Design Within Reach Furniture
George Nakashima regarded cabinetry and woodwork as a noble art form – a view evidenced in the pieces he designed for Knoll. His Splay-Leg Coffee Table (1946) exhibits his gifted sense of grain, texture and balance. The veneered walnut or hickory top has a reverse slip-matched cathedral grain, which allows the table to be placed facing either way. Mortise and tenon joints and brass hardware secure the top to the angled solid walnut legs, creating a simple, heirloom-quality modern classic. Nakashima referred to himself as a Japanese shaker, expressing the belief that his designs should be treated as everyday functional objects, not precious possessions. The Shaker influence can be noted in his extraordinary skill at crafting wood, a material he approached with great reverence, saying, A tree is our most intimate contact with nature. A signature plate on the underside of the table attests to its authenticity. Manufactured by Knoll. Materials: Walnut or hickory veneer; solid walnut; brass hardware. Measurements:H 17.5" W 37.25" D 32.25"
In a 1956 Time magazine cover story, Eero Saarinen said that the underside of typical tables and chairs makes a confusing, unrestful world and he was designing a new collection to clear up the slum of legs in the U.S. home. Later that year, he completed his Pedestal Table (1956), whose form was inspired by a drop of high-viscosity liquid. This iconic table features a cast-aluminum base with abrasion-resistant Rilsan finish and a solid marble, wood veneer or laminate tabletop. Each is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Eero Saarinens signature. This is the authentic Saarinen Pedestal Table by Knoll. Base made in China; tabletop made in Italy or U.S.A., depending on material. Stone masters carefully select marble with the best composition and veining to create tops for marble Saarinen Pedestal Tables. Please rest assured that each ones unique markings are not imperfections but rather the very traits that make it a true one of a kind. Polished-coated marble tops have a glossy polyester coating, and satin-coated marble tops have a matte satin polyester coating; both types help protect against stains. Materials: Cast-aluminum base with Rilsan® finish; solid marble, wood veneer or laminate tabletop with beveled edge. Solid marble: Arabescato (white with heavy grey veining), Nero Marquina or Verde Alpi (green with black and white veining). Wood veneer: MDF with cathedral-grain ebonized walnut, oak, walnut or Pau Ferro rosewood veneer. Laminate: MDF with laminate. Measurements:H 20" Diameter 20"
DWR Exclusive A native of Copenhagen, Jens Risom studied in his youth under furniture maker Kaare Klint, alongside the likes of Hans Wegner and Børge Mogensen. In 1939, he immigrated to the U.S. and began what would become a towering career, originally marked by his innovative work for Knoll and by the founding of his own studio in 1946, Jens Risom Design. Museum curators have credited him with providing a vital link between Scandinavian and American midcentury design, and his work is included in the collections of MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt, among many others. Risom introduced his T.710 Small Side Table (1950) at a time when he was experimenting with metal. He was fascinated by the negative space the table defines between its base and top and by the illusion of floating the top creates. This table is perfect for tight areas due to its compact size and small footprint. Stacks up to three high. Made in Malaysia. Materials: American walnut top; powder-coated steel base. Measurements:H 21" W 14" D 16"
Craving furniture that could stand up to the salty environment of her seaside home in Florida, Florence Knoll called on Richard Schultz to create a decent set of outdoor furniture made out of materials that wont rust or corrode. That was in 1962, and Schultz spent the next four years designing his refined 1966 Collection, originally known as the Knoll Leisure Collection. At a time when most outdoor furniture was stamped out of metal with backrests shaped like bouquets of flowers, the 1966 Collection brought the clean lines and balanced proportions of indoor modern furniture to outdoor living. In the years since its debut, the collection has been re-engineered to take advantage of modern materials like Teflon® thread. In creating the 1966 Collection, Schultz satisfied Florence Knolls request for outdoor furniture that lasts, and many of the sets purchased 50 years ago are still being enjoyed today. The 1966 Collection is included in the permanent collection at MoMA. This is the authentic 1966 Adjustable Chaise by Knoll. Made in U.S.A. The large wheels can spin at different speeds thanks to their differential axles, making the 1966 Adjustable Chaise easy to move. This chaise adjusts from fully flat to four angles of recline. Fitted cover sold separately. Materials: Cast and extruded aluminum frame; weather-resistant polyester powder-coated finish; woven vinyl-coated polyester mesh; pure vinyl straps; Teflon thread; stainless steel supports and connectors; cast aluminum wheels with rubber tires and differential axles. Measurements:H 36" W 25.5" D 76" Seat H 14.25"
