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December 12, 2012

Jill's Favorite Gifts.


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. 


December 10, 2012

Last day of the Herman Miller® Sale!

Today is your last chance to save 15% on the Eames® Lounge Chair, which will be handcrafted to pithy piano music by a man wearing all white, alongside a magically appearing ottoman, as this 1956 video shows. Okay, maybe not. But you will receive it within two weeks, like all DWR in-stock items. Shop the entire Herman Miller Sale until midnight tonight.


December 08, 2012

Work it out: The final weekend of the Herman Miller® Sale.


Been noodling the purchase of a new task chair? The design that ushered in a new era of ergonomics, Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf’s 1994 Aeron® Chair, is on sale now. Work perches like the Setu, Sayl® and Eames® Management are also included in the sale, ensuring you’ll find a home or office desk chair or conference chair to suit your unique needs. Through Monday, during the Herman Miller Sale, save 15%, enjoy free shipping – and get to work.

December 06, 2012

It started with a kazam.


The above chair – recently introduced in a lightly padded, upholstered version – would likely not exist if it wasn’t for Charles and Ray Eames’ flagrant disregard for landlords. The famous LCW was an eventual evolution of experiments the couple did in their first apartment as newlyweds. Their first place (which happened to be designed to Richard Neutra) was on Strathmore Avenue in Westwood, a suburb of Los Angeles. They took the liberty of turning it into a workshop.

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December 05, 2012

Introducing the DWR iPad App

See the DWR iPad app in action.

Learn, shop and be inspired.

From iconic furniture to cool accessories to beautiful interiors, the DWR iPad app is an essential resource for modern design fans.

Here’s what the app lets you do:

  • Flip through a lookbook of DWR room ideas pulled from the best of DWR's inspiring photography archive.

  • Bookmark and share your favorite photos on Pinterest, Facebook and more.

  • Enjoy content-rich biographies and videos that tell the stories of people who have made modern design history.

  • See what was happening in the world when your favorite objects were created.

  • Browse and shop the entire DWR product assortment.

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December 02, 2012

BassamFellows' black tie.


“When we launched BassamFellows in 2003, our whole thing was oiled teak and oxidized brass, but we were surrounded by bright plastics,” Craig Bassam told design writer Mandi Keighran last February. “We were this odd thing, this very natural thing. Craft wasn’t a word used much back then.”

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November 06, 2012

Form follows function – and a fabulous story.

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Le Corbusier and one of his assistants working under the light of a Lampe Gras, 1959

We are so excited to present the iconic Lampes Gras Collection, a DWR exclusive. 

This is not a lamp designed to satisfy the ego of a designer. Rather, it is the product of Bernard-Albin Gras’ passion to improve working conditions for hundreds of laborers in ordinary machine shops, research laboratories and design studios in the 1920s. His success in creating a beautiful form by reducing a lamp to its pure function made Lampe Gras an emblem of modern design in the early 20th century.

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October 23, 2012

Sitting is believing.

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Alan Heller knows design innovation, and his collaborations with Frank Gehry, Massimo Vignelli and Mario Bellini have resulted in some of the most recognizable chairs and accessories. With his patented ErgoErgo, he has created a benefit-rich seating solution for the modern-minded. More stable than an exercise ball, ErgoErgo allows you to rock gently in any direction (building strength and flexibility in the process) but it doesn’t deflate, roll away or collect detritus like hair or dust off the floor. Studies have shown that making small movements while seated will stimulate circulation, send oxygen to the brain and improve concentration, all of which make the ErgoErgo a win-win.

P.S. I wrote this post while sitting on an ErgoErgo. It rocks! (no pun intended)

October 22, 2012

A chair that's clearly haunting, Louis Ghost turns 10.


Happy 10th anniversary to the Louis Ghost Chair designed by Philippe Starck in 2002. To celebrate this postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style, we're having a Ghost Anniversary Sale. Save 10% for 10 days: October 22–31.

October 02, 2012

And the Danish Design Award goes to ...


The Chieftains Chair by Finn Juhl has received the Danish Design Award in the Classics category for 2012. Designed in 1949, the chair is produced by OneCollection, who accepted this prestigious award at last week's ceremony held at the Danish Design Center in Copenhagen.

The founders of Onecollection, Henrik Sørensen and Ivan Hansen at the award ceremony.

