Hugely dramatic, light as a feather and distinctly Dutch, the Random Light (2001) by Bertjan Pot began as a modernist craft project of sorts. After making failed attempts at knitting fiberglass as a means of creating structure, Pot resorted to coiling a strand of epoxy-dipped fiberglass around a large balloon in varying patterns. Once the form had completely dried, the balloon was popped, leaving behind a dramatic globe-shaped form that serves as the diffuser for this stunningly airy pendant lamp. Random Light is suitable for entryways, lounge areas and dining rooms, with a light bulb visible at the center of the globe when lit, creating an all-over glow with minimal glare. Bulb (not included): incandescent 60W/A19/E26. UL Listed. Made in the Netherlands. This pendant is not precisely spherical, featuring denser fiberglass on the end opposite the bulb access opening. We recommend mounting it no more than 4" from the opening to ensure it emits the most symmetrical lighting pattern. White and black versions each include a chrome socket, chrome canopy and black cord. Materials: Epoxy-coated fiberglass diffuser; chrome socket and canopy. Measurements:Small: Diameter 19.75", 2.6 lbs.
DWR Exclusive Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen, winner of the prestigious Bruno Mathsson Award of 2012, named his simple basket Restore because its constructed of polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. This eco-friendly approach is something that can be found in many of the projects Tolvanen has worked on since earning his masters degree in design from the Royal College of Art in 2001. Perfect for holding magazines, toys or even firewood, the Restore Basket (2009) holds its shape but is made of a soft material that wont scratch tabletop surfaces. I wanted the basket to have a non-obtrusive nature, says Tolvanen. And to give it a form that has a friendly appearance. Made in China. Materials: Polymer felt made from recycled PET bottles. Measurements:H 9" W 19" D 13.75"
DWR Exclusive Originally known as Davey & Co., the company was established in 1885 and has roots dating back to the shipyards of 19th-century London. Its clients back then were the marine merchants operating out of London's West India Docks, and Davey Lights graced the decks of many of history's best-known vessels, including, it is said, the Titanic. Architects and designers have been longtime fans of Davey's industrial aesthetic, like their Bracket Deck Light (1920s), and satisfying the needs of this market helped the company continue to thrive. When manufacturing challenges brought the threat of closure, Peter Bowles stepped in and purchased the company. As part of Original BTC, which Bowles founded, Davey Lighting now supplies marine, industrial and decorative lighting to residential and contract customers – making Davey available to the public (instead of only to the trade) for the first time. All components are handcrafted by small specialist suppliers according to centuries-old traditions. Bulbs (not included) 60W/GLS/E26 or compact fluorescent equivalent. Made in England. Heavy cast reflector is retained by brass wing nuts and bolts for easy access to re-lamp. Raw bronze and brass will patina beautifully over time. Materials: Sandblasted bronze; copper arm; brass wing nuts and bolts; clear glass dome. Measurements:H 15" W 6.75" D 9", 4 lbs.
Philippe Starck jump-started his career by designing two nightclub interiors in Paris in the 1970s. The success of the clubs won the attention of President Francois Mitterand, who asked Starck to refurbish one of the private apartments in the Elysee Palace. Two years later, Starck designed the interior of the Café Costes, Paris, and was on his way to becoming a design celebrity. In quick succession, he created elegant interiors for the Royalton and Paramount hotels in New York, the Delano in Miami and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. He also began to produce chairs, lamps, motorbikes and boats. Starck's approach to design is subversive, intelligent and always interesting. His objects surprise and delight even as they transgress boundaries and subvert expectations. For his Ktribe Pendant (2005), Starck used a special polycarbonate, and when the lamp is lit, the shade reveals a diffuser hidden inside. When the lamp is off, the internal diffuser is invisible. Bulb (included): halogen 75W T4 G9 Frosted. UL Listed. Made in Italy by Flos. Unique shade creates an x-ray effect when lit. Materials: Polycarbonate. Measurements:H 7.5" Diameter 9.5" Cord L 180" Ceiling Plate Diameter 3.5", 2.2 lbs.
