Design Within Reach Living Room Chairs on Sale
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"
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. Charles and Ray Eames received a commission to design the interiors of three lobbies in the new Time & Life Building at Rockefeller Center in New York City. In addition to outfitting these spaces, this major project encompassed the development of the comfortably upholstered Lobby Chairs and a group of stools made out of solid walnut. Inspired by an African stool that stood in the living room of the Eames House, the lathe-turned Eames Stools (1960), which were also conceived by Ray to be used as small occasional tables, have distinctive individual profiles. Each Vitra miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Solid walnut; varnish. Measurements:H 2.5" W 2.25" D 2.25"
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"
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"
DWR Exclusive Milo Baughman believed that good design is enduring design, and his Goodland Sofa Collection (1968) beautifully demonstrates this idea. Named for the Kansas town where he was born, Goodland reflects the style and ease for which Baughman is known. This collection began as a sofa designed for his own home – his daughter still has the original – which he later expanded upon and launched for retail customers. Goodland pieces are elegantly proportioned with comfortable cushions that have just the right give and thin arms that help maximize the seating area. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried solid maple frame; matrix webbing suspension; foam seat cushions wrapped in poly-blend down; back cushions filled with trillium fibers from recycled ; polished stainless steel, walnut or oxidized bronze-plated steel base; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 33" W 34" D 33.5" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 26.5"
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. GabrielÂ® FameÂ® upholstery: 95% wool, 5% polyamide. Maharam KvadratÂ® Tonus upholstery: 90% wool, 10% HelancaÂ®. 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"
DWR Exclusive Regarded as the chair-maker of chair-makers, Hans J. Wegner designed more than 500 chairs during his prolific career, some of which were never produced. Wegners Wing Chair (1960) wasnt put into production until 2006, debuting at the IMM Cologne furniture fair, where it won a classic innovation award for its timeless appeal. With experience in cabinetry and architecture, Wegner had an intimate understanding of materials and joinery, plus a passion for creating chairs that deliver superb comfort. This one – named for its trademark wings – is no exception. One of his best-known pieces, Wing provides outstanding support for your entire upper body, with a roomy seat that lets you lounge in a variety of positions and finely hand-sewn upholstery. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid beech frame; brushed stainless steel legs; molded cold foam padding; Rime (90% wool, 10% nylon), Clara (92% wool, 8% nylon), Maharam Divina Melange (100% wool) fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 40.75" W 35.5" D 35.5" Seat H 15.5" Arm H 23.5"
A chair is to have no backside, said Hans J. Wegner. It should be beautiful from all sides and angles. Sculptural and balanced, his Easy Chair (1950) embodies this maxim, a classic example of the organic functionalism for which he is famous. Its natural elegance is exemplified by the paper cord that creates the seat and back – more than 1300 feet of cord is used on each chair. Handwoven by a skilled craftsperson, its a process that takes eight to 10 hours. The solid oak frame has fluid lines and exacting joinery, which is expertly assembled and requires no hardware. Relaxed and intuitively ergonomic, the Easy Chair is just that – a seat that can easily blend with modern or traditional interiors, in nearly any room in the house. Made in Denmark. Materials: Black-lacquered or oiled oak frame; paper cord. Measurements:H 28.75" W 28" D 28.75" Seat H 13.75"
Regarded as the chair-maker of chair-makers, Hans J. Wegner designed more than 500 chairs during his prolific career, some of which were never produced. Wegners Oculus Chair (1960) takes its name from the Latin word for eye, in reference to the trademark eye-shaped stitching on its front. Originally made in very limited numbers, it was brought back into production in 2010 after Carl Hansen & Søn rediscovered it in the Wegner family home. Oculus is roomy enough for various lounging positions, with an enveloping seat and arms balanced on brushed stainless steel legs for visual lightness, a three-part back that supports the whole spine and a down and foam seat cushion that provides lasting comfort while maintaining its shape. Can be used with the Wing Ottoman, also from Wegner. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid beech frame; brushed stainless steel legs; molded cold foam padding; down and foam seat cushion; Rime (90% wool, 10% nylon), Clara (92% wool, 8% nylon), Maharam Hallingdal (70% wool, 30% viscose) or Maharam Divina Melange (100% wool) fabric upholstery. Measurements:Oculus Chair: H 43.5" W 37" D 37" Seat H 15.75" Arm H 25.5"
