Design Within Reach Ladderback Chair
- Materials: Solid Danish oak wood; woven paper cord.
- Measurements:H 31.5" W 25.25" D 26" Seat H 15.5" Arm H 24.5"
Design Within Reach Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair with Seat Pad
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). Featuring a delicate filigreed appearance thats supremely strong, these airy seats are sculpted out of steel rods. In his art, Bertoia experimented with open forms and metal work, and these 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 the authentic Bertoia Diamond Lounge Chair produced by Knoll. The Knoll logo is stamped into its base. Chair made in Italy; seat pad made in U.S.A. In honor of Bertoias 100th birthday, Knoll has introduced a version of this classic finished in 18-karat plated gold. Black and White frames can be used outdoors with limited exposure to the elements. Chrome and Gold frames are not for outdoor use. Vinyl seat pad can be used outdoors and is secured to chair with metal snaps. Bouclé full cover is not for outdoor use. Materials: Welded steel rods; polished chrome finish with chrome connections, 18K gold plated with stainless steel connections or bonded Rilsan® finish with stainless steel connections; vinyl seat pad (65% polyester, 35% rayon) or KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (57% nylon, 43% wool). Measurements:H 30" W 33.5" D 28.25" Seat H 16.5"
Design Within Reach Eames Lounge Chair
Charles and Ray Eames had ideas about making a better world, one in which things were designed to bring greater pleasure to our lives. Their iconic Eames Lounge Chair (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with the warm, receptive look of a well-used first basemans mitt. The result has become the consummate lounge. In continuous production since its introduction, the Eames Lounge Chair is widely considered one of the most significant designs of the 20th century. Pairing soft, inviting leather with the sleek form of molded wood, this piece was the culmination of the Eameses efforts to create a club chair using the molded plywood technology that they pioneered in the 40s. Even today, each piece is assembled by hand to ensure the highest level of quality and craftsmanship, and youll be pleased to discover that this chair gets even better with use and age. The configuration of this chair is a registered trademark, and this is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Seven-ply walnut or santos palisander veneer; molded plywood frame; die-cast aluminum swivel base and back braces; polyurethane foam cushions; stainless steel leveling floor glides; Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery. Measurements:H 32" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15"
Design Within Reach Bantam Armchair
DWR Exclusive A DWR best-seller for over a decade, the Bantam Collection (2004) celebrates the soft, less-machined brand of modernism that arose in the United States in the 1930s. Delivering physical comfort as well as aesthetic pleasure, the entire frame is lightly padded and finely upholstered with a fitted back and a single row of button tufting. Matching piping along the seams reinforces the clean lines of Bantams frame. Tapered solid wood legs lend visual lightness. Made in U.S.A. Legs finished in a rich walnut stain. For legs in a honey or coffee finish, contact a DWR Studio or call us at 1.800.944.2233. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner blocked hardwood frame; sinuous wire springs; polyurethane foam with down-proof ticking; stained walnut legs; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31.5" W 35" D 33" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 24"
Design Within Reach EggTM Chair
Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted chair that anticipates the curves of the human body. Arne Jacobsen designed the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, and for its busy lobby, he created the biomorphic Egg (1958). With this chair, Jacobsen embraced new materials that allowed him to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. At a time when others were experimenting with bent tubular steel, Jacobsen focused on the upholstered armchair, believing a solution existed that was still true to modern ideals. Indeed, he met that goal. Set on a rotating base, the Egg Chair allows sitters to swivel toward a conversation area or away from others if privacy is desired. It also tilts back for relaxed lounging. This is the authentic Egg Chair manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. The Egg Chair tilts and swivels. Finely upholstered, the fabric or leather is hand-sewn onto the frame. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell; satin-chromed steel column; injection-molded aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery. Gabriel® Fame® upholstery: 95% wool, 5% polyamide. Maharam Kvadrat® Tonus upholstery: 90% wool, 10% Helanca®. Basel upholstery: 90% new wool, 10% nylon; Sorensen leather piping. Leather upholstery: full-grain leather or cowhide. Measurements:H 42.25" W 34" D 37.5" Seat H 14.5"
Design Within Reach Bertoia Two-Tone Diamond Lounge Chair with Seat Pad
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"
Design Within Reach Pelican Chair
It is shocking to think of Finn Juhl designing this sculptural chair in 1940 – that was more than 75 years ago, and the Pelican Chair is still out there by todays standards. With graceful curves that befriend the body and wrap the sitter in its embrace, the Pelican is true to Juhls idea that a chair is not just a product of decorative art in a space, it is a form and a space in itself. And while the influence of contemporary sculpture is clear, Juhl was quick to clarify that furniture is furniture, not sculpture. The upholstery is hand-sewn onto the frame; some colors (see below) are finished with tufted buttons. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of House of Finn JuhlTM. Made in Denmark. Colors with tufted buttons: grey with red cushion and red buttons; teal with light blue cushion and light blue buttons; cream with leather sand cushion and leather sand buttons. Materials: Steel frame molded in hard cellular plastic and MDI; walnut legs; canvas-linen bottom cover; 100% recyclable Pantera foam and cotton fiber padding; hand-sewn double-stitched upholstery. Teal/Blue: Kvadrat Divina 3 (100% wool) with tufted buttons. Charcoal Grey, Plum and Tan/Brown: Kvadrat Divina Melange (100% wool). Cream: Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% wool, 30% viscose). Cream/Sand: Kvadrat Hallingdal (70% wool, 30% viscose) with leather seat and tufted buttons. Grey/Red: Kvadrat Remix (90% new worsted wool, 10% nylon) with tufted buttons. Charcoal, Gold, Indigo and Red: Kvadrat Canvas (90% wool, 10% nylon). Measurements:H 26.75" W 33.5" D 30" Seat H 14.5"
