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DWR Exclusive In 1926, the Kispester-Granit factory in Budapest hired Eva Zeisel, who was 20 years old at the time, as a designer. It was only her first job, but the company was so impressed with her initial work that they created a special art department for her. The employees, who normally produced ceramic sinks, all wanted to work with Zeisel as she brought elegant vases, whimsical rhinoceros-shaped ashtrays and beautiful teapots into the product mix. The factory closed her department after just one year, but the experience sparked a brilliant career. Almost 60 years later, Zeisel returned to the factory and designed the Granit Collection (1983). Though widely exhibited, the set – which features her signature fluid, sensuous curves – wasnt put into production until 2009. DWR worked closely with Zeisel to ensure that Granit adheres to her exacting standards. I like the way the very thin, hard edges of the plates change into a soft, inviting bellybutton, she said. All the pieces together make a very nice family. The plates and bowls each feature a dimple in the center, and their matte white finish offers a neutral backdrop for culinary delights. This collection is food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in China. Materials: Stoneware. Measurements:H 1.5" Diameter 10.5"
As a ceramist, Rina Menardi has spent 30 years researching and perfecting her techniques and color schemes the result of which can be seen in her pieces. Inspired by nature and her own feelings, this extraordinary designer-craftswoman believes that “an object should not impose itself, but rather suggest visual and tactile sensations able to evoke our deepest emotions.” All handmade, Menardi's bowls and trays (1980) are characterized by simple lines and stunning colors. The red of a sunset, the purple of an autumn leaf, the white of an ocean shell can all be found in her ceramics. She chooses to work in baked clay because it allows her to express herself through gaining possession of some of nature's secrets. “Clay allows me to give a three-dimensional shape to the here-and-now ‘me,'” says the artist. “It is a way of communicating with myself and, therefore, with others.” Made in Italy. Materials Ceramic.
DWR Exclusive Designer Michele di Fonzo is the third generation of his family to celebrate and build upon the leather traditions his grandfather began in 1921. For nearly a century, this family of designers has been transforming leather into a versatile and modern product, drawing inspiration from other fields like fashion and luggage design, where leather is as much about structure as it is about aesthetics. The Bottega Desk (2013) is created using the most modern production methods and then finished by hand with skill, passion and care. The slender but strong steel frame is wrapped in smooth-as-silk stain-resistant leather thats hand-sewn to hug every angle and curve. The precise exposed stitch along all seams makes every Bottega Desk unique. Made in Italy. Materials: Split-grain leather with stain-resistant treatment; steel frame. Measurements:H 28.75" W 59.25" D 31.5"
The Classic 24 Hour Clock (2003) evokes the industrial aesthetic that the Howard Miller Company was known for in the 1950s and 60s. The company was founded in 1926 as the Herman Miller Clock Company by D.J. De Pree, who had earlier founded the furniture company Herman Miller, Inc. In 1937, De Pree turned the clock company over to his brother-in-law, Howard Miller, who renamed it. As for the identity of Herman Miller, he was Howards father and De Prees father-in-law. The Miller companies are not affiliated but stand across the street from one another in Zeeland, Mich. The Classic 24 Hour Clock runs on one AA battery (not included). Made in China. Materials: Spun nickel; glass; quartz clockwork. Measurements:Diameter 12" D 1.5", 2 lbs.
