DWR Exclusive This simple chair is the work of Christophe Pillet, who has worked with many luxury brands, including Holly Hunt, FontanaArte and Veuve Clicquot. Whether working as the design director for Lacoste or as the interior architect for the Hotel Sezz in St. Tropez, Pillet has won international acclaim for his high-voltage chic, distinguished by his taste for certain rhythms and time signatures (for which he credits his early music career). After earning his degree from Domus Academy in Milan, Pillet became part of the Memphis Group, assisting Michele De Lucchi. In 1993, he started his own agency in Paris and was named Designer of the Year at the Salon du Meuble de Paris that same year. In recent years, hes been drawn to more modest projects, in which practical character and economy are privileged over any other criteria, says the designer. His Shot Café Chair (2011) is certainly in keeping with this current emphasis, fulfilling the need for a comfortable, compact chair at a great price point. Stackable up to 12 high, this outdoor chair is suitable for contract use. Made in Italy. Materials: Powder-coated tubular steel frame and steel mesh; polyester floor glides. Measurements:H 32.75" W 21" D 19.75" Seat H 17.75"
Add a jolt of energy to your space with the Spark Side Chair (2009). Don Chadwick, renowned for his Aeron® and Chadwick chairs, has applied his knowledge of ergonomic seating to this affordable, colorful polypropylene Chair. Among its many accolades, Spark received the 2009 Editors' Choice Award, Best of NeoCon® and 2009 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design® Award. Lightweight and easy to clean, the stackable Spark is equally comfortable in residential and contract settings. Legs have integral glides to protect floors. Recycled Black is made with 40% recycled content. Stackable to six high. Made in U.S.A. This chair is waterproof and UV-resistant for outdoor use. Materials: UV-resistant, glass-reinforced polypropylene; integral glides. Measurements:H 31" W 20.5" D 22" Seat H 18"
Le Corbusier regarded traditional furnishings, with their structures hidden beneath wads of padding and upholstery, as relics of the past. Partnering with Charlotte Perriand and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier stripped away all excess to create the sleek, elemental LC1 Chair (1928). The LC Series was originally designed for indoor use, but after a visit to Villa Savoye, where some of the pieces were being used on the outdoor terrace, Cassina was inspired to create outdoor-safe models. The manufacturer spent three years working closely with the Le Corbusier Foundation to develop a product that was within the Foundations parameters: to be the same or better quality than indoor. Cassina opted for better, using hand-polished AISI 304 stainless steel with silver welding, as opposed to chrome, to construct the frames, a material with extreme resistance to corrosion that is actually more authentic to the product; chrome was not used until the 1970s/1980s. The silver welding will patina over time and develop a halo. The back of the chair is attached to the frame by a rod that allows the angle of tilt to change – as the user shifts from one sitting position to another, the chair back moves, offering continuous support. The waterproof, UV-resistant Sunbrella® fabric is held in place by stainless steel springs that provide a comfortable give. Each piece is signed, numbered and, as a product of Cassina's Masters Collection, manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy. Winner of Wallpaper* Design Award 2012 for Best Domestic Design. A protective, water-repellant cover is included. Materials: Brush-polished AISI 304 stainless-steel frame with silver welded joints; stainless-steel screws and springs; plastic foot ends; Sunbrella® Sling fabric. Measurements:H 25.25" W 23.75" D 25.5" Seat H 15.75" Arm H 23"
Craving furniture that could stand up to the salty environment of her seaside home in Florida, Florence Knoll called on Richard Schultz to create a decent set of outdoor furniture made out of materials that wont rust or corrode. That was in 1962, and Schultz spent the next four years designing his refined 1966 Collection, originally known as the Knoll Leisure Collection. At a time when most outdoor furniture was stamped out of metal with backrests shaped like bouquets of flowers, the 1966 Collection brought the clean lines and balanced proportions of indoor modern furniture to outdoor living. In the years since its debut, the collection has been re-engineered to take advantage of modern materials like Teflon® thread. In creating the 1966 Collection, Schultz satisfied Florence Knolls request for outdoor furniture that lasts, and many of the sets purchased 50 years ago are still being enjoyed today. The 1966 Collection is included in the permanent collection at MoMA. This is the authentic 1966 Lounge Chair by Knoll. Made in U.S.A. Fitted cover sold separately. Materials: Cast and extruded aluminum frame; weather-resistant polyester powder-coated finish; woven vinyl-coated polyester mesh; pure vinyl straps; Teflon thread; stainless steel supports and connectors; clear plastic floor glides. Measurements:H 26" W 26" D 28.25" Seat H 14" Arm H 20.25"