With distinctive shapes inspired by primitive weaponry and a seat that appears suspended above the frame, the sculptural form of the Chieftains Chair changed the future of Danish design. Finn Juhl created the chair for the 1949 Cabinetmakers’ Guild in Copenhagen.

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September 17, 2012

Need a refresher course on design?


Dear Readers,

Happy September! Summer is over, school has begun, and at DWR we’re focused on dining and entertaining.

We’ve launched so many products over the past two years that this catalog is like a refresher course on design. From chairs by Philippe Starck, Møller, BassamFellows and Gubi, to our Mapp Dining Table, the Cross Extension Table and the classic Saarinen Pedestal, we have more choices to suit your modern needs than anyone in our industry – many of which are exclusive and in stock.

We build our catalog with you in mind and plan our photo shoots to demonstrate the many ways you can live with our products. Modern is not cold. Modern is not stark (even when designed by Philippe Starck). Modern is timeless. Visit your local DWR Studio and let us design your home with a 3-D rendering, or request an in-home visit and we’ll help you learn what goes with what. Our passion for design shows on every page of this “back to school education in design.”

Enjoy it, and thank you for believing. 

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July 12, 2012

As seen in the New York Times: When Being Small-Minded Is a Good Thing.

Our Sapien Bookcase made the pages of this week's Times, as a featured item in "Must Haves for the Micro Pad" by Jesse McKinley.

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Do you have any small-space tips to share? Drop us a comment and share your big ideas for thinking small. 

June 20, 2012

Introducing the Broom Chair by Philippe Starck.

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"More than ten years in the making, the designer's new chair pushes Emeco—a manufacturer long famous for its iconic aluminum furniture—in a whole new direction." That's how Marc Kristal begins his piece about the Broom Chair in Metropolis magazine.

Made of a new eco-friendly material, the Broom Chair is available for preorder at Design Within Reach and these chairs will ship in late July. Keep reading Kristal's article to hear the whole story, or place your order on The Broom Chair can be seen at Dwell on Design this week in Los Angeles, and you can take it for a test-drive at our Beverly Boulevard, Pasadena and Santa Monica Studios.

June 11, 2012

Ends today: Herman Miller Sale at DWR!

On your to-do list for 57 years...

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Designed in 1956, and still the most-coveted lounge chair today, the Eames Lounge and Ottoman is on sale (+ free standard shipping) through Monday, June 11. Shop the Herman Miller Sale at DWR.


June 09, 2012

Final Weekend: Herman Miller Sale at DWR.

Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, this collection is on sale through Monday, June 11.

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Charles and Ray Eames believed that “design is a method of action,” and continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their molded plastic chairs were originally designed in metal, and entered as a prototype in MoMA’s 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene.

“The chair that Charles and Ray were designing,” explains grandson Eames Demetrios, “is the chair that’s made tomorrow.” 

June 07, 2012

STUA: Solo Tengo Un Amor (I have only one love).


Elena Gasca, CEO of Stua, talks about this family-run company founded by her father 25 years ago. In addition to hearing what makes something "very Stua" and why this company has always focused on reaching an international audience, you'll also be treated to beautiful photographs taken at the Guggenheim and other iconic settings in New York City. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S.

June 01, 2012

As seen in The New York Times.

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Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, the founders of WantedDesign (where DWR exhibited during Design Week NYC), are searching for bistro chairs, and their hunt was profiled by Julie Lasky in yesterday's New York Times. When the two women were asked to define what makes a "bistro chair" their responses included: the simplicity of the lines, always comfortable, easy to store, stackable, light enough to be slung around and strong enough to withstand years of wear. Two of their favorites were the classic bentwood chair by Michael Thonet and our very own Cafe Chair. Click here to read the article.

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May 29, 2012

The Outdoor Sale ends today!

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Lucca 3 Series Chaise

Save on solutions for outdoor living, from furniture to umbrellas to planters and more. We have everything you need for the al fresco season. Enjoy!


May 16, 2012

Design Week NYC: Catch the free shuttle.

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. 

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May 11, 2012

Design Week NYC: Visit, Vote, Explore, Party.

Here are a few highlights for the upcoming Design Week in NYC, including our exhibition at WantedDesign and a DWR SoHo Party.

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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)

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