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Architizer A+ Awards Finalist.

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Oil Harbour Bridge in Raunheim, Germany by schneider+schumacher. Photo by Jörg Hempel.

"The curlicue design of the Oil Harbour Bridge does more than create a spiral over a river in Raunheim," writes James Bartolacci, "it also prevents pedestrian access to the nearby oil depot and tankers, which house and transport highly flammable substances."

One of six finalists in the Architizer A+ Awards, you can vote for the Oil Harbour Bridge or one of the other sinuous bridges and pathways celebrated at architizer.com.

Speaking to our youth on design.

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Participating in the Arthur and Teddy Edelman Speaker Series, our CEO John Edelman spoke alongside architect and designer David Rockwell at Promise Academy 1, founded by Harlem Children’s Zone to educate and empower local youth. Launched in 2013 by husband-and-wife design duo Sam and Libby Edelman, this series was conceived to inspire children and feed their passions – especially for art and design – while also giving them a strong practical understanding of what it takes to succeed in today’s world and realize their dreams. Roughly 100 students attended the session with Arthur and Teddy, John and Sam’s parents.

As seen in today's New York Times: Finn Collection.

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The new Finn Outdoor Collection graced the pages of The New York Times today, showcased in Rima Suqi's article "Nordic, for Outdoors." Check out the entire Finn Collection on dwr.com (and while you're there, shop the Semiannual Sale).

#chairspotting at the Armory Show.

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The 2014 Armory Show is underway. DWR furnished the main stage and champagne lounge featuring the Atlas, Helix and Drum tables as well as the Raleigh, Bantam, Como, Camber, Reid and Theatre sofas. While we were there setting up, we noticed fabulous seating at the exhibiting galleries. Check out these chairs and add your own on Instagram with #chairspottingatthearmoryshow or #chairspotting. 

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Eames Molded Plastic Chair with Dowel Legs

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The Semiannual Sale has begun!

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Save hundreds on thousands of items, including authentic classics rarely on sale from Cassina, Fritz Hansen and Kartell. Orders over $5,000 will also receive a free upgrade to White Glove delivery service (a $350 value). Shop the sale at your local DWR Studio, dwr.com or by calling us at 1.800.944.2233.

 

It's back and it's better.

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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.

Knoll Classics Sale Ends Today.

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Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen

Today is the last day to save 15% and enjoy free standard shipping on authentic classics produced by Knoll. This includes the work of Saarinen, Breuer, Mies, Bertoia and others. Shop the Knoll Classics Sale.

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Barcelona Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Saarinen's TWA Terminal is back on standby.

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

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."

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Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

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.

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Architectural Digest celebrates DWR in NYC.

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The Apartment at our new Studio. Photo by Michael Biondo.

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.

DWR 57th & 3rd now open!

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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.

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Beadle-built and beloved in Arizona.

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Al Beadle. Photo by JJ Brinkman.

“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.”

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Beadle House No. 6 (1954), aka White Gates. Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

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Beadle House (1958), located around the corner from House No. 6. Photo by Gwendolyn Horton.

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.

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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 Parallel Bed

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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