DWR Exclusive Based in Valencia, Spain, Borja Garcia is the founder of a multidisciplinary design studio and a professor in architecture and industrial design. We are a team led by passion, Garcia says of his staff, a group drawn together by their shared belief in research and working slowly to find the best solution instead of the fastest. Evoking the slim shape of a sail, his Stack Collection (2014) is an elegant amalgam of strength and grace. Its noted for chairs with sling seats constructed of Batyline mesh, a supremely hardwearing outdoor textile praised for its exceptional tear strength, ability to retain shape and resistance to fading and mildewing season after season. Due in very large part to this durable mesh from French company Serge Ferrari, a leading manufacturer of composite materials, Stack is more than able to stack up to sun, salt and rain. The collection is rounded out with equally durable tables fitted with tough, low-maintenance phenolic resin tops. Suitable for residential and commercial use. Lounge Chair stacks up to three high. Made in Spain. Materials: Thermo-lacquered extruded aluminum frame; Serge Ferrari Batyline® mesh seat. Measurements:H 34" W 28" D 34" Seat H 13" Arm H 20"
DWR Exclusive Sol y Luna (1954) is an adaptation of Dan Johnson's Gazelle Collection, which was originally offered in wood or bronze, both with woven caning for the seat and back. However, due to the high cost of production and the intense hand labor involved, fewer than 150 pieces from the Gazelle line were ever produced. Now made in durable cast aluminum by outdoor manufacturer Brown Jordan, the design maintains Johnson's comfortable organic form. These pieces are shaped with the body in mind. The Lounge Chair back wraps around you, and the seats are comfortably sloped for support in a relaxed position. Seat Pad sold separately. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made in Mexico. Materials: Cast aluminum with powder-coated finish. SEAT PAD, 100% solution-dyed acrylic Suncloth® fabric. Measurements:H 27'' W 24" D 28'' Seat H 14"
Arc En Ciel, or rainbow in French, is a small-space solution inspired by the chairs and tables that have filled Parisian parks and cafés since the 19th century. Weighing about 10 pounds, the durable, hardwearing Arc En Ciel Folding Chair (2010) is produced with great attention to detail. The steel frame has a baked-on polyester powder-coated finish that stands up to the elements and withstands being folded and unfolded as your flexible seating needs change. The Arc En Ciel folds completely flat for convenient storage and is suitable for outdoor and contract use. From sidewalk café to city balcony to backyard patio, the Arc En Ciel is a well-priced solution for any seating need. Made in Italy. Materials: Powder-coated steel; stainless steel hardware; polyester floor glides. Measurements:H 32" W 17" D 17" Seat H 17.25"
DWR Exclusive Sol y Luna (1954) is an adaptation of Dan Johnson's Gazelle Collection, which was originally offered in wood or bronze, both with woven caning for the seat and back. However, due to the high cost of production and the intense hand labor involved, fewer than 150 pieces from the Gazelle line were ever produced. Now made in durable cast aluminum by outdoor manufacturer Brown Jordan, the design maintains Johnson's comfortable organic form. These pieces are shaped with the body in mind. The Lounge Chair back wraps around you, and the seats are comfortably sloped for support in a relaxed position. Seat Pad sold separately. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made in Mexico. Materials: Cast aluminum with powder-coated finish. SEAT PAD, 100% solution-dyed acrylic Suncloth® fabric. Measurements:H 27'' W 24" D 28'' Seat H 14" Arm H 20"
DWR Exclusive Danish designers Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen and Kasper Rønn named their company 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. These are products that endure both physically and aesthetically. The Finn Collection (2013) they developed for Design Within Reach is directly tied to their philosophy in that it was built on a passion for details, tactility in design and creating for the need. Norm products never crave to be anything but what they are, says Rønn. That is the combination of utility, purity and quiet beauty. The teak frames can be oiled to maintain their original color or left alone to develop a beautiful silvery patina. Removable cushions are clad in UV-protected, mildew-resistant Sunbrella fabric to withstand the elements. Seating can be used with or without cushions. Weight capacity: 300 pounds. Made in Indonesia. The Finn Collection has been honored with a 2015 Architizer A+ Jury Award – selected by 300-plus international architecture and design leaders – and a 2014 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design® Award. Materials: Solid sustainably harvested teak frame; Serge Ferrari® mesh; Sunbrella® cushions; black powder-coated or brushed stainless steel fittings (cushions match fittings: choose black cushions with black powder-coated steel fittings or white cushions with brushed stainless steel fittings). Measurements:H 30" W 29.75" D 31" Seat H 15" Arm H 21"
DWR Exclusive When we asked Matthew Hilton to identify the common elements found in his work, he replied, Functional, stackable, it has to store easily and be a good price. Fast-forward to today, and hes still staying true to those ideals. Seeing a need for durable outdoor furniture at accessible prices, Hilton created the Eos Collection (2011), which is sleek enough to work in an indoor dining space, as well. Eos is lightweight – literally and visually – smartly proportioned and very comfortable. Certain to inspire leisurely outdoor living during the long days of summer, this collection was named for Eos, the Greek goddess of dawn and bringer of light. Its constructed of powder-coated aluminum that wont rust over time. The Side Chair is stackable up to six high for compact storage. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum; plastic floor glides. Measurements:H 30.5" W 20" D 21.5" Seat H 17.75"