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 Spectrum Throw
In 1723, a cooperative mill was started in County Wicklow, Ireland, where farmers could spin and weave their wool into tweeds and blankets. All the yarn was uncolored at first, but then the farmers started experimenting with natural vegetable dyes, and soon the mill's output was livened with reds, greens and yellows. After thriving for more than two centuries, the business ran into trouble. By 1960, the looms had been abandoned, and the mill had fallen into disrepair. In the 1970s, a young family came upon an advertisement listing the property for sale, and the rest is history, as they say. Still overseen by that same family today, the mill has stayed true to its heritage, weaving premium rugs, throws and scarves out of wool, mohair, cotton and linen. The warm, luxurious Spectrum Throw (2012) is made using all-natural fibers and dyes, with a colorful pixel pattern. This blanket is great for throwing over the bed, a sofa or yourself. Made in Ireland. Materials: 100% lambswool; vegetable dye. Measurements:L 72" W 57"
Design Within Reach Bankers Alarm Clock
One of Arne Jacobsen's last designs, the Banker's Clock (1971) was created for the Danish National Bank, also designed by Jacobsen, located in central Copenhagen. In this tabletop alarm clock size, the clock face has the same graphic that Jacobsen designed for the bank. Its clean face has a 12-square line marking each hour position; the square closest to the clock's center is filled starting at one o'clock, the next at two and so on, creating a subtle spiral pattern. The alarm is a pleasant sounding bell – very old school – and snooze is activated with a light tap on the top of the clock. To see what time it is during the night, tap the top for a touch-sensor LED light that automatically shuts off. The Banker's Clock features a precision quartz movement powered by two AA batteries (not included). This is an authentic Arne Jacobsen clock manufactured by Rosendahl Timepieces. Made in China. Materials: ABS plastic; impact resistant lens; stainless steel base; Japanese quartz movement. Measurements:H 4.75" W 4.5" D 2.75"
Design Within Reach Planterworx Arena Rectangular Planters
DWR Exclusive What began as a small manufacturing business two decades ago has grown into an industry leader in landscape products. Planterworx was founded by Randy Rollner, who studied at Parsons before beginning his career in architectural metal in 1997. "It's all in the details," says Rollner, and the designers on his team are true artisans and craftsmen who bring the precise, balanced lines normally found in modern architecture to these metal Planters (2011). The Planterworx designers insist on using a high percentage of recycled content and recyclable materials. The powder-coated charcoal Planters are finished with an eco-friendly process that contains no V.O.C.s, and the overspray is 100% recoupable. The Corten® Steel Planters are made of the same material designed for bridges and skyscrapers, which has a reactive patina period of three to nine months, depending on location and climate. This patina or rust acts as a protective barrier and does not compromise the structural integrity of the material. However, the carbon runoff will stain adjacent materials like stone and concrete. Limit staining by using your Planter in a garden or lawn area during the patina period. After the initial reactive period, Corten Steel will cure and self-seal with very little runoff. Equipped with drainage holes. The Corten Steel Planters do not come pre-weathered. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Corten Steel or powder-coated aluminum in a charcoal finish. Measurements:32": H 16" W 32" D 12" 40": H 20" W 40" D 16"
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Cigar Wall Sconce
Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller's 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 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.
Design Within Reach Bellavista Mirror
While most of us can appreciate the added convenience of a conventional three-way mirror, few would choose this ubiquitous dressing room piece for their homes. The Bellavista Mirror (2004) by Carlo Marelli and Massimo Molteni is an exception, designed to live in even the most intimate of living spaces, including bedrooms, living areas and entryways. With three hinged panels, the wall-mounted Bellavista can close for complete concealment behind solid ash wood doors. When open, these doors can be adjusted to provide reflections from multiple angles. High-quality aluminum hardware provides smooth opening and closing. Simple bracket system enables secure stud-mounting. Made in Italy. Materials: Solid ash wood with wenge stain; mirror glass; aluminum hardware. Measurements:H 75" W Closed 24" W Open 48" D 2.5", 145 lbs.
Design Within Reach Mondrian Mirror 22x44
DWR Exclusive What do you want a mirror to do for you? Define a space, bring more light into a room, reflect the real you? Whatever it is, the Mondrian Collection (2008) is a comprehensive system of mirrors suited to meet every need. Designed to proportionally play off one another, all sizes in the collection have a lightweight extruded aluminum frame that offers a quiet presence and won't compete with other furnishings. A metal cleat hanging system allows for vertical or horizontal placement, and the polished edges and Masonite® backing complete the quality construction. This commercial-quality mirror can be used in damp areas. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Aluminum; polished mirror glass; Masonite® backing; metal cleat hanging system. Measurements:H 44" W 22" D 1.25", 28 lbs.
Design Within Reach Georg Floor Mirror
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 you'll 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.
Design Within Reach Liscio 26 Illuminated Planter
The Illuminated Planter Collection merges the natural world with manmade innovation. Made from durable rotational-molded polyethylene, these Planters can provide pathway lighting or brighten any corner, indoors or out. The high-quality polyethylene that's used to make them is 100% recyclable and won't chip or peel, and they're illuminated by energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. A patented drainage system prevents dirt from entering the inside of the planter, while keeping plants and trees healthy. Balancing form and function, they make a compelling design statement for a patio, public space or retail display. Because of their light, manageable weight, these commercial-quality planters are ideal for urban balconies that must adhere to weight capacity regulations. Bulb (included): 23W compact fluorescent. UL Listed. Materials: Rotational-molded polyethylene; compact fluorescent light bulb. Measurements:H 40" Diameter 26" Base Diameter 16.5" Capacity 16 gal.
Design Within Reach Bordato Illuminated Planter
Bordato Illuminated Planters merge manmade innovation with the natural world. They provide great lighting for pathways and corners, indoors and out, with their energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. Made of durable rotational-molded polyethylene, they won't chip or peel. Additionally, they feature a patented drainage system that stops dirt from entering their interiors while keeping plants and trees healthy. Balancing form and function, Bordato Planters make a compelling design statement, from private patios to public spaces and retail displays. Due to their light, manageable weight, these 100% recyclable commercial-quality planters are ideal for urban balconies restricted by weight capacity rules. Bulb (included): 23W compact fluorescent. UL Listed. Made in Italy. Materials: Rotational-molded polyethylene; compact fluorescent light bulb. Measurements:23 Inch: H 19.75" Diameter 23" Base Diameter 13" Cord L 10' Capacity 7.75 gal. 30 Inch: H 27.5" Diameter 30.5" Base Diameter 17" Cord L 10' Capacity 23 gal.