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Taupe upholstered Shenandoah Furniture for Design Within Reach Bantam Studio sofa featuring tufted back rest, piped trim and walnut tapered legs. Made in USA. For our oversize Art & Home items such as Furniture and Area Rugs, we provide a White Glove delivery service which includes in-room delivery, assembly and removal of packing materials. Our deliveries typically take 4 to 6 weeks from the time the order is placed.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohes Barcelona Couch (1930) was added to his Barcelona Collection in the year following the introduction of the Chair and Stool. Still produced to his original specifications, the couch gained widespread popularity in 1953, when architect Philip Johnson selected it for his New York apartment. The cushions – welting and buttons included – come from a single Spinneybeck Volo cowhide and are supported by cowhide belting straps. To create the deep, precise tufting, individual panels of leather are cut, hand-welted and hand-tufted. The frame is made from African mahogany sapele hardwood, with stainless steel legs. The bolster cushion is crafted from coordinating leather and secured to the couch with straps and locking snaps. The Barcelona Couch is a registered trademark of Knoll, Inc., manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Materials: African sapele hardwood frame with protective clear lacquer finish; cowhide leather straps; rubber webbing; polished stainless steel legs; Dacron®-wrapped high-resiliency urethane foam and fiberfill cushions; Spinneybeck® Volo semi-aniline leather upholstery. Measurements:H 25" W 39" D 78" Seat H 15.5"
The Eameses designed their Eames Sofa (1967) to complement their Soft Pad Collection, showing off a harmonious blend of wood, leather and polished aluminum. It stands as a graceful reminder of the honest genius of Eames designs, equally fitting for home or office, with carefully considered details. The frame and back panels are constructed of rich solid wood and hand-finished with gunstock oil. Legs and arm supports are made of die-cast aluminum polished to a bright finish. And plush foam cushions come upholstered in leather, with undersides covered in nylon for good ventilation, supported by resilient webbing for added comfort. The Eames Sofa was the last piece of furniture produced by the Eames Office and was completed after Charles Eames died in 1978. Its been in continuous production since 1984. This is an authentic Eames product by Herman Miller. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Solid walnut or solid teak frame and back; die-cast polished aluminum legs and arm supports; polyurethane foam cushions; fabric-reinforced rubber webbing; leather upholstery; stainless steel glides. Measurements:Two-Seat: H 33" W 56" D 30" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 22" Three-Seat: H 33" W 80" D 30" Seat H 16.5" Arm H 22"
Jasper Morrisons inventive approach to materials and form takes new shape in the construction of his Air Collection (2000). The celebrated designer achieves these sleek and strong pieces by injection-molding a combination of polypropylene and glass fiber. The process creates a material of extreme durability that is rigid enough to meet structural needs yet still flexible and with some give for user comfort. This UV-resistant collection is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Air Armchair stacks up to 10 high for storage. Made in Italy. Materials: Recyclable fiberglass-infused polypropylene. Measurements:H 29" W 21" D 20" Seat H 18"
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 66" D 33.5" Seat H 18.5" Arm H 26.5"
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 60" D 30.5" Seat H 19" Arm H 25.5"
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. When Charles and Ray Eames designed the Eames Aluminum Management Chair (1958), they created a revolution in seating that has lost none of its edge. These chairs were originally developed as a special project for a private residence being designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard. Moving away from the Eameses shell forms of the 1940s, the designers combined a newly affordable aluminum frame with a sling seat that subtly conforms to the body's shape. Each Vitra miniature comes handsomely packaged in a wood box with an informational booklet. Materials: Polished cast aluminum; leather. Measurements:H 5.5" W 4" D 3"
DWR Exclusive The process of bringing the Nelson Thin Edge Bed (1954) back into production began at the Herman Miller Archives, where engineers carefully studied vintage pieces and original drawings. In keeping with Nelsons vision for a collection capable of adapting to the times, this bed is now available in larger sizes – which werent commonly available in the 1950s – in addition to the original twin and full. Solid ash slats have replaced springs to accommodate an invention that also didnt exist in Nelsons day: memory-foam mattresses. Finishes have been updated to reflect new technologies and the aesthetic preferences of todays consumer: Walnut replaces stained ash, and white ash replaces the original birch. The result is unmistakably Nelson – iconic designs of exceptional simplicity and clarity. This is the authentic Nelson Thin Edge Bed by Herman Miller. Made in Malaysia. Twin, full and queen platforms ship fully assembled. King and Cal. king platforms ship as two halves. Materials: Solid walnut or white ash frame; solid ash slats; walnut or white ash veneer headboard with or without natural woven cane panel; stainless steel headboard support with satin chrome finish; solid walnut or white ash legs or stainless steel H-frame legs with satin chrome finish. Measurements:Twin H 35" W 40.25" D 84.5" Platform H 13.25"
Drawn to the translucency and versatility of bone china, Peter Bowles saw an opportunity to create something other than tableware with this time-honored material. The result is his Hector Collection (1992), which is beautifully crafted of hand-cast bone china. Creating these lights involves a highly skilled, labor-intensive process that begins with raw clay and ends with biscuit firing, glazing, glossing and firing again. When lit, these china shades have a translucent glow that allows for warm diffused light. Attention to detail is at the heart of every Original BTC collection, right down to the braided cord, which was designed by Peter and can be found on every light his company makes. The Hector Collection is UL Listed and suitable for contract use. Bulb (not included): 100W/GLS/E26. Made in England. Materials: Natural bone china shade and ceiling rose; braided, cotton-covered cord. Measurements:H 12" W 9.25", 4 lbs.
