98 posts categorized "Furniture"
August 23, 2011
August 15, 2011
In this month's HC&G magazine, landscape designer Joseph Cornetta describes his latest project that, when he first saw it, resembled "Grey Gardens gone bad -- only worse." It took three months to create the architectural garden he desired, resulting in a stylish, verdant escape that includes a boxwood topiary garden, a fountain made from an 18th-century Chinese pot and the Rusa Outdoor Collection from DWR. Adding to the fun, he also added a plunge pool. Happy summer.
August 05, 2011
"I want to design furniture that grows up out of the floor," said Verner Panton. "To turn the furniture into something organic. Which never has four legs." Pushing materials to their limits was a passion of this Danish architect and designer, who always approached design challenges in unconventional ways. Learn more about Panton's System 1-2-3 Lounge Chair. The Teal and Grey/White versions are in stock and ready to ship. It's also on sale during our Upholstery & Rug Sale (Floor & Table Lamps, Too!).
July 07, 2011
The indoor/outdoor Bardolino Collection has lines that echo the forms of classic mid-century European furniture, but its materials are squarely in the new millennium. The collection includes pieces for both dining and lounging, with the latter being compactly scaled for a small outdoor space. Save 50% during The Yard Sale. Quantities are limited.
June 16, 2011
"We don't manufacture outdoor furniture," says Stephen Elton of Brown Jordan. "We create outdoor art that you can sit on." DWR caught up with Elton and other Brown Jordan folks last night at the Highline Terrace at the Standard Hotel. The event was to give companies like DWR a sneak peek at upcoming collections by Richard Frinier for Brown Jordan. We can't share any specifics, but we will say that we can't wait to share these with you next year.
May 03, 2011
April 11, 2011
Annie Choi is just one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair. Choi is the author of Happy Birthday or Whatever (HarperCollins). Her work has appeared in Abitare, Pidgin, Publisher’s Weekly and Women’s Health, among others, and her open letters about design and chairs can be found on Emeco’s website. Keep up with her adventures (late night cravings) on her blog at annietown.com.
To meet more of the 111 participants visit the 111 Chairs Project.
April 07, 2011
We asked 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals their thoughts about the 111 Navy Chair. Zach Frechette, the editor in chief of the award-winning GOOD magazine was one of them. GOOD is a collaboration of individuals, businesses and nonprofits driving change in the world, and Zach recently led the transition of GOOD from an editorially led magazine to a community-based web platform at the intersection of creativity and impact. Keep up with his good doing at twitter.com/ztf.
Meet more of the 111 participants at the 111 Chairs Project.
April 05, 2011
April 04, 2011
March 15, 2011
Imagine designing the quintessential café chair that’s been in production since 1934, but without one crucial skill: the ability to draw. “Dad didn’t draw,” recalls Henriette, the daughter of Xavier Pauchard. Instead, the designer “drafted” his prototypes by working with the material with which he was most comfortable: steel. Learn more about the Marais Chair designed by Xavier Pauchard and produced by Tolix in France.
February 25, 2011
According to the BBC, a woman in Brazil found an alligator hiding behind her sofa. The report says she was "alerted to the reptile's presence by her three-year-old son, who was petting the reptile's head." One has to wonder, was it a crocodile leather sofa? Shown: Croco Loco Grande by Edelman Leather.
February 23, 2011
February 17, 2011
In today’s paper, architects Brian Messana and Toby O’Rorke share their favorite pieces of furniture to use in projects. One of which is our Tractor Stool by BassamFellows. “We use this in all of our projects,” Mr. Messana said. “I love that the shape is based on a tractor seat, and that it’s solid wood,” he said. “There’s no fuss about it.”
February 15, 2011
The new Van Horn Sandwich Shop in Brooklyn has been receiving rave reviews for its food, drinks and (most importantly, in our opinion) its decor. Furnished by Design Within Reach, the Cobble Hill eatery has Salt Chairs and Era Barstools to relax in as you enjoy their Southern-inspired sandwiches. If you go, be sure to send us a comment with your review of Salt and Era seating (and let me know if they mix a mean Side Car).
February 10, 2011
January 14, 2011
November 24, 2010
The enduring success of Michael Thonet’s café chair (in production for 151 years) is proof that there will always be a demand for simple, well-made furniture. The fact that more than 50 million sold between 1859 and 1930 should have been enough to tell these guys that this chair knows how to jump through hoops.
August 05, 2010
The New York Times just featured the Poet Sofa by Finn Juhl and our Upholstery and Rug Sale at: http://nyti.ms/aadLec