DWR Exclusive Shortly before Finn Juhl became a world-renowned name, he was a self-taught furniture designer and trained architect who had just opened his own office. Working in collaboration with master cabinetmaker Niels Vodder, the pair was the buzz of the 1945 Cabinetmakers Guild exhibition with their expressive, sculptural pieces. One such item was the Model 45 Armchair (1945), which broke from tradition by freeing the upholstered areas from the wood frame. With the Model 45, Juhl refined the type of easy chair that he had been working on for many years; creating the type of elegant, tantalizing expression for which this designer is still without rival. This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of House of Finn JuhlTM. Made in Denmark. Finn Juhl made his U.S. debut in 1951, at the Good Design exhibit in Chicago and at MoMA in New York. When Juhl was 39, he was the architect appointed to represent Denmark in creating the interior of a meeting hall at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Materials: Solid walnut frame; leather upholstery. Measurements:H 35" W 26" D 29" Seat H 16.5"
DWR Exclusive With his Costura Sofa Collection (2015), Jon Gasca wanted to bring back the practice of working with artisans, and celebrate the noble traditions of the small ateliers were surrounded by in San Sebastin, he says. The stunning result is a collection that combines slim frames and tailored lines with plush back cushions shaped to provide lumbar support and a roomy seat that invites serious lounging. My grandmother was a tailor for the fashion house Balenciaga, says the designer. I wanted to use all the tailoring techniques I learned from her and bring them into the future. The collections name means sewing or couture in English. Like choices? You can align the legs to be straight or diagonal. Made in Spain; upholstered in Italian fabric. Materials: Molded plywood frame with Dacron® wrap; belt suspension; foam seat cushions; feather-filled back pillows; painted aluminum legs. Linen Weave: 51% viscose, 28% cotton, 21% flax. Bouclé: 67% cotton, 18% wool, 15% polyamide. Ducale Wool: 78% wool, 9% linen, 8% alpaca, 5% nylon. Pebble Weave: 42% viscose, 38% cotton, 14% acrylic, 6% polyester. Measurements:H 33.5" W 34" D 35.5" Seat H 17"
DWR Exclusive As a theater and dance student at the University of West Virginia, Ted Boerner developed an intuitive sense of the body and the space it occupies – an awareness that now lends his furniture its genial angles and careful proportions. He attended NYU for grad school and began his career as a set and costume designer. Propping scenes and imagining the things that characters would surround themselves with made me think about how important furniture is to people, says the designer. Modern sofas often claim minimalist appeal, but few can also tout the comfort of the Theatre Collection (2001). Designed to accommodate the human body with studied proportions and simple geometry, Theatres comfort stems from its form rather than excessive layers of stuffing. With a gently angled backrest, full seat depth and elevated armrests, Boerners signature artisanal details are evident throughout. A gleaming chromed steel base runs the entire depth of the design, and welted seams lend strength and definition to the upholstery. Ships with legs unattached to save on packing materials. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried hardwood corner-blocked frame; unidirectional web suspension; high-density, high-resiliency foam cushions with Dacron® wrap; chrome-plated steel base; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 30" W 31.25" D 30.5" Seat H 19" Arm H 25.5"
Son and pupil of architect P.V. Jensen Klint, best known as the designer of Grundtvigs Church in Copenhagen, Kaare Klint went on to become known as one of the forefathers of modern Danish furniture design. In 1924, he founded the department of furniture design at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, which shaped future furniture designers such as Poul Kjærholm and Børge Mogensen. Through his work, he defined the fundamental traits of Danish modern furniture: clean lines, fine materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Klint based his furniture designs on functional principles and careful analyses of human proportions. His Safari Chair and Footrest (1933) take their design cues from the light, portable camp chairs used by English officers. Remarkably, Safari can be easily assembled and disassembled entirely without tools, and this knockdown capability has made it a modern classic. Made in Denmark. Materials: Solid ash frame with smoked oil finish; canvas or leather seat; adjustable leather straps. Measurements:H 31.5" W 22.5" D 22.5" Seat H 13.5" Arm H 22"
