Design Within Reach Maya Lin StonesTM Seat
- Materials: Molded polyethylene with 100% recycled content.
- Measurements:H 15" W 27" D 19"
Design Within Reach Outdoor LC1 Sling Chair
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"
Design Within Reach Eos Lounge Chair
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 Lounge Chair is stackable up to six high for compact storage and is available with an optional seat pad made of all-weather Textilene®, a mold-, mildew- and UV-resistant material. Made in China. Materials: Powder-coated aluminum; optional welded Textilene seat pad with CAL 117 polyester filling; plastic floor glides. Measurements:H 26.25" W 30.25" D 25.75" Seat H 13" Arm H 20.75"
Design Within Reach Eos Lounge Chair Cushion
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 Lounge Chair is stackable up to six high for compact storage and is available with this optional seat pad, made of all-weather Textilene®, a mold-, mildew- and UV-resistant material. Made in China. Materials: Welded Textilene seat pad with CAL 117 polyester filling.
Design Within Reach Arc En Ciel Folding Chair
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"
Design Within Reach Bellini Chair
The world met the Bellini Chair (1998) when Heller placed six chairs in an all-white, 51-foot-long booth at the annual furniture fair in Milan. Many asked, Is that chair by Mario Bellini? as soon as they saw the sleek, sculptural lines. Others questioned if there was a metal frame hidden inside (there isnt). DWR founder Rob Forbes saw it and fell in love. The DWR catalog was already at the printer but he stopped the presses to add the Bellini Chair to the cover. Today, Bellini Chairs are so popular that Heller is producing them seven days a week just to meet the demand. Crafted of injection-molded fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene, the Bellini Chair is a sturdy, stackable and lightweight chair that is as timeless and beautiful as it is versatile. Exceptionally comfortable with a slightly flexible back, its tough enough to withstand use in a busy restaurant while elegant enough to flatter a sophisticated studio or home. Bellini resides in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in public spaces at MoMA, where durability counts as much as good design. This chair earned the celebrated Italian architect and designer his eighth Compasso dOro award in 2001. Stackable up to six high; suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Single-piece injection molding of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene. Measurements:H 33" W 18" D 18" Seat H 18.5"
Design Within Reach Finn Lounge Chair
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"
Design Within Reach Outdoor 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. However, in 2012, Herman Miller returned the Aluminum Group to its original intent, with new materials suitable for outdoor use. Constructed of 61% recycled materials, this chair is also 90% 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; PVC-free Outdoor Weave fabric designed to hold its shape and color over time. Pair this chair with the optional Ottoman (sold separately) and put your feet up in style. Materials: Four-star powder-coated die-cast aluminum base and frame; Outdoor Weave mesh upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 24.25" D 28.5" Seat H 17" Arm H 21.75"
Design Within Reach Grace Side Chair
DWR Exclusive Samuel Wilkinson thrives on bringing elegance and “a bit of soul,” in his words, to extremely functional products, which is why the Italian manufacturer EMU commissioned him to create a collection that blurs the boundary between indoor and outdoor furniture. Wilkinson met their request and took it a step further, designing the Grace Collection (2014) to be equally at home in residential and commercial settings. With a nod toward the graceful lines of 20th-century wood furniture, he resorted to die-cast aluminum for durability and weather resistance. “I wanted to create something people can enjoy for a long time because it works so well,” he explains. Stackable up to four high. Made in Italy. Materials: Powder-coated die-cast aluminum. Measurements:H 30.75" W 20.5" D 20.5" Seat H 17.75"
Design Within Reach Belleville Side Chair
Brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec founded their own design firm in 1999, where they work on everything from architectural projects to utilitarian items such as furniture, tableware and home accessories. The brothers are primarily focused on and dedicated to the organization of interior spaces, and they believe that a designer should be able to observe and to understand the context, says Ronan. Their Belleville Chair (2014) is named for the vibrant neighborhood where their firm is located, a bustling Parisian quarter with bistros, bars and cafés frequented by international clientele. Redefining the classic bistro chair, it pushes boundaries of traditional production techniques, with a sinuous slender frame that accentuates an almost impossibly thin flowing seat. Suitable for use indoors and out and lightweight for easy carrying and arrangement. Stacks up to six high. Made in Germany. Materials: Injection-molded polyamide. Measurements:H 32.75" W 21.75" D 19.25" Seat H 18.5"
Design Within Reach Sol y Luna Armless Lounge Chair
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"
Design Within Reach Spark Side Chair with Seat Pad
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. Lightweight and easy to clean, the stackable Spark is equally comfortable in residential and contract settings. The Spark Chair is manufactured by Knoll®, Inc. Stacks six high. Legs have integral glides to protect floors. Recycled Black is made with 40% recycled content. Winner of the 2009 Editors' Choice Award, Best of NeoCon® and 2009 Chicago Athenaeum Good Design® Award. Materials: UV-resistant, glass-reinforced polypropylene; integral glides. SEAT PAD, molded polyurethane foam with a textile cover and steel fasteners. Measurements:H 31" W 20.5" D 22" Seat H 18"