The new Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair is made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's Take Back program for environmentally sound recycling. It's beautiful, eco-friendly and available in many colors and choice of bases. The challenge will be choosing which one you like best. Check out the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair at DWR.
In early 2011, the Port Authority of New York issued a request for proposals to transform the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Terminal at JFK Airport into the centerpiece of a hotel. A few big players – including Trump and Starwood – sent representatives to tour the vacant terminal, and until recently it looked like developer André Balazs was going to develop the site, using the historic landmark as the lobby for a 150-room hotel. In January, André Balazs Properties issued a statement that said, "After more than two years of negotiations, Standard International has been unable to reach a final agreement with the Port Authority and will no longer pursue the project."
Completed in 1962, the TWA Terminal has been vacant since American acquired TWA in 2001. It was added to America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list in 2003.
DWR "is shaking things up at its newest store," writes Asad Syrkett in his review of our new Studio at East 57th & 3rd. "The centerpiece — a glass-enclosed cantilevered duplex 'apartment' — which was crafted to give visitors an idea of how items from disparate DWR collections could cohabit, marks a departure from sales floors at the firm’s other locations."
Learn more about our new space at architecturaldigest.com, or stop by the Studio to see it for yourself. We look forward to seeing you.
Our breathtaking new NYC Studio occupies a stunning space at the corner of 57th Street and 3rd Avenue, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal our most innovative display yet of modern design. At nearly 20,000 square feet on three floors, it’s the largest Studio in New York and among the largest in the U.S.
“If visual pollution were toxic, we’d all be dead,” said architect Alfred Newman Beadle (1927–1998). A curmudgeon and perfectionist, the always-dressed-in-black Beadle also had a romantic side, believing that “every house should have a surprise for its owners.”
Recognized today as one of Arizona’s best architects, Beadle began his career as a builder in 1950. He never attended architecture school and never intended on being anything more than a builder. Fortunately, for those who live in and love his houses, he started designing.
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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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.
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.
Looking for a belated Valentine’s Day gift? Express your love (of authentic modern design) with a red chair.
You can also shop our online Outlet at dwr.com/ebay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Cupertino Lounge Chair by Andrew Kligier
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.
Floating Chair by Mark Schafer.
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.
Hamming it up for the photobooth.
DWR guests and clients ham it up (who, me?) in front of the camera at the grand opening of the DWR West Hollywood Studio.
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.
Photo by: _sabin_
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