- Best of Year! The Raleigh Collection received Interior Design magazine's top honor for 2010 in the residential lounge category.
- The angled, high back comfortably supports your upper body.
- Visible from the side and back, this Armchair is cradled in a solid walnut frame.
- Down-blend filled back cushion has a removable cover for cleaning.
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 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 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 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 Cuba Lounge Chair
Born in Denmark, Morten Gøttler opened his own drawing office in 1975 and became a Member of Danish Designers (MDD), a Copenhagen-based multidisciplinary association of professional designers, in 1981. Gøttler is known for his work in wood, which is characterized by a simple, airy look and exquisite feel. His Cuba Lounge Chair (1997) is one such piece, with its clean and smooth profile and hand-woven cotton straps that conform to the body. As sturdy as it is alluring from all sides, the chair features a rugged frame assembled with spigot joints and held together by heavy-duty brass hinge mechanisms. This light and flexible chair will be equally at home in the modern living room, an open kitchen or similar setting, and it folds for easy storage when not in use. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid Danish oak frame; lacquer or vegetable oil-based soap-flake finish; cotton straps. Measurements:H 30" W 24" D 31.25" Seat H 15.5"
Design Within Reach Harvest Rug
The manufacturer of our Harvest Rug (2014) was founded with the vision of connecting people around the globe with a pool of Indian rug makers that it would grow and nurture. Starting with just two looms and nine artisans 30-plus years ago, the company now boasts over 200 looms and 40,000 artisans, making it one of the worlds leading rug manufacturers. Its committed to social responsibility as much as artistry, empowering artisans through innovative grass-roots training programs designed to help elevate them from mere wage earners to entrepreneurs. Harvest is a hand-woven natural jute rug with a pronounced diagonal weave durable enough to withstand years of heavy traffic. Made in India. Materials: 70% jute, 30% rayon chenille yarn. Measurements:Small L 8' W 5' Pile 0.5" Large L 10' W 8' Pile 0.5"
Design Within Reach Eames Molded Fiberglass Rocker (RFAR)
Charles and Ray Eames believed design is a method of action, and they continually updated their work as new materials became available. The chair that Charles and Ray were designing, explains grandson Eames Demetrios, is the chair thats made tomorrow . The duo originally designed their molded chair in metal and entered it as a prototype in MoMAs 1948 International Competition for Low-Cost Furniture Design, then refashioned it in light yet strong fiberglass just two years later. In the 1980s, after determining fiberglass production was detrimental to the environment, Herman Miller ceased production to explore more sustainable options, eventually choosing recyclable polypropylene. The company never quite forgot about fiberglass, however, and it recently began researching greener production methods. The Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair (1950) is the end result, constructed using a cleaner process but true to the original with its beloved variegated surface. This reintroduced version comes in a range of reformulated semi-gloss color pigments that faithfully reproduce the vintage ones. Its deep seat pocket and waterfall edge keep you comfortable by reducing pressure on the backs of your thighs. The seat back is left unfinished to maintain a slightly rough natural texture for easier gripping with your hands. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. RFAR stands for rocker-height fiberglass armchair with rocking base. Made of 99% recyclable materials and covered by Herman Millers take-back program for environmentally sound recycling (should you ever wish to part with this chair). Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced plastic seat; black powder-coated or chrome-plated steel base; maple or walnut runners. The process for making shells and the nature of fiberglass mean that each shell is unique and can possess traits such as tiny cavities in the surface, small points of lighter or darker color, or faint circular shadows where base attaches to shell. Measurements:H 27.5" W 25" D 24.5" Seat H 16.25" Arm H 23"
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 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 Bilsby Armchair
DWR Exclusive Since graduating from Kingston Polytechnic in 1979, Matthew Hilton has created a number of innovative furniture collections, often drawing inspiration from unusual places. The idea for the Bilsby Sofa Collection (2014) came from a visit to The Homewood, a modern house designed by Patrick Gwynne and built by Leslie Bilsby in the English countryside. Combining the clean lines of Gwynnes architecture with state-of-the-art technologies from today, Bilsby is the perfect blend of aesthetics, comfort and support. The ultra-thin steel deck offers exceptional stability, while the custom combination of foam and down provides a comfortable sit with a tailored look. Designed with the urban dweller in mind, Bilsby features arms and backs that detach for easy delivery through narrow hallways and staircases. Made in Italy. Materials: Steel bottom deck; wood-framed back and sides; foam cushions with down filling and Dacron® wrap; satin-chromed steel legs; fabric or Kalahari full-grain, semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 28" W 39" D 35.5" Seat H 16"