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon immersed himself as a teenager in both skateboard culture and graffiti art, which lie at the core of the bold and whimsical forms he creates today. In 1997, after studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris, he joined Fabrica, a research center in Treviso, Italy, where he soon became the head of design. Hayon struck out on his own in 2003, first devising collections of ceramics and furniture, then delving into interior design. His work is featured in several museums and has received accolades from the likes of Time and Wallpaper magazines. Hayon designed his Ro Lounge Chair (2013) to offer relief from frenetic everyday life. “My goal was to create a slim and elegant chair that encourages reflection and comfort,” he explains. Appropriately named – ro is Danish for “tranquility” – it beckons you to relax, offering chair-and-a-half proportions beautifully suited to changing positions, reading a newspaper or having your dog sit next to you as you unwind. Upholstered with a tufted back and flared outer shell, it’s marked by subtle textural contrast and flowing organic lines. This is the authentic Ro Lounge Chair by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced polyurethane foam shell; foam cushions; solid oak legs. Black: Shell, Kvadrat Divina Melange fabric (100% new wool). Cushions, Romo Milani fabric (70% viscose, 30% linen). Bordeaux: Shell, Kvadrat Balder fabric (68% new wool, 26% cotton, 6% nylon). Cushions, Kvadrat Sunniva fabric (58% new wool, 25% viscose, 8% linen, 5% nylon, 4% polyester). Dark Blue: Shell, Gabriel Fame fabric (95% New Zealand wool, 5% polyamide). Cushions, Kvadrat/Maharam Canvas fabric (90% new wool worsted, 10% nylon). Light Blue: Shell, Gabriel Mood fabric (92% New Zealand wool, 8% polyamide). Cushions, Kvadrat/Maharam Canvas fabric (90% new wool worsted, 10% nylon). Light Grey: Shell, Kvadrat/Maharam Hallingdal fabric (70% new wool, 30% viscose). Cushions, Kvadrat/Maharam Canvas fabric (90% new wool worsted, 10% nylon). Light Pink: Shell, Kvadrat/Maharam Steelcut fabric (90% wool, 10% nylon). Cushions, Kvadrat/Maharam Canvas fabric (90% new wool worsted, 10% nylon). Measurements:H 44.5" W 31.5" D 38.25" Seat H 17" Arm H 24"
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"
DWR Exclusive Raleigh (2009) is a comfortable collection that draws from midcentury Danish design. It features an exposed solid wood frame that wraps around the back to support the seating area while lending visual lightness and satisfying tension to the whole. Unlike other exposed-frame collections that force overly upright sitting positions, Raleigh is designed with a carefully canted seatback for a more natural way of situating yourself as you relax and unwind. We chose to work with Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk on this project because of the importance they place on people – how they move, interact, live and, most of all, sit. Back cushions have removable covers for cleaning. The Raleigh Collection was named Best of Year by Interior Design in 2010, winning the magazine's top honor for the residential lounge category. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional web suspension; high-density, high-resiliency polyurethane foam seat cushions with Dacron® wrap; Poly-fil®-, feather- and down-blend back cushions; solid walnut external frame; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 33" D 35" Seat H 18" Arm H 24"
Heritage Rocking Armchair
Mogens Koch studied architecture under the renowned Kaare Klint – one of the forefathers of modern Danish furniture design – at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, later serving as a professor there for 18 years. As an architect, he worked with houses, monuments, furniture, textiles and much more. His furniture designs are some of the most elegant and important examples of Danish modern with respect to their clean lines and superb craftsmanship. His MK99200 (1932) is no exception, successfully balancing form and function. A tribute to the classic directors chair, its comfortable and practical, with simple collapsible construction that allows easy storage when not in use. MK99200 has exceptionally smooth folding action thanks to its precision-mounted brass rings on all four legs and brass hardware, which help it lend an air of understated dignity to any room. Made in Denmark. Seat pad sold separately. Materials: Solid Danish beech wood with natural oil finish; canvas seat and backrest. Measurements:H 34.5" W 19.75" D 19.75" (3.5" when folded) Seat H 17.75" Arm H 26.75"
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"
