Design Within Reach Bottega Leather Desk
DWR Exclusive Designer Michele di Fonzo is the third generation of his family to celebrate and build upon the leather traditions his grandfather began in 1921. For nearly a century, this family of designers has been transforming leather into a versatile and modern product, drawing inspiration from other fields like fashion and luggage design, where leather is as much about structure as it is about aesthetics. The Bottega Desk (2013) is created using the most modern production methods and then finished by hand with skill, passion and care. The slender but strong steel frame is wrapped in smooth-as-silk stain-resistant leather thats hand-sewn to hug every angle and curve. The precise exposed stitch along all seams makes every Bottega Desk unique. Made in Italy. Materials: Split-grain leather with stain-resistant treatment; steel frame. Measurements:H 28.75" W 59.25" D 31.5"
Design Within Reach Risom Desk
DWR Exclusive Running into legendary designer Jens Risom in the halls at DWR headquarters was one of the many pleasures of working here. We took great pride in collaborating with him to bring the Risom Desk (2012) – the little one, as he called it – back into production in North America. Originally designed in 1968 for his own home in New Canaan, Conn., this small-space solution is really a writing surface, said Risom. Lets just call it a desk in quotations. Crafted of solid American walnut or oak and rich black or chocolate leather, its a handsome piece of decoration at which you sit, at which you study, at which you read books... if people do that anymore. The drawer interior has a removable solid wooden tray for desk supplies. Ships fully assembled. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid North American walnut or oak; black or chocolate leather with Crypton® protective finish. Measurements:H 29" W 42" D 22"
Design Within Reach Quovis Table
DWR Exclusive For more than 30 years, Giulio Lazzotti has maintained a diverse practice encompassing architecture, interior design and furniture design. He received the Torre Guinigi prize for his design for the historical center of Pietrasanta, Italy, and he is internationally recognized for his work in marble – so much so that he often teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara, Italy (home to the famous white Carrara marble quarries). When he designed our Quovis Collection, developed with an Italian restaurant equipment manufacturer, he set the standard for quality stainless steel utility furniture. The generously proportioned Quovis Table (2001) is easy to clean and maintain, will not rust and is constructed to endure years of use. Able to withstand the corrosive action of various acids found in food and chemicals, as well as having a high strength-to-weight ratio, the table is suited to a high-traffic café or restaurant, darkroom or kitchen. Lockable casters provide stability. Assembly required. Made in Italy. Materials: Stainless steel; lockable casters. Measurements:H 29.5" W 60" D 29.5"
Design Within Reach Celine Desk
DWR Exclusive As the founder of two start-ups – multidisciplinary design collective Non Specific Creativity, and product design firm Interior Newman and Kamali Ltd – Nazanin Kamali has worked on everything from restaurant design to art installations. She is a graduate of The Royal College of Art, where she studied furniture design, and spent some time working in the corporate world, managing store installations and visual branding for Aero retail stores in London. With such an impressive resume, it's not surprising that Kamali's work has been recognized with a Good Design Award and two Design Plus awards; she was also shortlisted for an Elle Decoration UK award. The simple forms of midcentury architecture inspired her Celine Desk (2008), which is crafted with turned and tapered solid hardwood legs and a single-drawer desktop. An open cubby on the right is a great place to stash papers and other necessities. Legs ship unattached; no tools necessary to screw them into the desktop. Made in Lithuania. Materials: Wood veneer over MDF; solid wood legs; white painted MDF drawer front. Measurements:H 29.75" W 43.5" D 21.75"
Design Within Reach Royal System Shelving Unit B with Desk Cabinet
DWR Exclusive Owner of more than 400 patents, self-taught inventor Poul Cadovius constantly sought smarter solutions for everything from furniture to bus shelters to sailboats. In the mid-1940s, he devised an ingenious wall-mounted shelving system to save floor space: the Royal System (1948). After the systems introduction, Cadovius three-employee firm soon became the largest furniture manufacturer in Denmark, exporting to countries worldwide. In 2010, Cadovius gave the rights to produce the design to Danish company dk3. A year later, he died at the age of 99, but the project continued under the watchful eye of his widow, Evy, who made sure it stayed true to her husbands high standards. The most successful furniture collection in Denmark for three decades, the Royal System is back in production and available only at DWR. Use it in entryways, living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms – wherever you want to lift space-stealing furniture off the floor and have more room for living. All pieces are finely crafted using time-honored techniques perfected over centuries by Danish woodworkers. Assembly not included with White Glove delivery service. Made in Denmark. Shelves will flex very slightly over time but will still retain their structural integrity. We recommend a weight limit of 35 pounds per shelf to maintain a straight profile. Unit B includes a locking desk cabinet that can be mounted on the left or right. For additional storage, add the Extension Unit. Materials: Solid walnut or soaped oak rails; MDF with walnut or soaped oak veneer shelves and cabinet; raw brass hangers (with walnut, meant to patina over time) or stainless steel hangers (with oak). Measurements:H 78.75" W 64.25" D 15" Shelf D 9.5"