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Design Within Reach Series 7TM Chair Design Within Reach Series 7TM Chair More Info Product cell

The Series 7 Chair (1955) debuted in Sweden at the Helsingborg exhibition of 1955, or H55. One of the most copied chairs of the modern era, it features an ideal shape for the human form, with a back that offers just the right amount of give to keep your upper body comfortable and a waterfall seat that supports your legs without pressing into them. Arne Jacobsen, instilled with a love of materials, shaped the core of Danish design identity with this chair by forming it from one piece of plywood that he cleverly narrowed in the middle to accommodate three different bends. Once painstakingly made by hand, Series 7 is now crafted using automation methods borrowed from the German car industry and monitored by a team that ensures every single chair is perfect. Suitable for commercial use. Stacks six high. This is the authentic Series 7 Chair by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. Colored ash is a durable stain that keeps the wood grain visible, making each chair unique. Lacquered veneer is a glossy finish with no visible wood grain, making chairs uniform. Natural veneer also keeps the wood grain visible, making each chair unique. Choice is a special edition that features legs electroplated with 22-karat rose gold. Materials: Pressure-molded sliced veneer shell with outer layer in lazur-painted ash veneer, lacquered ash veneer or natural wood veneer; tubular steel frame with chrome- or gold-plated finish. Measurements:H 31" W 20.5" D 20" Seat H 18.3"

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Design Within Reach AntTM Chair with 4 Legs in Colored Ash Design Within Reach AntTM Chair with 4 Legs in Colored Ash More Info Product cell

Originally designed for the canteen at Novo Nordisk, an international Danish healthcare company, the Ant Chair (1952) faced an unclear future when the manufacturer expressed concern about its potential. But Arne Jacobsen believed in his product and offered to buy all the chairs if they didn't sell. Of course, he never had to make good on that offer, as the Ant Chair quickly became an international success. Jacobsen shaped the core of Danish design identity when he accommodated three different bends in one piece of plywood, simply by narrowing the chair back. This chair is ideally suited to the human body. Its seatback has a comfortable give, and its waterfall seat edge doesn't press into legs. Stackable up to six high. This is the authentic Ant Chair by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. Colored Ash is a durable stain that keeps the wood grain visible, making each chair unique. Grey Oak is a special edition with painted oak veneer shell and steel frame with bronze finish. Materials: Pressure-molded sliced veneer shell with outer layer in lazur-painted ash or oak veneer; tubular steel frame with polished chrome or matte bronze finish. Measurements:H 31.75" W 20" D 19" Seat H 18.25"

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Design Within Reach Era Round Armchair with Cane Seat Design Within Reach Era Round Armchair with Cane Seat More Info Product cell

Defined by its dependable bentwood construction and simple form, the contract-quality Era Chair (1859) has been in continuous production for more than 150 years. By making the back of the chair and rear legs from a single piece of curved wood, designer Michael Thonet – who perfected the bentwood process for chair-making – eliminated the need for expensive and time-consuming hand-carved joints. The resulting chair is graceful, lightweight and surprisingly strong – the latter of which has been continually proven in cafés and restaurants all over the globe. As with any natural material, slight variations in the texture and color of the wood are to be expected and are not defects. Made in Czech Republic. Materials: Solid European beech wood from FSC-certified sources; natural cane seat; water-borne stain and varnish or lacquer; nylon floor glides. Measurements:H 31.5" W 23.5" D 24" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 27"

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Design Within Reach Tolix Marais A56 Armchair Design Within Reach Tolix Marais A56 Armchair More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive Metalworker Xavier Pauchard not only brought the art of galvanizing steel to France but also took the process to the next level by creating the Marais A Chair (1934). The quintessential cafe chair, it was both elegant and robust enough to grace the decks of the S.S. Normandie ocean liner. After the death of Pauchard in 1948, his son Jean took over as managing director of their company, Tolix. In 1956, he designed an armchair to go with his father’s A Chair, naming it the A56. It takes 100 manual operations to create a Tolix chair, and 80 years after the company was founded, the Tolix name is recognized worldwide as best-in-class furniture. All Tolix furniture is still made in Autun, the same Burgundy town where the company first began. Slight surface abrasions and markings are characteristic of the material and part of its hardworking machine aesthetic. Stackable up to 10 high. Made in France. Tolix products are protected by copyright, making it illegal for another company to clone this chair. At DWR, the Tolix products we sell are 100% authentic. The Marais Collection should be protected from moisture and kept indoors when not in use to maintain its finish. To see a version of this chair specifically for outdoor use, Click Here . Materials: Sheet steel with epoxy varnish or powder-coated finish; rubber floor glides. Measurements:H 29" W 20" D 20" Seat H 17.5"