After an eBay auction turned up a chair made by Emeco in 1951, the company decided to bring it back into production. However, since it was originally made for Navy hospitals, the chair needed a few modifications. Emeco invited Adrian van Hooydonk and his team at BMW Group DesignworksUSA to join the project. In the same way that the original Mini Cooper relates to the new Mini, everyone was in favor of maintaining the original 1951 Chairs simple utilitarian style and aluminum construction, but the lines and surfaces had to be reconsidered. They also wanted to expand the collection to include a Counter Stool and Barstool. Slightly reshaped, the new 1951 Collection (2005) has more attitude and a frame that's stackable for storage (chair stacks to 6 high or 10-12 with dolly). New materials include durable molded ABS plastic and 80% recycled aluminum. The 1951 in white is suitable for outdoor use. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Anodized brushed aluminum; ABS plastic. Measurements:H 30.5" W 18.5" D 20.5" Seat H 18"
Arne Jacobsen conceived of a complete and holistic aesthetic for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. Serving as the principle architect for it, he also created much of the furnishings – including the Series 3300 Collection (1956). Cool and formal, it offered a clean-lined counterpoint to the curvaceous and organic forms of his swiveling EggTM and SwanTM chairs, which were also designed specifically for the SAS. Jacobsen had a very personal connection to this collection, as it was based on a sofa that he had created for his own home. Displaying Jacobsens unfailing sense of line and proportion, the Series 3300 is a further example of his ability to create timeless classics. Original design and licensed manufacture by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. Compactly scaled. Canted back and deep seats offer enduring comfort. Materials: Chrome-plated steel frame; cold-cured foam; wooden frame; leather or Gabriel® Fame upholstery, 95% wool, 5% polyamide. Measurements:H 28.5" W 28.75" D 31.25" Seat H 14.25" Arm H 21.5"
With distinctive shapes inspired by primitive weaponry and a seat that appears suspended above the frame, the sculptural form of the Chieftains Chair (1949) changed the future of Danish design. Finn Juhl created the chair for the 1949 Cabinetmakers Guild in Copenhagen. During the exhibition, King Frederick IX sat in the chair, causing a journalist to suggest calling it the Kings Chair. But Juhl didnt like how pretentious that sounded and said, You had better call it a chieftains chair, which the journalist did. (At some point the apostrophe was dropped.) This original is an authentic, fully licensed product of House of Finn JuhlTM. Made in Denmark. Finn Juhl believed that the craftsmans ability to form is probably the same as that of a sculptor. The Chieftains Chair received the Danish Design Award in the Classics category for 2012. Materials: Teak and walnut frame; leather upholstery. Measurements:H 37.5" W 39" D 34.5" Seat H 13.5"
Impossibly thin Danish oiled oak combines with handwoven cane and luxurious aniline leather in the Colonial Chair and Footstool (1949) – Ole Wanschers most famous and enduring design. Defying gravity through masterful construction, with a compelling material contrast, its name honors the Danish designers fascination with English furnishings from the 1700s. A slightly more conservative strand of Danish modern than we see from masters like Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner, Wanschers work reflects his scholarly nature: He served as professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (his alma mater) from 1955 to 1973. Designed in 1949, the Colonial wasnt put into production until the mid-1950s, when Wanscher stumbled on a collaboration with PJ Furniture through Mobilia magazine editor, Gunnar Bratvold. (Carl Hansen & Søn acquired the right to produce the Colonial Chair and Footstool in 2012.) Wanscher gained a good deal of notoriety in Denmark in the 50s and 60s. In 1958, the Danish newspaper Politiken declared, Owning a Wanscher chair is an adventure every day, and will be so even several hundred years from now, for this is how long it lasts. Made in Denmark. Materials: Danish oiled oak; handwoven cane; full-grain, pure aniline, naked leather; polydown cushion filling (50% down, 50% foam). Measurements:Chair: H 35.5" W 25.75" D 27" Seat H 18" Arm H 24.5"
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 well-received product launches. The Risom Rocker (2009) came about when he approached us with an idea for an upholstered rocking chair with a high back and sculpted armrests for superb head and arm support and comfort. This piece has a deep, smooth and balanced feeling thanks to a hidden counterweight precisely placed in the front rail. Its adorned with a nine-button tufted back, a nod toward the classic Danish modern aesthetic that can be found in all his work. 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 39" W 29" D 36" Seat H 18" Arm H 24.5"