Defined by its dependable bentwood construction and simple organic form, the graceful, lightweight and surprisingly strong Era Collection has been in continuous production for more than 150 years. It is the work of Michael Thonet, who perfected the bentwood process for chair-making and in the process eliminated the need for expensive and time-consuming hand-carved joints. Swiss Architect Le Corbusier used Thonets chairs for his projects, stating, Never before was something more elegant and better in its conception, more precise in its realization and more fit for practical use created. Other fans of this ubiquitous form included Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, both of whom featured it in their paintings. The Era Backless Stool (1859/1998) was created by engineers at Ton – manufacturer of Thonet seating for well over a century – in response to customer requests. Like any natural material, the wood used in this collection displays slight texture and color variations from one piece to another, making each unique. Made in the Czech Republic. Materials: Solid beech wood from FSC-certified sources; beech plywood seat; natural beech finish or water-based stain and varnish or lacquer finish; nylon floor glides. Measurements:H 24.75" Diameter 18.75"
Designer and sculptor Brian Alexander has always been fascinated by the way people interact with their environments and the objects around them. By studying peoples behavior, he gets a sense of what they find intuitive, which he then works into his creations. I try to slip people little affirmations through my designs, things they can identify or connect with on a very basic level, he explains. You can see it in their faces, the reactions they have when something flows with them rather than against them. A holder of 20-plus patents for office furniture and accessories, Alexander clearly knows his way around the workplace and what people need to be comfortable and productive in it. His Renew Desk (2013) lets you go from sitting to standing and back again so you can keep moving throughout the workday – vital to improving energy and focus and to lowering health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Its motorized lift operates easily with an intuitive lever: pull up to raise, push down to lower. Beyond adjustability, Renew also sports ample legroom and beveled edges for eliminating bumps and bruises, and concealed screw heads for a sleek finish. Simple assembly required. Backed by a two-year manufacturers warranty. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Ash veneer, walnut veneer or white laminate over MDF top; electric motor; die-cast aluminum legs; nonslip rubber feet. Measurements:H 27"–46" W 72" D 30"
Designer and sculptor Brian Alexander has always been fascinated by the way people interact with their environments and the objects around them. By studying people’s behavior, he gets a sense of what they find intuitive, which he then works into his creations. “I try to slip people little affirmations through my designs, things they can identify or connect with on a very basic level,” he explains. “You can see it in their faces, the reactions they have when something flows with them rather than against them.” A holder of 20-plus patents for office furniture and accessories, Alexander clearly knows his way around the workplace and what people need to be comfortable and productive in it. His Renew Desk (2013) lets you go from sitting to standing and back again so you can keep moving throughout the workday – vital to improving energy and focus and to lowering health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Its motorized lift operates easily with an intuitive lever: pull up to raise, push down to lower. Beyond adjustability, Renew also sports ample legroom and beveled edges for eliminating bumps and bruises, and concealed screw heads for a sleek finish. Simple assembly required. Backed by a two-year manufacturer's warranty. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Ash veneer, walnut veneer or white laminate over MDF top; electric motor; die-cast aluminum legs; nonslip rubber feet. Measurements:H 27"–46" W 60" D 30"
Craig Bassam is an architect and designer whose career started with Bruce Eeles, a disciple of Marcel Breuer. His partner, Scott Fellows, is a Harvard MBA who transformed the Swiss firm Bally. Together they are BassamFellows, described as the design worlds A-team by The Times of London. In 2010, they started collaborating with the Michigan-based company Herman Miller to develop refined seating that complements the classic works by Eames, Nelson and Noguchi. The Bevel Sofa Collection (2014) is one of the results of this special union, delivering comfort and elegance in one beautiful package. Taking its name from the shape of the backrest, Bevel offers pleasing lumbar support, balanced proportions and a sharp, clean silhouette. Made in U.S.A. Bevel features soft, pliable cushions that allow its leather to stretch and loosen a bit more than on other designs, resulting in a plush, well-used look that adds warmth and character over time. Materials: Kiln-dried, corner-blocked hardwood frame; unidirectional webbing suspension; foam seat cushions wrapped in a blend of feathers and down (90% UltraClean™ duck feathers, 10% UltraClean™ duck down); foam back cushions with polyester fiber fill; ebony-stained ash legs; 100% wool fabric or MCL all-grain leather upholstery. Measurements:H 28" W 92" D 30" Seat H 17" Seat D 23.5" Arm H 23"