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Design Within Reach Bertoia Two-Tone Side Chair with Seat Pad Design Within Reach Bertoia Two-Tone Side Chair with Seat Pad More Info Product cell

With his iconic seating collection, Harry Bertoia transformed industrial wire rods into a new furniture form. The events that made this work possible began a decade earlier at Cranbrook Academy of Art, when Bertoia met Florence Knoll (then Florence Schust). Years later, the Italian-born designer was invited to work for Florence and her husband, Hans Knoll. Bertoia was given the freedom to work on whatever suited him, without being held to a strict design agenda, and the result of this arrangement was the Bertoia Seating Collection (1952). These extremely strong yet airy chairs are sculpted out of steel rods with a delicate filigreed appearance. In his art, Bertoia experimented with open forms and metal work, and his chairs were an extension of that work. "If you look at the chairs, they are mainly made of air, like sculpture," said Bertoia. "Space passes through them." After designing his seating collection, Bertoia returned to focusing mostly on sculpture. This is an authentic Bertoia Chair produced by Knoll, with the Knoll logo stamped into its base. Seat pad is secured with metal snaps. Chair made in Italy; seat pad made in U.S.A. Materials: Welded steel rods; bonded Rilsan® finish with stainless steel connections; vinyl seat pad (65% polyester; 35% rayon). Measurements:H 28.75" W 21.75" D 19.75" Seat H 17.75"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Armchair (DFAW) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Armchair (DFAW) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DFAW stands for dining-height fiberglass armchair with wood base. Made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair). Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; maple, walnut, ebony-stained ash or white ash dowels; black or white powder-coated wire. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. Measurements:H 31.5" W 25" D 23.25" Seat H 18" Arm H 26.25"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Side Chair (DFSW) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Side Chair (DFSW) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DFSW stands for dining-height fiberglass side chair with wood base. Made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair). Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; maple, walnut, ebony-stained ash or white ash dowels; black or white powder-coated wire. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. Measurements:H 31.75" W 18.5" D 21" Seat H 17"

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Design Within Reach Series 7TM Monochrome Chair Design Within Reach Series 7TM Monochrome Chair More Info Product cell

The Series 7 Chair (1955) debuted in Sweden at the Helsingborg exhibition of 1955, or H55. One of the most copied chairs of the modern era, it features an ideal shape for the human form, with a back that offers just the right amount of give to keep your upper body comfortable and a waterfall seat that supports your legs without pressing into them. Arne Jacobsen, instilled with a love of materials, shaped the core of Danish design identity with this chair by forming it from one piece of plywood that he cleverly narrowed in the middle to accommodate three different bends. Once painstakingly made by hand, Series 7 is now crafted using automation methods borrowed from the German car industry and monitored by a team that ensures every single chair is perfect. Suitable for commercial use. Stacks six high. This is the authentic Series 7 Chair by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. Colored Ash is a durable stain that keeps the wood grain visible, making each chair unique. Lacquered Veneer is a glossy finish with no visible wood grain. Materials: Pressure-molded sliced veneer shell with outer layer in lacquered or lazur-painted ash veneer; powder-coated tubular steel frame. Measurements:H 31" W 20.5" D 20" Seat H 18.3"

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Design Within Reach AntTM Chair with 3 Legs in Colored Ash Design Within Reach AntTM Chair with 3 Legs in Colored Ash More Info Product cell

Originally designed for the canteen at Novo Nordisk, an international Danish healthcare company, the Ant Chair (1952) faced an unclear future when the manufacturer expressed concern about its potential. But Arne Jacobsen believed in his product and offered to buy all the chairs if they didn't sell. Of course, he never had to make good on that offer, as the Ant Chair quickly became an international success. Jacobsen shaped the core of Danish design identity when he accommodated three different bends in one piece of plywood, simply by narrowing the chair back. This chair is ideally suited to the human body. Its seatback has a comfortable give, and its waterfall seat edge doesn't press into legs. Stackable up to six high. This is the authentic Ant Chair by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. Colored Ash is a durable stain that keeps the wood grain visible, making each chair unique. Materials: Pressure-molded sliced veneer shell with outer layer in lazur-painted ash veneer; tubular steel frame with polished-chrome finish. Measurements:H 30.75" W 20" D 19" Seat H 17.25"