DWR Exclusive A DWR best-seller for over a decade, the Bantam Collection (2004) celebrates the soft, less-machined brand of modernism that arose in the United States in the 1930s. Delivering physical comfort as well as aesthetic pleasure, the entire frame is lightly padded and finely upholstered with a fitted back and a single row of button tufting. Matching piping along the seams reinforces the clean lines of Bantams frame. Tapered solid wood legs lend visual lightness. Made in U.S.A. Use the Bantam Cocktail Ottoman to extend this sofa or create an L-shape. Legs finished in a rich walnut stain. For legs in a honey or coffee finish, contact a DWR Studio or call us at 1.800.944.2233. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner blocked hardwood frame; sinuous wire springs; polyurethane foam with down-proof ticking; stained hardwood legs; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31.5" W 86.5" D 33" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 24"
DWR Exclusive Were very excited to bring you the latest sofa collection from Bernett and Dodziuk, two designers weve worked with since DWR was founded. Hand-built by a California-based manufacturer thats been making comfortable sofas and chairs for more than 50 years, the Camber Sofa Collection (2013) satisfies the designers goal to find the best size and scale for products to maximize living, while refraining from dominating a room, explains Bernett. The result is extreme comfort within slender proportions. Covers are removable for cleaning. Legs ship unattached; simple assembly required. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked FSC-certified hardwood frames; unidirectional web suspension; high-resiliency foam seat cushions with down and feather wrap in down-proof ticking; Poly-fil®-, feather- and down-blend back cushions; stainless steel legs; fabric upholstery. Measurements:H 32" W 93" D 36.5" Seat H 17.5" Arm H 22.75"
Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with the warm, receptive look of a well-used first basemans mitt. The result embodies what it really means to lounge. In continuous production since its introduction, this set is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. Combining soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded wood, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is the culmination of the Eameses efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology they pioneered in the 40s. Even today, each piece is assembled by hand to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, and youll be pleased to discover the set gets even better with use and age. This is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Herman Miller and the Eames Office, still run by the Eames family, developed the taller size in response to the fact that the average height of people worldwide has increased about an inch since the chair was designed. The variations in size are subtle to the eye, but for taller individuals, they make the difference between I love Eames and Eames loves me. Materials: Seven-ply walnut, santos palisander, white ash or ebonized ash veneer shells; molded plywood internal frames; die-cast aluminum back brace and swivel base on chair, stationary base on ottoman; stainless steel leveling floor glides; polyurethane foam cushions; Maharam Mohair Supreme fabric upholstery or Spinneybeck® Vicenza, Herman Miller® MCL or Edelman® All-Grain leather upholstery. Measurements:Standard Lounge Chair: H 31.5" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15" Standard Ottoman: H 17.25" W 26" D 21.5"
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 dont 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 hes pleased with: Its 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"
Josef Hoffmann is well known for the simple, restrained, yet visually interesting dining chairs – several intended for cafés – that he designed early in the 20th century. The influence of the Arts and Crafts movement can be seen in his work, but Hoffmann also embraced the industrial age. Rather than rejecting traditional decoration, he succeeded in making it serve structural principles, which he believed should determine the forms of buildings, interiors and objects. Whether admiring one of his chairs or the Sanatorium Purkersdorf he designed in 1903, you can see Hoffmanns emphasis on straight, unadorned lines, characteristics that are in keeping with the style of the Viennese Secession. The Hoffmann Side Chair (1925), designed in collaboration with Josef Frank, is made at the bentwood factory founded by Michael Thonet in 1861. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Solid European beech wood from FSC-certified sources; caned seat; water-based stain and clear varnish; nylon floor glides. Measurements:H 31.5" W 17.75" D 21" Seat H 18"
