Design Within Reach Portola Ottoman in Ultrasuede
- Materials:Kiln-dried hardwood corner-blocked and double-doweled frame; unidirectional web suspension; high-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam cushions with Dacron® wrap; Ultrasuede upholstery, 100% polyester microfiber.
- Measurements:H 17” W 27.5 D 22”
Design Within Reach Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
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 and Ottoman (1956) began with a desire to create a chair with "the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt." The result has become the consummate lounge set. 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 set 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 you'll be pleased to discover that this set gets even better with use and age. The configuration of this set is a registered trademark, and this is the authentic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Seven-ply santos palisander, walnut, white ash or ebony-stained ash veneer; molded plywood frames; die-cast aluminum bases and back braces; swivel base on chair; stainless steel leveling floor glides; polyurethane foam cushions; Edelman® All-Grain, Herman Miller® (MCL) or Spinneybeck® Vicenza leather upholstery. Measurements:Lounge: H 32" W 32.75" D 32.75" Seat H 15" Ottoman: H 17.25" W 26" D 21.5"
Design Within Reach Jehs and Laub Ottoman, Pedestal Base
The generous proportions and sweeping form of the Jehs and Laub Lounge and Ottoman (2008) make it a coveted seat for relaxing, napping or curling up with a book or laptop. In addition to designing furniture, Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub created the interior of Suite 606 at the 2007 Icehotel® in Sweden and the master concept for Mercedes-Benz® showrooms. The Ottoman is stamped with the designers' signatures and the KnollStudio logo. Made in U.S.A. Ottoman base is fixed and does not swivel. Pair this Ottoman with the swiveling Lounge on a pedestal base (sold separately). Upholstered in Spinneybeck® Volo leather or tufted Classic Bouclé. Materials: Molded and reinforced urethane shell; pedestal base with polished chrome finish; Spinneybeck® Volo leather or Knoll Bouclé upholstery. Measurements:H 17.25" W 31" D 22.5"
Design Within Reach Jehs and Laub Ottoman, Wire Base
The generous proportions and sweeping form of the Jehs and Laub Lounge and Ottoman (2008) make it a coveted seat for relaxing, napping or curling up with a book or laptop. In addition to designing furniture, Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub created the interior of Suite 606 at the 2007 Icehotel® in Sweden and the master concept for Mercedes-Benz® showrooms. The Ottoman is stamped with the designers' signatures and the KnollStudio logo. Made in U.S.A. The wire base is finished in polished chrome. Pair this Ottoman with the Lounge on wire base (sold separately). Upholstered in Spinneybeck® Volo leather or tufted Classic Bouclé. Materials: Molded and reinforced urethane shell; wire base with polished chrome finish; Spinneybeck® Volo leather or Knoll Bouclé upholstery. Measurements:H 17.25" W 31" D 22.5"
Design Within Reach WombTM Ottoman
The expressive sculptural forms of Eero Saarinen's furniture can also be found in his architecture, from the TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Dulles International Airport. In 1940, the Finnish American and his friend Charles Eames took first prize at the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. Later that decade, when Florence Knoll challenged Saarinen to create a chair that she could curl up in, she had found the right candidate for the task. The Womb Ottoman (1946) has an enveloping form that continues to be one of the most iconic and recognized representations of midcentury organic modernism. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Reinforced fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber padding with foam core; steel rod frame with black powder-coated or polished chrome finish; stainless steel and nylon glides; fabric or leather upholstery. Cato: KnollTextiles Cato fabric (86% wool, 14% rayon). Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé fabric (52% wool, 48% nylon). Melange: KnollTextiles Melange fabric (88% wool, 12% nylon). Sonnet: KnollTextiles Sonnet fabric (100% polyester). Volo: Spinneybeck® semi-aniline leather. Measurements:H 16" W 25.5" D 20"
Design Within Reach Pfister Ottoman
Charles Pfister was our kind of modernist. "There is a movement away from throwaway society, away from disposable possessions," said Pfister. "Instead, there is a mounting interest in useful, sculptural, wonderfully constructed objects." His Lounge Collection (1971) is both sculptural and wonderfully constructed, embodying his intent to design items that display "opulence without waste." Based in San Francisco, Pfister had a measurable effect on the world of corporate interiors in the late 20th century. Looking at his timeless namesake collection, it's easy to see why. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. The Ottoman's clean, tailored aesthetic makes it a smart choice for many commercial or residential settings. Short, inset legs give the Ottoman the appearance of floating slightly over the floor. Heirloom quality: The Pfister Collection features meticulous construction, timeless lines and high-quality leather upholstery. Charles Pfister was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1986. Materials: Hardwood and plywood seat; square steel tubing legs; fully upholstered, foam core cushion with polyester wrap; double-needle topstitched Spinneybeck® Volo leather upholstery. Measurements:H 16" W 27.75" D 27.75"