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Design Within Reach Milo Baughman 1188 Dining Chair Design Within Reach Milo Baughman 1188 Dining Chair More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive The 1188 Chair (1968) was Milo Baughman's favorite chair and the one with which he chose to furnish the home of business partner and friend Thayer Coggin. Given that the Coggin family could've had any dining chair in the company's inventory, the 1188 is something special indeed. Baughman and Coggin met in 1953 and formed a powerful partnership that lasted for five decades. The North Carolina-based company is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughman furniture to this day. The designer's work was included in High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. Baughman was inducted into the Furniture Design Hall of Fame in 1987. Made in U.S.A. Natural leather is prized for its unique markings. Scars, scrapes and wrinkles are not defects. The bronze finish is created by hand and is not uniform. This is intentional, and the marks of the craftsman are left on the chair to add warmth and character to each piece. Materials: Tubular polished stainless steel frame or tubular steel frame with brushed bronze finish; kiln-dried maple and plywood interior; foam and fiber cushions; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 30" W 23" D 23" Seat H 18" Arm H 25.5"

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Design Within Reach Audrey Side Chair, Set of 2 Design Within Reach Audrey Side Chair, Set of 2 More Info Product cell

The prolific architect and designer Piero Lissoni is based in Milan and operates a satellite office in New York. After opening his studio in 1986, he worked on his first project for Boffi, and his client list quickly grew to include Alessi, Artemide and Kartell. He later delved into architecture, building a portfolio that includes hotels, corporate headquarters and private homes around the world. From structures to furniture to accessories, Lissoni works magic with simple, clean lines. He strives to create buildings and interior furnishings "that are clean and more or less silent." His latest chair was named after Audrey Hepburn because, like the actress, it has a slim and elegant silhouette. It took him five years to design the Audrey Chair (2011), and in the process he helped Kartell develop a new method of robotic production. "For me, design means industrial," says Lissoni, "but I'm also connected with human beings." Built to withstand the elements, Audrey's die-cast aluminum two-part frame is made without welds. The rattan-like seat and back are made from durable plastic with an open-weave structure that helps keep you comfortable by permitting air circulation. This sleek streamlined chair can go anywhere, from indoors to out, residential to commercial. Made in Italy. Materials: Die-cast aluminum frame with painted finish; plastic seat and back. Measurements:H 31.5" W 20.5" D 20" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach DropTM Chair Design Within Reach DropTM Chair More Info Product cell

Arne Jacobsen designed the Drop Chair (1958) for his masterpiece, the legendary SAS Royal Hotel (now the Radisson Blu) in Copenhagen. It was originally manufactured along with Jacobsen's SwanTM and EggTM Collections but in very limited quantities. In hibernation for more than 50 years, Drop has finally returned. This compact chair with rare heritage is as fresh and vibrant today as it was back then. Constructed of strong ABS plastic with nylon reinforcement, the seat embraces the occupant while still allowing freedom of movement, resulting in a surprising level of comfort. Minimal tubular steel legs provide stability without stealing too much attention from the sculptural seat. This is the authentic Drop Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Denmark. Materials: ABS plastic shell with nylon interior reinforcement; powder-coated tubular steel legs. Measurements:H 35" W 18" D 21.5" Seat H 18.25"

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Design Within Reach Hudson Armchair Design Within Reach Hudson Armchair More Info Product cell

Originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City, the Hudson Collection (2000) is Philippe Starck's update of the 1006 Navy® Chair, designed by Emeco in 1944. Hudson is made using the same 77-step process that Emeco perfected 70 years ago to satisfy the military's need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant chairs for submarines. The company's proprietary metal processing method yields aluminum three times stronger than steel – and a chair so durable that it has an estimated life span of 150 years. "Working with Emeco has allowed me to use a recycled material and transform it into something that never needs to be discarded – a tireless and unbreakable chair to enjoy for a lifetime," says Starck. "It is a chair you never own, you just use it for a while until it is the next person's turn." Hudson is included in the design collection at MoMA and received the 2000 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum. Hudson chairs and stools come with a lifetime guarantee. Chair with brushed finish suitable for outdoor use. This is the authentic Hudson Chair by Emeco. Made in U.S.A. Made from 80% recycled aluminum (40% post-consumer, 40% post-industrial), which requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce virgin aluminum. Hudson is a patented design by Philippe Starck for Emeco. It is illegal for another company to clone this chair. At DWR, the Emeco products we sell are 100% authentic. Materials: Aluminum with polished or anodized brushed finish; clear plastic glides. Measurements:H 33.5" W 20.75" D 19.5" Seat H 18" Arm H 27.5"

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Design Within Reach Baba Side Chair Design Within Reach Baba Side Chair More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive Sergio Mian approached designing his Baba Collection (1992) with an emphasis on details, a love of materials and an intimate understanding of the human body. With its inviting curves and contours, this chair has become one of the most popular restaurant-quality models in the world. Offering a perfect blend of comfort and support, it features a seat and backrest shaped to cradle the body. A durable and elegant choice for commercial applications, Baba also fits seamlessly in most residential settings. Stacks eight high. Made in Italy. Materials: Beech plywood back and seat; canaletto walnut veneer; matte chromed steel legs; plastic glides. Measurements:H 31" W 19" D 18.5" Seat H 18.25"