DWR Exclusive Son of a draftsman and a homemaker, Bernard-Albin Gras was born in Saint-Raphaël, France, in 1886. He would become an engineer and tireless inventor who registered dozens of patents, including one for Lampe Gras (1921). A product of Gras passion to improve working conditions for hundreds of laborers in ordinary machine shops, research laboratories and design studios in the 1920s, this lighting solution is capable of meeting the needs of many different users. The architect Le Corbusier seized upon the design, which satisfied the demands of his ideology about the perfect object-tool: a form reduced to its pure function, free of superfluous ornament. Corbu furnished his design offices and architectural projects with Lampes Gras, and other early adopters included Eileen Gray, Man Ray and Robert Mallet-Stevens. The cast steel frames are made without screws or welded joints; all parts contribute to utmost effectiveness of the whole. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E12 base; 40W max. Made in China. Materials: Cast steel body; chrome finish or matte black or white powder-coated finish; Bakelite sphere motion component. Measurements:Wall Bracket 47.75" Lamp Arm 31.5" Shade Diameter 8.25" Cord L 120", 11.2 lbs.
For the first decade of her lengthy career, Danish architect and designer Grethe Meyer studied living habits and building practices. She contributed to Byggebogen , or The Building Book, which later became the foundation for teachings at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, and was employed by the Danish Government to provide her expertise to the Institute for Home Building Research. She founded her own practice in 1960, and her simple and smart approach to everyday objects brought commissions from Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen and many other clients. In 2014, the company Menu worked with the Grethe Meyer Design Foundation to produce her GM Pendant (1984), working from her original sketch. Simple by design, GM is quietly alluring. Design must be uncomplicated, and the product easy and comfortable to use, reasoned Meyer, and as simple and anonymous as possible in the expression of its properties. It is in this way that I think that beauty will present itself. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; 60W/E26. UL Listed. Made in Denmark. Materials: Stainless steel with painted finish or solid copper with clear lacquer finish. Measurements:H 8.5" Diameter 12", 4.6 lbs.
For the first decade of her lengthy career, Danish architect and designer Grethe Meyer studied living habits and building practices. She contributed to Byggebogen , or The Building Book, which later became the foundation for teachings at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, and was employed by the Danish Government to provide her expertise to the Institute for Home Building Research. She founded her own practice in 1960, and her simple and smart approach to everyday objects brought commissions from Georg Jensen, Royal Copenhagen and many other clients. In 2014, the company Menu worked with the Grethe Meyer Design Foundation to produce her GM Pendant (1984), working from her original sketch. Simple by design, GM is quietly alluring. Design must be uncomplicated, and the product easy and comfortable to use, reasoned Meyer, and as simple and anonymous as possible in the expression of its properties. It is in this way that I think that beauty will present itself. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; 40W/E12. UL Listed. Made in Denmark. Materials: Stainless steel with painted finish or solid copper with clear lacquer finish. Measurements:H 4.75" Diameter 6", 2.5 lbs.
An innovative take on a hanging glass globe, Jasper Morrison created his Glo-Ball series of lamps for Flos (1998) to provide a range of blown-glass globes for almost every imaginable situation. Like the rest of the series, the Glo-Ball F3 Floor Lamp is crafted with hand-blown opaline glass that's externally acid etched and flashed for a pristine surface that evenly diffuses warm glowing light. With a grey fabric-covered power cord and silver painted steel stem discreetly supporting the diffuser, the F3 gives the illusion of floating in air. A continuous 0-100% dimmer on the cord allows for instant adjustment of light intensity. Bulb (included): halogen 250W/T10/E26. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Hand-blown, acid-etched white opaline glass; die-cast aluminum support; painted steel base and stem; grey fabric-covered polarized power cord; dimmer switch. Measurements:H 73" Diameter 17.75" Cord L 84"
The Tab Table Lamp (2007) is the work of the award-winning British design team of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. Known for their ability to blend design integrity, substance and modernity, the designers have brought their know-how to a variety of industries over the last decade, designing everything from lighting and furniture to restaurants, drink bottles and electronics. The two met while studying architecture at The Royal College of Art in London, and they established Barber & Osgerby in 1996. They designed the Tab Table Lamp to have a die-cast aluminum body and a porcelain reflector that pivots, allowing you to direct the light where you need it most. Bulb (included): 5W LED array, 3000K, 425 lumens. Materials: Die-cast aluminum; porcelain. Measurements:H 13" Head W 10.75" Base Diameter 7" Cord L 63"