Josef Hoffmann is well known for the simple, restrained, yet visually interesting dining chairs – several intended for cafés – that he designed early in the 20th century. The influence of the Arts and Crafts movement can be seen in his work, but Hoffmann also embraced the industrial age. Rather than rejecting traditional decoration, he succeeded in making it serve structural principles, which he believed should determine the forms of buildings, interiors and objects. Whether admiring one of his chairs or the Sanatorium Purkersdorf he designed in 1903, you can see Hoffmanns emphasis on straight, unadorned lines, characteristics that are in keeping with the style of the Viennese Secession. The Hoffmann Armchair (1925), designed in collaboration with Josef Frank, is made at the bentwood factory founded by Michael Thonet in 1861. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Solid European beech wood from FSC-certified sources; caned seat; water-based stain and clear varnish; nylon floor glides. Measurements:H 31.5" W 19.5" D 21" Seat H 18" Arm H 27.5"
DWR Exclusive Designers Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff are the co-founders of Berlin-based Müller and Wulff, a design firm they started in 2001. The duo knows a few things about conceiving furniture that serves multiple purposes, developing a penchant for creating sleeper sofas that work overtime for those who are, well, working overtime. Their eminently versatile Tuck Sleeper Sofa (2013) serves as a comfortable sofa, sleep-satisfying bed and even as a group chaise thanks to a padded back area behind the pillows thats comfortable to lean against. Quickly convert Tuck from sofa to sleeper simply by lifting up the seat and pulling it toward you. It comes fitted with narrow armrests to maximize the sitting and sleeping area. Made in Denmark. Materials: Steel frame and base; FSC-certified plywood arms; high-resilience polyurethane foam cushions; powder-coated steel legs; fabric upholstery. Vision Cotton: 85% cotton, 15% polyester. Crepe Linen: 54% polyester, 26% cotton, 20% linen. Measurements:H 29" W 85" D 39" (53.5" open) Seat H 15.75"
DWR Exclusive Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn named their company Norm to express their dedication to working with Danish norms and standards refined over hundreds of years, says Bjerre-Poulsen, rather than rejecting them in the endless search for new. The sincerity of their approach – bypassing flashy design for good design – shows in the quality of their work. These are products that endure both physically and aesthetically. The Finn Collection (2013) they developed for Design Within Reach is directly tied to their philosophy in that it was built on a passion for details, tactility in design and creating for the need. Norm products never crave to be anything but what they are, says Rønn. That is the combination of utility, purity and quiet beauty. The teak frames can be oiled to maintain their original color or left alone to develop a beautiful silvery patina. Made in Indonesia. This table has a removable plug to accommodate an umbrella. The Finn Collection has been honored with a 2015 Architizer A+ Jury Award – selected by 300-plus international architecture and design leaders – and a 2014 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design® Award. Materials: Solid sustainably harvested teak frame; black powder-coated or brushed stainless steel fittings. Measurements:H 28.75" W 86.75" D 36"
DWR Exclusive Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here. Over the years, we collaborated with Risom on a number of product launches. The Jens Bench (2008) came about when we worked with him to re-launch his Chair and Ottoman, originally designed in 1949 for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Decades had passed since this collection was in production, and Risom worked closely with us on every step of its return, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost-effective changes in the manufacturing process. Like all the furniture by this iconic designer, this collection has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid oak or walnut frame; solid plywood top with oak or walnut veneer; fabric or Elmosoft Scandinavian semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:Bench: H 15.5" W 63" D 18" Cushion: H 3.5" W 47" D 17"
DWR Exclusive Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here. Over the years, we collaborated with Risom on a number of new product launches and re-launches like this Ottoman (1949), originally designed for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Decades had passed since this collection was in production, and Risom worked closely with us on every step of its return, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost-effective changes in the manufacturing process. Like all the furniture by this iconic designer, this collection has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things. Slipcover is removable for cleaning. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid oak or walnut frame; plywood panel under seat cushion; fabric or Elmosoft Scandinavian semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 15" W 23.5" D 21.5"
