Herman Miller® Collection, Lampes Gras, bedding, rugs and a fabulous new table from Brad Ascalon. Many are exclusive to DWR; all are authentic modern.

Revel in our luxurious new catalog, and please dig in to our new iPad App to get the stories behind the stories. We are charged up and ready to explore the world all over again in 2013 to satisfy our faithful fans. Our new Costa Mesa Studio is now open, and later this month we’ll debut new spaces in Miami and SoHo.

We appreciate you more than you can know!

Happy new year.

John Edelman
President and CEO