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Design Within Reach CH88 Stacking Chair Design Within Reach CH88 Stacking Chair More Info Product cell

Midcentury Danish design master and "chair-maker of chair-makers" Hans Wegner never saw quality and quantity as mutually exclusive. An innovator of organic functionalism, he designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime, many of which are heralded as design icons. His CH88 Stacking Chair (1955) is but one of them, fusing warm wood and industrial steel in one unified form. It combines a steam-molded wooden back with upturned ends to provide a natural resting place for your arms and an oval wooden seat on a tubular steel frame. Carl Hansen & Søn launched the CH88 Stacking Chair in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Wegner's birth. Stacks up to four high. Made in Denmark. Materials: Lacquered beech seat and back; powder-coated steel frame. Measurements:H 30.25" W 22.5" D 17.5" Seat H 17.5"

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Design Within Reach Brno Flat Bar Chair Design Within Reach Brno Flat Bar Chair More Info Product cell

The Brno Flat Bar Chair (1930) from KnollStudio® is a masterpiece of structure, paying tribute to early modernism's gravity-defying skyscrapers. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to have a cantilevered base, the Brno offers the comfort of an armchair without the old-line stuffiness or bulk of upholstery. Weighty bar stock steel lends the chair its strength and boasts seamless joints and hidden hardware. A lengthy triple-plate chroming process ensures a resilient, rust-resistant mirror-quality finish. The padded seat is upholstered in supple full-grain Spinneybeck leather for long-enduring appearance retention and ease of maintenance – two especially important features for offices and waiting areas. The Brno Flat Bar Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. Made in Italy. Materials: 304 bar stock chrome-plated steel frame; inner hardwood frame; variable density foam; Dymetrol® seat suspension; full-grain, semi-aniline-dyed Spinneybeck leather. Glides ship with chair. Measurements:H 31.5" W 22.75" D 22.5" Seat H 17.5" Arm H 25.75"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair (DSW) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair (DSW) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed that "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal and entered as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn't until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs. This is an authentic chair by Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DSW stands for dining height, side chair with wood base. Materials: Injection-molded batch-dyed recyclable polypropylene; walnut, maple, ebony-stained ash or white ash dowels; black or white powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base. Measurements:H 31.75" W 18" D 21" Seat H 17.25"

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Design Within Reach Eames Wire Chair (DKR.0) Design Within Reach Eames Wire Chair (DKR.0) More Info Product cell

After refining their molded plastic chairs, Charles and Ray Eames began experimenting with making a chair from welded wire. To succeed, the Eameses had to figure out how to create a design with the strength they needed while keeping manufacturing costs as low as possible. Ultimately, they decided on using lighter-gauge wire doubled over into a rim that sandwiches heavier inner wire to form their Eames Wire Chair (1951), which won them their first American mechanical design patent. Its organic shape and airy silhouette are complemented by what's commonly referred to as an Eiffel base (because of its trademark shape). This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Commercial quality. Made in U.S.A. DKR.0 stands for dining height, K-wire shell, rod base, no seat pad. Materials: Chrome-plated steel; leveling floor glides. Measurements:H 32.75" W 19" D 21.25" Seat H 18.5"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair (DFAR) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Armchair (DFAR) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DFAR stands for dining-height fiberglass armchair with rod base. Made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair). Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; black or white powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base; leveling floor glides. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. Measurements:H 32" W 25" D 23" Seat H 17.25" Arm H 26.5"

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Design Within Reach Saarinen Executive Armchair - Wood Legs Design Within Reach Saarinen Executive Armchair - Wood Legs More Info Product cell

The design of Eero Saarinen's Executive Armchair (1950) began more than a decade earlier, when he and Charles Eames submitted several designs to the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. The pair, who'd been friends and collaborators since meeting at Cranbrook Academy of Art, won first prize. These fluid, sculptural shapes influenced the future work of both men – for Saarinen, most notably in his Womb, Tulip and Executive Chairs. The Executive was originally made of fiberglass but was later updated in polyurethane to take advantage of the technical advances in plastics. The feel of this classic seat, however, remains unchanged. The molded shell flexes slightly with the sitter, and the contoured plywood seat is supported by metal or wood legs. Unlike Saarinen's furniture, which was consistently sculptural in form, these fluid lines didn't appear in his architecture until the 1950s. When looking at the dome-shaped glass wall of the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, it's not a big leap to see the same shape in the back of his Executive Chair. This chair is Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified for its use of low-emitting products. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Backed by a five-year manufacturer's warranty. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Molded reinforced polyurethane shell; contoured plywood seat; solid steam-bent oak legs. FABRIC 1: Knoll Classic Bouclé, 52% wool, 48% nylon. FABRIC 2: Knoll Textiles Rivington, 38% wool, 28% cotton, 28% acrylic, 6% polyester. LEATHER: Spinneybeck Volo leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31.5" W 25.5" D 24.5" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach Cesca Side Chair - Cane Design Within Reach Cesca Side Chair - Cane More Info Product cell