DWR Exclusive Add a pop of color to the cabinets on your Royal System Shelving (1948) with these optional Sliding Doors. Constructed of durable colored laminate. Made in Denmark. Materials: Colored laminate. Measurements:H 15.25" W 15.5" D 0.25"
DWR Exclusive Designer Jeffrey Bernett was being a bit cheeky with the name of his Parallel Bedroom Collection (2013), given that it features beds with headboards shaped more like trapezoids. However, we think the name still fits because this is indeed a collection without parallel when it comes to choices. You can equip your bed with a standard or extra-wide headboard, oak or walnut frame and fabric or leather upholstery, then opt for side tables and under-bed storage, as well as dressers tall and wide. Parallel is more than a bed – its a system for an entire room. Assembly required for beds. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Oak veneer over MDF; push-latch drawer glides; leveling floor glides. Measurements:H 55" W 21" D 20"
The Le Corbusier group referred to their LC2 and LC3 Collections (1928) as cushion baskets, which they designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. These pieces reverse the standard structures of sofas and chairs by having frames that are externalized. With thick, resilient pillows resting within the steel frames, the idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style. The resulting aesthetic of the simple tubular structure is remarkably relevant to how we live today, almost 90 years later. Each piece is signed and numbered and, as a product of Cassinas Masters Collection, is manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy. The differences between the collections are that the LC2 is more compactly scaled, and the LC3 has the option of either down- or Dacron-wrapped cushions. Materials: Chromed steel frame; nylon webbing; multi-density composite foam cushions with down wrap; top-grain semi-aniline leather upholstery; nickel-plated steel glides. Measurements:H 24.5" W 93.5" D 28.75" Seat H 15.75"
DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, and Davey Lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic. Architects and designers have been longtime fans of Davey's industrial aesthetic, like their Well Pendant (2005), and satisfying the needs of this market helped the company continue to thrive. When manufacturing challenges brought the threat of closure, Peter Bowles stepped in and purchased the company. As part of Original BTC, which Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulb (not included) 60W/GLS/E26. UL Listed. Made in England. Light is supplied as standard with 1.5 meters (approx. 5 feet) of cable, stainless steel wire and a ceiling hook plate. This pendant is for indoor use only. Materials: Galvanized iron; brass suspension loop; clear well glass; stainless steel wire. Measurements:H 13" W 4", 4 lbs.
Inspired by the graceful flow of a manta ray through the ocean, Tuuci Manta (2001) offers you protection from the elements without obstructing the view. Dougan Clarke, a consummate sailor who spent over a decade working with sails, rigging and boat design, knows what will stand up to sun, rain, salt and wind, and he designs his shades accordingly. Manta is easy to use and maintain but constructed of replaceable marine-grade components to ensure a lifetime of serviceability. It features a clever cam cleat and pulley system to raise and lower the shade with ease. I sought to redefine what was previously known as an umbrella, says Clarke. The resulting shade sculptures embody both form and function. As with other shades, keep these in closed position during storms and when not in use. DWR is not responsible for accidents or damage caused by misuse or weather. Commercial quality. Made in U.S.A. Shade color: Natural. Looking for a shade in another color? Contact us at 1.800.944.2233 for a rainbow of additional options. Aluma-Teak gives you the warmth of hardwood without the worry. This state-of-the-art finish stands up to sun, salt and rain for years of enjoyment. Stand sold separately. Materials: Marine-grade anodized aluminum or Aluma-Teak™ over Armor-Wall Aluminum™ frame; stainless steel and UV-stabilized thermo-polymer components; cam cleat and pulley system; Sunbrella® shade. STATIONARY STAND (sold separately), galvanized steel. MOBILE STAND (sold separately), concrete-filled aluminum with Tuff-Wheel extension. Measurements:Shade: H 101" Diameter 143" Stationary Stand (sold separately): Diameter 30", 105 lbs. Mobile Stand (sold separately): Diameter 24", 95 lbs.