Design Within Reach EggTM Footstool
Form follows function, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a sculpted footstool 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 Chair and Footstool (1958). With this collection, 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. The Egg Footstool has a comfortable curved shape that cradles your legs and feet. It can be used with the Egg Chair or Swan Chair, both by Arne Jacobsen. This is the authentic Egg Footstool manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. 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 14.5" W 22" D 16"
Design Within Reach Bantam Cocktail Ottoman
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 Bantam's 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 18.5" W 34" D 34"
Design Within Reach Cini Boeri Ottoman - Boucle
Cini Boeri's approach to design is all about flexibility and mobility. Her generously scaled CB Lounge Collection (2008) allows users to sit how they like: Deep, wide seats and substantial arms create an invitation to lounge any which way. Casters on the base of the ottoman allow it to be rotated, shifted and scooted, as desired. Boeri's partnership with Knoll dates back to the 1970s, when she designed showrooms for the company in France, Germany, Italy and Los Angeles. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Foam is highly resilient and can be used to place beverages or other items. Combines a sleek, modern aesthetic with the comfort of traditional, overstuffed lounge seating. Contract quality, appropriate for home or workplace. Materials: Open-cell polyurethane cushion; non-locking casters; KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (57% nylon, 43% wool). Measurements:H 13.5" W 33" D 33"
Design Within Reach Theatre Ottoman
DWR Exclusive As a theater and dance student at the University of West Virginia, Ted Boerner developed an intuitive sense of the body and the space it occupies – an awareness that now lends his furniture its genial angles and careful proportions. He attended NYU for grad school, and began his career as a set and costume designer. "Propping scenes and imagining the things that characters would surround themselves with made me think about how important furniture is to people," says the designer. Modern sofas often claim minimalist appeal, but few can also tout the comfort of the Theatre Collection (2001). Designed to accommodate the human body with studied proportions and simple geometry, Theatre's comfort stems from its form rather than excessive layers of stuffing. A gleaming chromed steel base runs the entire depth of the design, and welted seams lend strength and definition to the upholstery. Ships with legs unattached to save on packing materials. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional web suspension; high-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam cushion with Dacron® wrap; chrome-plated steel base; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 18" W 47" D 30"
Design Within Reach Colonial Footstool
Impossibly thin Danish oiled oak combines with handwoven cane and luxurious aniline leather in the Colonial Chair and Footstool (1949) – Ole Wanscher's most famous and enduring design. Defying gravity through masterful construction, with a compelling material contrast, its name honors the Danish designer's fascination with English furnishings from the 1700s. A slightly more conservative strand of Danish modern than we see from masters like Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner, Wanscher's work reflects his scholarly nature: He served as professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (his alma mater) from 1955 to 1973. Designed in 1949, the Colonial wasn't put into production until the mid-1950s, when Wanscher stumbled on a collaboration with PJ Furniture through Mobilia magazine editor, Gunnar Bratvold. (Carl Hansen & Son acquired the right to produce the Colonial Chair and Footstool in 2012.) Wanscher gained a good deal of notoriety in Denmark in the '50s and '60s. In 1958, the Danish newspaper Politiken declared, "Owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now, for this is how long it lasts." Made in Denmark. Materials: Danish oiled oak; handwoven cane; full-grain, pure aniline, naked leather; polydown cushion filling (50% down, 50% foam). Measurements:H 18.25" W 23.75" D 15.75"
Design Within Reach Jens Ottoman
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 Ottoman (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." Slipcover is 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 15" W 23.5" D 21.5"