Three years after designing his iconic Wassily Chair, which is believed to be the first bent tubular steel chair design, Marcel Breuer created the Cesca Chair (1928). Named in tribute to his daughter Francesca, the simple design pairs the industrial age aesthetic of tubular steel with caning and wood. This chair is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Breuer's signature. Cesca chairs are manufactured by Knoll® according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in USA. The Cesca is used in homes and restaurants worldwide, and an original 1928 chair is included in MoMA's permanent collection. "It's among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century," said Cara McCarty, associate curator, department of architecture and design at MoMA. The beech frame is available in an ebony finish. Materials: Tubular steel frame with chrome-plated finish; hardwood beech with cane inserts. Measurements:H 31.5" W 18.5" D 23.5" Seat H 17.75"

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Design Within Reach CH33 Dining Chair Design Within Reach CH33 Dining Chair More Info Product cell

Hans Wegner, the midcentury Danish design master, never saw quality and quantity as mutually exclusive – the innovator of organic functionalism designed more than 500 chairs in his lifetime, many of which are heralded as design icons. His CH33 Dining Chair (1957) was in production until 1967 and, until now, has lived on only in auction houses internationally. Its warmth, simplicity and elegance make it an easeful complement to many different style interiors, inspiring Carl Hansen & Søn to bring it back into production in 2012. "This chair was conceived 55 years ago and is just as relevant now as it was then," says Knud Erik Hansen, third-generation owner of Carl Hansen & Søn. "Aside from its design features, the chair's construction and the craftsmanship that goes into making it assure its appeal for generations to come." Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid Danish beech or oak wood; NCS paint. Measurements:H 28" W 21.75" D 19" Seat H 17.5"

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Design Within Reach Spindle Chair Design Within Reach Spindle Chair More Info Product cell

Architect Craig Bassam and his partner Scott Fellows are BassamFellows, described as "the design world's A-team" by The Times of London . Their Spindle Chair (2012) was inspired by a trip to Phillips Exeter Academy Library – the brainchild of renowned architect Louis Kahn – in Exeter, New Hampshire. "Kahn paired a very traditional spindle chair with his powerful modern architecture," says Bassam. "The contrast was simultaneously jarring and sublime." By taking that design tension and applying it to a chair, Bassam has brought a new approach to the spindle archetype. The ergonomically shaped seat and streamlined back are supported by spindles rendered in metal rather than the traditional wood, giving the chair a sophisticated, airy feel and creating the illusion of two surfaces floating in space. The Spindle Chair is finished with a wipe-on combination of oil and sealer. No stains are ever used, and because of the natural variations in wood, every chair is unique. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid American black walnut with brushed nickel base or solid ash with brass base. Measurements:H 29" W 20.25" D 22.5" Seat H 17.5" Arm H 25.5"

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Design Within Reach Antica Armchair Design Within Reach Antica Armchair More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive Karl Friedrich Förster and Jörg Helweg have been designing furniture for more than three decades. "We specialize in seating and are one of the few manufacturers whose production is still almost exclusively in Germany," says Helweg. Their Antica Collection (2001) is a rare blend of comfort and elegance that's equally at home at a breakfast bar or raw bar – many of our customers even use them in the living room. The pebbled leather upholstery has a luxurious hand, and the thick, pillowed seat provides lasting comfort. Contract quality. Made in Germany. The Antica Armchair has a loose seat pad. Materials: Brushed stainless steel frame; foam cushion; top-grain, semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 21.25" D 21.25" Seat H 19" Arm H 25.75"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair (DCM) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plywood Dining Chair (DCM) More Info Product cell