Waterproof, shockproof, cordless and rechargeable – the Globe Portable LED Lamp (2009) redefines how we think about light. The Globe Lamp can be used indoors, outdoors or even on a body of water for a stunning lighting display. Further expanding how the Globe Lamp can be used, there are three modes to choose from: static in white, red, blue or green; dynamic with unlimited colors changing automatically; and candle effect. One six-hour charge will provide 8 to 20 hours of power, depending on which mode and intensity level is used. Suitable for outdoor use when the temperature is 32° - 104°F. The energy-efficient LEDs have an estimated lifetime of 50,000 hours. Bulbs (included): 16 white LEDs, 36 color LEDs. UL Listed. Made in China. Materials: Injection-molded high-density polyethylene; LEDs. Measurements:Diameter 19"
Each handmade Vitra miniature is a classic in the history of furniture design reduced in size at a scale of 1:6. True to the original pieces in structure and materials, the miniatures are precision-crafted, making them a thoughtful gift for a furniture lover or design professional. Each miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Laminated wood. Measurements:H 4.84" W 2.44" D 2.55"
Use a down rod with our Altus, Ball, Cirrus and Velo Ceiling Fans to accommodate different room heights. Not compatible with Cirrus Flush Ceiling Fans. Made in Taiwan. Materials: Tubular aluminum rod; brushed, nickel-plated or painted finish. Measurements:L 24" L 48" L 72"
Defined by its dependable bentwood construction and simple form, the Era Chair (1859) has been in continuous production for more than 150 years. By making the back of the chair and rear legs from a single piece of curved wood, designer Michael Thonet – who perfected the bentwood process for chair-making – eliminated the need for expensive and time-consuming hand-carved joints. The resulting chair is graceful, lightweight and surprisingly strong – the latter of which has been continually proven in cafes and restaurants all over the globe. Made in the Czech Republic by a company that has been in continuous operation for more than a century. This contract-quality chair is suitable for commercial and residential use. As with any natural material, slight variations in the texture and color of the wood are to be expected and are not defects. Materials: Solid beech wood from FSC-certified sources; beech plywood seat; natural beech, water-based stain and varnish, or lacquer finish; nylon floor glides. Measurements:H 37.5" W 16" D 20" Seat H 24"
Known for his contributions to the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers, as well as consulting for Louis Vuitton, futuristic thinker Ross Lovegrove designed the Sprite Collection (2004) as the essential chair. The sinuous molded wood shell gives the chair its contemporary appearance, and Lovegrove has proportioned the slim-profiled, stackable Sprite for workplaces, schools and residences, as well as public or conference seating. The Sprite Side Chair offers a generous seat; its back is slightly curved near the base to provide lumbar support for long-lasting comfort. A year after the Sprite was introduced, Lovegrove was honored with the World Technology Award by Time magazine and CNN. Made in U.S.A. Suitable for dining rooms, cafÃ©s, and residential and educational applications. Both the Side and Armchairs stack 8 to 10 high; rubber bumpers assure proper stacking. 2004 Good Design Award. Materials: Molded six-layer maple plywood shell with maple veneer; tubular steel with mirror chrome finish. Measurements:H 32" W 22" D 22" Seat H 17"
Ludwig Mies van der Rohes MR Armless Lounge Chair was designed in 1927 as part of his contribution to the Weissenhof exhibit in Stuttgart, Germany. The chairs cantilevered design uses tubular steel, then a technological novelty, to create an intuitively accessible and ergonomic seat. (When asked why he created chairs with generously sized seats, Mies van der Rohe allegedly replied that he designs chairs hed be most comfortable sitting in.) The MR Armless Lounge Chair, still made to his specifications, is perfectly balanced, featuring the material innovation and lack of ornamentation that epitomize the International Style. It was awarded the Museum of Modern Art Award in 1977 and the Design Center Stuttgart Award in 1978. The frame of this piece is stamped with the KnollStudio logo and Mies van der Rohes signature. This is the authentic MR Armless Lounge Chair produced by Knoll®. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Polished tubular stainless steel frame; Spinneybeck® BL full-grain aniline leather sling. Measurements:H 33" W 23.5" D 34.75" Seat H 15.75"
