Design Within Reach NelsonTM Pedestal Stool
- Materials: White powder-coated aluminum base; foam cushion; Gem fabric upholstery (100% antimony-free polyester).
- Measurements:H 16" Diameter 15"
Design Within Reach AntTM Chair with 4 Legs in Colored Ash
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"
Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Dowel-Leg Side Chair (DSW)
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"
Design Within Reach Era Round Armchair with Cane Seat
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"
Design Within Reach Eames Molded Plastic Wire-Base Side Chair (DSR)
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. DSR stands for dining height, side chair, 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 31.5" W 18" D 21.5" Seat H 17.5"
Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Wire-Base Side Chair (DFSR)
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. DFSR stands for dining-height fiberglass side chair 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 31.25" W 18.75" D 22" Seat H 17.75"
Design Within Reach Baba Side Chair
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"
Design Within Reach Masters Chair
Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet pay homage to three different midcentury-modern masters in one sleek, versatile indoor-outdoor seat. The Masters Chair (2010) weaves together the back silhouettes of Jacobsen's Series 7TM Chair, the Eameses' Molded Shell Chair and Saarinen's TulipTM Armchair to create something entirely new. Lightweight and durable, the Masters Chair has a wide, roomy seat, while the back rest allows you to feel supported on a historic level as it echoes the lines of the very first ergonomic innovators. The iconoclastic Starck has been working with Kartell since the 1980s, mixing the company's desire to develop eco-friendly, contemporary plastic furniture with the designer's unmistakably edgy and innovative style. Stackable up to four high. Made in Italy. Materials: Modified batch-dyed polypropylene. Measurements:H 33" W 22.5" D 18.5" Seat H 18" Arm H 26"
Design Within Reach Table Globe - Mint
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"
Design Within Reach Eames Wire Chair (DKR.0)
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"
Design Within Reach Tolix Marais A Chair
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. 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. "Xavier Pauchard's Chaise A is a perfect synthesis created by a man possessed of an understanding of raw materials, and the tools used to work them," said Serge Lemoine, former director of Musee d'Orsay, Paris. 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 33.5" W 17.5" D 20.25" Seat H 17.75"
Design Within Reach 111 Navy Chair
Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke® bottles, this chair is the result of a special collaboration between Emeco and Coca-Cola®. It took four years of research, design and testing to create it, the production of which keeps three million plastic bottles out of landfills every year. The 111 Navy Chair (2010) not only celebrates the iconic form of the aluminum 1006 Navy® Chair designed in 1944 but also adds a pop (pun intended) of color. One of the few plastic chairs to be built with leg stretchers, this chair will stand up to frequent use. Red, white and flint are suitable for outdoor use. This is the authentic 111 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. Materials: 65% recycled post-consumer PET (plastic bottles); 35% pigment, glass fiber and fire inhibitor. Measurements:H 34" W 15.5" D 19.5" Seat H 18"