The iconic DCM (1946) began as an experiment in the Eameses' apartment, where they were molding plywood in what they called the "Kazam! Machine." The machine pressed thin sheets of wood veneer against a heated membrane that was inflated by a bicycle pump. Humble beginnings for what would become one of the world's most widely recognized and highly coveted chairs. Low-slung, with an expertly crafted molded seat and back (no bike pumps are used today), this chair cradles you in a comfortable position. Its form relates directly to the human body and holds no secrets as to how it succeeds technically. The slender rod base provides superior strength, while rubber shock mounts buffer against jarring movement. This original is an authentic product of Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DCM stands for dining chair with metal legs. Materials: Molded five-ply seat and back; cherry, walnut, white ash or santos palisander wood veneer, ebony-stained ash veneer or red-stained ash veneer; chromed-steel or black powder-coated legs and back brace; rubber shock mounts; self-leveling nylon glides. Measurements:H 29.5" D 20.5" W 20.5" Seat H 17.5"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic 4-Leg Side Chair (DSX) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic 4-Leg Side Chair (DSX) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed that "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal and entered as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn't until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs. This is an authentic chair by Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Contract quality. Made in U.S.A. DSX stands for dining height, side chair with X-base, which is a bit abstract, since you have to turn over the chair to see how the base forms an X. Materials: Injection-molded batch-dyed recyclable polypropylene; black or white powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base; leveling floor glides. Measurements:H 31.25" W 18" D 21.5" Seat H 17.25"

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Design Within Reach Spoleto Chair Design Within Reach Spoleto Chair More Info Product cell

Ufficio Tecnico – Knoll's in-house technical team of engineers and designers – created this cantilevered tubular metal chair as an elegant solution for tight spaces. The compact footprint of the Spoleto Chair (1971) makes it a suitable chair for conference tables, dining areas, kitchen nooks or office spaces. Inspired by the MR Chair by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Spoleto Chair is upholstered in whole-hide, thick cowhide leather that forms a taught sling with just the right "give" for a comfortable seat and back. Made in Italy. Materials: Seamless tubular steel with polished chrome finish; cowhide leather upholstery; nylon laces; clear plastic glides. Measurements:H 32" W 18.5" D 23.5" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Wire-Base Armchair (DAR) Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Wire-Base Armchair (DAR) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed that "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. Their Molded Plastic chairs were originally designed in metal and entered as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design. They then changed the material to fiberglass in 1950, and today the chairs are made of recyclable polypropylene. Charles was dissatisfied with the fiberglass, and it wasn't until after his death that the matte finish he desired was achieved, thanks to advances in materials. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The deep seat pocket and waterfall seat edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of thighs. This is an authentic chair by Herman Miller, Inc. Eames is a licensed trademark of Herman Miller. Contract quality. Made in U.S.A. DAR stands for dining height, armchair, rod base. Commonly referred to as the Eiffel chair (because of the shape of the base). Materials: Injection-molded batch-dyed recyclable polypropylene; black or white powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base; leveling floor glides. Measurements:H 31.75" W 25" D 24" Seat H 18" Arm H 26.5"

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Design Within Reach Alfi Low-Back Chair Design Within Reach Alfi Low-Back Chair More Info Product cell

Born in England, Jasper Morrison was raised in both Germany and the United States before his family settled in London, where he attended Kingston College School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. Morrison is a self-described conceptual designer, taking familiar shapes and repurposing them into fresh ones. Believing that what you don't see is as important as what you do see, he designed and engineered Alfi (2015) to be an ordinary chair with extraordinary invisible qualities. Its seat is made from reclaimed post-industrial waste, and its base is made of responsibly harvested wood handcrafted by Amish woodworkers. Adding even more extra to its extraordinariness, Morrison shaped the seat as a nod to cane chairs seen at sidewalk cafés found throughout Paris. The result is simple and simply beautiful, and one he's pleased with: "It's one of the most comfortable chairs I have designed." Made in U.S.A. Materials: Reclaimed post-industrial waste seat (92.5% polypropylene; 7.5% wood fiber); solid ash base. Measurements:H 24.25" W 17" D 18.75" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach 1006 Seat Pad Design Within Reach 1006 Seat Pad More Info Product cell

This vinyl Seat Pad is designed for use with the 1006 Navy® Chair Collection, including the Side Chair, Armchair and Stools, as well as suitable for the 111 Navy Chair®. It attaches with double-sided tape. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Vinyl; foam; steel seat pan. Measurements:H 0.75" W 16" D 15"

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Design Within Reach Eames Upholstered Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Armchair (DFAW) Design Within Reach Eames Upholstered Molded Fiberglass Dowel-Leg Armchair (DFAW) More Info Product cell

Charles and Ray Eames believed "design is a method of action," and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. "The chair that Charles and Ray were designing," explains grandson Eames Demetrios, "is the chair that's made tomorrow ." The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMA's 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. DFAW stands for dining-height fiberglass armchair with wood base. Made of 98% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Miller's take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair). Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; maple, walnut or ebony-stained ash dowels; black powder-coated wire; Hopsak upholstery (100% recycled polyester). The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. Measurements:H 31.5" W 25" D 23.25" Seat H 18" Arm H 26.25"