I want to design furniture that grows up out of the floor, said Verner Panton. To turn the furniture into something organic. Which never has four legs. Pushing materials to their limits was a passion of this Danish architect and designer, who always approached design challenges in unconventional ways. His cantilevered stacking chair (1960) was the first single-material and single-form chair to be made, and its been continually improved and updated by Vitra through three decades of development in plastics technology. As striking as a modern sculpture, the Panton Chair is crafted into a single piece of strong, flexible polypropylene thats wonderfully durable and easy to clean. Suitable for residential and commercial use. Made in Italy. Materials: Batch-dyed polypropylene with matte surface. Measurements:H 33" W 19" D 22.75" Seat H 16.5"
DWR Exclusive Henrik Pedersen began his career as a fashion designer but expanded into graphic design and product development after founding 365°, his Denmark-based design studio. Once you have been educated in design of any form, its quite easy to make the change, Pedersen explains. The creative mindset is the same; you just have to change your mental toolbox. And speaking of flexibility, his Grid Collection (2014) consists of several modular units that can be combined or rearranged to meet changing needs. This is a collection designed to provide the equivalent of indoor comfort outdoors, meticulously crafted to withstand the elements and look great for years to come. It sports aluminum frames pretreated with chrome and electrostatically powder-coated for superior corrosion resistance, hand-finished solid teak tabletops and cushions fashioned from the same comfortable foam used for indoor sofas but constructed to keep out moisture. Made in Indonesia. Configuration can be changed from left to right and back again as desired. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum frame; solid teak tabletop; high-density foam cushions; Sunbrella® solution-dyed acrylic fabric upholstery. Measurements:H 31.5" W 121.5" D 121.5" Seat H 17.75" Arm H 27.5"
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 Bed has side panels that rest off the floor. Made in Malaysia. This bed requires no box spring and is compatible with our Sonno Mattress. Materials: Solid walnut or oak case frame and bed rails; walnut or oak veneer over MDF headboard and footboard with thick solid walnut or oak edging; 0.5" solid ash bed slats. Measurements:Twin H 38" W 43.5" D 77.5" Platform H 15"
Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Millers design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair. And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic, which got him thinking. And then, Whammo! Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. When you put a light in it, it glowed. This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Designed with a swivel hinge and 12-foot plug-in cord, the shade can be readjusted left or right, as well as shifted up or down without moving the bracket on the wall. Materials: Plastic polymer; steel frame; steel arm with brushed nickel finish; walnut wall bracket. Measurements:Overall: H 16.75"–32" D 18" Cord L 12', 7 lbs. Shade: H 14" Diameter 10.5"
DWR Exclusive Dutch designer Renske Papavoine graduated from the industrial design department at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2003, then promptly moved to Barcelona to work for a design studio. While in Spain, she presented an idea to rug designer Nani Marquina, who agreed to produce one of Papavoines first commercial products. In 2007, Papavoine returned to her native Holland, but she continued to collaborate with Marquina, who produced her Stippen Rug for DWR. Meaning points in Dutch, Stippen (2012) is an arrangement of dots in three colors on a uniform background. A master colorist, Papavoine knows that the juxtaposition of hues will influence how they are perceived, adding to the intriguing richness of this cleverly subtle rug. The more you look at Stippen, the more you see that it is as much about stripes and geometric shapes as it is about dots. Together with the nonprofit Care & Fair, Nani Marquina is fighting against illegal child labor in the manufacturing of carpets. Made by hand in India. Materials: 100% Indian pure new wool. Measurements:Small: L 9' W 6' Pile 0.75" Medium: L 10' W 8' Pile 0.75" Large: L 13' W 9' Pile 0.75"
Inspired by a Danish coastal way of life, back when fires were used to help ships navigate shores, the Cast-Iron Fire Bowl (1995) was designed to gather people outdoors by creating a focal point on the patio or beach. Made with an efficient conical shape, the bowl collects ash below and elevates the flames off the ground to better dissipate heat. The cone grate in the upper bowl creates an air pocket from which the fire draws, while also creating a more efficient burn by focusing the fire into the center. The simple, efficient design has two built-in handles for portability. Not recommended for use on wood surfaces. The optional stainless steel grill top (sold separately) furthers the functionality of this portable design. Made in Poland. Materials: Cast-iron bowl; stainless steel grill top (sold separately). Measurements:H 7.5'' Diameter 23''