DWR Exclusive Keep your outdoor furniture clean and protected from the elements with Outdoor Furniture Covers (2010). Available in a neutral mocha color, these covers are made of durable 12-gauge polyester-backed vinyl. With the exception of the Cushion Storage Bag, all of these covers are vented and have ties to anchor them in place. They are sized to fit various outdoor pieces in our assortment; just compare the dimensions to make sure an item will fit inside. The Dining Chair cover is sized to fit up to four stacked chairs of average size. The Cushion Storage Bag has a zipper closure and handles for easy maneuverability and is designed to fit all the cushions for a sofa. Made in China. Materials: 12-gauge polyester-backed vinyl. Measurements:H 30" W 31" D 31"
Sculptor and designer Sebastian Wrong demonstrates his flair for bold, minimalist forms in his Spun Lamp (2001) for Flos. This lamp features satin-smooth machined aluminum construction available in high-gloss finishes for maximum dramatic impact. The fluid pedestal base stabilizes the design, and the full-range on-cord dimmer provides infinitely variable light. Bulb (included): incandescent 240W/A21/E26 or comparable CFL/LED. Made in Italy. Materials: High-gloss painted or polished aluminum. Measurements:H 69" Diameter 20" Cord L 84"
Designer Todd Bracher approaches his work by studying how people interact with objects. I try to capture whats meaningful in that exchange, he explains. With the Distil Desk (2015), Bracher started with a common object, a cardboard box, and asked questions: Why does the edge have to be sharp? which led to curved edges that are easy on the arms; How can we make it beautiful and strong? which led to a molded plywood top; Where would a carpenter hide the wires? which led to cutouts in the cross-stretchers under the top. These questions and answers yielded a versatile and approachable piece of furniture that can function as an elegant table or as a hard-working desk, with smart cable management provisions. Simple assembly required. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Molded plywood top with walnut, ash or ebony veneer; solid walnut, ash or ebony legs. Measurements:Small: H 28.5" W 48" D 30" Large: H 28.5" W 60" D 30"
Dan Grabowski grew up getting a practical education in backyard industrial design. When my dad needed to create or repair something, he would design a solution, and then we would go off together and build it, he recalls. In college, he studied the work of sculptor Harry Bertoia, and thats when it clicked for me – the connection between sculpture and industrial design. Applying that connection, Grabowski strives to solve problems in smart ways using simple, uncluttered lines. His EverywhereTM Conference Table (2011) is smart in every way, its strength, versatility and ample size making it as welcome in conference rooms as in offices, home craft rooms or even dining rooms. The double three-column base lends solid support and a bold profile. Suitable for residential and commercial use. Constructed of 67% recycled material. Backed by a 12-year manufacturers warranty. Assembly required. Made in U.S.A. EverywhereTM is available in two additional configurations: The EverywhereTM Rectangular Table and the EverywhereTM Flip-Top Table. Materials: Plastic laminate or veneered maple top and edges over MDF; white powder-coated steel base; leveling floor glides. Measurements:H 28.5" W 84" D 42"
DWR Exclusive In 1944, Niels Otto Møller began his cabinetry company, where old craft traditions, like the handwoven seat on the Model 71 Side Chair (1951), are still used today. Danish cord seats are known for their durability – easily withstanding decades of frequent use – and the strength of this material made it a smart substitute for tires when rubber was in short supply during WWII. Whats amazing about that history is that Danish cord is made of tightly twisted paper. Being a natural material, Danish cord is very pleasant to sit on, and the way its woven provides lasting comfort. Thirty years after he founded his company, Niels Otto Møller began exporting his chairs to Japan, which remains one of its biggest markets due to the simplicity and quality of the design and craftsmanship. Møllers is still a small family-owned business, now managed by Niels son, Jørgen Henrik Møller. These chairs are authentic, fully licensed products of J.L. Møllers Møbelfabrik. Made in Denmark. The seat is woven by hand from one continuous 425-foot-long piece of cord. To make the frames, the company selects the raw wood themselves from environmentally friendly areas. Machines are never used for the final polish, as these devices treat all wood the same and cant replicate the finish that comes from polishing by hand. In vintage advertisements for the Model 71 Chair, architect Arne Hovmand-Olsen was sometimes credited as its designer, and for good reason. Niels Otto Møller wasnt well known when he designed the chair, and he wanted to associate it with a prominent name, so he got permission from good friend Arne to use his. Materials: Teak frame; woven paper cord seat. Measurements:H 31.5" W 19.25" D 20" Seat H 17.3"