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Design Within Reach Gas Armchair Design Within Reach Gas Armchair More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive Jesús Gasca set out to design a chair with light, fluid lines, resolved at every curve and edge. The result is the timeless and eminently versatile Gas Armchair (2000). Its chrome-plated aluminum frame and curved seat and back cradle the body with no hard angles or sharp corners, offering ergonomic lumbar support for comfort over long periods. The versatility of this award-winning contract-quality chair is evident in the range of spaces it's been used, from the ING headquarters in Holland to the Nevada Museum of Art, the University of Valencia in Spain to the inn at the Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil monastery. It's a stackable, supremely well-constructed chair that comes upholstered in vinyl or leather. Plastic glides protect floors. Made in Spain. Materials: Chrome-plated aluminum frame; vinyl ("eco leather" that looks and feels like real leather) or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31" W 22" D 20" Seat H 17" Arm H 25"

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Design Within Reach Gigi Stacking Side Chair Design Within Reach Gigi Stacking Side Chair More Info Product cell

Gigi has a social nature – this colorful, stackable, eminently practical chair works great in groups. Ideal for cafeterias, break rooms or auditoriums, the Gigi Stacking Side Chair (2000) can easily assimilate to a breakfast nook, kid's room or rec room. Up-and-coming designer Marco Maran is known for pieces that are spirited and flexible, a description embodied by the bright and bold Gigi Collection. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Backed by a five-year manufacturer's warranty. Made in U.S.A. Flexible back and waterfall seat edge provide enduring comfort in a lightweight plastic chair. Stacks four high on the floor (or 10 high on the Gigi Dolly, which is sold separately and available by special order). Easy to clean, Gigi is also designed to work well with a booster seat. Materials: Polypropylene; chrome-plated base. Measurements:H 34.25" W 19.75" D 20" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach Nine-0TM Stacking Chair - Soft Back Design Within Reach Nine-0TM Stacking Chair - Soft Back More Info Product cell

Presenting the Nine-0 Collection by Ettore Sottsass. The designer, who helped found the Memphis Group and created the iconic Olivetti Valentine typewriter, finished his seating collection for Emeco shortly before his death on December 31, 2007. The name "Nine-0" refers to the age Sottsass was when he designed the collection, which is handcrafted in Pennsylvania using the same 77-step process that Emeco first developed for its 1006 Navy® Chair. Sottsass was one of the first designers to use the 1006 Navy in residential applications, and the Nine-0 is his reinterpretation of that classic chair. The Nine-0, like all Emeco seating, is crafted of 80% recycled aluminum and has an estimated lifespan of 150 years. Stacks up to six high. Nine-0 chairs and stools contribute to LEEDTM credit #4.2 Recycled Content (and credit #5.1 if shipped within 500 miles of Hanover, Pennsylvania). Backed by a seven-year manufacturer's warranty. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Brushed anodized aluminum (80% recycled); polyurethane seat and back. Measurements:H 31.5" W 20.25" D 22.25" Seat H 18.5"

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Design Within Reach Cherner Side Chair Design Within Reach Cherner Side Chair More Info Product cell

Although a pioneer in prefab housing, Norman Cherner is best known for the molded plywood seating line he created for the manufacturer Plycraft, which he ultimately sued the company over. After telling Cherner that his design for what is now known as the Cherner® Chair (1958) had been scrapped, Plycraft's owner continued to produce it, claiming himself as the designer. The Chair's popularity soared when it appeared in Norman Rockwell's 1961 painting "The Artist at Work" on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post . Cherner sued, and while Plycraft agreed to pay Cherner royalties, the line was out of production by the early 1970s. In 1999, Cherner's sons formed the Cherner Chair Company to revive the designs and produce them as their father originally intended. Constructed of laminated plywood of graduating thicknesses, from 5 ply at the perimeter edge of the seat to 15 ply at the slender waist, the Cherner Chair possesses exceptional structural strength and dramatic sculptural beauty. This is the authentic Cherner Chair produced by the Cherner Chair Company. Cherner Chair is a licensed trademark of Cherner Chair Company. Made in U.S.A. Materials: European beech wood core; laminated plywood; walnut veneer; solid beech wood arms with walnut stain. Measurements:H 31.5" W 18.5" D 21.5" Seat H 18"

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Design Within Reach Brno Tubular Chair Design Within Reach Brno Tubular Chair More Info Product cell

