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Our architect's home.

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Koray Duman on custom sofa. Around Table from DWR. Photo by Anne Wermiel.

Koray Duman spends a lot of time in DWR Studios, being that he and fellow architect Laith Sayigh designed our new spaces in Stamford, Costa Mesa, Miami, SoHo, San Francisco, West Hollywood and the soon-to-be-open (in a few hours) 57th & 3rd Studio in New York.

When Duman is not at DWR, he relaxes in his Manhattan home, featured in today's New York Post.

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Photo by Anne Wermiel.

DWR Auction to support DIFFA: Bid now!

To celebrate our soon-to-be-open (any day now) 57th & 3rd Studio in NYC, Design Within Reach is hosting a benefit auction for Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.

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Lot 10: Cape Cod Modern Getaway Package.

DIFFA raises funds for organizations that fight AIDS by providing treatment and care to those impacted by the disease, offering preventive education to those at risk and supporting related public policy initiatives.

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Lot 3: Exclusive, Unreleased Eames Lounge and Ottoman

The auction ends February 27. > BID NOW

 

Modern love.

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Happy Valentine's Day from Design Within Reach. On this day, and every day, we celebrate your passion for authentic modern design.

Huge savings at the DWR Outlet Sale, February 15–17.

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Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find at this weekend’s DWR Outlet Sale. These photos were taken today at the DWR Outlet in Secaucus, N.J.

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This Saturday through Monday, save an extra 20% on already drastically reduced prices on overstocked, returned and scratch-and-dent furniture. Prices are up to 75% off original retail. We have many items in stock, including the Cross Extension Table, Mapp Table, Barcelona Chair and Antica Barstool.

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Looking for a belated Valentine’s Day gift? Express your love (of authentic modern design) with a red chair.

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We also have our Bola Service Table and RS3 Fooseball Table on the floor.

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You can also shop our online Outlet at dwr.com/ebay.

Hans Wegner's 1950 logo adopted by Carl Hansen & Son.

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Marking the 100-year anniversary of Hans Wegner's birth, the furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Son has a new logo. Rather, it's an old logo, designed by Wegner in 1950. "The logo is timeless," says CEO Knud Erik Hansen, "and takes us beyond being a traditional production company to being a modern design company, founded in over 100 years of furniture history."

 

Learn more about Carl Hansen & Son in this video celebrating their craft and heritage.

He designed the DWR logo, wondering what he reads?

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Kit Hinrichs, the designer of the DWR logo, shares the books that inspire him with Designers & Books. From Irving Penn - "His imagery is the gold standard for art direction and photography" - to Robert Frank - "Perhaps the most influential documentarian of American culture," you're sure to find must-reads (and must re-reads) on this list.

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Sleep well, the February catalog is here.

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The February catalog is in the mail. Look for it in your mailbox, stop by a Studio to pick up a free copy or shop the catalog online. Inside you'll find everything you need to make the modern bed(room). February is also the time for our annual Bedroom Sale. Save on bedroom furniture, Sonno mattresses and pillows and DWR bedding. Questions? Feel free to tweet us and we'll work with you on whatever you need.

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 Min Side Table - now available in walnut and oak.

Elle Decor Japan celebrates DWR's Michael Sainato.

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From a family home to a 355-square-foot apartment: How do designer Michael Sainato (V.P. of Creative at Design Within Reach) and stylist Iris in't Hout solve this? With lots of style - and storage room.

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Drawers under the built-in benches maximize storage space in the dining area.

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Pop the champagne – winners have been chosen!

Congratulations to the winners of our 2014 DWR Champagne Chair Contest. Our judges -- design journalist Pilar Viladas, designer Theo Richardson of the design trio Rich Brilliant Willing and designer David Weeks -- send their sincere appreciation to all the entrants this year.   