Peter Stathis Link LED Floor Lamp (2008/2009) is designed for movement. With vibrant colors and bold shapes, it infuses any work or living space with a sense of playful animation, while a 360-degree swivel and two different pivot points offer a full range of motion. Links circular head holds 15 high-power LEDs, using only 7.5 watts of energy and lasting an estimated 25,000 hours; on-board technology keeps them cool and provides uniform, glare-free light. Includes a high-low control switch. Made in China. Link received the 2009 IDEA Silver Award, I.D. Annual Design Award and Spark Design Award, as well as the 2008 ICFF Editors Award. Materials: Stamped aluminum arms and floor stem; polycarbonate lens; stamped steel base; LEDs. Measurements:H 57" max W 12.5" D 26.5" Cord L 9' with detachable power adaptor
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. 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), Calacatta, Nero Marquina or Verde Alpi (green with black and white veining). Wood veneer: MDF with cathedral-grain cherry, ebonized walnut, oak, walnut or Pau Ferro rosewood veneer. Laminate: MDF with laminate. Measurements:H 15.25" W 42.25" D 27.5"
DWR Exclusive After co-founding the successful HUE hosiery company with Kathy Moskal, Sandy Chilewich experimented with different fibers until she stumbled upon woven vinyl, which serves as her signature textile to this day. Her Bouclé Mat (2012) features a texture that closely resembles what one would find in tweed clothing, with a rich dimensional look. Its constructed of Plynyl®: eco-friendly TerraStrand vinyl yarn bonded to latex cushion backing and treated with Microban to inhibit growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. Bouclé is Green Label Plus certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute to meet stringent VOC emissions requirements for indoor air quality. Can be vacuumed or mopped. Made in U.S.A. Custom sizes and finishes available – for details, please call 1.800.944.2233. Materials: TerraStrand™ vinyl face; latex backing; Microban® treatment. Measurements:Diameter 6' Pile 0.25"
DWR Exclusive To create his Como Collection (2007), Italian designer Giorgio Soressi enlisted one of the most widely respected companies in Italy. Located near Lake Como, this family-run business is still producing best-in-class sofas and chairs for many prestigious retailers to this day, blending design, research, cutting-edge technologies and artisanal techniques. The elegant and extremely well-constructed Como Collection is built with solid steel frames and cast-aluminum legs. Contrasting that heft and stability are cushions that scream, Youve got to sit here! with their goose feather filling and variable-density foam thats firmer in front for support. One Como Throw Pillow included. Made in Italy. Materials: Steel frame; polished cast-aluminum legs; spring suspension with elastic webbing; polyurethane foam seat cushions with natural goose feather filling; Piumafil® back cushions; fabric or Kalahari full-grain, semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 27.25" W 44.25" D 79.5" Seat H 15.5"
DWR Exclusive After graduating from the Royal College of Art and Design in London, textile designer Tamasyn Gambell headed to Paris, where she mastered her trade at couture houses such as Sonia Rykiel and Louis Vuitton. In 2007 she relocated to Stockholm to explore the opposite end of the spectrum as a print designer for H&M, launching her own company a year later. A true contemporary modernist, Gambell believes that good design and green design go hand in hand. I use the most eco-friendly materials and processes, she says, as I believe that designers have a responsibility to the environment and that being green does not have to compromise style or quality. In creating her Textured Stripe Pillow (2012), Gambell was inspired by the colors and energy of tribal textiles and the shapes and simplicity of iconic Bauhaus design. The result is a collection of throw pillows that defy the whims of fashion. The fabric is sourced from a mill in Italy and printed by Gambell and her team in South London. Made in the U.K. Pillows exhibit variances from one to the next since theyre individually cut from fabric with a repeating pattern, making each one unique. Materials: Irish linen; water-based pigments; invisible zipper; 90% goose feather, 10% goose down filling; 230 cotton ticking lining. Measurements:Small: L 18" W 13" Medium: L 20" W 20" Large: L 24" W 16"