Born in Copenhagen in 1923, Nanna Ditzel was a groundbreaking modernist – her work spanned all areas of design. Trained as a cabinetmaker, she opened a studio with her husband Jørgen in 1946, designing furniture, ceramics, jewelry and textiles. Ditzels Hallingdal fabric, designed in 1965, has been in continuous production since, becoming one of Kvadrats best-selling products. Her Dennie Chair (1956), originally designed for Fritz Hansen, was a fixture in the Ditzel household but was never produced on a large scale. Nanna and Jørgens daughter, Dennie (the chairs namesake), approached Onecollection about bringing this comfortable and cozy – yet minimal – design back into production. Compactly scaled with an elegant splay-leg base in chromed steel, it suits a living room, den or kids room – Dennie remembers being read books as a child from this body holding lounge chair. This nearly lost midcentury classic chair is upholstered, of course, in Ditzels Hallingdal fabric. This is the authentic Dennie Chair by Onecollection. Made in Denmark. Materials: Plywood shell with Pantera foam; polyester foam top layer; chromed steel; Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric (70% wool, 30% viscose). Measurements:H 35.5" W 32.25" D 31.5" Seat H 14.5"
Danish designer Hans J. Wegner preferred to work in solid wood, but occasionally he explored the use of bent plywood, and for that we are very thankful. Sometimes called the smiling chair, his Shell Chair (1963) achieves a floating lightness due to its wing-like seat and the arching curves of its tapered legs. And while it stands on only three legs, this chair has an absolute stability that could only be achieved by someone with Wegners expertise in cabinetmaking and architecture. Wegners belief that a chair should be beautiful from all sides and angles is especially evident with his Shell Chair. This comfortable masterpiece is a marvel of grace and beauty. This is the authentic Shell Chair produced by Carl Hansen & Søn. Made in Denmark. Materials: Form-pressed walnut veneer or form-pressed beech veneer with lacquer finish; molded cold foam seat and back; cowhide, leather, Kvadrat Hallingdal fabric (70% wool, 30% viscose) or Maharam Campaign fabric upholstery. Measurements:H 29.25" W 36.25" D 32.75" Seat H 14"
DWR Exclusive Furniture that is too obviously designed is very interesting, said designer Milo Baughman, but too often belongs only in museums. A firm believer that good design can have a positive influence in our lives, Baughman knew how to design sophisticated, sexy chairs – even when it came to a Recliner (1966). Recognized as one of the originators of the California modern movement, Baughman began his career as a custom furniture designer, and in 1953 he joined forces with Thayer Coggin, the founder of the North Carolina company that is still the exclusive manufacturer of Baughmans work. For five decades, Baughman designed clean, sophisticated and easy-to-live-with furniture, and we worked closely with Thayer Coggin to bring this Recliner back into production. Baughmans work was included in High Styles: Twentieth Century American Design at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1985. In 1987, he was inducted into the Furniture Design Hall of Fame. Made in U.S.A. Opens with a slight seated push. Enjoy three stages of comfort: from upright to feet up to full recline. Materials: Solid walnut; matrix webbing; interior plywood; foam and fiber cushions: fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 41.5" W 27.5" D 32"–64" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 23"
DWR Exclusive The father-and-son team of Jesús and Jon Gasca combined right angles with sensuous curves to create their Nube Armchair (2008). With its startlingly simple and architectural structure, stunning back view and cozy nest-like seat, this is a chair thats full of surprises. Nube is available upholstered in solid-colored fabric (one color for the angular parts, another color for the curved), patterned fabric and leather, offering several options suitable for commercial and residential applications. It was honored with a Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award for furniture in 2008. Design Within Reach is proud to be the exclusive retailer of Stua products in the U.S. Made in Spain. Materials: Chromed steel frame; foam cushions; leather, Divina Melange fabric (100% wool) or Maharam Sarah Morris fabric in Agency, A Band Apart or The Firm (75% polyester, 25% cotton) upholstery. Measurements:H 25" W 27" D 27"
DWR Exclusive Jeffrey Bernett and Nicholas Dodziuk are known for creating beautiful and comfortable furniture, and the Vesper Armchair (2004) adds greatly to that reputation. Lines are crisply modern, yet Vespers cradling cushions, regal armrests and high sit invite you to kick back like you would in an old English club chair. The Vesper Armchair was designed as a companion to the Vesper Sleeper Sofa, but it can stand solidly on its own and would be welcome anywhere a comfortable, good-looking lounge chair is desired. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Kiln-dried hardwood frame; high-resiliency foam cushions with Dacron® wrap; fabric or leather upholstery. Measurements:H 34" W 34.5" D 37" Seat H 19"