Leave it to designer Philippe Starck to find inspiration in the furniture of Versailles when creating a chair for a Chinese restaurant in Paris. The Kong Barstool (2002) is handcrafted in Pennsylvania using the same 77-step process Emeco first developed for its Navy Chair. While the shape of Kong recalls more delicate French designs, the manufacturing of this chair gives it an ability to stand up to even the most unruly of patrons. A proprietary heat treatment makes the aluminum three times stronger than steel, and all Emeco chairs and stools are tested to withstand 1,700 pounds of weight (which is good to know in case that restaurant in Paris is very popular). Available with two arms or one left arm or one right arm (right and left is from the perspective of the person sitting in the barstool). For contract and residential use. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Anodized aluminum; clear plastic glides. Measurements:H 46.5" W 17.5" D 20" Seat H 30" Arm H 37"
The design of Eero Saarinen's Executive Side Chair (1946) 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. 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 Saarinen's 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 manufacturers warranty. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Molded reinforced polyurethane shell; contoured plywood seat; steel leg base; seamless tubular steel legs with polished chrome finish. 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 22.5" D 20.5" Seat H 18.75"
DWR Exclusive From a Swiss company that has prided itself on producing refined outdoor offerings since its founding in 1954, Inox Tables (1989) serve well in a number of settings – courtyards to backyards, streetside to poolside and more. These durable tables are smartly designed and finished to withstand heavy use and the elements. All borrow a convenient feature from antique tilt-top tables: hinges that allow their tops to be raised into a vertical position for compact storage. The stainless steel tops are embossed with an engine-turned scallop pattern that gives them a functional and attractive texture. Die-cast solid aluminum feet provide just enough heft for stability and are equipped with leveling glides to accommodate uneven surfaces. Suitable for residential and commercial use. Assembly required. Made in Switzerland. Materials: Stainless steel top; galvanized, polyester-coated steel column; cast aluminum feet. Measurements:H 28" W 31" D 31"
DWR Exclusive Designer Walter Lamb was experimenting with bronze and copper tubing salvaged from sunken naval ships at Pearl Harbor when he created the prototype for his iconic outdoor collection. Today the pieces are crafted from weatherproof brass that will develop a rich patina over time (or it can be polished to return the surface to its original luster). The Walter Lamb Collection (1940s) is hand-wrapped with marine-grade, UV-stable cording that's flexible enough to provide comfortable seating but strong enough to withstand the elements. The brass frames will not rust and do not need to be refinished. This collection was recognized with a MoMA design award. Made in Mexico. Materials: Unfinished tubular brass; marine-grade polyester braid 0.25" rope. Measurements:H 30" W 23" D 33" Seat H 14"
As its name indicates, the Divina Collection truly transcends constraints of time and space. Designed by Piero Lissoni in 2001, it could easily have been the work of a midcentury master. Its clean lines and intuitive comfort make it a smart choice for any interior, including a living room, lobby or reception area. The versatility and compact scale of the collection invites use in spaces small or large. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Precisely placed upon thin, chrome-plated steel legs, the Ottoman appears to hover above the floor. Firm, highly resilient polyurethane cushion can be used to place beverages or other items. Piero Lissoni was honored with the Compasso d’Oro Award in 1991 and 2001 for his kitchen designs. Materials: Solid hardwood frame; chrome-plated steel base and legs; polyurethane cushion with a polyester fiber wrap; SpinneybeckÂ® Volo leather upholstery. Measurements:H 16" W 29.5" D 29.5"
A refreshing variant of the DCM (1946), the Upholstered DCM sports Kvadrat Divina fabric on its front side. This iconic chair 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 worlds 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; walnut, white ash or santos palisander wood veneer, ebony-stained ash veneer or red-stained birch veneer; Maharam Divina by Kvadrat (100% wool); chromed-steel or black powder-coated legs and back brace; rubber shock mounts; self-leveling nylon glides. Measurements:H 29.5" W 20.5" D 20.5" Seat H 17.5"
DWR Exclusive When we asked Matthew Hilton to identify the common elements found in his work, he replied, Functional, stackable, it has to store easily and be a good price. Fast-forward to today, and hes still staying true to those ideals. Seeing a need for durable outdoor furniture at accessible prices, Hilton created the Eos Collection (2011), which is sleek enough to work in an indoor dining space, as well. Eos is lightweight – literally and visually – smartly proportioned and very comfortable. Certain to inspire leisurely outdoor living during the long days of summer, this collection was named for Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and bringer of light. Its constructed of powder-coated aluminum that wont rust over time. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum; plastic floor glides. Measurements:H 39" W 19" D 25" Seat H 25" Arm H 33"
