Design Within Reach Eames House Bird
- Materials: Solid alder; black lacquer finish; steel wire.
- Measurements:H 11" W 3.5" D 10.75"
Design Within Reach Lampe Gras Model 304 Sconce Lamp
DWR Exclusive Son of a draftsman and a homemaker, Bernard-Albin Gras was born in Saint-Raphaël, France, in 1886. He would become an engineer and tireless inventor who registered dozens of patents, including one for Lampe Gras (1921). A product of Gras passion to improve working conditions for hundreds of laborers in ordinary machine shops, research laboratories and design studios in the 1920s, this lighting solution is capable of meeting the needs of many different users. The architect Le Corbusier seized upon the design, which satisfied the demands of his ideology about the perfect object-tool: a form reduced to its pure function, free of superfluous ornament. Corbu furnished his design offices and architectural projects with Lampes Gras, and other early adopters included Eileen Gray, Man Ray and Robert Mallet-Stevens. The cast steel frames are made without screws or welded joints; all parts contribute to utmost effectiveness of the whole. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E12 base; 40W max. Made in China. Materials: Cast steel body; chrome finish or matte black or white powder-coated finish; Bakelite sphere motion component. Measurements:H 12"–15.75" Shade Diameter 5.5" Base Diameter 4.75", 9 lbs.
Design Within Reach Ekko Standing Circles Mobile
DWR Exclusive Matthew Richards was pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering when he was inspired by the work of Alexander Calder (also a mechanical engineer) and began making mobiles (2009). Mobile-making started as a hobby for him, but it wasnt long before the powerful combination of his art and technical background led him to fashion a new career out of it – and a distinguished one at that. Richards mobiles were specially commissioned and installed on the movie set of Oceans Thirteen , as well as at Harpo Studios and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Creating these kinetic works of art satisfies both sides of Richards personality: artistic and technical. Made by hand in Oregon, his mobiles move freely with the slightest breeze or vibration. Best suited for indoor use. Keep away from children. Assembly required. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Powder-coated steel base; stainless steel rods; enamel-painted steel shapes. Measurements:H 25" W 12" D 25"
Design Within Reach Luciano Mirror
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.
Design Within Reach Wire Planter
Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn named their studio 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, which endures both physically and aesthetically. The duo conceived their Wire Planter (2015) after visiting a Japanese garden where plants were strategically positioned at different heights to create interesting arrangements. Its named for its minimal wire base, which keeps the focus on its contents. Mix and match heights and plants to create your own stunning arrangements. All sizes include a removable plug for drainage, making them suitable for use indoors and out. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated steel. Measurements:Small: H 8" Diameter 9.25" Medium: H 16" Diameter 9.25" Large: H 23.75" Diameter 9.25"
Design Within Reach Restore Basket, Medium
DWR Exclusive Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen, winner of the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award of 2012, named his simple basket Restore because its constructed of polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. This eco-friendly approach is something that can be found in many of the projects Tolvanen has worked on since earning his masters degree in design from the Royal College of Art in 2001. Perfect for holding magazines, toys or even firewood, the Restore Basket (2009) holds its shape but is made of a soft material that wont scratch tabletop surfaces. I wanted the basket to have a non-obtrusive nature, says Tolvanen. And to give it a form that has a friendly appearance. Made in China. Materials: Polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. Measurements:H 9" W 19" D 13.75"
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Turbine Clock
The Turbine Clock (1957) is one of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, which sold them from 1949 into the 1980s. Nelson Associates, first launched as a studio by George Nelson in 1947 in New York City, employed some of the most celebrated designers of the time, including Irving Harper, Don Ervin and Charles Pollock, all of whom contributed to the clocks. Until its closure in the mid-1980s, the company designed a range of products for many clients, including Herman Miller, Inc., which was established in 1923 by Howard Miller’s brother-in-law, D.J. De Pree. A bit of family history: De Pree also founded the Herman Miller Clock Company in 1926 but turned it over in 1937 to Howard, who renamed it. As for the identity of Herman Miller, he was Howard’s father and De Pree’s father-in-law. The Miller companies are not affiliated but stand across the street from one another in Zeeland, Michigan. Turbine was designed by Harper and Lucia DeRespinis. It appeared in the original Miller brochure as Model 2240. This is an authentic Nelson Clock, produced by Vitra Design Museum. Uses one AA battery (included). Made in Poland. Materials: Brass; aluminum; lacquered metal; high-grade quartz clockwork. Measurements:Diameter 30.25" D 3", 18 lbs.
Design Within Reach Cup Planter, Large
After a brief career as a watch designer, Naoto Fukasawa moved to the United States to work for the design firm IDEO in 1989. Still learning English, Fukasawa used visuals to communicate with his Silicon Valley coworkers as they designed computers, medical devices, furniture and sporting goods. In 1996 he returned to Japan, where he launched IDEOs Tokyo office, and seven years later he started his own company. Fukasawas approach to design is based on careful observation of peoples actions and feelings. It is in the study of these behaviors that he is able to create products that fit into peoples lives so naturally that they are Without Thought – a concept he now teaches at two universities and to clients worldwide. In designing his Cup Planter (2003), Fukasawa was inspired by the curved shape of ancient wooden bowls to create a cozy atmosphere for plants. The double-walled construction is crafted of UV- and weather-resistant polyethylene that is 100% recyclable. Cup can be drilled in the center from the inside out to allow drainage. Made in Italy. Materials: Polyethylene. Measurements:H 15.75" Diameter 19"
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Cigar Wall Sconce
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"
Design Within Reach Mohair Throw
DWR Exclusive Wrap yourself in this luxuriously soft Mohair Throw and you'll understand why mohair, which is made from the hair of the Angora goat, has been prized since the 1500s. As warm as a hug, the high-quality mohair fibers are naturally durable and breathable. Mohair's inherent strength and flexibility has led to its use in a wide range of applications since Angora goats were brought to the West in the mid-1800s – from blankets and scarves to train seats and cowboy's chaps. Using all-natural vegetable dyes and only natural fibers, our 100% brushed Mohair Throw was woven at a mill in County Wicklow, Ireland, which has been manufacturing tweeds and blankets since 1723. Made in Ireland. Materials: 70% mohair; 30% pure wool Measurements:L 72" W 57"
Design Within Reach Watch Me Wall Clock
To me design is all about creating objects that are impossible not to notice, objects that are contagious and objects that stay in the heart forever, explains designer Rasmus Gottliebsen. Then I know I did a good job. With his background in advertising, Gottliebsen has an intuitive feel for garnering attention, evidenced by his minimal yet striking Watch Me Wall Clock (2010). This eye-catching clock consists of eight vibrantly colored aluminum rectangles fanned out to form a circular shape, with contrasting black and white hands for good readability. Inspired by a fan deck of color swatches, it adds a pop of color to most any room. Runs on one AA battery (not included). Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum. Measurements:Diameter 11.25", 1.1 lbs.