108 posts categorized "Furniture"
March 20, 2014
March 06, 2014
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.
March 05, 2014
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
December 17, 2013
November 28, 2013
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
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
July 03, 2013
What do your books say about you? Let them speak volumes with Sapien.
Calling all green thumbs: Books have room to grow on Sapien.
June 10, 2013
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.
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
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
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
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
January 08, 2013
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
January 04, 2013
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 lighting, Muuto, 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.
December 12, 2012
Jill, one of our design experts, has a background in graphic design, retail merchandising and customer service. "I have always been inspired by color and shape," she says. "My favorite color is pink. I love things that have a playful and quirky vibe."
1. Kaleido Trays - They're perfect for my mom, and make a fun, festive pop for a holiday party.
2. Eames Elephant (in pink, of course) – This is such a memorable gift for my best friend to give her new baby girl. How gorgeous would this be in the new nursery?
3. Girard Wooden Dolls – I would give this to myself so I could display the whole collection on my mantle.
4. Merino Wool Throw – My sister would fall in love with this blanket. I love the neon trend; the perfect blanket with amazing color and contrast.
5. Eames Wire Base Low Table – My dad would really like this as a side table next to his favorite lounge chair.