The manual for the Setu Chair (2009) is pretty straightforward: Sit down. This multipurpose chair defines flexibility, moving as the user moves, with a clean aesthetic that suits nearly any home or office space. Its true innovation comes from the patented kinematic spine, which connects the back and seat into one continuous support. Inspired by nature with its spiraling nautilus shell shape and contours, Setus unique spine conforms to the shape of your own, without the need for any manual adjustments or complicated lumbar supports. Its seat and back are made with LyrisTM elastomer, an innovative material that distributes your weight evenly by stretching in every direction. Its no accident that this chair is designed for a healthy back – Setu is Sanskrit for bridge and is borrowed from the yoga pose Setu Bandhasana, a strengthening backbend. Setu was selected by Interior Design as a distinctive design winner in its Annual Design Review of 2010. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer's warranty. This is the authentic Setu Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Constructed of 44% recycled materials and 93% recyclable. Materials: Lyris™ 2 elastomer upholstery (67% elastomer, 33% polyester); polypropylene and aluminum frame and five-star base; plastic casters. Measurements:H 32.75"–37.25" W 25.25" D 17.25" Seat H 15.5"–20" Arm H 23"–27.5"
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 leather upholstery. This chair is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Breuers 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 MoMAs permanent collection. Its among the 10 most important chairs of the 20th century, said Cara McCarty, associate curator, department of architecture and design at MoMA. Materials: Tubular steel frame with chrome-plated finish; molded plywood with foam cushion and Spinneybeck® Volo leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31.5" W 23.5" D 23.5" Seat H 17.75"
DWR Exclusive Add this Tray to the Drum High Pouf (sold separately) to transform the versatile pouf into a functional table. For parties, the removable Tray can also be used for serving. Made in Denmark. Materials: Plywood; medium-density fiberboard; walnut veneer or white paint. Measurements:H 3.25" Diameter 18.5"
DWR Exclusive Protect your Finn Collection in the off-season with our tailored furniture covers. Made to ward off the elements year-round, these covers are constructed of tough SurLast, a 100% solution-dyed all-weather polyester designed especially for outdoor use. Theyre breathable; resistant to water, mildew, abrasion and sun exposure; and easy to clean. Backed by a three-year limited warranty. Made in Mexico. Materials: 100% solution-dyed all-weather polyester; urethane coating.
DWR Exclusive Keep your outdoor furniture clean and protected from the elements with Outdoor Furniture Covers (2010). Available in a neutral mocha color, these covers are made of durable 12-gauge polyester-backed vinyl. With the exception of the Cushion Storage Bag, all of these covers are vented and have ties to anchor them in place. They are sized to fit various outdoor pieces in our assortment; just compare the dimensions to make sure an item will fit inside. The Dining Chair cover is sized to fit up to four stacked chairs of average size. The Cushion Storage Bag has a zipper closure and handles for easy maneuverability and is designed to fit all the cushions for a sofa. Made in China. Materials: 12-gauge polyester-backed vinyl. Measurements:H 30" Diameter 34"
Originally designed for the Hudson Hotel in New York City, the Hudson Collection (2000) is Philippe Starcks 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 militarys need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant chairs for submarines. The companys 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 persons 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. SEAT PAD, vinyl; foam. Measurements:H 33.5" W 15.5" D 19.5" Seat H 18"
I knew that creating a work chair is one of designs greatest challenges, an intimidating project in every possible way, says Swiss designer Yves Béhar. There is no place to hide in a chair. Every part serves a structural or tactile purpose. Béhar didnt have to look far from his adopted home of San Francisco for the inspiration of his Sayl Task Chair (2010). The geometry of the Golden Gate Bridge suspension system can be seen in the airiness of the chairs signature back. Its name reflects the sailboats that pass beneath the famous bridge, and replacing the i in sail with a y is a nod to the chairs innovative Y-TowerTM structure, which provides ample support. The ventilated elastomer back flexes with your body and permits free air circulation, and the four-setting tilt limiter lets you adjust tension and range to your liking. Low-cost but high-concept, Sayl took almost three years to create and is Cradle to Cradle Silver CertifiedTM for sustainability. Although 90% recyclable, this task chair is no mere throwaway: It includes a 12-year manufacturer's warranty and is shipped as two pieces in a box thats half the chairs size for minimal transportation impact. To assemble, simply lock the seat into the base – no tools required. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Steel frame; elastomer back; foam seat cushion; 100%-recycled polyester seat fabric. Measurements:H 34.25"-38.75" W 24.5" D 24.5"
DWR Exclusive Add this Tray to the Drum Wide Pouf (sold separately) to transform the versatile pouf into a functional table. For parties, the removable Tray can also be used for serving. Made in Denmark. Materials: Plywood; medium-density fiberboard; walnut veneer or white paint. Measurements:H 3.25" Diameter 24.5"