One of the first cantilevered chair designs to be produced, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Brno Tubular Chair (1930) is the most elegant of its kind. The mirror-finish chromed tubular steel frame is fluidly bent into a sinuous single-piece form, which gracefully supports the sitter while seemingly defying gravity. A lengthy triple-plate chroming process ensures a resilient, rust-resistant mirror-quality finish. The padded seat is upholstered in supple full-grain Spinneybeck leather for long-enduring appearance retention and ease of maintenance – two especially important features for offices and waiting areas. The manageable weight of the design also allows for use around dining and conference tables. The Brno Chair is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Each piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and the designer's signature. Made in Italy. Materials: 11-gauge chrome-plated steel; inner hardwood frame; variable density foam; Dymetrol seat suspension; full-grain, semi-aniline-dyed Spinneybeck leather; plastic glides. Measurements:H 31.5" W 22.75" D 22.5" Seat H 17.25" Arm H 25.75"

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Design Within Reach Matera Side Table Design Within Reach Matera Side Table More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive The Matera Collection (2007), focused on delivering ample storage, is the work of Sean Yoo, who at the time of its conception lived in Matera, Italy (thus its name). Born in Seoul, Yoo grew up in Los Angeles and was working as a city planner when a visit to the Noguchi Museum in New York inspired him to pursue design. "I was particularly attracted to the way Noguchi applied sculptural qualities to common household objects," says Yoo. "It seemed to give meaning and purpose to otherwise meaningless objects." The Matera Collection features clean lines nicely finished with beveled edges, running match wood grain and exposed-slot mortise-and-tenon corner joints. All pieces have slotted bases that lend an airy feel. The Matera Side Table has a C-shape floating design meant to accommodate the Matera Bed with Storage – placed next to the bed, the table allows free access to the drawer facing it, which passes right through its base when opened. Made in Malaysia. Materials: Solid walnut or oak case frame; walnut or oak veneer over MDF with thick solid walnut or oak edging. Measurements:H 22.5" W 20.5" D 15.5"

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Design Within Reach Table Globe - Mint Design Within Reach Table Globe - Mint More Info Product cell

Green is definitely good for the earth with the Mint Table Globe (2006). Mint colored bodies of water complement the silver land masses and aluminum base on this digitally mapped globe. Precise geographic accuracy applies not only to the placement of the countries, but the 23.5-degree tilt of the earth toward the sun, as well. This compact globe can be proudly displayed in almost any room. Pads under the base protect surfaces. Made in Italy. Materials: Aluminum; polystyrene. Measurements:H 16" W 12" Globe Diameter 12"

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Design Within Reach Mantis BS5 SW Sconce Design Within Reach Mantis BS5 SW Sconce More Info Product cell

DWR Exclusive Born in Mainz, Germany, in 1924, Bernard Schottlander fled to England as a Jewish refugee in 1939. He worked as a welder for a short stint during the war before delving into sculpture at Leeds College of Art and the Anglo-French art center in St. John's Wood. A year later, he went on to open his own design studio and began creating new pieces in limited editions. An admirer of Alexander Calder, the American sculptor perhaps best known as originator of the mobile, Schottlander created his Mantis Collection (1951) as an homage. Movement being intrinsic to his work, he devised clever adjustable frames constructed of strong yet flexible steel rods combined with counterweights (except for the sconce, which has a fixed design). He then fabricated shades from aluminum using repoussé and chasing techniques, relying on his trained sculptor's eye to produce beautifully flowing shapes that set the symmetrical and asymmetrical in opposition. His lamps – much like his idol's mobiles – appear to defy gravity with their floating forms. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E12 base; 40W max. This is the authentic Mantis Collection. Made in China. Materials: Painted steel arm and base; painted aluminum shade; nickeled brass ball joint. Measurements:H 8.25" D 17.75" Shade Diameter 8.75", 3.5 lbs.

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Design Within Reach 20-06 Barstool Upholstered Design Within Reach 20-06 Barstool Upholstered More Info Product cell

The frame of the upholstered 20-06 Barstool (2006) is crafted out of 80% recycled aluminum and has a tensile strength three times that of steel. The hand-welded seamless construction is the result of a 77-step process developed in 1944 when Emeco first manufactured its 1006 Navy Chair for use on WWII submarines. The 20-06 Barstool is part of a collection that began with the 20-06 Chair, designed by architects Foster & Partners for the Smithsonian expansion in Washington, D.C. The inventive geometry and ecological considerations they bring to architecture are evident in the entire 20-06 table and seating series. Constructed with an anodized finish and attached vinyl seat pad, the upholstered Barstool is suitable for light outdoor use. The 20-06 Collection has an estimated 150-year lifespan – longevity that means less impact on the earth's resources. Contributes to LEED Certification Credit #4.2 Recycled Content. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Anodized aluminum; vinyl seat pad. Measurements:H 30" W 13.75" D 14"

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