DWR Exclusive CoolMax® brings refreshing temperature control to the Sonno Pillow Collection, wicking away moisture as the viscoelastic memory foam molds to the body for the most contoured support of head and neck available. Proving that sleep equipment is as important as ergonomic task chairs and keyboard trays, the Sonno Neck Support and Wide Width Pillows were designed to maintain proper spinal alignment while you sleep, relieving pressure points to allow the upper back to achieve maximum muscular and skeletal relaxation. The Neck Pillow is designed to support the top of the spine and the head while reinforcing the spines gentle cervical curve. The Sonno Pillows are hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites and mold. Removable cover for cleaning. Made in Italy. Materials: COVER: 100% polyester. INSERT: 100% polyurethane memory foam. Measurements:H 5" W 24" D 16.5"
Atle Tveit and Lars Tornøe design furniture and utilitarian objects, some of which can be found in the residence of the Norwegian Prime Minister. Both designers received their Masters degree in furniture and spatial design from the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, and one of their first projects – the Coatrack Dot (2007) – earned them Norways Young Talent Award in 2007. Working from their studio in Norway, Tveit and Tornøe are guided by one single belief: that the only products that should exist are those that have unique properties. They are passionate about separating the necessary from the unnecessary, and in the case of their Coatrack Dot, they have distilled the common coatrack to its most basic element, namely the hook. Use one Dot individually or combine it with others – being a very social set of hooks, say the designers, the Dots love to welcome other Dots to join them on the wall. The round edges will treat your clothes with the greatest care, and the only thing the Dot demands from you is that you uncover it every now and then to admire its shape and material. Made in Slovenia. Materials: Solid oak, walnut or painted ash. Measurements:Small: Diameter 3.5" D 1.75", 1.7 lbs. Medium: Diameter 5" D 1.75", 3.4 lbs.
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" Diameter 36"
After studying under renowned painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, Italy, Milton Glaser went on to co-found the revolutionary Push Pin Studios and the irreverent New York magazine. In 1974, he opened Milton Glaser, Inc., where he continues to produce an impressive body of work to this day. Among the worlds most celebrated graphic designers, Glaser has created some of the most recognizable and enduring graphics of our time, including the immortal I Love New York logo and numerous others. His vibrant Wavering Rug (2013) features a field of uneven stripes counterbalanced by a color gradation running perpendicularly to them. By gradually thickening these stripes lengthwise, Glaser succeeds in altering perception to create an illusion of pattern. Nani Marquina chose this design at first sight, realizing just how well it would translate into a rug. Together with the nonprofit Care & Fair, Nani Marquina is fighting against illegal child labor in the manufacturing of carpets. Made by hand in India. Materials: 100% wool. Measurements:Small: L 9' W 6' Pile 0.75"
DWR Exclusive Sol y Luna (1954) is an adaptation of Dan Johnson's Gazelle Collection, which was originally offered in wood or bronze, both with woven caning for the seat and back. 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. These pieces are shaped with the body in mind. The Ottoman is comfortably sloped to support your legs in a relaxed position. Seat Pad sold separately. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made in Mexico. Materials: Cast aluminum with powder-coated finish. SEAT PAD, 100% solution-dyed acrylic Suncloth® fabric. Measurements:H 13" W 24" D 15''
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 Wegners birth. Stacks up to four high. Made in Denmark. Materials: Oiled oak seat and back; tubular stainless steel frame. Measurements:H 30.25" W 22.5" D 17.5" Seat H 17.5"
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 Mast Light (1950s), 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): 35W MR16 halogen reflector with GX5.3 base. Made in England. Materials: Polished aluminum, polished bronze or weathered sandblasted bronze; weatherproof transformer. Measurements:H 6" W 4.75" D 4.75", 5 lbs.
DWR Exclusive Jan Plechč and Henry Wielgus met during their studies at The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where they first began to collaborate. In 2011, they founded their own design studio, Jan Plechč & Henry Wielgus, with the goal of transcending barriers between architecture, art and design. Currently, the duo is commissioned for internationally renowned galleries and brands around the globe. Their Neverending Glory Collection (2013) was inspired by chandeliers from five of the worlds most eminent opera houses. If you imagine the grand, original chandeliers in these opera houses, theyre glorious, elucidates Plechč, and the neverending part relates to the profiles and the idea of infinite rotation – a neverending glory. This one honors the Palais Garnier in Paris. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 40W max. UL Listed. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Hand-blown glass. Measurements:H 21.75" Diameter 20", 26.5 lbs.