As its name indicates, the Divina Collection truly transcends constraints of time and space. Designed by Piero Lissoni in 2001, it could easily have been the work of a midcentury master. Its clean lines and intuitive comfort make it a smart choice for any interior, including a living room, lobby or reception area. The versatility and compact scale of the collection invites use in spaces small or large. Manufactured by Knoll according to the original and exacting specifications of the designer. Made in U.S.A. Precisely placed upon thin, chrome-plated steel legs, the Two Seater appears to hover above the floor. Canted back provides enduring comfort. Piero Lissoni was honored with the Compasso d’Oro Award in 1991 and 2001 for his kitchen designs. Materials: Solid hardwood frame; chrome-plated steel base and legs; polyurethane cushions (seat cushions have polyester fiber wrap); SpinneybeckÂ® Volo leather upholstery. Measurements:H 31.25" W 66" D 35.5" Seat H 16.25" Arm H 25.25"
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 84.5" D 41.5" Seat H 15.5"
Before the Swan Sofa (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 Sofa 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. 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; injection-molded aluminum base; full-grain leather or fabric 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 31" W 56.75" D 29" Seat H 15.75"
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 80" D 30.5" Seat H 19" Arm H 25.5"
The expressive sculptural forms of Eero Saarinens furniture can still be found to this very day in his architecture, from the TWA Terminal at Kennedy Airport to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Dulles International Airport. In 1940, the Finnish American and his friend Charles Eames took first prize at the Organic Design in Home Furnishings competition at MoMA. Later that decade, Saarinen developed his fit-for-two Womb Settee (1948) for his first big architectural commission, the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan – a massive 25-building complex that required furnishings for over 5,000 people. By applying foam molded over a fiberglass shell, Saarinen created a single-piece form that perfectly facilitates a relaxed sitting posture. Of the clumsy oversized models seen elsewhere that Settee was designed to replace, Saarinen said, These dreadnoughts disappeared from modern interiors partly because they were designed for an era that tried to impress by sheer mass, but he saw the robust forms as timeless. The need for such chairs has not passed. Today, more than ever, we need to relax. This is the authentic Womb Settee by Knoll. Made in U.S.A. Materials: Steel rod frame with black powder-coated finish; reinforced fiberglass shell; plywood platform; polyester fiber padding with foam core; stainless steel and nylon glides. Classic Bouclé: KnollTextiles Classic Bouclé upholstery (52% wool, 48% nylon). Cato: KnollTextiles Cato upholstery (86% wool, 14% rayon). Measurements:H 35.5" W 62.25" D 34" Seat H 16"
The Le Corbusier group referred to their LC2 and LC3 Collections (1928) as cushion baskets, which they designed as a modernist response to the traditional club chair. These pieces reverse the standard structures of sofas and chairs by having frames that are externalized. With thick, resilient pillows resting within the steel frames, the idea was to offer all the comfort of a padded surface while applying the elegant minimalism and industrial rationale of the International Style. The resulting aesthetic of the simple tubular structure is remarkably relevant to how we live today, almost 90 years later. Each piece is signed and numbered and, as a product of Cassinas Masters Collection, is manufactured by Cassina under exclusive worldwide license from the Le Corbusier Foundation. Made in Italy. The differences between the collections are that the LC2 is more compactly scaled, and the LC3 has the option of either down- or Dacron-wrapped cushions. Materials: Chromed steel frame; nylon webbing; multi-density composite foam cushions with down wrap; top-grain semi-aniline leather upholstery; nickel-plated steel glides. Measurements:H 24.5" W 93.5" D 28.75" Seat H 15.75"
DWR Exclusive Designers Thomas Müller and Jörg Wulff are the co-founders of Berlin-based Müller and Wulff, a design firm they started in 2001. The duo knows a few things about conceiving furniture that serves multiple purposes, developing a penchant for creating sleeper sofas that work overtime for those who are, well, working overtime. Their eminently versatile Tuck Sleeper Sofa (2013) serves as a comfortable sofa, sleep-satisfying bed and even as a group chaise thanks to a padded back area behind the pillows thats comfortable to lean against. Quickly convert Tuck from sofa to sleeper simply by lifting up the seat and pulling it toward you. It comes fitted with narrow armrests to maximize the sitting and sleeping area. Made in Denmark. Materials: Steel frame and base; FSC-certified plywood arms; high-resilience polyurethane foam cushions; powder-coated steel legs; fabric upholstery. Vision Cotton: 85% cotton, 15% polyester. Crepe Linen: 54% polyester, 26% cotton, 20% linen. Measurements:H 29" W 85" D 39" (53.5" open) Seat H 15.75"