Design Within Reach Jens Chair
DWR Exclusive Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here. Over the years, we collaborated with Risom on a number of new product launches and re-launches like this Chair (1949), originally designed for the Caribe Hilton Hotel in Puerto Rico. Decades had passed since this collection was in production, and Risom worked closely with us on every step of its return, from reviewing prototypes, to adjusting tiny details, to advocating cost-effective changes in the manufacturing process. Like all the furniture by this iconic designer, this collection has a subtle Scandinavian sensibility that works with modern and traditional settings. Or, as Risom put it, Good design means that anything good will go well with other equally good things. Slipcovers are removable for cleaning. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid oak or walnut frame; plywood panel under seat cushion; fabric or Elmosoft Scandinavian semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 29.5" W 28" D 28" Seat H 16" Arm H 24.5"
Design Within Reach Bevel Armchair
Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as the design worlds A-team by The Times of London . In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bevel Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering comfort and elegance in one beautiful package. Taking its name from the shape of the backrest, Bevel offers pleasing lumbar support, balanced proportions and a sharp, clean silhouette. Made in U.S.A. Bevel features soft, pliable cushions that allow its leather to stretch and loosen a bit more than on other designs, resulting in a plush, well-used look that adds warmth and character over time. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional webbing suspension; foam seat cushions wrapped in a blend of feathers and down (90% UltraClean™ duck feathers, 10% UltraClean™ duck down); foam back cushions with polyester fiber fill; ebony-stained ash legs; 100% wool fabric or MCL all-grain leather upholstery. Measurements:H 28" W 33" D 30" Seat H 17" Seat D 23.5" Arm H 23"
Design Within Reach Milo Baughman Recliner 74
DWR Exclusive Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, said designer Milo Baughman, but too often belongs only in museums. A firm believer that good design can have a positive influence in our lives, Baughman knew how to design sophisticated, sexy chairs – even when it came to a Recliner (1966). Recognized as one of the originators of the California modern movement, Baughman began his career as a custom furniture designer, and in 1953 he joined forces with Thayer Coggin, the founder of the North Carolina company that is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughmans work. For five decades, Baughman designed clean, sophisticated and easy-to-live-with furniture, and we worked closely with Thayer Coggin to bring this Recliner back into production. Baughmans work was included in High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. In 1987, he was inducted into the Furniture Design Hall of Fame. Made in U.S.A. Opens with a slight seated push. Enjoy three stages of comfort: from upright to feet up to full recline. Materials: Solid walnut; matrix webbing; interior plywood; foam and fiber cushions: fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 41.5" W 27.5" D 32"–64" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 23"
Design Within Reach Eames Aluminum Group Lounge Chair
The Eames® Aluminum Group Collection (1958) began as a special project for Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard, who needed seating for a home they were designing for industrialist J. Irwin Miller in Columbus, Indiana. The request was for leisure chairs light enough to move from indoors to out and strong enough to withstand the elements. At the time, the Eameses were exploring ways to use aluminum, which had been strengthened, refined and made more affordable since WWII. They constructed a lightweight die-cast frame for the project, then wrapped it in a sling – a sitting pocket that subtly conforms to the bodys shape. The result was a completely new type of seat and a departure from the idea of a chair as solid shell. While the original concept was for outdoor seating, the Eameses quickly recognized its possibilities for indoor use. This collection has been in continuous production by Herman Miller since 1958. Constructed of 61% recycled materials, its also 88% recyclable at the end of its useful life. Backed by a 12-year manufacturers warranty. This is an authentic Eames chair by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Features: 360-degree swivel base; tilt mechanism that allows up to 30 degrees of recline; padded headrest; floor glides that work on both carpeted and hardwood floors. Pair this chair with the optional Ottoman (sold separately) and put your feet up in style. Materials: Four-star polished or powder-coated die-cast aluminum base and frame with tubular steel column; Maharam Messenger fabric (78% post-industrial recycled polyester, 15% polyester, 7% nylon) or Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery. Measurements:H 38.75" W 25.75" D 32.25" Seat H 14.5"
Design Within Reach Vesper Armchair
DWR Exclusive Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk are known for creating beautiful and comfortable furniture, and the Vesper Armchair (2004) adds greatly to that reputation. Lines are crisply modern, yet Vespers cradling cushions, regal armrests and high sit invite you to kick back like you would in an old English club chair. The Vesper Armchair was designed as a companion to the Vesper Sleeper Sofa, but it can stand solidly on its own and would be welcome anywhere a comfortable, good-looking lounge chair is desired. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried hardwood frame; high-resiliency foam cushions with Dacron® wrap; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 34.5" D 37" Seat H 19"