The work of Brazilian designer Paulo Mendes da Rocha reached international recognition when he was awarded the 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize. That same year, we introduced his Paulistano Armchair (1957) – a classic that had never before been available in the United States. This chair was originally designed for the Paulistano Athletic Club in São Paulo, Brazil. The frame, a continuous 17-foot-long piece of solid steel, is welded in a single spot. This deceptively simple structure is then wrapped in almost an entire hide of leather that will gain depth and luster as it ages. Exceptionally comfortable, the Paulistano flexes slightly, and the sling can be adjusted up or down the frame for upright or relaxed sitting positions. The stainless steel frame is hand-machine polished and may exhibit markings consistent with hand craftsmanship. The frame in phosphatized carbon steel, which is the original raw material used in 1957, is slightly rough to the touch and will oxidize slowly with time. This was the intent of the architect, who wants the appearance to evolve, believing the charm of a piece of furniture resides in its non-permanent character. To prevent rust, the phosphatized frame should be treated with WD-40® twice annually. Made in France. Two frames to choose from: polished stainless steel or phosphatized carbon steel. Materials: Polished stainless steel or charcoal phosphatized carbon steel frame; vegetable-tanned full-grain, semi-aniline, double-sided leather. Measurements:H 33" W 27.5" D 27.5"
DWR Exclusive To create his Como Collection (2007), Italian designer Giorgio Soressi enlisted one of the most widely respected companies in Italy. Located near Lake Como, this family-run business is still producing best-in-class sofas and chairs for many prestigious retailers to this day, blending design, research, cutting-edge technologies and artisanal techniques. The elegant and extremely well-constructed Como Collection is built with solid steel frames and cast-aluminum legs. Contrasting that heft and stability are cushions that scream, Youve got to sit here! with their goose feather filling and variable-density foam thats firmer in front for support. One Como Throw Pillow included. Made in Italy. Materials: Steel frame; polished cast-aluminum legs; spring suspension with elastic webbing; polyurethane foam seat cushions with natural goose feather filling; Piumafil® back cushions; fabric or Kalahari full-grain, semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 27.25" W 43.5" D 41.5" Seat H 15.5"
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"
Before the Swan Chair (1958), Arne Jacobsen’s architecture and designs were shaped by an assumption of materials’ natural ways of resisting. In other words, he could make them go only so far in becoming the structures he desired. With new technologies, however, the old rules no longer applied, and he was able to shape fluid curves and single-piece molded shells. The Swan Chair is now made from polyurethane foam, but at the time, Jacobsen used Styropore® to create its continuous shape. Designed for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, for which Jacobsen was the architect, the chair permitted guests to spin on its swivel base, thus becoming active participants in the busy hotel atmosphere. A single upholsterer hand-sews the fabric onto the frame of Swan. Original design and licensed manufacture by Republic of Fritz Hansen. Made in Poland. Materials: Fiberglass-reinforced, polyurethane foam shell; satin-chromed steel swivel; injection-molded aluminum base; fabric or leather upholstery. Fame: FameÂ® by Gabriel fabric (95% wool, 5% polyamide). Milani: Milani fabric (70% viscose, 30% linen). Tonus: Maharam Tonus by KvadratÂ® fabric (90% wool, 10% HelancaÂ®). Classic: Full-grain leather top-coated for durability. Elegance: Full-grain aniline-dyed leather with light structure and light impregnation; patinas over time with natural markings. Optical: Full-grain leather top-coated and light protective finish. Measurements:H 30.5" W 29.25" D 27" Seat H 15.75"
DWR Exclusive To create his Como Collection (2007), Italian designer Giorgio Soressi enlisted one of the most widely respected companies in Italy. Located near Lake Como, this family-run business is still producing best-in-class sofas and chairs for many prestigious retailers to this day, blending design, research, cutting-edge technologies and artisanal techniques. The elegant and extremely well-constructed Como Collection is built with solid steel frames and cast-aluminum legs. Contrasting that heft and stability are cushions that scream, Youve got to sit here! with their goose feather filling and variable-density foam thats firmer in front for support. One Como Throw Pillow included. Made in Italy. Materials: Steel frame; polished cast-aluminum legs; spring suspension with elastic webbing; polyurethane foam seat cushions with natural goose feather filling; Piumafil® back cushions; fabric or Kalahari full-grain, semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 27.25" W 44.25" D 79.5" Seat H 15.5"