Design Within Reach Eames® Elliptical Table
- Materials: Seven-ply Baltic birch core; high-pressure laminate top and backer; chromed wire base.
- Measurements:H 10" W 89" D 29.5"
Design Within Reach Suita Sofa
Architect and designer Antonio Citterio has developed hotels, offices and residences worldwide, while also producing furniture and accessories for companies like Vitra. Born in Meda, a small Italian city, Citterio earned a degree in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan in 1972 and soon afterward established his own multidisciplinary design studio. His collaboration with Vitra began in 1985, and the Suita Sofa Collection (2010) reflects the best of both parties – Citterio's Italian flair for lightness and elegance and Vitra's unfailing precision and fine workmanship. To which we say, "Bravo!" Made in Hungary. Materials: Metal frame with molded polyurethane foam padding; die-cast aluminum feet; pillows filled with blend of polyurethane foam pellets and down feathers; Laser (100% polyester trevira) or Over (60% rayon, 21% linen, 19% cotton) upholstery. Measurements:H 34.75" W 91.75" D 34.75" Seat H 18.5"
Design Within Reach Saarinen Side Table
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 Saarinen's 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 one's 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"
Design Within Reach Krusin Side Table
After earning a degree in furniture design from Leeds Metropolitan University in England, Marc Krusin moved to Milan to launch his career. He cofounded the design group Codice 31 and has collaborated with Piero Lissoni, Kartell, Flos and Knoll. In 2008, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design included Krusin in "Europe 40 under 40," an annual list of the most promising and emerging design talent in Europe. Seeing a need for simple and sophisticated guest seating and occasional tables, he created his Krusin Side Table (2011) with glass or marble top. The strong geometry of this piece is softened with radius and chamfer details. Suitable for contract use. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Ash, oak, walnut or ebonized oak frame; mortise-and-tenon construction; glass or satin-coated Arabescato marble tabletop. Measurements:H 18" W 18" D 18"
Design Within Reach NelsonTM Pedestal Side Table
Director of design at Herman Miller from 1945 to 1972, George Nelson helped make the company what it is today. He not only recruited influential designers Charles and Ray Eames and Isamu Noguchi but also created a portfolio of work that helped shape and grow modern design. Providing a balanced combination of style and function for homes and offices alike, his Pedestal Side Table (1954) is adaptable to many spaces and uses. From living room to waiting room, this table accommodates everything from vases and mugs to books and magazines. It features the clean lines and elegant simplicity typical of Nelson, with a round top covered in laminate or veneer mounted on a polished or white aluminum base. Self-leveling glides adjust to uneven floor surfaces. This is the authentic Nelson Pedestal Side Table produced by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: MDF top; white laminate with maple edge, white ash veneer or palisander veneer; polished or white powder-coated aluminum base. Measurements:H 21.5" Diameter 17"
Design Within Reach Marea Side Table
DWR Exclusive As the founder and principal designer of Stua ( solo tengo un amor , or "I have only one love"), Jesús Gasca is driven to improve the habitat in which we live. For 30-plus years, his company has produced commercial-quality, eco-friendly furniture for clients worldwide, from the W Hotel in Seoul to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. From its simple lines to its slim, elegant design, the Marea Table (2012) is yet another fine example of Gasca's handiwork, featuring a beveled top affixed to a sturdy base. Marea blends seamlessly into most any living or office area, offering plenty of room for everyday items. Use individually or in multiples to form playful configurations. Made in Spain. Materials: MDF top with walnut veneer or white laminate; five-star polished or black powder-coated steel and aluminum base. Measurements:H 21" Diameter 23.5"
Design Within Reach Drum Side Table
"Furniture that is too obviously designed," said Milo Baughman, "is very interesting, but too often belongs only in museums." While we could certainly see his Drum Table (1970s) in a museum, it would earn its place there for its simplicity and lack of unnecessary ornamentation. Distilling the idea of an occasional table to its simplest form, Baughman's cylindrical design draws you in with its smoothness and warmth. It features seams that are painstakingly welded, ground and polished by hand until they blend in as much as possible. Once constructed, Drum is coated with bronze, oxidized and hand-relieved to give it a unique patina, eschewing the sterility of machine-made pieces. It includes leveling floor glides to compensate for uneven surfaces. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Steel with brushed bronze finish. Measurements:H 24" Diameter 22"
Design Within Reach Rubik Side Table
DWR Exclusive Find a table in the size, shape and material you're looking for with Rubik (2008). Whether it's for the living room, bedroom or entryway, there's a table to fit your needs. Short, tall, square or round, each Rubik is made with a spare stainless steel base and either high-quality wood veneer or solid marble tabletop. There's a quiet presence to these functional tables, which makes them work in a variety of settings. The Nesting Table fits underneath both the Side Table and the Rectangular Coffee Table. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Brushed stainless steel; solid Arabescato marble top or MDF core with walnut, natural oak or ebony-stained oak veneer. Measurements:H 18" W 20" D 20"
Design Within Reach T.710 Small Side Table
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"
Design Within Reach Unison Side Table
DWR Exclusive British industrial designer Terence Woodgate is a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), the highest honor awarded to designers in the U.K. He's known for his obsessive attention to detail, which is beautifully illustrated in his Unison Table (2011). Visually simple, this two-tier table is actually quite complex in its design. In place of fasteners and external hardware, Unison uses a lower shelf as the structural component to hold the legs firmly in position. Its glass tabletop rests on neoprene pads, and Woodgate had to be sure to get the weight just right to make the pads grip sufficiently. Visible through the tabletop is the lower shelf with exquisitely cut half-sawn wood veneer. Made in Slovenia. Materials: Tempered glass top; MDF shelf with walnut veneer; solid walnut legs. Measurements:H 19.5" Diameter 17.5"
Design Within Reach Cage Side Table
DWR Exclusive Educated throughout Europe, Gordon Guillaumier earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial design from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and the Domus Academy, respectively. From there, Guillaumier apprenticed with Baleri Associati before starting a collaboration with architect and designer Rodolfo Dordoni. In 2002, he opened his own design studio in Milan, specializing in product and interior design. His alluring Cage Table Collection (2010), like many of his other works, is marked by its subtly flowing geometry. These tables feature precision-shaped one-piece bent steel bases that transition smoothly into platforms for their laminate tabletops, which are created by infusing numerous layers of paper with thermosetting resin and subjecting them to high pressure and heat. Fashioned to withstand years of heavy use, laminate surfaces boast exceptional resistance to scratching, staining, temperature extremes and sunlight exposure. They're also a cinch to clean. Made in Italy. Materials: High-pressure laminate top; painted bent steel frame. Measurements:H 22" Diameter 19.75"
Design Within Reach Helix Side Table
DWR Exclusive Atlanta-based industrial designer Chris Hardy, who made his design debut at Salone del Mobile in 2011, created the sculptural Helix Coffee Table (2012) for DWR. He gave it an odd number of legs and positioned the brass castings to radiate out from the center, resulting in a distinctive asymmetrical form that looks different from every angle. "For Helix, I was inspired by the challenge of personalization in the modern world, and the increasing desire that we have to own objects that match our own styles and philosophies – in the way that art does," explains Hardy. Made by hand, the cast brass base has a natural finish that's soft and not highly polished; minor pitting and irregularities in the brass are typical of the casting process and are not defects. Thick and durable, the annealed glass tabletop is slowly cooled in a kiln to relieve internal stresses after it's formed. Leveling glides adjust for uneven floors. Simple assembly required; no tools necessary. Base made in India; tabletop made in U.S.A. Materials: Cast brass; solid walnut; glass. Measurements:H 20" Diameter 20"