DWR Exclusive In 1972, Luciano Bertoncinis work was included in Italy: The New Domestic Landscape , a legendary MoMA exhibition that included Ettore Sottsass, Gae Aulenti, Mario Bellini and many other groundbreaking designers. The show kicked off Bertoncinis career, and today he is a furniture designer working from his studio in Treviso. His Luciano Mirror (2011) echoes the clean and simple aesthetic of his Min Bedroom Collection, which has been a best-seller in our assortment since 2003. With its slim aluminum frame in white or black powder-coated finish, the Luciano Mirror works well in any setting or room. Includes a metal hanging strip and screws for vertical or horizontal placement. This commercial-quality mirror is suitable for use in damp areas. Made in Italy. Materials: Extruded aluminum frame with epoxy powder-coated finish; mirror glass; white lacquer sheet steel metal back. Measurements:Small: H 45" W 31.25" D 4.5", 31.7 lbs. Large: H 76.5" W 31.25" D 4.5", 65 lbs.
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 Mast Light (1950s), 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): 35W MR16 halogen reflector with GX5.3 base. Made in England. Materials: Polished aluminum, polished bronze or weathered sandblasted bronze. Measurements:H 5.25" W 3.25" D 3.5", 4 lbs.
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 Diamond Lounge 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; polished chrome finish with chrome connections or bonded Rilsan® finish with stainless steel connections; vinyl seat pad (65% polyester, 35% rayon). Measurements:H 30" W 33.5" D 28.25" Seat H 16.5"
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"
Bonnie Edelmans image Horse and Tree at Last Light (2009) plays with scale, exploring the natural world and nuances of form. While working as travel editor for Sports Illustrated , Edelman realized that shed been on the wrong side of the lens throughout her distinguished magazine and fashion career – and shes been shooting her artistic vision with a camera ever since. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the Northeast and privately collected by celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Rob Thomas. Horse and Tree at Last Light is available in three sizes. This archival-quality chromogenic print is face-mounted on quarter-inch-thick Plexiglas, then beautifully finished with flame-polished edges and acid-free Sintra foam backing. Each piece is signed and numbered. Materials: Archival-quality chromogenic print; Plexiglas; Sintra foam backing. Measurements:Small: H 30" W 45" Medium: H 40" W 60" Large: H 48" W 72"
Swedish architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman broke through gender barriers to embark on a prolific career. In 1940, she and her husband immigrated to the United States, where her approach to Swedish modernism struck a chord with single, professional women who felt that she understood their needs and sensibilities. She opened a store on Rodeo Drive, where her furniture and accessories quickly drew the attention of clients such as Greta Garbo, Joan Fontaine and Gracie Allen. In the 1950s, she founded her architecture office and designed 14 homes – 13 in California and one in Sweden – each one a showcase for her quietly dramatic approach. The Grasshopper Lamp (1948) has a lithe frame and an elongated conical shade that rotates to direct light where needed. This is an authentic Grossman lamp, produced to the designers original specifications. Bulb (not included): incandescent 40W/E12 or comparable CFL. Made in Denmark. Materials: Powder-coated steel frame and shade; solid brass hardware; fabric-covered cord. Measurements:H 49.25" W 15" D 17.25"
DWR Exclusive Growing up in a resourceful do-it-yourself family, John Paul Plauché learned how to design and create objects at an early age. A man with an inquisitive, artistic mind, Plauché earned a degree in architecture before starting Plodes Studio. Today, this multidisciplinary workshop provides clients with architectural, interior and product design solutions. Whether hes working on a limited-edition piece of art or a mass-produced shelving system for Googles offices, Plauchés approach is about simplicity. My work is the result of a coalescence of art, product and architectural design, says the designer. His handcrafted Geometric Fire Pit (2004) is available in a choice of two sizes and two metals – A36 low-carbon steel or Corten steel – and can be used with seasoned wood or charcoal. A pipe-shaped plug is included for preventing coals and ash from falling through the opening while allowing enough airflow to fuel the fire. For outdoor use only. Made in U.S.A. The two metals initially look identical, but they wear differently: the A36 low-carbon steel type will continuously rust and peel; the Corten steel type will rust for several months until it weathers and develops a protective patina. The two metals also produce runoff differently: the A36 low-carbon steel type will continuously yield runoff that will stain adjacent materials such as stone and concrete; the Corten steel type will yield runoff until weathered. Corten is a premium alloy that will last significantly longer than A36 steel. Purchase the Steel Grate Top or Cedar Top to turn the Geometric Fire Pit into a grill or table, respectively. Materials: A36 low-carbon steel or Corten steel. Measurements:Small: H 14.25" W 30.75" D 30.75" Large: H 14" W 40.5" D 40.5"