Legend has it that Emeco founder Wilton Dinges tested the strength of a 1006 Navy Chair (1944) by tossing it out a sixth-story window. The people on the sidewalk below were a bit surprised, but the chair was fine, with the exception of a few scratches. Today, Emeco still uses the same 77-step process that Dinges perfected seven decades ago to satisfy the militarys need for lightweight, corrosion-resistant chairs for destroyers and submarines. The companys 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. Emecos all-aluminum chairs and stools come with a lifetime guarantee, and generations from now, when your great-great-grandchildren finally manage to wear out a chair thats tested to withstand 1,700 pounds of weight (big kids), the aluminum can be fully recycled and made into something else. Stainless steel foot caps are covered with clear plastic glides to prevent floor scratches and carpet snags. This is the authentic 1006 Navy Chair by Emeco. Made in U.S.A. The Navy Chair design constitutes the proprietary Trade Dress of Emeco, making it illegal for another company to clone this chair. Made from 80% recycled aluminum (40% post-consumer, 40% post-industrial), which requires only 5% of the energy needed to produce virgin aluminum. Materials: Aluminum with polished or anodized brushed finish; vinyl seat or solid FSC-certified cherry, walnut or maple carved seat with natural finish; stainless steel foot caps with clear plastic glides. Measurements:H 34" W 16.5" D 20" Seat H 18" Seat W 15.5"
DWR Exclusive Sol y Luna (1954) is an adaptation of Dan Johnson's Gazelle Collection, which was originally offered in wood or bronze. However, due to the high cost of production and the intense hand labor involved, fewer than 150 pieces from the Gazelle line were ever produced. Now made in durable cast aluminum by outdoor manufacturer Brown Jordan, the design maintains Johnson's comfortable organic form. The sculptural cast aluminum Square Dining Table has a tempered glass tabletop and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made in Mexico. Materials: Cast aluminum with powder-coated finish; tempered glass. Measurements:H 29'' W 36" D 36''
Italian designer Franco Albini, considered to be among the most important Neo-Rationalist designers, also happened to be the first European commissioned by Knoll. Much of his furniture, including the lightly scaled Albini Desk (1938), was designed to make use of the most inexpensive raw materials available during World War II, when other materials were scarce. Using just steel, glass and wood, his desk demonstrates a striking clarity and balance, unencumbered by extraneous ornamentation. When used as a freestanding piece, its simple design is appealing from every angle. The floating two-drawer pedestal mounts to the right side of the desk. This is the authentic Albini Desk produced by Knoll. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Chrome-finished steel square tube legs and frame; ebonized oak or white lacquer pedestal drawer; 0.5" clear tempered glass. Measurements:H 27.5" W 48" D 26"
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 dont 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 hes pleased with: Its 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 31.75" W 17" D 19.75" Seat H 18"
Ten years after designing his iconic Louis Ghost Chair, Philippe Starck added the One More Counter Stool (2012) to the collection. If you want to sip a drink at the bar in peace and quiet, you need a comfortable tall stool with a back to lean against, says Starck. Sometimes one drink is not enough, and you need One More ... and sometimes One more, please. Sleek and sturdy, the first Ghost presented a significant manufacturing challenge for Kartell. Crafted from a single piece of injection-molded polycarbonate, the medallion back could be created thanks only to Kartells accumulated knowledge, built over years of innovation in plastics manufacturing. The result is a robust collection with a medallion backrest for leisurely comfort. Discussing the design of the collection with The Dallas Morning News , Starck commented that it has a mix of materials and styles based on our shared memories. We all own this piece in a way. The chair is well balanced; I try to be balanced myself. One More Counter Stool is suitable for indoor and outdoor use in residential and commercial settings. Made in Italy. The single-piece injection-molding process used in making every One More Counter Stool leaves behind several faint artifacts that are perfectly normal, not defects. Materials: Single-piece injection-molded transparent polycarbonate. Measurements:H 39.25" W 15" D 18" Seat H 25.5"
In the 1990s, Danish designer Niels Hvass became a leader in the Nordic design scene by creating furniture that earned him awards and recognitions from Bo Bedre, Georg Jensen and The Design Foundation. He designed his teak Cutter Collection to challenge overly nostalgic wooden outdoor furnishings, bringing elegance and simplicity to outdoor spaces, as well as interior ones. Originally intended for gardens and patios, the Cutter Bench (2008) is also fitting for kitchens and bathrooms. This piece features specially engineered mortise-and-tenon joints and metal rail inlays for durability. Like all teak products, it will develop a rich, silvery patina over time, or it can be treated with teak oil to maintain its original luster. Like all teak products, it will develop a rich, silvery patina over time, or it can be treated with teak oil to maintain its original luster. Made in Thailand. Add the optional Cutter Box underneath for storage. Materials: FSC-certified solid teak; stainless steel. Measurements:H 17.25" W 47.25" D 15.75"