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First Place and a $1,000 DWR Gift Card goes to Dale Foronda for his "Lounge Pod." After sketching out ideas for a few days, Dale finally decided he would need a Dremel rotary tool with grinding stone bits, Olfa SVR1 utility knife, cutting mat and sand paper to build his chair. It took 1.5 hours to complete. "I wanted to create a chair that was simple, and yet maintain the integrity of the champagne cork without deviating too far from its original form," says Foronda. Here's what our judges had to say:

“It’s inventive. Concise.” –Pilar Viladas

“This could be made into a real chair, at full scale, made out of cork, for us to actually sit in.” –Theo Richardson

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Built for peace and quiet.

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Photo by Irene Becker, it was the 8.2.12 Photo of the Day at National Geographic.

Kudos to Spencer Peterson at Curbed and Katie Hosmer at My Modern Met for sharing this river house with us. Built on the Drina River in Serbia, the house was originally built in 1968, and has been rebuilt six times since then after being lost to storms and floods.

Finalists announced: DWR Champagne Chair Contest.

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Wow. Thank you to everyone who designed a chair for the DWR Champagne Chair Contest. We were delighted to the see the amount of innovation, creativity, originality, thought and time that was put into each and every one of these chairs.

After careful consideration (and really tough decisions) we are ready to announce the 21 Finalists.

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Floating Chair by Mark Schafer.

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Rocking the West Coast: DWR San Francisco Grand Opening.

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Marketing VP Mark Simmons, COO John McPhee, Founder Rob Forbes, President and CEO John Edelman at the ribbon cutting.

Continuing our party-party trip on the West Coast, here are photos from the Grand Opening of our new San Francisco Studio. If you haven't seen this stunning space, please stop by soon for a tour.

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DWR founder Rob Forbes and Kit Hinrichs, designer of the DWR logo.

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Hamming it up for the photobooth.

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West Hollywood Grand Opening photos.

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DWR guests and clients ham it up (who, me?) in front of the camera at the grand opening of the DWR West Hollywood Studio

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We're celebrating #dwrwesthollywood!

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Proprietor Gabe Holland and CEO John Edelman.

Last night we celebrated the Grand Opening of our West Hollywood Studio. It was an amazing evening with delicious treats and libations from Heirloom LA Catering and Orin Swift. Partygoers also enjoyed a scavenger hunt for their favorite chair and most fabulous party shoes, which they then shared on Instagram using #dwrwesthollywood. See below for our favorites, and stop by the Studio for a tour of our beautiful new space.

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Shop the January catalog online.

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The January catalog is now available online. You can also pick one up at your local DWR Studio. Check out the beautiful Como Sofa Collection (shown above) designed by Giorgio Soressi and made in Italy. This month we also launched the U-Turn Swivel Chair, marble-topped Basso Table and many other great finds.

 

Last call: Champagne Chair Contest Entries.

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Previous contest winner by Jesse Menayan. Chair name: Kub Armchair

DWR Champagne Chair Contest entries are due by 7pm (EST) on Tuesday, January 14. The challenge is simple: Create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles (prosecco and sparkling wine are also fine). Three winners will receive a DWR Gift Card.

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Exploring the history of an iconic chair.

 

Silvermine exhibition: The Answer is Risom.

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Opening today, "The Answer is Risom" celebrates the work of this unparalleled designer. I've often said that one of the best things about working at DWR is running into Jens Risom in the hallways, as we continue to collaborate with him on projects for our customers. Risom is a long-time supporter of Silvermine Arts Center, located in New Canaan, Connecticut. If you're in the area, stop by and see the show or join us at the Opening Reception on Sunday.

Express yourself in cork and foil.

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Previous contest winner by Tony Nemyer. Chair name: Grape Divine Chair.

Still haven’t taken out the recycling from New Year’s Eve? Luckily, it’s not too late to enter the DWR Champagne Chair Contest™. The challenge is simple: Create a miniature chair using only the foil, label, cage and cork from no more than two champagne bottles. Three winners will receive a DWR Gift Card. The deadline for submissions is January 14. Cheers! #dwrchampagnechair

On location: Where is gwendoland?

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