We asked 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. New-York based artist/designer Kegan Fisher was one of them. As founder of Design Glut, Fisher creates housewares and jewelry with unexpected twists. Learn more about her at the 111 Chairs Project.
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September 26, 2011
September 21, 2011
Trusteeship UN Council Chamber, 1965. Visit the UN Photo Gallery for more photos.
Designed by Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and Brazilian architect Oscar Neimeyer, the UN headquarters was completed in 1952 and remained mostly untouched until four years ago. That’s when it was announced that the complex would be fully renovated by 2014. The changes include improvements to safety and functionality, as well as energy-saving measures to make the decades-old world headquarters LEED-certified. The renovation includes a significant facelift to the Trusteeship UN Council Chamber, originally designed by Danish architect Finn Juhl. At the age of 38, Juhl experimented with furniture, color schemes, carpeting and wall coverings to create a “total interior plan” for the Chamber, where the whole space and its details work and play together.
Preserving what Juhl created was paramount to the Danish Arts Foundation, so in December 2010 it held a design competition, inviting five of Denmark’s leading furniture designers to create new chairs and tables for the Chamber, all of which had to be in keeping with Danish tradition and the legacy of Finn Juhl yet mindful of modern materials. The Danish Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, in cooperation with Danish Realdania Foundation, provided the necessary funding for the UN Council Chamber renovations.
September 12, 2011
September 09, 2011
We asked 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals to share their thoughts about the 111 Navy Chair®. Jaime Derringer and Jean Aw were two of them. Jaime and Jean began documenting their personal interests online, founding design blogs Design Milk and NotCot, respectively, and built them into successful businesses. To learn more about these savvy ladies and their favorite chairs, visit the 111 Chairs Project.
September 08, 2011
Shopping with Brad Wilcox in today's New York Times is all about rocking chairs, including two from Design Within Reach. "The new Risom rocker at Design Within Reach was a good fit for his frame," writes Rima Suqi, referring to the six-foot-tall Wilcox. "A mother and kid could sit side by side in this,” adds Wilcox. Also featured is our weatherproof, maintenance-free Adirondack Rocking Chair, which appears in the Multimedia Slideshow.
September 07, 2011
Jarrett Reynolds is one of the 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals we asked to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. As design director at Nike Sportswear apparel, this Oregonian lives an active lifestyle and values the quality of a well designed product, especially one that is eco-conscious. Keep up with Jarrett at jarrettsblog.com.
Meet more of the 111 participants at the 111 Chairs Project.
September 06, 2011
We asked 111 architects, designers and other industry professionals to comment on the 111 Navy Chair®. Australian-born, California-based Amber B. Dianda was one of them. Seamstress by night and photographer by day, Amber’s hand-sewn plush creatures possess a curiously sinister quality, while her photography captures emotion with minimal interruption. Learn more about Amber and what she’d make out of 111 plastic bottles at the 111 Chairs Project.
September 01, 2011
Wondering what goes into the manufacturing process of the Herman Miller Select™ Nelson Tray and Tray Table featured in our August Catalog? You're in luck. The Michigan-based company recently published a behind-the-scenes making-of slideshow. Nelson's newly reissued 1961 molded-top Tray Table and Tray includes hand-selected veneers of walnut and santos palisander wood inlaid into white ash to form a special design inspired by Nelson's Flock of Butterflies Clock.
Follow this link to view the entire slideshow.
The Nelson Tray and Tray Table will only be produced through February 2012.
August 26, 2011
I love surprises. Even when they are as simple as moving a piece of furniture (or a refrigerator) and discovering that it's on wheels. Our Twilight Sleeper Sofa has these super subtle wheels on the back legs so all you have to do is lift the front edge of the sofa to easily wheel it away from the wall. Did you also know that Twilight transforms from sofa to daybed to double bed to two twin beds? It's like getting five pieces of furniture in one. (P.S. Twilight is on sale through Tuesday.)
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.