In 1944, Niels Otto Møller began his cabinetry company, where old craft traditions, like the hand-woven seat on the Model 80A Stool (1963), are still used today. Danish cord seats are known for their durability easily withstanding decades of frequent use and the strength of this material made it a smart substitute for tires when rubber was in short supply during WWII. What's amazing about that history is that Danish cord is made of tightly twisted paper. Being a natural material, Danish cord is very pleasant to sit on and the way that it's woven provides lasting comfort. Thirty years after he founded his company, Niels Otto Møller began exporting his chairs to Japan, which remains one of its biggest markets due to the simplicity and quality of the design and craftsmanship. Møllers is still a small family-owned business and is now managaged by Niels' son, Jørgen Henrik Møller. This Stool is an authentic, fully licensed product of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. The seat is woven by hand from one continuous 498-foot-long piece of cord. To make the frames, the company selects the raw wood themselves from environmentally friendly areas. Machines are never used for the final polish, as these devices treat all wood the same and can’t replicate the finish that comes from polishing by hand. Materials Teak or walnut frame; woven paper seat in natural.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohes Barcelona Couch (1930) was added to his Barcelona Collection in the year following the introduction of the Chair and Stool. Still produced to his original specifications, the couch gained widespread popularity in 1953, when architect Philip Johnson selected it for his New York apartment. The cushions – welting and buttons included – come from a single Spinneybeck Volo cowhide and are supported by cowhide belting straps. To create the deep, precise tufting, individual panels of leather are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. The frame is made from African mahogany sapele hardwood, with stainless steel legs. The bolster cushion is crafted from coordinating leather and secured to the couch with straps and locking snaps. The Barcelona Couch is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Materials: African sapele hardwood frame with protective clear lacquer finish; cowhide leather straps; rubber webbing; polished stainless steel legs; Dacron®-wrapped high-resiliency urethane foam and fiberfill cushions; Spinneybeck® Volo semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 25" W 39" D 78" Seat H 15.5"
The Eameses designed their Eames Sofa (1967) to complement their Soft Pad Collection, showing off a harmonious blend of wood, leather and polished aluminum. It stands as a graceful reminder of the honest genius of Eames designs, equally fitting for home or office, with carefully considered details. The frame and back panels are constructed of rich solid wood and hand-finished with gunstock oil. Legs and arm supports are made of die-cast aluminum polished to a bright finish. And plush foam cushions come upholstered in leather, with undersides covered in nylon for good ventilation, supported by resilient webbing for added comfort. The Eames Sofa was the last piece of furniture produced by the Eames Office and was completed after Charles Eames died in 1978. Its been in continuous production since 1984. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid walnut or solid teak frame and back; die-cast polished aluminum legs and arm supports; polyurethane foam cushions; fabric-reinforced rubber webbing; leather upholstery; stainless steel glides. Measurements:Two-Seat: H 33" W 56" D 30" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 22" Three-Seat: H 33" W 80" D 30" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 22"
Specifically designed for people who work or game in front of computers, the Embody Chair (2008) promotes good posture and makes you feel like youre floating, providing ergonomic support while allowing you to move. Its narrow back allows you to twist and reach while its spine automatically adjusts to your bodys curve. In forward or reclined positions, the lumbar support stays with you. Having the freedom to move makes your body feel better, improves your blood circulation and sends more oxygen to the brain – all of which help you focus on your work. Its excellent for body, mind and even the environment. Backed by a 12-year manufacturer's warranty. This is the authentic Embody Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Embody is manufactured at a 100%-green-energy facility and is 95% recyclable, 42% recycled and PVC-free. Materials: Die-cast aluminum frame and five-star base; four-layer seat with elastic suspension and separate plastic support coils that move independently; Balance or Rhythm fabric upholstery. Balance: 100% polyester knit. Rhythm: 100% polyester weave. Measurements:H 43.5" W 29.5" D 29" Seat H 16"–20" Arm H 22.5"–32"
