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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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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“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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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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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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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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Here are a few highlights for the upcoming Design Week in NYC, including our exhibition at WantedDesign and a DWR SoHo Party.
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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The return of Mad Men has us buzzing about midcentury modern decor even more than usual. The AMC series pays incredible attention to recreating 1960s details and the sets don't dissappoint. We've rounded up three of our favorite Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce looks for your Don Draper-worthy home or office.
Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC
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