Each handmade Vitra miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design reduced in size at a scale of 1:6. True to the original pieces in structure and materials, the miniatures are precision-crafted, making them a thoughtful gift for a furniture lover or design professional. Charles and Ray Eames received a commission to design the interiors of three lobbies in the new Time & Life Building at Rockefeller Center in New York City. In addition to outfitting these spaces, this major project encompassed the development of the comfortably upholstered Lobby Chairs and a group of stools made out of solid walnut. Inspired by an African stool that stood in the living room of the Eames House, the lathe-turned Eames Stools (1960), which were also conceived by Ray to be used as small occasional tables, have distinctive individual profiles. Each Vitra miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Solid walnut; varnish. Measurements:H 2.5" W 2.25" D 2.25"
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 thats made tomorrow . The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMAs 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 Millers 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"
Who else but Philippe Starck would dare mess with a king? Reinventing the classic Louis XVI armchair for Kartell, the playful Louis Ghost Armchair (2002) is a postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style. Translating the varied lines and formal geometry of its predecessor into a single form of transparent injection-molded polycarbonate, the Louis Ghost is a robust chair with a medallion backrest for leisurely comfort. When interviewed about the collection by 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. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use in residential and commercial settings. Stacks six high. The back of the seat is stamped with a small Kartell logo in translucent red ink. Made in Italy. The single-piece injection-molding process used in making every Ghost Chair leaves behind several faint artifacts that are perfectly normal, not defects. Materials: Single-piece injection-molded transparent polycarbonate. Measurements:H 37" W 21.25" D 21.75" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 26.5"
Originally sketched on a napkin in 1964, Arne Jacobsens Cylinda Line (1967) stainless steel barware took three years, and the creation of new technology, to produce. Jacobsen insisted on seamless tubes with perfect brushed surfaces, and he continued to add new pieces – some designed by Peter Holmblad – to the collection until 1974. An immediate success, Cylinda Line was awarded the 1967 ID Prize by the Danish Design Council, and pieces of the line are included in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Made in China. Materials: Satin-polished 18/8 stainless steel. Measurements:H 5.25" W 4.75" D 1.5"
A few years ago, renowned designers and friends Carmine Deganello and Pablo Pardo set out to reimagine and redefine the primal lantern for the modern age. It became clearly evident to us that light and sound technology were in a perfect trajectory to fuse and transform our perception about this ancient portable object, explains Pardo. A seamless portable form that serves as both speaker and lamp, composed of a range of carefully fashioned components, Uma (2015) speaks to this materiality, providing high-end audio and warm illumination virtually anywhere you wish. It offers 360-degree sound with touch-sensitive volume control, Bluetooth connectivity for effortless music streaming, full-range dim control, a premium leather carrying strap and 8-hour battery life. Perfect for entertaining day or night, indoors or out, Uma makes a great companion at parties and gatherings of all sorts. Max speaker output: 12W. Speaker frequency range: 60–20,000Hz. Bulb (included): 4.5W LED array with life span up to 50,000 hours. UL Damp Listed. Made in China. Materials: Impact-resistant thermoplastic diffuser; aluminum speaker grille; lithium battery; full-grain leather strap; silicone feet. Measurements:H 11" Diameter 6"
The Georg Collection (2013) is the work of Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm, a Nordic designer who studied in Sweden and Denmark. Operating from her studio in Copenhagen, Halstrøm takes a minimalist approach to maximizing functionality. Her Georg Mirror can be moved on a whim, which helps ensure that youll always see yourself in the best light. Hang personal belongings from the side poles, if desired. Made in Denmark. Materials: Oak side poles; mirrored glass. Measurements:H 75" W 22" D 1.25", 26 lbs.